Research Associates for the Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme

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Research Associates for the Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme

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Job title
Research Associates for the Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme
Loughborough University
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Europe and Central Asia
Type of job
temporary contract
13 months
Language of description
Job description
We are looking for a team of researchers with skills and experience in the following thematic areas (in

alphabetical order):

  • Climate and Carbon finance
  • Consumer habits
  • Energy policy and governance
  • Energy systems modelling (on and off-grid)
  • Finance (e.g. climate and carbon finance, RBF, multilaterals)
  • Finance (e.g. saving and credit behaviour, intra household decision making)
  • Gender and inclusion
  • Humanitarian and displacement settings
  • Integrated energy planning
  • Supply chain and logistics (global movement and local assembly and manufacturing)
  • Urban studies

Previous experience of applying these specialisms in an international development setting is desirable but not essential. In your application you should explain explicitly how your experience and skills are relevant to the thematic areas identified.

Job Description and Purpose

To support the delivery of the Modern Energy Cooking Services programme with a specific focus on working closely with MECS in-country partners, articulating headline research findings to a range of stakeholders, and leading on research uptake.

Job Duties

  • Provide technical and research mentoring, advice and assistance to MECS partners in any of the MECS priority

countries, ensuring a high quality of work and timely delivery of outputs.

  • To formulate detailed plans for the scale-up of modern energy cooking services, in partnership with other MECS

partners in relation to the overall programme objective of changing the narrative on clean cooking.

  • Formulate and articulate headline research findings from across the programme making them suitable for a

range of audiences and stakeholders.

  • Lead on research uptake in assigned MECS priority country and on thematic stream.
  • Write up regular progress reports and feed back to the project team on progress and make recommendations

for next steps.

  • Travel to attend meetings and make presentations both within the project partners working group and to

external stakeholders.

  • Travel to countries to engage at high levels with public and private sector stakeholders.
  • To support the project team by enhancing relationships with existing collaborators and by assisting the

establishment of relationships with new collaborators.

  • To write research papers suitable for publication in high quality academic journals.
  • To attend and contribute to conferences.
  • To contribute to project promotion and public engagement events.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and ensure that intellectual property (IPR) agreements are not violated.
  • Engage in training programmes in the University (or elsewhere) that are consistent with the needs and

aspirations of the project and those of the Department.

  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably requested and that are commensurate with the nature and grade

of the post.

Further details:
Application deadline

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