Executive Director – Cairo, Egypt

RCREEE is seeking a qualified, innovative and a passionate leader to join its team in Cairo, Egypt filling a full-time position of Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Secure RCREEE institutional &  financial sustainability and independence. Continuously ensure and enhance a robust pipeline of projects, contracts, and agreements aligned with RCREEE work areas and mandate.
  • Lead RCREEE team in developing innovative financing mechanisms and ensuring the progression of projects, agreements, and contracts to secure adequate funds to implement RCREEE’s mission and objectives through solid partnerships and projects portfolio that fits RCREEE’s work areas and mandate.
  • Formulate a clear vision and work plan, with a detailed budget and enhancement tools, to ensure effective implementation of RCREEE’s mandate, objectives, and activities defined by RCREEE charta, and in accordance with the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee decisions, and to maintain RCREEE’s image and deepen its positive impact.
  • Assess the political & economic status and trends in the RCREEE Member States regularly, in coordination with the members of the RCREEE Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, to ensure RCREEE’s projects and programs are relevant and respond to emerging priorities and needs.
  • Stimulate dialogues and establish new strategic partnerships with regional and international stakeholders and partners to strengthen RCREEE’s position, facilitate its mission and attract additional funds.
  • Deepen and strengthen RCREEE’s commitment to sustainable strategies in RCREEE Member States (with a special focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency strategies).
  • Develop and strengthen RCREEE institutional & intellectual capabilities and internal organizational development activities to ensure diversity and quality.
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain efficient organizational structure & excellent inter-departmental communications flow. The executive director sets clear responsibilities, performance indicators, and targets for positions in the organization’s structure. S/he up-scales RCREEE’s performance in cooperation with the Executive Committee ensuring adhering to regulations and efficient economic standards.
  • Promote knowledge management to ensure availing best experiences and information exchange.
  • Adhere to RCREEE’s charta, regulations, governance bodies (Board of Trustees and Executive Committee) decisions, financial audit requirements & recommendations in accordance with international best practices.
  • Foster an empowering work environment that encourages initiatives, teamwork, diversity, and fairness.

Competencies and Qualifications:

The Executive Director must be a citizen of one of RCREEE Member States: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

The selection process will be made on the basis of the following criteria in line with the established principles of recruitments for regional organizations:

Qualifications

  • At least 15 years of experience (after obtaining his/hrt university degree or its equivalent) in energy or engineering (electrical or mechanical) or economics, or business and financial administration,
  • At least 10 years of work experience holding leadership position at organization working in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability domain or international financial institutions or intergovernmental organizations, or self-financed institutions
  • Advanced university degree (at least Master’s Degree) in one of the following domains energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable development, management and economics, business administration or banking.

Experiences

  • A strong comprehensive knowledge of energy, renewable energy, and climate change issues, sustainable development international agenda, and its global trends and relevant stakeholders
  • Proven ability to create and lead innovative financing models to ensure adequate funds and to lead financial management team with transparency adhering to international standards
  • Strong analytical, and negotiating skills, including the ability to engage and motivate a diverse range of stakeholders to establish strong strategic partnerships with RCREEE
  • Strong knowledge of intergovernmental organizations challenges including working effectively and efficiently with development partners
  • Proven experience in projects and grants acquisition from different donors and financing institutions
  • Experience in developing and proposing new concepts attractive to donors and financing institutions
  • Experience in building strong relationships with relevant national, regional and international institutions
  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English or Arabic and French. Knowledge of the three languages is a plus.
  • Experience in financial management and resource management.
  • Age should not exceed 55 years.

* Note: References of the above qualifications will be requested upon passing the initial assessment and selection phase.

Competencies
Team Management

  • Works effectively with team members from all backgrounds on the basis of equality, dignity, and respect
  • Respects and understands different points of view
  • Controls his/her personal biases ensuring they won’t interfere in decision-making processes and avoids any discrimination against any individual or group
  • Respect and Trust Building
  • Encourages teamwork and freedom of expression
  • Operates with transparency and supports colleagues, staff members, and stakeholders
  • Follows up on exaction of work plans and encourages efficient employees
  • Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately

Accountability

  • Honors commitments with all stakeholders
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules
  • Supports subordinates, and provides the needed directions and supervision
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work units, where applicable.

Leadership

  • Serves as a role model to follow and empowers team members to ensure the achievement of RCREEE’s objectives.
  • Sets a vision regarding future sustainable challenges and solutions and anticipates innovative strategies
  • Problem and conflict solving by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions
  • Pursues positive changes and development

Judgement/ Decision-making

  • Ability to conduct a strong situational analysis, resolves conflicts, and overcomes challenges effectively and quickly
  • Ability to embrace negative impacts of any decision
  • Ability to make tough decisions during time/political/economic sensitive situations

Progress and Development

  • Strong strategic management and planning skills
  • Ability to formulate an innovative vision for work areas and projects
  • Ability to develop and evaluate regional developmental programs and projects
  • Ability to amend and customize projects to meet the specific and different member states context, and to propose high-quality economic solutions

Conditions of Employment

The Executive Director is appointed according to RCREEE regulations as follows

  • The term of appointment is three years
  • RCREEE Executive Director will be required to reside in Egypt for the full duration of the contract

How to apply:

  • To apply please send an updated CV and a cover letter highlighting relevant work experience to: hr@rcreee.org at the latest by October 30, 2020 with the subject line: ” Application for Executive Director Position”

Emails without subject line will be automatically discarded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.