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  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Women in Energy Network is an association established in 2020 to provide a platform for Women that promotes the participation and advancement of women in leadership across the Energy Industry value chain in support of national development; to network and build confidence and links to progress their careers or businesses.
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    Executive Secretary

    Job Purpose

    • The Executive Secretary will run the Network’s secretariat, reporting to the President and the Board of Directors.  
    • The individual will be responsible for developing strategy, initiatives and programs required to achieve the overall objectives of the network.
    • This individual will be expected to represent the network when required, maintain a directory of members and support the needs of the members and direct the secretariat team to support the needs of the member’s network.

    Key Deliverables:

    • Develop a strategic plan for Women in Energy Network that will position WIEN as the leading women’s network in the energy industry
    • Implement and manage program and interventions to ensure program goals are achieved.
    • Develop and Manage WIEN partner and affiliates framework and ensure partner relationships are managed to fulfil the advancement of WIEN
    • To develop in-depth knowledge of WIEN program areas, including current issues and key resource people and organizations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into the network’s interest
    • Establish and strengthen communication/good relations with appropriate external organizations and other stakeholders for seeking corporate sponsors
    • Identify and develop relations with other stakeholders of the Energy value chain, Networks, donors, by organizing events, programs, and meetings.
    • Coordinate and work with implementing partners/agencies in project design, proposal development, contractual agreements; and the provision of monitoring, and project evaluations.
    • Provide progress reports (Monthly Key Performance Indicator- KPI) on the overall effectiveness of WIEN and its programs and initiatives
    • Develop evaluation methods to assess programs strengths and identify areas for improvements.
    • Plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables using appropriate tools.
    • Develop a database of members to cater to peculiar needs and support requirements to progress their goals and aspirations in line with the Networks objective
    • Conduct period surveys and publish results on the effectiveness of WIEN programs and initiatives and use them to determine members needs and process improvement
    • Prepare presentation documents and other related documents for all WIEN Board Courtesy visits or programs
    • Develop budget for WIEN programs and initiatives ensure appropriate lead signs off and goes to the Treasurer
    • Identify and collaborates with credible domestic and international organizations to deliver programs and initiatives which will enhance members goals in line with WIENs objective
    • Develop PR, internal and external communication strategies and social media content and e-strategy focused effectively to grow followership and interaction while also managing the daily content upload and online content
    • Develop proposals and secure funding for programs and events working with the Director of sponsorships
    • Facilitate a culture that inspire and motivate WIEN employees

    Person Specification

    • A University Business degree, preferably a PHD, master’s degree or an MBA
    • Solid track record of strong leadership, building and motivating effective and productive teams in an organization of comparable size
    • Strong administrative and financial skills demonstrated in a senior strategic role
    • Establishing, managing and developing collaborative working relationships with a range of internal and external bodies
    • Experience and understanding of international communications issues, policy and technology
    • Experience and understanding of the energy industry value chain
    • Experience and understanding of international development issues, including social and economic development
    • A track record of negotiating, influencing and persuading others at a senior level both internally and externally
    • A record of achievement in securing funding from external sources including funding agencies and the private sector
    • Effective communication at all levels often covering complex and wide-ranging subjects
    • Experience in developing and implementing innovative measures.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to establish credibility quickly, particularly in new areas of influence
    • A consultative and facilitative style with the ability to influence others where appropriate
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to provide direction and leadership in a way that inspires confidence and commitment and encourages ideas, innovation and initiative from others
    • Ability to demonstrate authority, commitment, consistency and fairness
    • Ability to think clearly and analytically, grasp complex issues and develop sound judgments in a sensitive environment
    • Strong influencing and negotiating skills at the most senior levels to lead, develop and participate in partnerships and strategic alliances
    • Robust and comfortable with operating in a challenging environment
    • Committed to the efficient and effective management of financial resources and staff.

    Other Key Attributes:

    • Commitment to the progress and empowerment of women
    • Ability to demonstrate authority, commitment, consistency and fairness
    • Politically astute and aware
    • Experience with membership associations

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Women in Energy Network on to apply
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