Practical Action Consulting is developing and delivering exciting, innovative and strategic bodies of work throughout the less developed world. We work in 30 to 40 countries through an international core team of 40 staff and within the wider Practical Action team of 600 staff. This is a new position, the most senior below the MD, and this role will catalyse and lead PAC’s energy portfolio going forward. We have big plans and an exciting remit to deliver.

The principal consultant leads PAC’s international energy team to develop and deliver energy access work, and through this to influence the policies and practice of others. The successful candidate will play an active role in representing PAC with key influencing target organisations and actors, building relationships and acting as the technical lead in PAC. It’s also key leadership role; managing the PAC UK energy team, leading the PAC international energy team and acting as a deputy to the PAC Managing Director which entails line management of the UK team in the MD’s absence.

The post holder will be accountable for developing and delivering a robust body of international energy work and maximising associated linkages with other organisational goal areas (agriculture, markets, climate change and urban water/sanitation/waste).

Interested candidates should hold a post-graduate degree in engineering, economics or other technical discipline and be able to demonstrate substantial experience of working in international organisations in a variety of contexts, with increasing levels of management and leadership responsibilities. They should have experience in a broad range of renewable energy technologies and be confident in project and financial management and policy and regulation influencing.

Please note applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK

For further details and an application form contact: The HR Unit, Practical Action
Tel: 01926634426
Email: recruitment at

Closing date for Applications: 5.00pm Thursday 5th April 2012
Interviews will be held at the Schumacher Centre, near Rugby on Wednesday 18th April

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

For full information on the job, and how to apply, visit the Practical Action website page.