ICRC Environment & Climate Change Specialist Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Position Title: Environment & Climate Change Specialist (Energy)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and other forms of violence and provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi is a hub that co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti and hosts the organizations’ regional logistics, technical and training support units serving the Horn and Great Lakes Region.

ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is recruiting an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of: Environment and Climate Change Specialist (Energy).

This is a Kenya National Position.


In coordination with the Environment and Climate Change Team Leader, the Environment and Climate Change Specialist manages energy projects with the objective of reducing the ICRC’s environmental footprint and promoting sustainable development at delegations or in relation to field programmes.


  • As a member of the Environment and Climate Change (ECC) competency unit in Nairobi, identifies, tests, and promotes green technologies in energy management and energy efficiency (including diesel generator sizing) for all ICRC sites participating to the Sustainable Delegation Programme;
  • Monitors industry best-practices in energy management and energy efficiency and identifies where improvements can be integrated to ICRC premises;
  • Conducts site-level energy audits following the ICRC’s defined methodology, analysing energy data to determine energy consumption and defining measures to reduce that consumption and develops business cases for energy efficiency solutions for ICRC premises;
  • Supports ICRC premises in the procurement of green energy equipment ranging from market research, requests for quotations, and technical evaluation, and assists during their installation;
  • In cooperation with representatives of a delegation or field programme, defines energy management or energy efficiency projects, including objectives, budget, and implementation plan;
  • Manages projects (including budget, deliverables, KPIs monitoring, stakeholders) to reduce fossil energy consumption of ICRC premises or ICRC operations;
  • With the support of the ECC team leader and the ECC team in Geneva, translates the ICRC’s energy efficiency strategy into guidelines and concrete projects, through the definition and implementation of a project charter and following project management best-practices;
  • Develops and updates documents for the follow-up of the programme to the premises, site management and the team in Geneva. Especially, captures lessons learned from the projects and supports dissemination of the findings and best practices;
  • Organizes or takes part in training to raise awareness of ICRC employees about energy efficiency measures and renewable energy integration;
  • Assists in designing communication materials for ICRC premises on energy management and other relevant sustainable development topics.


  • University degree in Electrical engineering or equivalent;
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience in a similar field (in a dynamic environment);
  • Project Management Training/Certificate;
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO;
  • Excellent Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Power point) with experience in ERPs;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Attentive to details, rigorous with high sense of confidentiality and integrity;
  • Able to write clear and concise reports, procedures, and quality documents.


The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below on or before 29th September 2022 at 4:30 pm then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via the email address provided below:

Application Link
– E-mail: nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org

The reference Environment & Climate Change Specialist (Energy) must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not fill out the required information as per the link provided or clearly state the position for which you are applying and attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must have the permanent right to work in Kenya.

ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.

ICRC is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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