Director of International Programmes


Could you lead a team powering up climate justice – including clean, affordable energy for all
– in Sub Saharan Africa? 

In recent years Ashden’s work in the Global South has put refugee energy innovators on the
global stage, funded wider access to sustainable cooling in farms and cities, demonstrated how
investment in skills and training can deliver a just transition, and boosted clean energy

We are now seeking a Director of International Programmes to scale up our work in Sub Saharan
Africa (SSA), collaborating with and supporting local partners to help them create benefits for
marginalised people and communities at greatest risk from the climate crisis. 

The role will initially be a one-year contract, with a key task of reviewing and strengthening
our work in SSA to maximise our impact. This will include finding new ways to unblock large
scale funding and investment into clean energy access in humanitarian settings and nature-based

You will also ensure our international work is conducted within a framework of decolonisation,
and diversity, equity & inclusion.

As well as overseeing expenditure for all our international programmes, a core task will be to
work closely with colleagues to secure significant new programme funding. You will also
represent Ashden publicly and contribute to thought leadership on key issues. 

As a member of the Ashden executive management team, you will contribute to the organisation’s
overall governance, budget setting and monitoring and strategy. 

Your in-depth experience will include working on climate action in Sub Saharan Africa, driving
policy change in the of areas of clean energy access and nature based solutions, and
campaigning to achieve strategic goals. You will also need a good understanding of budgeting,
be a brilliant team leader and have a strong fundraising track record. 

This is a one-year fixed-term contract, working three to five days per week. You must have the
right to live and work in the UK and will be based at our office in London Victoria (working
from home as appropriate/agreed). Some travel to SSA will also be required.

Interviews will take place online Wednesday 18 October and in person at our office in central
London on Friday 20 October.

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