Wind Empowerment have been contracted by the Scottish Government to carry out a market assessment for small wind turbines in Malawi in partnership with Community Energy Malawi. This will be carried out between December 2015 and March 2016 and will involve a week long training and planning session in Malawi with Community Energy Malawi staff. The project will be lead by Aran Eales and Jon Sumanik-Leary, who are looking looking to recruit two further research assistants/instructors to assist with the design and delivery of this research project.
A proposal containing further information about the project can be found here.
Please send any questions relating to this opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to the same address by midnight UK time (GMT) on Monday 14th December.
Time commitment & payment:
- Preparation: 10 days
- In country training (most likely in late January 2016): 6 days
- Market Assessment research and write up: 10 days
- All days will be paid at the standard Wind Empowerment rate of £100 per day
- Total: 26 days @ £100/day = £2600 (GBP)
- Working as part of the Wind Empowerment team to plan a 6 day training and planning session in Malawi for Community Energy Malawi staff members.
- Delivering a 6 day training and planning session in Malawi on market assessment for small wind turbines and datalogging for wind resource assessment.
- Working as part of a Wind Empowerment team to carry out a market assessment for small wind turbines in Malawi in partnership with Community Energy Malawi.
- Must have experience with market assessment methodologies.
- Must have university level training in social science, engineering, or equivalent research methods.
- Must have experience with working in developing country contexts.
- Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Must be an effective communicator that is easily contactable and quick to respond.
- Must speak English fluently.
- Must be familiar with the work of Wind Empowerment and its member organisations.
- Must have small group teaching experience.
- Must be able to write reports to a high standard to set deadlines.
- Must be able to collaborate effectively with other team members.
- Must be affiliated with a Wind Empowerment member organisation.
- Should have experience with applying Wind Empowerment’s market assessment methodology in other country contexts.
- Should have experience using dataloggers to conduct wind resource assessments.
- Should have experience with working in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally Malawi.
- Should have experience with GIS software.
- Should be engaged with the wider context of international development, in particular, the issues surrounding the provision of the supply of electricity in remote areas.
- Should have a desire to contribute to the Wind Empowerment Market Assessment Working Group (and other working groups) following the completion of the project.