Finance and Operations
Application Deadline: 9 January 2023
Background About SEforALL
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to well below 2° Celsius (and striving for 1.5° Celsius).
Achieving these goals will require a radical rethink of the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. SEforALL is at the heart of this foundational shift to ensure no one is left behind. Drawing on data and evidence, we identify a critical path to success in achieving SDG7.
The 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2012. Now an independent organization, we maintain close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with SEforALL’s CEO acting as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. These roles include advising the UN Secretary General and his staff on issues relating to sustainable energy and the implementation of SDG7 and supporting the coordination of sustainable energy issues in the United Nations system.
The ambitions of SDG7 are extraordinary. Aiming to achieve them in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change involves transformation at a scale never undertaken before. Swift action must be taken by leaders in governments, private sector companies, institutions, financiers, development banks, unions, communities, entrepreneurs and civil society. As we enter the final decade to achieve SDG7, SEforALL has strategically chosen to strengthen global agenda-setting while expanding its activities to an engagement model that prioritizes data-driven decision-making, partnerships with high-impact countries and implementation on the ground. SEforALL’s current three-year business plan outlines “results offers” that scope out our planned interventions and demonstrate to our funding partners the impact of their support.
Responsibility of the IT Specialist
The Operations Department (OPS) is responsible for enabling the implementation of the strategic operational plans for SEforALL as well as for safeguarding resources and the smooth running of the day-to-day affairs of the organization. As part of its mandate, it is tasked with managing all matters pertaining to information technology, including IT strategies, and security, website infrastructure management (i.e., not content), planning and solutions, to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of SEforALL as well as mitigate IT risks.
OPS is also mandated to manage, in coordination with outside legal counsel, legal and regulatory matters, including ensuring statutory compliance for the legal status in Austria (and other countries, as appropriate), and maintain related relationships. In addition, OPS has a broad mandate to provide high-quality and cost-effective general services, including managing the physical facilities (offices), travel, records and documents, as well as managing the related relationships including with UNOPS and UNF.
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