Start date: October 2019
End date: to be determined
Status: Full time
Based in: Mexico City
Prosperity Fund Mexico – Energy Strand
Funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the objective of the Energy Strand is to transform Mexico’s economy through energy-driven low-carbon growth, poverty reduction and generation of new market opportunities. The Strand aims to create this more sustainable and inclusive energy sector by creating a larger pipeline of skilled, internationally certified female and male workers, market-ready female and male-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs), connected, robust local supply chains, and technically proficient female and male regulators who uphold international standards.
DAI has recently won a four-year contract to deliver the Prosperity Fund Mexico Energy Strand Programme. Over the course of the next four years, DAI will develop 3 locally-run Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs) that will offer targeted workforce skills development, international certifications, apprenticeships, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) accelerator programs, mentorship, capacity building for energy regulators through trainings, and government-to-government exchanges. The ultimate goal of these Centres is to leverage local content in the Mexican energy sector to create sustainable energy practices, foster cross-sectoral socio-economic development, and generate new market opportunities.
We are looking for one driven and highly organised Analyst to support the team with technical analyses, stakeholder engagement, programme design and delivery, and project management. This position will be full time beginning in October 2019.
The Analyst will work closely with the Team Leader, Senior Analyst and other team specialists.
Responsibilities will include:
1. Technical Delivery and Data Analytics:
- Conduct qualitative research on the Mexican energy sector; Mexican technical, vocational, education and training (TVET) institutions; international oil and gas and clean/renewable energy markets; gender inclusion; sustainability; and domestic and international programme stakeholders
- Conduct quantitative analyses related to Mexican energy sector competitiveness, industrial baseline studies, workforce gap analyses and export market potential to identify existing domestic gaps and generate graphs/effective data visualizations to convey the information
- Assist in development of stakeholder engagement strategies and help facilitate stakeholder meetings, workshops and events
- Provide ad-hoc written and analytic support for the Team Lead and Programme Director
- Draft, review, edit, and format reports, briefs and PPT decks for technical programme activities (ex: written brief documenting a stakeholder forum or a PPT deck with the outputs of an industrial baseline study)
2. Project Management:
- Support the Team Leader with the coordination of programme activities (state visits, technical stakeholder workshops, launch events, etc) and monitor programme progress and deliverables
- Set up meetings with partners and external stakeholders, and provide logistical/operational support
- Attend meetings, take minutes, circulate meeting briefs and follow-up action points
- Comply with DAI ethics, safeguarding and security policies and procedures
- Interest in the Mexican energy sector (oil and gas and clean/renewable energies)
- A minimum of three years’ work experience in a similar position in Mexico (data analytics, energy sector, government, international development, think tank, consulting, etc)
- Excellent organisational skills, proactivity and the ability to work under pressure and comply with tight deadlines
- A team player with a positive “can do” attitude that reflects DAI’s core principals of integrity, responsibility, excellence and global citizenship
- Able to be flexible, versatile and tolerant in a changing work environment, whilst maintaining effectiveness
- Excellent communications and writing skills
- Fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken)
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Political Science, Business Management, Economics, Engineering, etc.); Masters degree preferred
- Availability to take on this assignment in a short notice
- Knowledge of statistical management tools such as R or STATA are preferred
Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change
Last date for submission of applications is 20th October 2019.