Energy Project Officer


Climate Change and Energy


August 16, 2017

Working station: WWF Quezon City Headquarters

Reports to: Head, Climate Change and Energy Programme

Works with: Sustainable Production and Market Engagement Unit, Project Development Unit, Marketing and Resource Generation Unit, Human Resources, and Accounting

Title of Projects

  1. RE Thinking Energy Campaign
  2. Apple Apps for Earth – Galvanize Support for the Expansion of the Philippines
  3. Renewable Energy Act
  4. ROR-Hydro Campaign with Pure Energy Corporation

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

Last 5 June 2014, WWF commenced a year-long SEIZE YOUR POWER! Campaign to call for increased investments in renewable energy and decreased investments in fossil fuels. Running under the slogan of SEIZE YOUR POWER!, the campaign will seek major public commitments from governments, international financial institutions, pension funds and banks to fill the financial gap to reach the $US 355 billion of needed annual renewable energy investments to avoid dangerous lock in to fossil fuels. The campaign directly asked for the amount of $US 40 billion on new investments for the period of 2014-17 to contribute to achieve the amount required and called on actors to commit to no new investments in fossil fuel energy and projects.

As part of WWF’s Seize Your Power series which further opens alliances with renewable energy developers in 2015, Seize the Wind RE Campaign was conceptualized with the core message that “increasing the FiT allotment for wind power projects will reduce power generation costs, making electricity more affordable for Filipinos in the long run.” The objective of the campaign is to convince the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) to increase wind power Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) allotment to 500 MW from 200 MW before the second quarter of 2015. Ideal target to convince DOE to announce the increase in wind FIT allotment during Earth Hour on March 28, 2015.

Adjunct to the Seize The Wind (STW) RE Campaign, facilitating the Small Island Grid Power Development Plan Replication for Palawan and Mindoro will be conducted, building on the JEDAG plan for Palawan. Through this manner, WWF hopes to approach RE utilization on a more regional approach within the Philippines. This will prove to the other larger grids of the potential of renewable energy to be cost efficient, cost effective and reliable versus conventional fossil fuels. With more and more smaller islands within the Philippine archipelago becoming empowered to make more informed decisions with power development, the problems within the larger power system within the country will also be affected by this positive development. This will hopefully also prompt more broad integration into the larger grids of the country eventually.

This 2017, the RE Thinking Energy campaign would focus on explaining to general consumers and the DOE that Renewable energy is not only clean but is also economical and contributes to energy access and security. We will highlight the report by PEMC that FIT has benefited consumers with a net savings of PhP 4.4 billion by bumping off high cost diesel power plants out of the energy market. It is also noted that cost of electricity per kWh has generally gone down compared to previous years, when most renewable energy generators has come online. The campaign will focus on the impact of FiT on electricity cost with supporting actual generation of RE. It will also look into other possible mechanisms such as reverse auctioning. Part of the campaign is to develop a roadmap for 50% RE by 2030.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                               

  1. Coordinate and ensure delivery of all major activities under RE-Thinking Energy Campaign, particularly the approved Communication strategy, IEC component and position papers
  2. Conduct necessary research in line with the project.
  3. Coordinate WWF-Philippines engagement in the Department of Energy initiated island-power development planning, including participation in technical working group sessions, providing technical assistance to national and local government agencies in creation of local power development plans with a focus on optimal integration of renewable energy
  4. Liaise with key partners in government, local government units, academe and private sector in the implementation of the Campaign
  5. Advance WWF’s advocacy on renewable energy in relation to the Philippine Energy Plan of the Department of Energy, both at the national and local levels, through discussions with relevant government agencies and partner organizations
  6. Develop project ideas and funding proposals on sustainable energy in collaboration with WWF-Philippines Project Development Unit and relevant stakeholders
  7. Supervise all major activities under the above-mentioned projects (i.e. Roundtable discussions, RE policy position paper, campaign roll out, information materials, etc.)
  8. Prepare and oversee contractual arrangements of consultants for components of the Campaign, including overseeing the progress of consultants and monitor implementation
  9. Be in close coordination with the Communications Officers in order to ensure that all outputs emanating from the Campaign meets WWF’s branding and communications standards and guidelines
  10. Coordinate with WWF Marketing unit in relation to harnessing more resources for the RE campaign
  11. Prepare technical progress reports for the Project and update WWF Management and project sponsors as may be required
  12. Arrange and schedule meetings and appointments and attend relevant meetings in line with the RE Campaign
  13. Make travel arrangements including preparation and liquidation of travel vouchers in line with the RE Campaign
  14. Serve as technical resource for the RE Campaign
  15. Monitor status and finances of the project
  16. Monitor, diagnose and rectify problems and implementation issues as they arise, in consultation with the Climate Change and Energy Programme Head
  17. Coordinate with administration, IT and finance units on supplies and equipment requirements, vehicle rentals and vehicles/training room reservations, equipment reservations, preparation of the gate pass and memo in the receipt of equipment;
  18. Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  • Deliverables as stated on the RE Thinking Energy Campaign Strategy, the Apple Apps for Earth project and the ROR-Hydro Campaign with Pure Energy
  • Attendance in TWG sessions for the small island-power development planning, involving 2 local power development plans
  • 2 position papers on RE Mechanisms / RE FiT /Auctioning
  • 3 project/funding proposals developed and submitted
  • 2 government agencies and engaged
  • Periodic Reports  (technical and financial reports) for supervisor and funders
  • Monitoring and Evaluation results/updates on the progress of work

QUALIFICATIONS

  • With a Degree in Engineering, Development Communications, Science, Economics, Business Management with at least two years work experience in project management
  • Must have relevant knowledge on Climate Change and Energy
  • Have good writing and communication skills, articulate in English 
  • Personable, with good interpersonal skills and able to liaise with government agencies, businesses, and other civil society organisations
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Willing to travel in relation to the campaign

 

Have what it takes? Email your CV and cover letter to apply@wwf.org.ph. Our Human Resources team will only get back to qualified applicants.

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