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We have a vibrant, international team of staff that is mainly based in our central office in London. We also have regional offices in China and Brazil.

If you work for us, you become part of a highly connected international organisation, working with members and partners active in over 100 countries to advance sustainable hydropower.


Head of Communications

  • Remuneration: GBP 40-48k, depending on experience
  • Contract: permanent, full-time
  • Hours per week: 37.5 (Monday to Friday)
  • Location: Sutton, London (with occasional international travel)
  • Closing date of application: 16 June 2017
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Job description

As Head of Communications, you will be responsible for leading, shaping and delivering the association’s full suite of communications. You will report to the Chief Executive and will be supported by the Communications Officer.

Key tasks

  • Lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy that is aligned with the association’s work programme and objectives, and builds and maintains the association’s relationship with key external stakeholders
  • Work with the senior management team and the IHA Board to shape, implement and monitor the association's communications work programme across all platforms
  • Lead on digital communications, including the expansion of www.hydropower.org, including the coordination of major development projects such as a members-only zone
  • Lead on the development and delivery of the association’s email communications driven through our CRM
  • Manage the production of a range of key printed publications to support the association’s work programme, including the annual Hydropower Status Report, Activity and Strategy Report and key topic briefings
  • Champion the integrity of the association’s brand identity to ensure we are recognised and understood by key stakeholders 
  • Work with the Communications Officer to develop and implement high-quality content across all the association's channels in a range of formats including video, animations, interactive maps, blog articles and news stories
  • Work with the Communications Officer to support the work programme staff with a series of webinars and other interactive activities for members and special interest groups
  • Ensure that staff and elected representatives are supported with communications advice, training and resources and are thus well equipped to act as brand ambassadors for the association
  • Champion the measurement, evaluation and ongoing improvement of the association’s communications activities
  • Oversee the delivery of the sector’s annual issues survey and the integration of its outcomes into the association’s work programme and objectives
  • Develop and implement a strategy to ensure strong and effective internal communications
  • Coordinate and nurture international media and press relations
  • Develop and deliver communications strategies for association events, including the World Hydropower Congress

Essential skills and attributes

  • At least three years of experience in a senior communications position
  • Experience of working in a membership organisation
  • Experience of managing large web development projects
  • Experience of developing and delivering integrated communications systems across the full communications spectrum, including web/CRM tools for membership-based activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high standards 
  • Experience of commissioning and managing external agencies and suppliers
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated international awareness and ability to work across cultures

Desirable skills and attributes

  • Experience of working in the sector, or in a relevant field such as climate, water or energy
  • Proficiency with other languages, particularly Chinese, French or Spanish 
  • Experience of working in a digital agency

Applications

Candidates should send their CV and a formal letter explaining how their skills and attributes align with the role. The letter should also confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.

These documents should be sent by email to: recruitment@hydropower.org.

Please include the following text in the subject of the email: ‘IHA Head of Communications application’.


Hydropower Sector Analyst

  • Remuneration: GBP 35-40k, depending on experience
  • Contract: permanent, full-time
  • Hours per week: 37.5 (Monday to Friday)
  • Location: Sutton, London (with some international travel)
  • Closing date of application: 23 June 2017
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Job description

As a Sector Analyst, you will be working within the hydropower development team. Our work covers a broad range and includes sector monitoring and management of our global database on hydropower.

We build and share knowledge on topics such as: project finance and investment; climate mitigation, resilience and adaptation; water footprint; benefit assessment of hydropower; clean energy systems; and, regional interconnection and markets.

We collaborate closely with our extensive network of members and partners to deliver on these topics, and priorities are determined on a two-year cycle. Our partners include research institutions, non-governmental organisations, governments, financial institutions and development agencies.

Key tasks

  • Report on sector trends, challenges and opportunities;
  • Support IHA’s knowledge networks and expert groups;
  • Organise webinars, workshops and congress sessions;
  • Review and report on relevant international energy, water and climate policy; 
  • Assess finance and investment in the sector;
  • Monitor specialist media and report on hydropower developments;
  • Contribute articles for IHA’s website and publications; and
  • Assist in ensuring IHA membership growth and value of membership.

Essential skills and attributes

  • Degree-level education and at least two years’ experience in a similar professional role;
  • Advanced understanding of global energy, water and climate challenges;
  • Experience in analysing and communicating statistical information;
  • A strong team player, but able to work independently and perform under pressure; and
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills.

Desirable skills and attributes

  • Previous experience in the international electricity/water/climate sectors;
  • Specific hydropower knowledge/experience; 
  • A general understanding of project finance and electricity markets;
  • One or more foreign language (especially Mandarin, French, Spanish or Portuguese);
  • Training/experience in journalism and/or business analytics;
  • Project-management training and experience; and
  • Database management experience.

Applications

Candidates should send their CV and a formal letter explaining how their skills and attributes align with the role. The letter should also confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.

These documents should be sent by email to: recruitment@hydropower.org.

Please include the following text in the subject of the email: ‘IHA Sector Analyst application’.