Hydropower Sector Analyst

International Hydropower Association (IHA)
London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The world is facing a water and energy crisis. Around the globe, almost 1 billion people do not have access to electricity, while 2 billion are without safely managed water services. Urgent action is required to deliver clean energy to limit the effects of climate change and meet people’s basic needs for clean water and affordable energy. With the demand for energy expected to nearly double by 2060, the world must look towards a sustainable, renewable mix of energy sources.

We are a non-profit global membership organisation working with our extensive network of members and partners to build and share knowledge on hydropower’s role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions. Our partners include research institutions, non-governmental organisations, governments, financial institutions and development agencies.

We are looking to recruit a Hydropower Sector Analyst to work within our Research and Policy team. As well as monitoring the sector and managing our global hydropower database, we cover a broad range of topics such as: Asset Management, Clean Energy Systems, Freshwater Management, Climate Change and Markets & Finance.

Key tasks

  • Report on sector trends, challenges and opportunities, especially in the global energy transition;
  • Support IHA’s knowledge networks and expert groups – especially main energy transition partners;
  • Organise webinars and workshops;
  • Review and report on relevant international energy, water and climate policy; 
  • Assess finance and investment in the sector, especially within a single region, such as Europe or Central Asia;
  • 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

  • Masters-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 and data management;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge/experience of hydropower specifically and more broadly of renewable energy policy and networks;
  • A general understanding of project finance and electricity markets and systems;
  • One or more foreign languages (especially Mandarin, French, Spanish or Portuguese);
  • Project-management experience; and
  • Experience of gender analysis is also of interest. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining how your 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.

We cannot always contact all applicants if there is a large volume of applications. If you do not hear from us within 20 days, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.