Senior Research Associate Job at WRI

Website World Resources Institute (WRI)

The WRI has published a job vacancy announcement on 12th May 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Senior Research Associate to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter World Resources Institute
Position Senior Research Associate
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master Degree
Experience Required Minimum Seven years
Application Deadline 22nd May 2022

WRI Job Vacancy 2022

Job Responsibilities:

  • Become the “go to” WRI expert on Africa’s power system, creating high quality analytical outputs, articulating an WRI Africa perspective on the most complex elements of the energy transition, and inform discussions with industry & policy makers
  • Conduct long-term, in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis (including power sector simulation, cost benefit analysis, and financial modeling), overcoming data gathering & analytical roadblocks and quality assuring outputs produced by others
  • Competently build, direct and refine complex models of the power sector and energy economics, identifying analytical gaps, limitations and opportunities
  • Synthesize analytical insights to bring clarity & structure on complex and disparate energy transition topics
  • Formulate analytically robust, high-ambition, compelling narratives based on analytical work, refining for multiple audiences (e.g. senior executives, technical experts, policy makers)
  • Refine analyses and subsequent narratives in close collaboration with partner organizations, industry players & external experts
  • Produce knowledge products (e.g. articles, reports, briefs, data products) that adhere to WRI’s quality guidelines
  • Produce workshop materials, policy briefs, technical papers, long-form reports, and other relevant materials with the support of the ETC’s Analytical Team.

Position in Organization:

  • Data Analysis & Technical Research Africa,
  • Multiple Countries
  • Nairobi, Kenya


  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in energy systems, energy economics, or related field, demonstrating significant mastery of analytical methods.


  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant research and analytics experience in a high-calibre environment specifically in the energy field, and with a focus on African country contexts
  • Strong subject matter expertise in energy systems and international energy markets, with a track record of working with energy sector stakeholders in Africa
  • Experience in conducting and publishing research on energy systems in Africa, with demonstrable execution of modeling techniques
  • Demonstrated expertise in structing and prioritizing a complex, multiple-faceted research work program
  • Demonstrable expertise in engaging with government, academia and CSOs involved in energy research in Africa.

How to Apply WRI Senior Research Associate Jobs 2022

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The Closing Date: 22nd May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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