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International Policy Program Manager, The Alliance to Save Energy – Washington, DC

Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: Program Manager, International Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000; This position is grant funded and the candidate will be a full employee for a term of 12 months. We anticipate that the position will be extended through future funding.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Reporting to the Vice President for International Policy, the International Policy Program Manager will have primary responsibility for establishing and managing the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity (GAEP). The Alliance to Save Energy is the Secretariat of the GAEP, a collaboration of business, government and NGO leaders dedicated to increasing energy productivity as a means of improving economies, increasing wealth, and creating jobs while preserving the world’s environment. GAEP’s mission is to engage policy and corporate leaders—particularly in the U.S., China, India and Europe—in the creation, adoption, and implementation of energy efficiency policies that will ensure growth in their economies’ energy productivity. The Alliance to Save Energy will work with partner organizations to reach policy and corporate leaders in their regions.

The International Policy Program Manager will be an integral member of the Alliance to Save Energy’s policy team and will work with the Vice President for International Policy to carry out all of the Alliance to Save Energy’s duties as GAEP Secretariat and to ensure that the GAEP achieves its short and long-term objectives.


  • Develop annual work plans and milestones for the GAEP.
  • Establish and manage communications with and annual meetings of the GAEP Steering Committee,an international body of leaders from business, government, academia and industry associations.
  • Develop and carry out an international messaging campaign to promote the benefits of improving energy productivity, specifically targeting policymakers and other stakeholders in China, India and Europe
  • Work with the Vice President to identify, recruit, and secure commitments fromGAEP Partnersand endorsers—associations, coalitions, businesses and government agencies in China, India, and Europe—to promote energy productivity goals and identify best practices and solutions for increasing energy productivity.
  • With the Partners and the Steering Committee, identify target cities and policymakers to be recruited as energy productivity “champions,” and work to secure their endorsement of the GAEP goal.
  • Work with the Alliance Policy team to develop and distribute to GAEP Partners a set of guidance materials for adopting energy productivity goals and for identifying and promoting policy solutions for achieving these goals.
  • Work with the Alliance Communications team to provide recognition for GAEP Partners’ and endorsers’ efforts through the Alliance to Save Energy and GAEP websites, press releases, and events.
  • Work with the Vice President to pursue new funding for the GAEP over the long term.
  • Convene periodic meetings to facilitate collaborative efforts and information sharing.
  • Track the success of the GAEP using a variety of metrics related to the level of engagement and participation of targeted policymakers in the adoption and implementation of policies that support improved energy productivity.
  • Report program progress to donors.
  • Support other Alliance to Save Energy policy activities as assigned.


  • Degree in political science, government relations, public policy, international relations or related field and 5-10 years related experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software, and database software.
  • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and work collaboratively with diverse groups.
  • Experience with international energy and/or climate change issues.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines for numerous simultaneous activities, with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in a team environment.
  • Experience communicating and interacting with stakeholders from a variety of countries and cultures.


  • Experience and skill with quantitative, economic, and/or technical analysis.
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency policies and programs (e.g., utility regulation and programs, building codes and appliance standards, efficiency financing) and technologies.
  • Experience working in or with partners in China, India and/or Europe.
  • Experience with grant writing and grant reporting.
  • Experience with development and implementation of public outreach campaigns.
  • Experience with desktop publishing.

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please list position you are applying to in the subject line field.

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