NARUC’s International Programs department seeks to empower the global community of regulators to drive meaningful change in their energy sectors. Working in partnership with U.S. and international government officials, our projects support real improvements in the quality and effectiveness of regulation in foreign countries through dialogue and collaboration. We utilize the talents and expertise of state commissioners and staff in our work, sharing the best of what the NARUC community has to offer.
The Gender Technical Advisor & Trainer (GTA&T) position will provide advanced technical guidance on programming related to gender equality and mainstreaming as a trainer, curriculum developer and coach. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC supports USAID’s Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Initiative. In 2020, NARUC launched its Advancing Women Leaders in Energy (AWLE) initiative in Eastern Europe & Eurasia. Through this project, NARUC’s goal is to transform the socio-cultural norms at energy regulatory commissions to ensure women can succeed and advance in their careers. NARUC is collaborating with energy regulatory commissions in support of organizational changes combined with training and mentoring to create a profound impact on the overall effectiveness of the commissions, which can in turn serve as a gender-inclusive example for the regional energy sector.
Under NARUC’s programming for results design, the GTA&T must be able to identify necessary steppingstones and phases to improve gender equity and ensure successful mainstreaming efforts at participating organizations, within the context of emerging economies.
The position reports to the Senior Director, International Programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The GTA&T will provide technical expertise on gender equality, mainstreaming, Human Resource policies, and skills development for regional and national-level workstreams that are focused on individual- and institutional-level changes in the Europe & Eurasia region for energy regulatory authorities. Primary roles include preparing technical gender training materials (including preparation of individual or small-group exercises, background readings, comprehensive toolkits/guides for train-the trainer sessions, etc.), leading workshops/trainings, and providing direct coaching/mentoring services (and/or serving as the leader to train/coach NARUC volunteers who may also serve as coaches/volunteers). The GTA&T will also review and edit materials prepared by volunteers, NARUC staff, and/or others.
The GTA&T will work primarily with the Gender Program Manager and Gender Program Officer on the AWLE initiative, and also provide expertise to other NARUC international projects that have gender components.
Technical Leadership, Content Development and Delivery
Reporting and Coordination with Clients and Partners
Internal Training and Support
Compliance & Financial Management
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
This is an exempt position. The position is grant-funded, and continued employment is based on client funding and satisfactory work performance.
Work location is flexible with operating hours in the Eastern time zone; employees have the option of working from NARUC’s Washington, DC office.
This description is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position. Job duties may change over time, based on NARUC’s needs.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: international [email protected]