29.09.23 / vacancy / Article

We are hiring: Team Lead on Renewable Energy Campaigns and Green Rebuilding of Ukraine

We are looking for a creative thinker with a proven track record of effecting change, possessing a strong strategic sense and an understanding of global power dynamics.


Location: Remote. Candidates must have full working rights in the country they are applying to work from. 
Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other occasions) and capacity to take on responsibility. 
FTE Status: Full-time 
Start date: Ideally, as soon as possible
Reports to: Director 
Application deadline: October 21, 2023. NB. We accept applications on a rolling basis; this role is open until filled. 

About Us: Razom We Stand was founded in April 2022 by Ukrainian climate and peace activists aimed at isolating and constricting Russia's fossil fuel industry to end the war in Ukraine and accelerate Europe's transition towards renewable energy.

About You:
The ideal candidate should be a creative thinker with a proven track record of effecting change, possessing a strong strategic sense and an understanding of global power dynamics. They should be capable of developing strategies, managing teams, and overseeing multiple concurrent projects across different time zones and continents. Additionally, they should be comfortable working collaboratively. The Team Lead on Renewable Energy will work closely with the Director.

About the job:
Razom We Stand mission is to aid the transition away from dirty energy to clean energy for peace and justice, including rebuilding Ukraine on renewable energy. Our work also focuses on cutting off Russia's exports from fossil fuels, vital for both peace and the environment, and driving global momentum towards a clean energy future, surpassing the demand for natural gas.
We aim to eliminate fossil-fueled dictatorships, expedite political change, and catalyze investments in clean energy in Ukraine, the EU, and worldwide. As an international organization founded and based in Ukraine, we envision a world where both Ukraine and the entire planet enjoy a fully renewable, affordable, and secure energy system that benefits all. We influence decision-makers to create a sustainable and peaceful future.
The Russian war against Ukraine has caused the most profound energy crisis in modern history, along with the horrific destruction, violence,  human casualties and genocide against hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians killed by Russian troops. We believe Russia's war against Ukraine can be stopped through increased sanctions on Russia's fossil fuels industry and a global clean energy revolution. We are sure the EU could go faster and become independent from Russian gas as soon as 2025 by boosting low-carbon and renewable energy production and energy efficiency measures. 
The role will be significant in achieving this goal, especially in coordinating European leadership. 
The role requires high-level coordination and support for our team to boost clean energy.

Focus areas:
- Energy 
- Energy markets
- Renewable energy 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on the Renewable Energy/ Rebuilding Ukraine Program of Razom We Stand
  • Operationalise and implement the Renewable Energy/ Rebuilding Ukraine Program of Razom We Stand.
  • Develop, coordinate, and collaborate closely with our network of partners to execute campaigns aimed at persuading individuals, businesses, and governments to invest in renewables for Ukraine's reconstruction and to advance more ambitious energy goals in the EU.
  • Identify risks and obstacles to renewable energy development.
  • Cultivate and establish new campaign partnerships. 
  • Engage with MPs and government officials on relevant topics.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate suitable measurement and evaluation tools to ensure accountability to the mission, movement partners, and supporters.
  • Offer strategic guidance to staff and partners for more effective renewable energy campaigns.
  • Prepare analytical papers.
  • Drive engagement with the senior management of businesses, state officials and other stakeholders.
  • Strengthen alliances and convene meetings of alliance partners and networks as needed.
  • Perform other tasks as required in a startup environment.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Good level of English proficiency and native fluency in Ukrainian. 
  • At least five years of experience in a similar or related role, including unpaid, grassroots, or lived experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing campaign strategy and implementation, preferably at a global level.
  • Ability to effectively communicate strategies to various audiences, especially internal teams, peer and partner organizations, and donors.
  • Ability to learn new topics quickly and knowledge of the finance sector.
  • A firm grasp of campaign strategy, system thinking and the ability to articulate strategies clearly and compellingly.
  • Excellent facilitation and convening skills.
  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in climate campaigning.
  • Familiarity with climate justice, transition narratives, issues, and supply-side fossil fuel policy.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Experience in advancing campaign goals and influencing policymakers.
  • Good understanding of Central Eastern European political and social realities.

- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Flexibility and comfort working across and juggling multiple issue areas and projects and doing rapid response work when needed.
- Ability to quickly absorb new information and take the initiative to learn independently when appropriate.

Razom We Stand requires its team to adhere to a strong work ethic: 
1) dedication and engagement to your work at all times, without the possibility of involvement in other jobs ; 
2) effective and timely communication: presence in team chats and Asana during the working day, timely response to received emails and tasks;
3) high level of time management; 
4) ability to plan and do work on time
5) communication skills.

Razom We Stand offers its team members the following benefits:

  1. Twenty-four days of vacation yearly + Birthday day off.
  2. Eight sick or personal and close one's care days annually.
  3. Monthly internet costs reimbursement.
  4. Laptop and ergonomic setup allowance.
  5. 30/12/2023 - 2/01/24 all staff off days
  6. Additionally, there are four days to cover some bank holidays yearly.
  7. Personal development costs up to 500 euros annually.

 Application process: 
To apply for this role, please email one PDF, including the Resume/CV and examples of your projects, to [email protected] by 21 October 2023.