Programme Officer – Publishing, Renewable Energy

  • Anywhere
Organization: International Center on Small Hydro Power
Closing date: 20 Nov 2021

About the International Center on Small Hydro Power

International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) is a public and non-profit institution directly under the auspices of the United Nations Industrial and Development Organization (UNIDO), China’s Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Commerce. ICSHP serves as the headquarters of the International Network on Small Hydro Power (INSHP), which is an international organization with more than 400 members from across the globe.

The World Small Hydropower Development Report Project

The World Small Hydropower Development Report (WSHPDR) is a triennial joint publication of ICSHP and UNIDO that aims to provide in-depth information on small hydropower development across countries. The purpose of the report is to more effectively promote small hydropower as a sustainable renewable and rural energy solution and, thus, support the local and international energy transition efforts. The first edition of the report was published in 2013 and two more were issued in 2016 and 2019. The 2019 edition comprised 166 country chapters, 20 regional reports and 18 case studies. The fourth edition will be published in late 2022 and will provide an update and expand on the first three editions by giving a more up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the policy landscapes and project funding opportunities for SHP across regions.

The Multilateral Development Division of ICSHP is seeking to recruit one Programme Officer to help with the preparation of the WSHPDR 2022.


  • Research and analysis of small hydropower status in countries and regions
  • Drafting and editing of country chapters
  • Other relevant tasks as required

Qualifications and experience:

The role would suit a recent or experienced graduate with a Master’s degree in sustainability, renewable energy, development, political science or another related field. Experience in the energy sector (particularly renewable energy) and/or report publishing will be considered as an asset.

Essential skills:

  • Native or advanced level of English
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good skills in Microsoft Office

Desired skills:

  • Other languages (preferred: French, Spanish, Arabic)


The headquarters of ICSHP is located in Hangzhou, China. Given the current restrictions on international travel, the selected candidate will be expected to do the work remotely with tasks being assigned and completed on a weekly basis. The contract will be signed for 4–5 months depending on the candidate’s availability, including a 1-month probation period.

The monthly pay will be based on the number of country chapters drafted and edited by the Programme Officer each month at a rate of 1,000 RMB per completed chapter. Completion of a minimum of 4 chapters per month will be expected.

ICSHP is looking to fill the position as soon as possible and the applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The applicants with suitable profiles will be sent a short test assignment, which will allow them to demonstrate their writing and editing skills. Upon the results of the test, the suitable candidates will be invited for an interview.

How to apply:

Please forward your CV and letter of motivation to Ms Oxana Lopatina at