The Sustainable Resource Initiative (SRI) was launched by the EBRD in April 2013 as a new umbrella initiative which promotes resource efficiency and innovation in three areas vital for EBRD’s countries of operations: energy, water and materials, while enhancing EBRD’s wider effort to meet the challenges of climate change.
The SRI builds on the success of the Bank’s existing Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI), which has been under implementation since 2006. The SEI has succeeded in significantly scaling up EBRD financing for climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy to about EUR 13.5 billion since its launch and contributed to estimated carbon emission reductions of over 62 million tonnes per year. Just as the SEI, the SRI combines EBRD financing, donor-financed technical assistance and policy dialogue to champion resource efficiency, renewable energy climate action, and waste and water use minimisation, working primarily with the private sector.
In its first year of implementation, the SRI has supported 32 projects with a financing volume of over EUR 700 million, leading to almost 0.5million ton of waste reduction, over 11 million m3 of water savings, and 840,000 tCO2 reductions per year.
In order to scale up this exciting new strategic initiative, the EBRD is now recruiting for four positions in its Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team, which implements the SRI. The positions are:
- Principal Engineer (x2), reporting to the Head of Projects Pillar, responsible for developing and implementing SRI elements in Banking transactions and the development and/or management of relevant technical co-operation assignments.
- Policy Manager/Principal Policy Manager, reporting to the Head of Policy Pillar, responsible for supporting, developing, and managing policy dialogue assignments related to the SRI, either directly or through consultants.
- Analyst, reporting to the Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, responsible for supporting the development of and monitoring of the performance of the SRI.
Detailed job descriptions can be found on the EBRD website, www.ebrdjobs.com