Website The Rockefeller Foundation

Location: New York, NY (Hybrid)


The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is uniquely positioned to accelerate an inclusive energy transition as an on-ramp for human opportunity. While the world is expanding access to renewable energy, progress remains unevenly distributed, with over 750 million people lacking access to electricity and 3 billion people without access to sufficient, reliable power that unlocks sustained economic opportunity.

To stay within a climate-safe future that delivers prosperity and well-being to all, we are redoubling efforts to expand reliable, clean, productive-use energy access across the planet while also ensuring that we can accelerate the decarbonization of our energy system. In 2021 the Foundation drove the establishment of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), a groundbreaking new platform comprising preeminent philanthropic, government, donor, MDB, DFI, and private sector partners. GEAPP aims to accelerate an equitable energy transition in emerging and developing economies, enabling hundreds of millions of people to gain new or improved access to renewable electricity, creating millions of green jobs, and averting billions of tons of carbon.

While driving GEAPP’s success is a core focus for our team, we are also developing aligned solutions to strengthen the energy access and transition ecosystem. This includes, but is not limited to, vital institutional capacity building for global energy transitions; accelerated coal decommissioning; and leveraging frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence for energy transition planning.

The Senior Associate, Power will bring expertise and/or experience working on renewable energy/ energy planning/ energy access/ energy transitions with developing country exposure. They will support key strategic priorities and major initiatives in close partnership with the Senior Vice President and other team members. This will include conducting research and analysis, supporting grant development, and project and partnership coordination.


  • Directly support the Senior Vice President with research, analysis, and coordination of major projects and special initiatives critical to GEAPP’s success, along with other energy transition priorities being led by the SVP.
  • In partnership with the team’s Managing Directors, provide research and execution support to grants, projects, and priority emerging solutions such as capacity building for energy transitions, fossil fuel decommissioning, and frontier energy technologies.
  • Conduct landscape research, develop concepts and proposals, rigorous monitoring of energy sector trends, and performance management of special projects and grants against concrete outcomes.
  • Provide consistent, proactive, and responsive support to grantees and contractors through day-to-day management and oversight, serve as a point of contact, and model an inclusive and problem-solving mindset to build effective partnerships in line with our strategic priorities.
  • Track, review, and distill technical literature and industry publications to strengthen the Foundation’s knowledge of key advancements in the inclusive energy transition space, especially in developing country contexts.


  • Generally expected to have at least 5 years of relevant sector experience, with exposure to global contexts in at least one of Asia, Africa, or Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Proven knowledge of renewable energy/ energy planning/ energy access/ energy transitions drawing from a technology, research, policy, or investment background
  • Strong analytic skills, with the ability to apply these to the development and management of high-impact projects
  • Track record in managing complex projects, with a highly responsive style and a drive to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, able to translate concepts clearly for others.
  • Bachelor’s degree; degree in a relevant field of study preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving impact, and to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values in your work.

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