Program Coordinator/Energy & Development

About the Energy for Growth Hub
The Energy for Growth Hub is seeking a Program Coordinator to support our work in international energy and development policy. The successful candidate will have strong writing, analytical, and organizational skills plus a passion for energy policy.

The Energy for Growth Hub is a nonprofit organization, incubated at the Center for Global Development, now in its second year. Our mission is to build a world where no person’s potential or creativity is wasted because they live in a place with inadequate power. Our work is to (a) match policymakers to data- and evidence-based solutions and (b) promote energy approaches that enable job creation.


The Program Coordinator will work closely with the staff on both research and administrative tasks, such as:

  • Providing administrative support for the Hub, including managing logistics, contacts, databases, and projects
  • Managing and developing content for official social media accounts
  • Contributing to the content and maintenance of the Hub website
  • Researching global energy issues and policies
  • Reviewing and synthesizing relevant policy and academic literature
  • Analyzing data and creating graphics
  • Drafting written contributions to papers, blogs, memos, and grant reports
  • Editing papers, briefs, and memos
  • Liaising with external partners around the US and abroad
  • Organizing and attending meetings
  • Other tasks and responsibilities that arise for a small start-up nonprofit


  • BA or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Self-confidence and willingness to pitch in
  • Ability to work both in a small dynamic team and independently
  • A demonstrated passion for energy and global development
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Stellar writing and editing skills; must be able to communicate academic research clearly, thoughtfully, and without jargon
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of humor

Location: Washington DC, but open to the option of remote working
Benefits: competitive pay package, benefits, and flexible working
Start Date: flexible; will consider exceptional applicants graduating in Spring 2020
To apply: Send resume and brief writing sample to
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

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