4 x Open Positions at IRENA

Are you interested in vacancies at IRENA. Check the list below for Open Positions at IRENA and apply.


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is a lead global intergovernmental agency for energy transformation that serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, supports countries in their energy transitions, and provides state of the art data and analyses on technology, innovation, policy, finance and investment.

IRENA drives the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, and energy security, for economic and social resilience and prosperity and a climate-proof future.

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IRENA’s membership comprises 167 countries and the EU.

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Together, they decide on the Agency’s strategic direction and programmatic activities, in line with the global energy discourse and priorities to accelerate the deployment of renewables-based energy transitions worldwide.

Open Positions at IRENA

Senior Programme Officer, Energy Access Partnerships, P5
Posted Date 06 April 2023 Closing Date 05 May 2023

Intern Innovation and End-use Sectors – Innovation Week 2023
Posted Date 06 April 2023 Closing Date 20 April 2023

Consultant – IRENA Innovation Week
Posted Date 06 April 2023 Closing Date 20 April 2023

Procurement Officer, P-3


IRENA Recruitment step-by-step

STEP 1 Search for job openings for Open Positions at IRENA. Vacancies are advertised on IRENA’s website, normally for two to four weeks. Subscribe to our job alerts online to receive real-time updates.

STEP 2 Submit application. Submit your application online via Application must include a completed IRENA Online Application Form and a cover letter.

STEP 3 Assessment Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment, which may include written tests and/or interviews.

STEP 4 Notification Interviewed candidates will be notified of the outcomes of their applications.

How to prepare for an Interview at IRENA?

Before the interview, take some time to learn more about the Agency’s mission, vision and values. IRENA publications can provide deeper insights into renewable energy issues and the Agency’s work programme. The interview usually consists of competency-based questions and /or technical questions relevant to the position. Competency-based questions require candidates to give specific examples of situations where they have demonstrated skills, attribute or behaviours.

Core competencies include:

  • Communication
  • Client orientation
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork

Interview questions may be on other competencies such as planning and organising skills, creativity and technological awareness as well as on job specific competencies or managerial competencies depending on the requirements of the position.



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