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Nepal Project Intern

Position Overview 

​​The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) works with a global network of partners to build a dynamic and financially sustainable industry that makes clean cooking accessible to families around the world. Established in 2010, CCA supports the development, sale, distribution, and consistent use of clean cooking solutions that transform lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, and helping families save time and money. In alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, CCA is working to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030. 
The Government of Nepal (GoN) is committed to achieving universal access to clean cooking by 2030. To reach this goal, the GoN has set ambitious targets, including ensuring that 25% of households nationwide adopt electric cooking by 2030. In service of these goals, CCA has worked closely with the GoN since 2018, providing tailored support. In 2021, in close collaboration with the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), CCA launched the Country Action Plan (CAP) development for Transforming the Cookstoves and Fuels Market in Nepal. The CAP provides the GoN with a clear, strategic, and evidence-based roadmap with an actionable list of prioritized interventions to support Nepal’s energy access goals, especially those related to the promotion of electric cooking.  
In 2024, CCA will implement the first phase to scale up the electric cookstoves (ECs) market in Nepal. This project will apply revolutionary ECs monitoring technology to unlock carbon finance and drive a sustainable ECs market in Nepal. Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technology in electric cookstoves (ECs) enables real-time data collection for accurate monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) while ensuring adherence to best business practices within the EC market. Using additional stove monitors to track stove stacking will also enable measurement of real use of all household cooking devices and provide more accurate emissions reduction estimates.The data gathered also plays a key role in the MRV of carbon credits. Establishing a carbon finance program for ECs will attract much-needed capital to establish a sustainable EC market.  
This project will gather learnings to support the scaling-up of electric cooking across Nepal, prove viability to replicate this work at a national level with carbon credit buyers, reduce the barriers for companies to enter Nepal, and position Nepal to potentially be the first developing country globally to achieve 100% decarbonized cooking through the mass adoption of ECs. Project learnings will also be disseminated throughout the region, where ECs can scale up.  

This is a paid opportunity from May 28, 2024, through September 2, 2024, and offers an hourly compensation rate of $17.50 per hour for individuals currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 8 months of graduation) an associate degree or bachelor’s degree program; and $20 per hour for individuals currently enrolled in a graduate program.  

This position is remote. Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is required. 
The Nepal project is seeking a dynamic and versatile Intern who will work closely with the Director, Nepal project to support the project strategy, implementation, and management in Nepal. ​ 

Essential Functions 

  • Participate in the project implementation strategy and model development
  • ​Support in the development and management of research being conducted in the target area
  • Support day-to-day project management and logistics
  • ​Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team to ensure effective project monitoring and conduct data analysis
  • ​Assist in drafting and completing required presentations, reports, and other documentation as needed
  • ​Design and organize activities (e.g., workshops, trainings, webinars) for various stakeholders regarding the project and
  • ​Other duties as assigned. ​

Selection Criteria 

  • ​​Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree (ongoing) in environment, energy, climate, international development or related field required 
  • ​Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint 
  • ​Attention to details and strong organizational skills 
  • ​Demonstrated ability to function as a team player with people, internally and externally, from various types of organizations, cultural backgrounds, and areas of expertise 
  • ​A high degree of internal motivation and the ability to ‘self-start’ and work professionally
  • ​Ability to manage and advance multiple tasks and responsibilities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • ​Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex concepts concisely and compellingly and communicate technical information clearly to a lay audience
  • ​​​​​​​Unimpeachable ethical standards, confidentiality, and personal integrity