CANADEM is seeking seasoned Energy Experts with previous relevant humanitarian/development experience for its Energy Expert roster. CANADEM is a Canadian based NGO that works with various UN agencies through the standby partnership programme. We regularly deploy candidates in various areas of expertise all around the globe. Registration with CANADEM is always free. We are looking to expand our pool of experts for potential/upcoming opportunities with different UN agencies’ field offices. Most positions are for 3 to 6 month deployments.


  • Minimum of 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in access to energy, energy delivery models, or other energy related fields.
  • Advanced university degree in renewable energy, environmental science, engineering, economy or related disciplines.
  • Experience in working in humanitarian situations and proven knowledge of sustainable energy and technical skills in set-up, design and monitoring of energy programs from a multi-sectoral and protection perspective.
  • Proven knowledge of energy products and services, particularly for cooking and productive uses (cookstoves, electric appliances, agricultural equipment powered by renewables), as well as, energy delivery models (business models, value chains, enabling environment, socio-cultural context).
  • Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN common system or other comparable international organization is desirable.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, teamwork, interpersonal, and cultural competency skills.

CANADEM and its partners have a no-tolerance policy for inaction to prevent, respond to and follow up on alleged cases of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH). For this reason, we adhere to all policies, procedures and training of the United Nations on The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). CANADEM mandates all deployees successfully complete the PSEA online course. This e-learning course is composed of a set of lessons designed to raise awareness about SEAH, become familiar with a range of measures to combat SEAH, understand the impact on victims and the consequences for UN Personnel who commit Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment.

How to apply

If you have the above-mentioned skills, please register with CANADEM before contacting us. Registration is available on our website at After registering, please apply here.