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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2201916

Director – International Clean Energy and Climate Change

The Director for International Clean Energy and Climate Change will lead efforts to expand the portfolio of USAID and other US government projects within the Climate, Energy & Transportation Division. She/he will provide technical direction and specialized technical assistance related to clean and renewable energy, climate change mitigation & sustainability, and climate resilience. Specialization to include deployment of advanced distributed energy solutions, energy efficiency technologies, approaches for decarbonization and climate resilient growth. Focus should include understanding of how to implement improved sector policies, build institutional capacity, and employ blended finance instruments.

She/he will lead new business efforts for USAID and other USG projects in line with USAID priorities and strategies in part by leveraging capabilities across ICF global business units, including ongoing project work for USAID, MCC and other international donor clients.


· Identify and lead new business opportunities related to clean energy and low carbon planning and lead the preparation and writing of innovative, winning proposals for USAID projects.

· Work with proposal teams to formulate convincing technical approaches, develop responsive technical narratives, competitive staffing and management structures, and provide inputs into the proposal budgeting process.

· Build and grow strategic client relationships, especially with USAID, but also with other implementing and donor organizations.

· Support cross-company efforts to advance ICF's reputation as a thought leader in clean energy, and the mobilization of green investment into vulnerable communities.

· Develop and test innovative approaches that are incorporated into winning proposals and put ICF at the forefront of clean energy service providers to USAID and other donors.

· Create partnerships with international initiatives, technology providers, private organizations, and expert consultants for the delivery of clean energy and climate mitigation services.

· Participate in the ongoing development and implementation of ICF’s corporate growth strategy focusing on USAID and other international donor clients.


· Advanced degree in relevant field (e.g., energy, climate change, environmental management, environmental economics, international development, public/business administration).

· At least ten years’ demonstrated technical experience leading, designing, and/or evaluating projects and programs that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and/or low carbon development in developing country settings, with extensive experience managing USAID-funded projects.

· Management experience should include multi-country project management and successful oversight of senior-level project teams with complex delivery objectives.

· Familiarity with a wide range of clean energy strategies, including their appropriateness in various types of low resource settings.

· Excellent writing skills and demonstrated experience leading and writing winning technical proposals for USAID or other international donor clients. Has the ability to work independently and effectively across technical areas, develop technical approaches that integrate or leverage resources in different parts of the company, and adjust technical content to meet client evaluation criteria.

· Ability to travel to countries in which ICF has projects or new business opportunities for proposal reconnaissance and the provision of technical support to projects, barring times or locations ICF Security Office has deemed unsafe. Travel requirement expected to be up to 25% of the time

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.