WIEN ELECTIONS

Call for Nominations and Elections – 2023

This notice is to inform all members of the Women in Energy Network (WIEN) that it is time for our elections. This process is to vote in new members of the Board of Directors. Kindly recall that since the elections last year were not concluded, the present Board of Directors (BOD) agreed to extend their tenure by one calendar year, which is about to end.
Interested members of WIEN willing to contest for available positions should express their interest by filling nomination form.

Kindly see below the available positions up for election with their respective job descriptions:

  • The President

The President of the Women in Energy Network (WIEN) will provide strong leadership in collaboration with the Board and executives to establish short, long-term goals and strategies. Serving as the face of the network, the President will be accountable to all stakeholders and members. Responsibilities include aligning network priorities, attracting business investments, strategic planning, overseeing operations, signing legal documents, program development, and managing fund-raising efforts. Requirements include WIEN membership, adaptability, 10+ years of energy sector experience, leadership skills, and international travel readiness.

  • Academy Director

The Academy Director plays a pivotal role in aligning programs with strategic goals, managing budgets, and ensuring successful project execution. Responsibilities encompass daily operations management, program scheduling, resource allocation, and budget oversight. This role fosters a unified vision, ensures program relevance to the network’s mission, and identifies investment strategies that align with WIEN’s mission and vision. Board membership is required, and candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in business management or a related field, possess strategic planning skills, and have experience in operations enhancement. International travel readiness is essential.

  • Vice President Upstream

The Vice President, Upstream assists the President in shaping network strategies, with a focus on securing opportunities in the upstream sector, covering exploration, petroleum engineering, drilling, oil and gas operations, unconventional resources, and R&D. Responsibilities include policy development, public awareness initiatives, financial reporting, and representing WIEN to external partners and government forums. Responsibilities also include contributing to overall organizational strategy, encouraging innovation, overseeing internal operations, fostering stakeholder relationships, and evaluating goal achievement. Board membership is required, and candidates should possess a strong understanding of the energy sector, innovation, leadership, relationship management, strategic planning, operations enhancement skills, and international travel readiness.

  • Vice President Gas

The Vice President, Gas supports the President in shaping network strategies, with a focus on opportunities in the gas energy sector, including oil and gas exploration, development, drilling, and refining. Responsibilities encompass policy development, public awareness initiatives, financial reporting, and representing WIEN to external partners and government forums. This role contributes to overall organizational strategy, fosters innovation, oversees internal operations, cultivates stakeholder relationships, and evaluates goal achievement. Board membership is required, and candidates should possess a strong energy sector understanding, innovation, leadership, relationship management, strategic planning, operations enhancement skills, and international travel readiness.

  • Media and Publicity Director

The Media & Publicity Director crafts the WIEN network’s business and publicity strategy, cultivates relationships, and provides strategic guidance for growth. Responsibilities include building long-term stakeholder relationships, identifying key decision-makers in the Energy sector, enhancing business planning, and delivering compelling presentations to boost network visibility and finances. This role also involves accurate forecasting, marketing program development, organizing marketing events, representing WIEN at meetings, and strategically utilizing diverse media platforms for stakeholder engagement. Board membership is required, along with relationship management, strategic planning, operations enhancement, team coordination skills, and international travel readiness.

  • The Policy & Strategy Director

Job Summary: The Policy & Strategy Director leads strategic planning and policy implementation based on sector analysis. Responsibilities encompass policy development, advocacy, and collaboration to align with WIEN’s strategic priorities and membership needs. The role involves influencing key stakeholders amid sector transformations, enhancing the network’s profile, and partnering with energy sector leaders. Continuous adaptation to policy developments and assessing effectiveness are key components, alongside collaboration with the Business Development & Publicity Director for strategic positioning and stakeholder engagement. Board membership, a relevant graduate degree, 5 years plus of energy sector experience, team leadership skills, and international travel readiness are prerequisites.

  • Membership Director

Job Summary: The Membership Director would play a pivotal role in expanding and maintaining the membership network. Responsibilities include overseeing the membership database, creating initiatives for growth, and ensuring effective communication with members. This role fosters engagement through newsletters, social media, and feedback collection while collaborating with the Business Development and Publicity Director on marketing strategies. Board membership is required, along with skills in relationship management, strategic planning, operations improvement, team coordination, and international travel readiness.

  • Vice President Downstream & Midstream

The Vice President Downstream & Midstream collaborates with the President to define and implement network strategies, focusing on opportunities in the downstream sector, including petroleum refining, natural gas processing, and product marketing. Responsibilities encompass policy development, public awareness initiatives, financial reporting, and representation at external forums. This role contributes to overall organizational strategy, encourages innovation, oversees internal operations, builds stakeholder relationships, and assesses goal achievement. Board membership is required, along with a strong energy sector understanding, innovation, leadership, relationship management, strategic planning, operations enhancement skills, and international travel readiness.

  • Vice President Power

Vice President, Power assists the President in shaping network strategies, with focus on opportunities in the power sector, spanning production and distribution. Responsibilities include policy development, public awareness initiatives, financial reporting, and representation of WIEN to external partners and government forums. This role contributes to overall organizational strategy, fosters innovation, oversees internal operations, cultivates stakeholder relationships, and evaluates goal achievement. Board membership is required, and candidates should possess a strong energy sector understanding, innovation, leadership, relationship management, strategic planning, operations enhancement skills, and international travel readiness.

  • Secretary

The Secretary provides guidance to the Board on organizational direction and ensuring legal compliance. Responsibilities include advising the Board on legal matters, convening and managing meetings, maintaining meeting records, offering legal and strategic advice, and overseeing records management. Also drafting legal documents, monitoring compliance, and developing internal audit policies. Board membership is required, and candidates should have legal expertise, a Bachelor’s degree in Law, strong administrative skills, and knowledge of legal requirements and controls. Keeping up with regulatory changes and policies affecting the organization is also vital.

  • The Partnership Director 

Job Summary: The Partnership Director of Women in Energy Network (WIEN) will oversee external partnership program implementation, including project development, staff management, budget control, and stakeholder representation. With a pivotal role in advancing WIEN’s mission, the PD will collaborate with senior leadership for program expansion, manage ongoing partnerships, monitor project progress, and guide organizational strategy. This role demands energy sector expertise, exceptional relationship management, strategic planning, and the ability to enhance operations. International travel readiness is essential.       

  • Sponsorship Director  

The Sponsorship Director plays a crucial role in securing corporate sponsorships and partnerships to support the network financially. Responsibilities encompass stakeholder management, sponsorship strategy planning, and marketing strategy development. This role evaluates sponsorship requests, ensures alignment with WIEN’s values and goals, and coordinates sponsors’ participation at events. It involves designing sponsorship packages, exploring new sales strategies, and maintaining prospect and sponsor databases. Prepares proposals, and reports, and manages post-event surveys and appreciation. Board membership is required, along with a strong sales and marketing background, fundraising experience, and international travel readiness.

  • Treasurer (Finance Director)

The Treasurer’s role centers on financial management and compliance. The Treasurer oversees financial planning, risk mitigation, and fiscal matters, ensuring regulatory compliance and accountability. Responsibilities also include managing bank balances, donations, investments, and relationships with financial institutions and regulators. The Treasurer also prepares and presents annual budgets, develops financial policies, and establishes controls while providing long-term projections based on business needs. Board membership is required, and candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA certification, 5 years plus of corporate financial management experience, proficiency in financial software, and strong analytical skills.

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