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Senior Director of Renewable Energy, PACT, Washington DC, USA

The Senior Director, Renewable Energy (SDRE) provides leadership for Pact’s newest Signature Program, working with companies, foundations, governments and people to expand access to energy within the communities Pact serves. The SDRE will oversee implementation of the initial Program strategy, review, assess and improve the Program strategy over time, and be accountable for achieving the goals of the Program.

The SDRE will lead all related efforts including, fundraising, donor relations, and partnerships for Pact’s work in the Renewable Energy sector, and will be responsible for developing and leading a network of staff around the world that can provide technical assistance, and quality oversight of all Renewable Energy projects, in close coordination with professionals across the organization.

As a leader in the organization, the SDRE will serve as a champion for Pact’s broader transformation efforts. While honoring Pact’s deep commitment to community partnerships and the trust of communities, the SDRE will pursue new opportunities along the renewable energy value chain that result in traditional contracts and grants or new business models such as social enterprises and joint ventures.

The SDRE, will ensure that Pact evolves and adapts its technical capabilities not only to keep abreast of opportunities, regulations, actors, and best practices in the renewable energy sector but also to position Pact as a thought and practice leader in the field of Renewable Energy and integrated development.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

Ensure the Signature Program is delivered on time, on budget, and on target.

Help identify key personnel (draft JDs, review CVs, conduct interviews, etc.) as needed.

Support implementation of the Signature Program portfolio by sourcing consultants, interviewing program staff as relevant, developing or reviewing SoWs/ToRs, and reviewing reports and project documentation.

Contribute to due diligence to ensure Pact’s engagement with potential corporate partners is appropriate.

Lead a robust internal community of practice that ensures continuous learning across field offices as well as across all levels of Pact.

Ensure that integrated programming is maximized for impact and documented across Pact. Share global best practices with project staff on regular basis using multiple communications channels and mechanisms.

Strategy and Business Development

Lead fundraising efforts for the Signature Program and work in close coordination with Corporate Engagement and Business Development to identify and retain donors.

Represent and promote Pact’s technical capabilities and programming at donor meetings, internal events and national/international conferences.

Serve as an organization-wide expert on Renewable Energy, networking with donors to gather intelligence on up-coming funding opportunities, responding to donor questions, and presenting Pact’s work within the Signature Program to donors, when appropriate.

Forge corporate partnerships at the programmatic level, building on Pact’s existing relationships, and by identifying new potential partners.

Periodically review and revise the Signature Program strategy to incorporate lessons learned, and provide periodic updates to the Board of Directors and senior management.

Thought Leadership and Technical Assistance

Provide technical assistance to field offices so that they are able to pursue renewable energy related projects with a high degree of autonomy, and are equipped to meet donor expectations.

Serve as a subject matter expert, overseeing the technical design of proposed projects by multi-disciplinary teams within Pact’s Program Advancement group to ensure that all relevant proposals are technically sound, and capitalize on Pact’s local knowledge and relationships.

Participate in scoping trips, proposal design meetings, and support recruitment of project-specific partners.

Provide intellectual leadership to Pact and externally by staying abreast of trends and research findings regarding corporate responsibility, regulatory frameworks, industry standards and best practices, and disseminate key information to country offices and relevant communities of practice.

Document and disseminate case studies externally – in writing and through conference participation.

Oversee the development of articles, reports, and communications materials for delivery to the general public and specific audiences through multiple media channels.

Provide technical support and ongoing oversight to projects in the Renewable Energy portfolio to ensure program quality.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field such as business, economics, international relations, or engineering. Post-graduate degree preferred.
  • 15 years of experience working in international development, renewable energy development/finance, and/or corporate responsibility (6 years of experience if candidate has a Master’s or higher degree).
  • Demonstrated expertise in the renewable energy industry and/or with innovative business models, and an accomplished thought leader with a track record of published papers or articles, and/or speaking engagements on an international basis.
  • Strong experience with strategic planning, budget development and monitoring, financial analysis, development of metrics, and reporting.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills, with a track record of leading multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams on a global basis. High proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback and meaningful development opportunities.
  • Experience with fundraising including: foundations, corporations, and individual gifts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with Pact staff, donors, local partners, host governments and other implementing organizations.
  • Documented success in raising philanthropic capital from various donors, including national agencies, foundations, and/or corporations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations including corporate giving and partnership mechanisms (both philanthropy and business-case engagement).
  • Excellent written and oral communications, including strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time in diverse cultural environments.

Please see https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/479482833/ for more details.

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Energy Access Consultant, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK

Department: Shaping Sustainable Markets research group
Contract type: Fixed term
Salary: Rate to be agreed
Location: London
Closing date: 5 pm (GMT) Tuesday, 28 November 2017

IIED’s energy team is looking for an energy access consultant to work with us on a range of exciting research and on-the-ground projects. The work has a particular focus on financing decentralised energy, productive uses of energy and East Africa. This role is for up for 50 days, for the period December 2017 to March 2018 to provide support on a range of projects led by IIED, in collaboration with our partners.

We are looking for an individual who has research and project management experience, and expertise in finance and productive uses of energy. Experience in Tanzania and East Africa is an advantage. Preferably, the consultant will also be UK based.

How to apply: 

We invite interested consultants (individuals, firms) to submit the following application documents:

  • CV, including links to published reports
  • Short proposal (maximum 2 sides of A4) outlining how you meet the criteria and particular value added that you bring in delivering work proposed, and
  • A financial proposal including a daily rate (do not include a travel budget).

Please send your application to hr@iied.org. The deadline for applying is 5pm on Tuesday, 28 November 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a follow-up discussion (call/meeting) in the immediate days after the deadline.

For any questions of clarification on content of this terms of reference, please email members of the IIED energy team: Ben Garside (ben.garside@iied.org) and Sarah Best (sarah.best@iied.org).

For more information please visit www.iied.org/jobs/20171115/energy-access-consultant

For Terms of Reference or full job description, please visit http://bit.ly/2huXSzp

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SME Advisor, Energy 4 Impact, Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda; Kampala, Uganda and Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

This role is within Advisory Services, a Nairobi-based team of professionals from a range of private sector backgrounds including investment banking and private equity, management consulting, law, entrepreneurship, infrastructure project development, micro-finance and engineering. 

 Our clients are primarily based in East Africa and range in the stage of their development from ideation/pre-pilot to scale-up. We work with companies employing a range of business models and technologies. Many are developing small-scale assets for power generation and distribution (e.g. through mini-grids) using solar, biomass gasification, or hydropower, while others produce or distribute solar lights or home systems, clean cook-stoves or biomass-based fuels.

Academic Qualification & Experience

·        5-7 years of experience in energy project development, operations, or financing; or experience in early-stage entrepreneurship

(and/or)

·        5-7 years of experience in management or strategic consulting or financial advisory

(and/or)

·        Experience as an early-stage business building as an entrepreneur, investor (PE/VC/impact investing), or other service provider e.g. incubation.

·        2-3 years experience working with mini-grids project developers

Energy 4 Impact works to alleviate poverty in Africa through increased access to sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, we support the development and growth of privately owned micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) which deliver renewable energy products and services to the poor, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. We do this by advising mSMEs on business and technical matters and enabling them to secure the financing and resources they require. For more information, please go to www.energy4impact.org/jobs.

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Senior Analyst, Energy 4 Impact, Nairobi, Kenya; Kigali, Rwanda; Kampala, Uganda and Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

This role is within Advisory Services, a Nairobi-based team of professionals from a range of private sector backgrounds including investment banking and private equity, management consulting, law, entrepreneurship, infrastructure project development, micro-finance and engineering.  

Our clients are primarily based in East Africa and range in the stage of their development from ideation/pre-pilot to scale-up. We work with companies employing a range of business models and technologies. Many are developing small-scale assets for power generation and distribution (e.g. through mini-grids) using solar, biomass gasification, or hydropower, while others produce or distribute solar lights or home systems, clean cook-stoves or biomass-based fuels.

Academic Qualification & Experience

·        3-5 years of experience in energy project development, operations, or financing; or experience in early-stage entrepreneurship

(and/or)

·        3-5 years of experience in management or strategic consulting or financial advisory

(and/or)

·        Experience as an early-stage business building as an entrepreneur, investor (PE/VC/impact investing), or other service provider e.g. incubation.

·        2-3 years experience working with mini-grids project developers

Energy 4 Impact works to alleviate poverty in Africa through increased access to sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, we support the development and growth of privately owned micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) which deliver renewable energy products and services to the poor, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. We do this by advising mSMEs on business and technical matters and enabling them to secure the financing and resources they require. For more information, please go to www.energy4impact.org/jobs.

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Program Manager, Energy 4 Impact, Kigali, Rwanda

In Rwanda, E4I is implementing a programme which goal is to support the growth of a sustained market for off-grid renewable energy by helping the private sector to deliver access to energy to 77,500 people in rural areas, in a way that is inclusive of people living in poverty called Scaling up Off-Grid Energy in Rwanda (SOGER). 

This programme comprises of two project components, designed and developed to respond to the country’s challenges and the government’s priorities with regards to poverty reduction and energy access in rural areas: 

– Component 1: Renewable Energy Small Projects (RESP) Development Facility: to accelerate the development of small grid-connected or isolated mini-grid projects.

 – Component 2: Pico-hydro project development: to support the development of pico-hydro micro-utilities in rural areas. The SOGER Programme Manager will coordinate the delivery of the 2 components and ensure the successful implementation and delivery of the programme’s activities and results 

Academic and Professional Qualifications 

·  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Project Management or related degree

Relevant Work Experience 

·  5 years relevant working experience. 

·  Experience in renewable energy e.g. solar, biomass etc. will be an added advantage.

Energy 4 Impact works to alleviate poverty in Africa through increased access to sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, we support the development and growth of privately owned micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) which deliver renewable energy products and services to the poor, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. We do this by advising mSMEs on business and technical matters and enabling them to secure the financing and resources they require. For more information, please go to www.energy4impact.org/jobs.

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Capital Access Manager, Energy 4 Impact, Nairobi, Kenya

The Capital Access Manager (CAM) oversees Energy 4 Impact’s work facilitating lending to micro-enterprises by financial institutions and suppliers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Senegal, although this is likely to expand to more countries soon. The CAM manages a team of 5, allocates capital access funds, and is responsible for relevant policies, procedures, documents and reporting. The role is based at Energy 4 Impact’s regional headquarters in Nairobi and reports to the Director of Investment Advisory in London. 

Requirements Academic and Professional Qualification 

·  Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar or equivalent level of degree (e.g. Law) from a reputable institution. Professional Experience 

·  Over 5 years’ experience in financial inclusion in developing countries and working with MFIs, cooperative banks and other local credit providers. 

·  Experience managing an international team, preferably in a developing market context.

·  Experience and knowledge of the energy sector, preferably in renewable energy, an advantage.

Energy 4 Impact works to alleviate poverty in Africa through increased access to sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, we support the development and growth of privately owned micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) which deliver renewable energy products and services to the poor, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. We do this by advising mSMEs on business and technical matters and enabling them to secure the financing and resources they require. For more information, please go to www.energy4impact.org/jobs.