Norfund was founded in 1997 and is an active, strategic minority investor – wholly owned and funded by the Norwegian Government. It offers risk capital and expertise to help building sustainable businesses in poor countries. Norfund aims to invest in sectors and countries where it can have the greatest impact, where the private sector is weak and access to capital is scarce. This is primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also in some countries in South East Asia and Central America. Norfund’s priority sectors are Clean Energy, Financial Institutions, and Food & Agribusiness. Norfund also invests in some specialised SME Funds to support small and medium sized companies in developing countries. Their investment horizon is normally 5-10 years, and when they exit investments, the funds are reinvested in other businesses. The average annual return on their investments is 4.9% since inception. Norfund offers risk capital Equity: Norfund's equity investments are from about NOK 20 million (4 million USD) and above. The fund takes maximum 35% ownership share. That is, the projects normally have a total equity of NOK 100 million and above. Norfund takes a position as an active owner, and follows the development of the company closely. Loans: Norfund normally only offers loans to companies in which the fund already has an equity position. But the fund can offer ordinary loans to financial institutions like banks, or in some cases to other companies (e.g. small, Norwegian enterprises; see below). The loans are in the same size range as equity positions. SME funds (private equity funds): In addition to investing directly in companies with equity and or loans, Norfund invests equity indirectly through SME funds. Norfund invests in funds that have an investment strategy aligned with the Norfund strategy, that is funds that work to develop local small and medium sized enterprises in the Norfund geographies. The SME fund positions are in the same size range as the direct equity investments. Norfund offers expertise and active ownership To maximise financial and developmental success in the investee companies, Norfund strives to be a value adding owner beyond the mere capital investment. Norfund’s investment teams have extensive experience in project development and governance, and works closely with the partners to develop the companies. Financial Institutions Norfund contributes to increasing access to capital for SMEs and unbanked individuals by investing in financial institutions. Banks and microfinance institutions depend on equity and debt in order to extend loans to their customers. These financial service providers need capital to develop products and increase their market reach. They also need to make costly but crucial capital investments, for example in IT systems. Norfund strategy Norfund invests primarily in commercial banks and microfinance institutions, but also in non-bank financial institutions like leasing, housing finance and factoring. Their focus is particularly to support institutions and business models that target SMEs and mass market financial inclusion. About 50% of world adult population lack access to financial service. Norfund offers long-term financing and gives priority to equity investments. However, they may also provide senior or subordinated debt depending on the type of institution, geography and its financing needs. Banks Norfund’s target investments include locally-owned medium-sized and large bank institutions that are focused on serving SMEs, the retail market, and clients who have not previously had access to financial services. The banking sector in poor countries is often underdeveloped, characterised by a large number of relatively small local banks with high costs, high margins and limited services to SMEs. Therefore, Norfund aims to create efficient, scalable banks that can provide more targeted and less expensive services to SMEs and individuals through a reduction in sector costs and increased capabilities. In Sub-Saharan Africa, Norfund's direct equity investments in banks are primarily targeted through their investment company Arise. Microfinance Institutions Microfinance includes financial services offered to low-income individuals and micro-companies that do not otherwise have access to traditional banking services. Microfinance services usually include microcredit, deposits and insurance. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) range in size from small non-profit organisations, cooperatives and self-help groups on one hand, to commercial and state banks, insurance companies and specialised microfinance institutions on the other. Norfund's investments in microfinance are primarily targeted through their investments company, the Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) in Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. Non-bank financial institutions Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) supplement the services provided by banks and include leasing, factoring, specialized lending and trade finance. Norfund invests in non-bank financial institutions that are dedicated to serving SMEs, such as leasing, factoring and lending institutions. Example investees: Equity Bank (East Africa) Arrend (Leasing, Central America) Myanmar Finance (Microfinance, South East Asia) The Role Norfund are now looking to hire an experienced Senior Investment Manager / Director to lead their Financial Institutions division across East Africa. S/he will be responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and executing on debt-funded opportunities across the East African region. Qualifications & Experience Required 12+ years of experience within the investment or banking space MBA or equivalent management degree from a premier institute; CFA also preferred Deep understanding of the Banking sector Superior oral, written and visual communication skills Strong networking and relationship development skills Self-motivated with high initiative
Copia Global, is bringing e-commerce to low -middle income people in the developing world, transforming this historically neglected market into empowered global consumers. It is the best of Amazon, Fedex and a healthy dose of BoP expertise. Just as the Sears catalog revolutionized life in the pioneer days of the United States, Fedex revolutionized distribution and Amazon revolutionized life in the internet age, Copia is similarly creating a whole new medium to reach low-middle income consumers. By making accessible a wide range of trusted, reliable consumer goods - from rice to motorcycles, from mattresses to hammers, from soap to solar lights - Copia improves the quality of life for consumers at the middle and base of the economic pyramid. The advent of mobile technologies is the game changer, enabling Copia to provide a profitable, high quality service to low-income people for the first time in history. With $5T of annual income, the peri-urban and rural populations of the developing world represent a huge untapped market opportunity. These populations remain underserved with no trusted, affordable access to reliable, basic necessities. Using mobile technologies, Copia can connect billions of people with the global economy, thereby enhancing their lives. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2013, Copia started its operations in Kenya and is now serving 3,000 locations throughout central Kenya, generating significant monthly revenues and growing at 15% per month. Please see www.copiaglobal.com to learn more. The Role Got early stage entrepreneurial energy? Ready for a muddy boots experience? Want to build the next Amazon on the new frontier? Based in Nairobi, Kenya and reporting to Copia’s CEO, the Director Procurement and Partner Relationships will be responsible for building a strategic relationship with suppliers, designing the strategy, management and coordination of the procurement & pricing activities, upholding and enhancing policy, controls, procedures, systems and reporting, together with ensuring an efficient structure to drive margin improvements and value benefits to the organization. You will be required to provide sound business leadership, with timely proactive decision making and advice that enables the business units to operate effectively and efficiently. You will additionally be responsible for building supplier and other partner relationships to monetise “Copia Gold” the unique route to market offered by Copia with unrivalled direct access to low middle income end customers in rural areas and a valuable data pool on those customer’s spending habits. In short, you will lead the company’s efforts to increase gross margin on product though both volume and value. Responsibilities Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Procurement and Partner Relationships primary responsibility is to establish and operate efficient and effective Procurement Processes necessary to maximize profit margins and ensure that organization meets its delivery commitments and implement best practices. Specific responsibilities include the following: Strategy development and implementation Providing procurement oversight and strategic development of systems, staff structures and purchasing opportunities. Implementing procurement planning for all Copia requirements. Designing or implementing purchasing structures that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies. Ensuring implementation of procurement best practices for Demand & Supply Planning, Customer Service, Material Handling and Purchasing. Spearheading strategic relationships with suppliers and contract manufacturers. Procurement Management Managing activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, product requirements planning, and inventory control. Monitoring and managing the demand and supply planning processes to produce accurate demand plans to achieve customer service level targets and minimize distribution costs. Preparing and processing requisitions and purchase orders for supplies. Ensuring procurement processes are compliant with regulatory requirements. Ensuring optimum processing of orders and invoices. Managing third party and ensuring that company standards are applied. Participating in internal and external benchmarking in order to implement best practices. Inventory Management Carrying out inventory management. Implementing best practice working capital strategies. Optimizing working capital and ensuring fresh stock. Coordinating and identifying optimum residual value for disposal of obsolete holdings. Implementing a “Just in Time” procurement and inventory control system. Continuous Improvement Reviewing and implementing new or improved procurement planning processes. Implementing all possible improvements such as operation, communication, customer service and costs. Developing and monitoring budgets and approval of expenditures. Stakeholder Management Building value managed relationships with suppliers to maintain high service levels and achieve world-class performance with reference to quality, delivery and pricing consistency. Developing procedures for coordination of procurement management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance and supply chain. Maintaining relationships with internal staff i.e. Sales, Marketing, Customer Service & Finance Departments; and externally with manufacturers and products Suppliers. Locating vendors of supplies and interviewing them to determine product availability and terms of sales. Building strategic value-based relationships with suppliers capitalising on Copia’s unique route to market. Negotiating prices and terms with suppliers and vendors to achieve corporate product margin targets and non-trade unit cost improvements. Representing the company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers. Liaising with the finance function to ensure proper costing of purchases and ensuring efficient processing of accounting documents for timely payment to suppliers. Liaising closely with department heads to plan procurement and inventory requirements. Building relationships and commercial arrangements with potential partners who can use Copia’s unique position in its ownership of the low middle-income consumer relationship to monetise data & report subscriptions, products tests, product launches, supplier marketing / co-branding, and generally in customer interactions and supplier relationships People Management Leading and managing the team and developing them into high performing and engaged workforce, managing their performance, motivating, coaching and training them accordingly. Setting and reviewing objectives and conducting performance appraisals. Managing the necessary administrative tasks. Qualifications The Director Procurement and Partner Relationships is a high-level strategist with diverse procurement and partner relationships skills, expertise and experience in the shed, a day-to-day operational magic maker and a cross-team player. You should not only possess the strategic leadership of a business professional but the creative problem-solving abilities of an entrepreneur, and the desire to roll up your sleeves in the start-up stage of a company’s development. The ideal candidate has a track record of procurement expertise but most importantly, corporate leadership. You will provide leadership on new opportunities to grow the business and be flexible in the fast-changing environment of a start-up business in a developing country context. Specifically, the Director Procurement and Partner Relationships will have: Education Qualifications and Experience A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or equivalent. Logistics & distribution or MCIPS qualifications would be an added advantage. A minimum of 5 years Senior Management experience in Procurement or Supply Chain Management from a Retail or FMCG industry. Experience of ERP and stock control systems is a distinct advantage. Technical Skills and Behavioral Attributes A good understanding of contract law and financial management. Excellent knowledge of Supply Chain Best Practices. Good knowledge of the business environment. Good product knowledge. A self starter with high enthusiasm and an ability to engender support and respect from a broad and diverse base of management. Excellent relationship management, interpersonal and team playing skills. Strong ability for decision making under pressure. Sufficient autonomy in work and self motivated. Analytical and hardworking. A good planner and organizer with a strategic vision. Proactive in their work and takes the initiative to propose and implement new approaches. Results oriented. Sound budget and cost control analysis skills Proven contract negotiation skills and high commercial acumen. High level of integrity. Confident with strong leadership skills. Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
Our Client Jubilee Insurance Ltd. was established as the first incorporated Insurance Company based in Mombasa in August 1937. They have since spread their wings and sphere of influence as the No. 1 Insurance Company in the region with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Mauritius and are recognized as the largest Composite Insurer in East Africa with over 450,000 clients. They are listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange and the Uganda Securities Exchange having been rated highly on Leadership, Quality and Risk Management and awarded AA- rating in Kenya & Uganda and an A+ in Tanzania. As of December 2016, Jubilee’s total asset base was KSH 90.6 Billion with a profit before tax of KSH 4.6 Billion. The Role Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya, is currently looking for a Head of Human Resources to lead the development and implementation of the Human Resources strategy in Talent Management, Employee Relations, Benefits Design and Management, HR Administration, Performance Management, and Training, in line with the business strategic plan. This person’s goal is to develop Jubilee Insurance Kenya’s workplace to be recognized as one of the best places to work in the country . Responsibilities Manpower Planning and Recruitment Provide direction on strategic HR planning and management process and ensure that HR plans are in tandem with the Group’s business plans – short term (STP), midterm (MTP) and long-term (LTP) plans. Provide regular updates to the Board HR Committee. Conduct and advise on staff recruitment, selection, placement and succession planning. Identifying and meeting the company’s human resourcing needs. Training and Development Identify the core business skills and develop appropriate strategies to develop employees skills. Assess the training needs and develop training plans. Assess whether the training objectives have been achieved Performance Management Lead the performance management process through balanced scorecards. Ensure BSC are developed annually and formal and quality Performance Appraisal reviews are undertaken twice a year for all employees, and ensure that appropriate action is taken on all matters arising from the reviews. Compensation and Benefits Advise the Board on results of Salaries and Fringe Benefits surveys in order to determine market values for similar jobs in similar organisations; recommend competitive remuneration structure aimed at retaining our best staff. Employee Relations Maintain proper employee relations ensuring compliance with all requirements statutory and otherwise and represent the company in the necessary forums that relate to the regulation of labour relations such the Federation of Kenya Employers, Ministry of Labour and the Industrial Court. Promote loyalty to and pride in the company through promotional material, encouraging participation in companywide activities, guiding the preparation of in house publications and contributing to regional and companywide journals and publications. Promote productive working relations by handling trade disputes and grievances. Conduct research and surveys in best HR practices locally and internationally and make recommendations based on the findings. Conducting exit interviews and responding to issues arising therefrom. Administration of HR Team and Other Duties Lead the organisation design and the development of HR policies and procedures. Ensure all local reporting and information requirements are met in a timely manner. Develop, train, motivate and evaluate HR team to achieve highest levels of performance. Identify, benchmark and implement best practices in HR management and practice Determine & coordinate departmental reporting and communication requirements Key Deliverables Human Resource Strategic Plan and annual Human Resources Plan to: Make Jubilee Insurance one of the best places to work in Kenya; Ensure talent identification and development, increasing number of technically skilled employees, and smooth succession planning; Deliver high levels of Employee satisfaction, motivation and engagement; Deliver high performing and increasingly productive employees. Requirements Academic Qualifications B.A. (Social Sciences) Masters in Business/ Administration – added advantage Higher Diploma in HRM Key Competencies Visionary Leadership Entrepreneur Spirit Market Awareness Customer Focus Continuous Innovation Ownership & Commitment Team Spirit Relevant Experience Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience Functional Skills Human Resources Strategy Development Manpower planning & development Culture change management Recruitment management Learning and Training Management Performance Improvement Negotiation Skills Employee relations Performance and Reward management Retirement Benefits Management Project Management
More than 500 million people across sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity and the International Energy Agency expects that number to increase to 700 million by 2030. Since extending the grid to them would cost billions of dollars, micro-scale, off-grid power from solar is often the only viable answer to energy poverty. In countries like Uganda, where only 20% of the population has an on-grid connection, there’s undeniable potential for solar to leapfrog traditional energy provision models; however, affordability, perceptions of low quality and the absence of last-mile distribution and maintenance networks are curtailing development. These are the very problems that SolarNow was founded to solve. A Dutch company with its head office in Kampala and core operations in Uganda and Kenya, it sells high-quality solar solutions to fit the needs of rural households and small entrepreneurs — from 50Wp small solar home systems capable of powering a radio, phone and a number of lights to 10kWp systems that can power productive appliances and offices. These systems are offered including a range of SolarNow branded consumer electronics, including televisions, fridges, flat irons, shavers and water pumps. Crucially, SolarNow also provides credit that allows client to spread payment for their products over 24 months. Together with a network of 66 branches (950 FTE) in Uganda and Kenya and a price plan that includes full installation and service, backed by a unique five-year warranty, SolarNow has all the pieces in place to take optimal advantage of this unique market opportunity. The company already serves over 35,000 clients and plans to roll out its operations into other African countries during the coming years. The Role The CFO is responsible for developing and implementing SolarNow’s finance strategy, policies and processes. S/he leads the finance team, supports fundraising, conducts financial analysis, manages external relations and provides accurate, timely dashboards to all stakeholders. The CFO develops and manages the company budget and ensures that the financial risk management policies align with the company strategy. Key Responsibilities Planning Assist in formulating the company's growth strategy and supporting related tactical initiatives Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans Develop financial and tax strategies Build and present the 5-year business model and annual budget Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction Operations Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team Manage and motivate the Finance team Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations Oversee the company's transaction processing systems Implement operational best practices Financial Reporting Design dash boards that meet the needs of stakeholders Produce timely and accurate financial reports Oversee the issuance of financial information Present financial results to the executive team and the supervisory board Fundraising & Treasury Management Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts Arrange for debt and equity financing Partnerships & External Relationships Participate in conference calls with the investment community Maintain relationships with local and international lenders Represent the company with investment advisers and investors About you You are someone who cares deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa. You bring more than passion to the role – you have the grit and resilience to do this work. You have deep financial and management expertise, and are excited about being hands-on, but mature enough not to get lost in the weeds. People love to work with you because you are candid, positive and respectful. Someone from whom they can learn. When there is a problem, you will not give up till you have identified the deepest root cause and know how you can solve it, thereby taking every opportunity to empower your team. You have over 10 years of successful financial management experience, preferably in a decentralized retail or financial organization in Africa. You have a MSc degree in accounting, finance or business preferably with a CPA or comparable designation. What to expect SolarNow offers a dynamic role in a high potential for-profit business in a fast-growing market. The CFO is based in Kampala, but the job requires field travel across Africa. The company offers a market conform package consisting of a salary, an employee stock option plan and medical insurance. The CFO will be exposed to various learning experiences in and outside Africa.
Kenyans Come Home (KCH) is a niche recruitment firm, focused on connecting senior executives with exciting opportunities within the East African region. East Africa is going through unparalleled growth, attracting significant investment in the region and many companies are desperately searching for high-caliber executives to lead their growth agenda. KCH has access to extensive global and regional networks of highly talented and qualified professionals excited to be a part of Africa’s rapid growth. Our database of candidates have international exposure and training, yet understand the local cultural context, and are much more committed to staying with our clients for the long-term. We are seasoned professionals who know our market and know the challenges faced by many companies in this environment, particularly high-growth, entrepreneurial businesses. Our growth has primarily come from within our existing clientele and referrals, and we strive to provide each of our clients with personalized, customized and exceptional service in a timely and cost efficient manner. The Role The Senior Recruitment Consultant is responsible for end-to-end delivery of recruitment assignments, as well as providing support to the team in matters related to research, sourcing, candidate engagement, brand management, and general administration. It is a full-time role reporting into the Head of Recruitment. Some of the key responsibilities include: Understand client requirements for new and open roles. Prepare assignment specification documentation and client meeting briefs. Develop and execute on the sourcing strategy for new roles, including target list, sourcing methods, screening criteria, and timelines. Reach out, engage with, and shortlist candidates against role requirements. Liaise with client and candidates to set up interviews and/or meetings. Manage the candidate experience end-to-end, ensuring they are kept up to date on the process and receive feedback at the end of each assignment. Identify and execute on ways to attract and connect with diaspora candidates; creating and/or managing ongoing partnerships. Share market information and client/competitor updates with the team. Assist with marketing and communications activities to increase visibility of KCH. Be involved in assessing and suggesting new methods to ensure an efficient, effective, customer-centric and innovative process. The ideal candidate will: Hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Have 5+ years of work experience in a dynamic, client-facing environment. Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Enjoy working with people and understanding their motivations, aspirations and experiences. Be tenacious, pro-active, and focused on delivering on objectives. Have high attention to detail, with a track record of efficiency and strong organizational skills. Be a self-starter, committed and able to work with minimal supervision. Be passionate, creative and a brand ambassador for Kenyans Come Home. Why apply This role offers the chance to: Learn about exciting opportunities and developments across sectors/industries in the East African region and be in the know. Engage with and support clients that are growing exciting businesses and making an impact in the region. Gain a deeper understanding of various functions and roles within various organization setups and understand the talent needs within this market. Communicate and interact with successful senior executives who, building your networks and learning through their experiences. Sharpen your research and analytical abilities and learn to manage multiple priorities. Get creative and gain experience in brand management, marketing and communications. Be a part of connecting candidates with their dream job and successfully meeting a client’s need for the right person. Work with an open, approachable team excited about your learning and development, and ready to let you drive projects you’re passionate about.
Our Client ENGIE is a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. Driven by their ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, they take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy to all, or mobility, and offer their residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests. Their integrated - low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable - offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working. Their ambition is conveyed by each of their 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with their customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow. 2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra - financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vi geo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance). ENGIE Africa Business Unit (“ENGIE Africa”) manages the development and operation of thermal power and renewable energy assets in several countries, as well as energy installation and maintenance service activities. It is a first-mover in independent power generation in South Africa and has built one of Africa’s largest wind farms in Morocco. Whether in engineering consulting, facility management or energy efficiency services, ENGIE has built a solid reputation in Africa over the last 50 years. They are committed to contributing to the sustainable growth in Africa by developing projects in gas infrastructure, centralized and decentralized power production, electricity and gas distribution as well as energy services and industrial energy engineering. The Role The purpose of this position is to lead the identification, evaluation, development and delivery of business growth opportunities, which fit ENGIE Africa’s strategic objectives. These opportunities will primarily be focused on new activities related to low carbon power generation (multi-types of generation technology), Cogen, LNG regasification and/or gas projects in the East African market, arising through; Greenfield development Acquisitions Brownfield development Other energy related technology developments Primary focus will be Eastern Africa however could include other countries across Africa. Reporting Structure The Senior Business Developer will report to the Regional Manager for Eastern Africa and the Chief Business Development for BU Africa. The position has no direct reports. However as the project manager for an approved development, the position will be required to lead and supervise the overall activities and team members identified to deliver the project. Responsibilities Develop and maintain a current knowledge of the power and gas sector in Eastern Africa, including competitors, potential partners, key stakeholders and regulatory evolutions in the region. Ownership and responsibility to populate the project pipeline through proactive prospection, identification of projects opportunities and assessment of projects feasibility. Prepare and present the necessary project documentation for securing a project development budget. Lead the development of specific projects and negotiations of all project agreements Organization of due diligence missions Identification, in consultation with a multidisciplinary team, of the best option for all components of a project: offtake, technology, equity partnership, ownership structures, contractors, suppliers, financing, etc. Management of the overall project development from origination to financial/transactional close in a competitive environment, often with short deadlines. This includes the negotiation and finalization of documents such as PPA, Fuel Supply Agreement, Consortium and Shareholders’ Agreements, EPC and O&M arrangements, Financing and Security documents, etc. Leadership and management of a team of multidisciplinary specialists primarily in legal, technical, and finance disciplines on development projects. Review of all relevant and critical elements in projects. Analysis of the project risk allocation and mitigation as per the ENGIE methodology. Responsibility of project development budget(s), project overviews, and schedules. Active collaboration with various support and other ENGIE functions within and outside of the Business Unit. Build up project documentation, prepare and finalise detailed documentation to support investment approval in line with the investment criteria and internal BD procedures. Contribution to the general market intelligence, competition and technology watch, etc. Contribution to the business development department tasks such as reporting, budgeting, database, etc. Relationships Internal Working relationships with Business Development, Strategy and CSR department, Finance and Tax, AIFA, Technical and Legal will be an essential requirement as part of the project development interface activities and programmes. External The role will be required to have various direct and indirect relationships with the client and customers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems operators, consultants, advisors, competitors as well as regulatory, government and other ‘stakeholders’ and relevant parties. Key relationships Internal colleagues Government Regulatory bodies Market players in the region and Africa, including potential JV partners and M&A counterparties External consultants and project finance banks Key Result Areas Below listed activities are intended to describe the essentials and are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and requirements: Delivery of successful financial close of projects which meet the criteria and which are genuinely achievable for the business Project management to ensure effective control, assessment, resourcing and timing of projects through to delivery Effective and clear documentation detailing the nature and key considerations of business opportunities and/or threats Provide ‘relevant expertise’ input to project developments Compliance control and input into internal Business Development and corporate reporting Knowledge and Skills Detailed knowledge of energy markets of countries in the Africa Continent preferred; Eastern Africa a plus Strong working knowledge of agreements, contracts and licenses required to develop, finance, construct and operate power generation and/or gas businesses Knowledge of power technologies including gas-fired and renewables i.e. solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal Knowledge of project finance mechanics and risk allocation Experience at negotiating confidentiality agreements, partnership agreements, offtake agreements, service agreements and other transaction agreements Commercial and technical skills including project management, commercial and financial acumen, negotiation experience, and risk assessment Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills Able to work in a multicultural environment and multidisciplinary teams Strong intellectual capacity and able to deal with complexity Strong communication and presentation skills at all levels Presence and interpersonal credibility to represent the Company in contacts with key stakeholders, JV partners and external organisations and/or bodies Strong ambition and personal drive to meet objectives, with an open, transparent style and flexible approach. Ability to work under pressure and gives what is required to get the job done and takes personal accountability for success. Experience Minimum 12 years’ relevant working experience within the power generation industry Previous experience in the African or emerging market energy sector is a preference, with work experience in East Africa an additional asset Demonstrable track record in successful financial close in the development and implementation of non-recourse financed IPP projects is preferred Additional experience in gas business development is desirable Qualifications University Degree in Engineering, Finance or Economics International MBA is a plus Language Fluent in English, knowledge of other language(s) is a plus Technology Proficiency in MS Office Advanced knowledge of Power Point and Excel Time & Location Place of residence: Nairobi, Kenya Frequent travel through Africa and particularly within the Eastern African region Contract: full time job
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