Program Manager

Organization
Energy 4 Impact
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
10/10/2017
Contact Information
recruitment@energy4impact.org
Tags
Full-time

Energy 4 Impact (formerly known as GVEP International) is looking to fill the vacancy of Africa Regional Director (ARD) to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Energy 4 Impact is a UK non-profit, which works with small and medium-sized energy businesses in Africa to help them grow, thereby accelerating access to modern energy products and services. Energy 4 Impact’s activities have helped over 15 million people achieve improved energy access, and its aim is to increase this to 20 million by 2020. Energy 4 Impact’s market-focused approach has allowed it to grow substantially in the last five years and it now has about 90 staff in offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Senegal, plus about 8 in the London UK head office. The Nairobi office acts as the regional office for all Africa locations. More information is available on www.energy4impact.org

Job Description:

Energy 4 Impact (formerly known as GVEP International) is looking to fill the vacancy of Africa Regional Director (ARD) to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Energy 4 Impact is a UK non-profit, which works with small and medium-sized energy businesses in Africa to help them grow, thereby accelerating access to modern energy products and services. Energy 4 Impact’s activities have helped over 15 million people achieve improved energy access, and its aim is to increase this to 20 million by 2020. Energy 4 Impact’s market-focused approach has allowed it to grow substantially in the last five years and it now has about 90 staff in offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Senegal, plus about 8 in the London UK head office. The Nairobi office acts as the regional office for all Africa locations. More information is available on www.energy4impact.org

This position of ARD requires an energetic person with experience in partnership building, advocacy and change management in growing organizations. In addition, the ARD is expected to provide overall leadership of the organization, develop and articulate strategies and operational plans.

Key responsibility areas:

• Manage and develop relationships with key external stakeholders, building Energy 4 Impact’s reputation and brand, being the “face of Energy 4 Impact” in the region.
• Identify and develop new business opportunities, in conjunction with the Energy 4 Impact ’s London-based team.
• Oversee effective delivery of Energy 4 Impact ’s programmes and its financial management processes.
• Build the organization’s capacity, developing staff, culture and systems to allow effective delivery of the Energy 4 Impact vision and mission.
• Manage change processes in all aspects of the organization to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Candidate requirements:

We are looking for a candidate who possesses at least 10 years’ relevant working experience in leadership positions preferably with private sector; offers excellent leadership; communication and organizational development skills; and has good knowledge of development institutions. An understanding of energy access markets or financial inclusion sectors is preferred.

Candidates should have a business-related Master’s degree. We encourage candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa to apply.