Project Manager E-Mobility And Social Entrepreneurship
- Siemens Stiftung
- Job Type
- Full-time, Consultant
- Deadline for Applications
- How to Apply
- Submit your application under this link: https://bit.ly/EOI-PM-SF You will include your proposed consultancy fees in the application. Any questions? email@example.com The selection process is carried out in collaboration with edge. All communication will come from email accounts in the domains @siemens-stiftung.org and @edgeperformance.co.ke The Consultant will be selected through interviews, review of past work samples, case study exercise, and references
- Where to Apply
Terms of Reference:
Project Manager E-Mobility & Social Entrepreneurship
About Siemens Stiftung:
Many people around the world have the passion to tackle the challenges of our time and the courage
to try something new and turn ideas for a better future into reality. At Siemens Stiftung, we are
committed to support them.
Siemens Stiftung works in three areas: Culture, Education, and Social Entrepreneurship. As an
impact-oriented international partner, we believe that technology and sustainable social business
models will play important roles in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. By supporting
entrepreneurial solutions that have the potential to be self-supporting and sustainable, Siemens
Stiftung strives to institutionalize innovative ideas to achieve long-term socioeconomic change and
Siemens Stiftung has been supporting social enterprises and projects in Africa since its foundation in
2008 through mentoring, networking, knowledge transfer and access to finance. Our current portfolio
includes water, clean energy, and e-mobility based projects with a social entrepreneurial focus, as well
as numerous initiatives supporting the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in emerging economies.
We are headquartered in Munich, Germany and our team of 45 people drives our work across 3
Learn more: https://www.siemens-stiftung.
Mobility and transport are essential for securing livelihoods and economic development. They provide
access to education, and health facilities, link agriculture and production to markets and secure supply
chains and distribution. Mobility and transport are crucial to achieve the “Sustainable Development
Goals” (SDGs) underlined by the global community in the 2030 Agenda.
Transportation contributes an estimated 25% of total energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and is
a leading cause of ambient air pollution. Decarbonisation of the transport sector is crucial for achieving
climate goals, improved air quality and can reduce foreign currency spending and contribute to
economic development in various ways. E-Mobility is on the rise globally. Positive trends in many
African markets are increasing the share of electric vehicles on the continent.
Importantly, local social enterprises are working to make these new technologies accessible to
underserved segments of the population and are creating opportunities for green jobs and
E-Mobility is a vast ecosystem including various segments: Electric Vehicles, Electric Mobility as a
service, Charging Infrastructure and Power Generation, and finally Policy and Regulation.
Despite significant differences between the African markets, there are common trends: positive
developments in access to electricity, growing prioritisation by governments and increasing
investments are currently driving change in the e-mobility markets. Kenya has one of the biggest and
most vibrant e-mobility sectors of the continent.
More information on e-mobility:
Siemens Stiftung eMobility focus
Spotlight on E-Mobility Virtual Workshop Series
State of Electric Mobility in Kenya – Roadmap
About the Project:
The Kenyan and German governments have formed a climate and development partnership which
covers areas such as expanding energy sources, electrical mobility projects and the green hydrogen
As part of this bilateral partnership, Siemens Stiftung will run a social venture support program for emobility solutions in Kenya, co-funded by a German donor. The program will identify and support
early-stage social enterprises working in the e-mobility sector in their innovation and growth journeys.
The program will support the social enterprises in tackling a pivotal technological or market challenge
that their funding situation may otherwise not allow them to tackle.
Over a 3-year period, the program has three main objectives:
1) Seamless Project Management: Strong planning, implementation, budget spending,
compliance and reporting as per donor, project and organizational guidelines.
2) E-Mobility Private Sector Research & Development: Selected social enterprises receive
financial support to conduct technical Research & Development projects to deepen their
impact, improve their technology and drive value creation in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
Two open calls with up to 8 companies selected for the program.
All R&D projects achieve their set objectives within the timelines.
Key insights published sector-wide through research reports.
Dissemination of findings through webinars.
3) E-Mobility Business Growth & Capacity Development: Selected enterprises receive cohort
based or individual technical assistance to improve their impact and business. Those trainings
might be in the area of investment readiness, carbon finance, innovation and design
methodologies or organizational development topics such as HR.
Needs assessment informs learning and development journeys for participating
Network of technical experts and consultants built and selection and matching of
mentors, coaches and trainers.
Up to 30 enterprises benefit from technical assistance & capacity development.
Evaluate the impact of the program activities.
To implement this exciting program, we are looking to contract a Project Manager based in Nairobi,
Kenya to help manage and implement all aspects of the project. The selected individual will provide
their services via Consultancy Agreement to Siemens Stiftung. We expect this to be a full-time
commitment. Tentative start date is June/July 2023.
With support from the e-mobility team of Siemens Stiftung based in Munich (Germany), the Project
Manager E-Mobility & Social Entrepreneurship is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing
and reporting on all activities of the project.
Together with a Project Officer (based in Nairobi) and the Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility team (based in
Munich, Germany) you will ensure that the project goals are reached and its implementation is a
success for the participating social enterprises and the larger ecosystem.
This includes the following main responsibilities and deliverables:
Develop detailed work plan in close collaboration with HQ team.
Monitoring of project progress according to workplan and log frame, including data collection
for project indicators. Adapt logframe and workplan where needed in close cooperation with
donor and HQ.
Reporting to Siemens Stiftung in Munich, Germany, and development of interim donor reports.
This includes drafting activity and narrative reports, and monthly budget tracking. Further
documentation such as photos or participants lists are required depending on the activities.
Attend weekly update sessions with the HQ team. Maintain close communication with relevant
program manager in HQ through remote communication.
Engage the HQ based project manager and controller on project spending and ensure
payment compliance as per agreements.
Project Coordination with the donor and other relevant stakeholders in Kenya;
Managing the Nairobi-based Project Officer
Oversee E-Mobility Social Enterprise Research & Development Projects
Implementation of two Startup and Social Enterprise funding calls in the e-mobility sector; This
entails: Development and execution of outreach promotional activities, developing the
application documents and coordinating the selection of companies together with external
experts (jury); ensuring a fair and objective selection process and supporting due diligence
and decision making together with the HQ team.
Refine the Research & Development needs and projects together with the selected
Search, identify and contract relevant technical consultants and R&D experts for each project.
Check-ins with social enterprises to make sure implementation of the project conforms to the
timeframes, scope and objectives.
Coordinate the development of studies and reports on project learnings based on the data
generated through the social enterprise R&D projects
o Participating companies will deliver data and content
o Engage with HQ team to select the projects to be highlighted and conceptualize the
o Consultant responsibility entails compiling and drafting the reports
o Coordinate any graphic design or editing support as needed with the HQ
Assisting in dissemination of insights from studies and reports, e.g. through roundtables,
webinar series “Spotlight on… E-Mobility”, social media in cooperation with the HQ
communication team; This task is shared between HQ and project consultant.
Coordinate Social Business Growth & Capacity Development initiatives for the wider e-Mobility
Engage enterprises in the wider e-Mobility space to ensure they’re aware of the program, its
activities and offers.
Organizing e-mobility events for early and later stage companies to exchange with important
stakeholders from the start-up scene, the e-mobility sector, and related areas groups to help
the program companies to get potential additional funding and important business contacts.
Organize trainings on Carbon Credit and other sector relevant topics in cohort format.
Coordinate due diligence of potential partners and conduct needs analysis of social
enterprises applying for capacity development initiatives (using Siemens Stiftung needs
assessment tool or the Consultant’s tool).
Identification, contracting and management of local and international trainers, consultants,
coaches, experts and partners on business and entrepreneurship issues tailored to the needs
and realities of the organizations in the program.
Our Ideal Consultant Profile:
Excited to tackle the multiple socioeconomic and environmental challenges and opportunities
related to mobility and transportation using a private sector approach in a multi-stakeholder
At least basic knowledge of e-mobility, clean energy, climate technology or related sectors in
Kenya, including key stakeholders, trends, challenges and opportunities.
Strong interest in supporting budding businesses solve technological and market questions
through coordinating capacity development and research is crucial for this role.
At least 5 years of relevant experience in similar project/program environments
o Previous experience providing capacity building or technical assistance to start-ups,
social enterprises and/or SMEs (needs assessment, identifying consultants,
organizing training/coaching, direct support with business planning, etc). You have a
strong understanding of the realities, needs and challenges of start-ups, social
enterprises and/or SMEs in Kenya.
o Experience planning, implementing and reporting on donor-funded projects is crucial.
You understand working with milestones, reporting and operating within the
environment of third-party institutional funding. (Experience with German institutional
donors, e.g. GIZ, BMZ, KfW is an added advantage but not required).
o Strong organization and coordination skills with a track record in coordinating
deliverables that involve multiple busy parties (e.g. events, capacity development
engagements, external publications, see below).
o Experience managing service providers and consultants to provide value to the
project/program, including the ability to structure consultant deliverables and
milestones, select service providers, setting service providers up for successful
engagement and checking in along the delivery to ensure timelines and milestones
o Enjoys engaging with a variety of stakeholders (donors, Kenyan government, private
sector, associations), with a good understanding of their needs and how to work and
communicate with each to build strong working relationships.
o Experience planning, organizing and hosting small multi-stakeholder events such as
o Strong writing skills are required. Track record in project report writing is key (activity
reports, budget narratives). Previous involvement of coordinating, contributing to, and
drafting research studies and external insight reports is an added advantage.
o Basic knowledge of M&E frameworks and how to collect M&E data
You have previously worked your way into a previously unknown topic or sector: You read up,
build relationships fast, ask relevant questions and derive insights fast.
Proven intercultural skills with ability to work, communicate and represent across cultures.
Working in a remote team excites you and you take the responsibility that comes with it.
Track record of working self-dependently, achieving set out objectives in a self-organized
manner and ability to prioritize various tasks and assignments.
You are a strong communicator, especially in remote communication.
Bachelor degree in relevant subject such as business, economics, engineering, social
Other Information about this opportunity:
Albeit a full-time commitment, this is a consultancy position, not an employment opportunity.
The Consultant reports to the Deputy Head of Social Enterpreneurship in Munich, Germany.
The Consultant will work from their desired location within Nairobi. On request, Siemens
Stiftung will provide a co-working space or similar type working environment for physical
meetings and to support close engagement within the social enterprise space. Regular on-site
visits (e.g. at participating companies or with training consultants) as well as in-person project
meetings (e.g. with project assistant in Nairobi) are an integral part of the role.
While this is a highly self-driven role, it is very collaborative, too: Close engagement is
necessary with the E-Mobility and Social Enterprise Teams in Munich (Germany), the Project
Officer based in Kenya, the various consultants and with key players in the ecosystem.
Working hours entail usual office working hours with occasional evening or rare weekend
engagements. (e.g. networking or trainings)
Occasional in-country travel (depending on the location of selected companies and projects).
Consultancy fee paid monthly upon submission of reports and invoices.
Submit your application under this link: https://bit.ly/EOI-PM-SF
You will include your proposed consultancy fees in the application.
Any questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selection process is carried out in collaboration with edge. All communication will come from email accounts in the domains @siemens-stiftung.org and @edgeperformance.co.ke
The Consultant will be selected through interviews, review of past work samples, case study
exercise, and references