SME Advisor (Mini-Grids)

GVEP International
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

GVEP is an international advisory organization supporting the energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. We deliver demand-driven, practical, and customised support to SMEs, project developers, social enterprises, and micro-enterprises that provide renewable energy services to off-grid communities.

Our team of 90 people includes primarily locally based professionals who are supported by a small head office in London.

This role involves

  • Working with mini-grid project developers and providing them technical, financial and business advisory support.
  • Work with mini-grid project developers on capital raising support and help the project developer in tapping various source of finance (grant/equity/debt) for both early stage as well as later stage of the project.
  • Work with the mini-grid companies and help them with site identification and other project development support for the entire life-cycle of the project.
  • Conducting advisory engagements (which span strategy consulting, investment readiness, partnership facilitation, project development support, and “customized projects”) with mini-grids project developers, renewable energy SMEs & social enterprises.
  • Supporting clients to access financing, and using GVEP institutional knowledge and relationships with financiers, investment requirements, and transaction structures to advise clients and help them be successful in closing transactions.
  • Developing pipeline projects that fit GVEP’s priorities/capabilities with current or new clients.
  • Helping to develop GVEP’s internal processes and knowledge of technologies, business models, regulatory issues, financing process, etc.
  • Delivering high quality work product and providing high quality inputs to colleagues, with attention to detail and a focus on results.

Additional Information

To apply, please send your CV, along with a cover letter to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GVEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.