SME Advisor (Mini-Grids)

Organization
GVEP International
Deadline for Applications
06/25/2016
Contact Information
shashank.verma@gvepinternational.org
Tags
Full-timeInternship

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 shashank.verma@gvepinternational.org. 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.