SOGER Programme Manager

Energy 4 Impact
Kigali, Rwanda
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Background and Purpose:

In Rwanda, E4I is implementing a programme of which goal is to support the growth of a sustained market for off-grid renewable energy by helping the private sector to deliver access to energy to 77,500 people in rural areas, in a way that is inclusive of people living in poverty called Scaling up Off-Grid Energy in Rwanda (SOGER).

This programme comprises of two project components, designed and developed to respond to
the country’s challenges and the government’s priorities with regards to poverty reduction and
energy access in rural areas:
– Component 1: Renewable Energy Small Projects (RESP) Development Facility: to
accelerate the development of small grid-connected or isolated mini-grid projects.
– Component 2: Pico-hydro project development: to support the development of picohydro
micro-utilities in rural areas.

The SOGER Programme Manager will coordinate the delivery of the 2 components and ensure the succcessfull implementation and delivery of the programme’s actvities and results .

Roles and Responsibilities

i. Leading the overall and specific programme component planning of activities and
resources – providing a framework for implementing the activities over the
programme period annually.
ii. Leading the budget preparations aligned to the programme objectives.
iii. Ensuring that the project has adequate personnel – participating in reviewing JDs,
recruitment and placement.
iv. Leading the country teams with the overall responsibility for results.
v. Supporting the country managers to set staff performance objectives and targets in
their areas of work.
vi. Working closely with the Capital access team and Advisory team to ensure projects
and businesses are adequately supported.
vii. Ensuring compliance with donor requirements in the procurement, visibility and
viii. Working with the M&E Manager to ensure accurate data is collected by project staff,
reviewed, analyzed regularly, and lessons learned inform ongoing, operational
practice and strategy reviews.
ix. Reviewing monthly progress reports from PDPs, Capital access and advisory to
identify achievements against planed targets, success factors and challenges.
x. Managing expenditure to align with the budgets, ensure timely and accurate
financial reporting internally and to donors.
xi. Organizing monthly steering committee meetings – preparing meeting materials,
scheduling, taking meeting, notes and communicating the agreed action.
xii. Ensuring that all reports, related to technical and financial aspects, are delivered on
time as required internally and as agreed with the donors and that the reports are of
high quality.
xiii. Providing feedback on the team’s quarterly and annual performance.
xiv. Working with the communications department to document achievements and
develop case studies and documentaries for records and for publicity.
xv. Working with the Directors of Learning and Innovation and the Programme Director
in planning and execution of programme progress reviews and site visits by external
consultants, officials from donors and other visitors.
xvi. Working with the Finance Manager to plan and coordinate financial audits and
Energy 4 Impact’s management responses.
xvii. Providing the interface with other programmes within Energy 4 Impact.
xviii. Contributing to Energy 4 Impact new business development.


Academic and Professional Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Project Management or related degree
Relevant Working experience
 5 years relevant working experience.
 Experience in renewable energy e.g. solar, biomass etc. will be an added advantage.

Skills and Knowledge
 Experience of senior project management, in a developing country context, preferably in
East and West Africa with demonstrated capacity to manage large-scale projects
 At least 5 years’ experience of implementing donor-funded and/or technical projects
 Master level degree (preferably in engineering, environmental science, or
 Strong financial management skills, with proven experience managing large budgets,
including accurate and timely reporting to donors
 Proven experience managing complex projects with a track record in delivery
 Comfort with the entrepreneurial culture of a fast growing organization in an everchanging
 Experience of working with small businesses, and/or energy SMEs, and/or an
understanding of renewable energy technologies and business models and/or of
infrastructure management commercial arrangements is required.
 High level of inter-personal and presentation skills and an ability to communicate clearly
and collaborate at a senior level with colleagues, SMEs, public agencies and other stakeholders;
 A can-do and collaborative mind set – comfort with the ambiguities and demands of a
rapidly evolving environment.
 Excellent written and analytical skills is crucial
 Excellent problem solving skills
 Excellent written and spoken English; Knowledge of French is a plus.
 Experience managing multiple projects and using tools such as MS Project for planning

To apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Energy 4 Impact is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Additional Information

Energy 4 Impact works to alleviate poverty in developing countries through increased access to
sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, we support the development and growth
of small and medium-sized enterprises that deliver energy products and services to the poor.
Energy 4 Impact works to provide access to energy where large utilities are slow or unable to reach. We help grow micro, small and medium-sized energy enterprises in poor rural and peri-urban
areas, and in turn improve the quality of life for millions of people. We do this by advising
businesses and enabling them to secure the financing and resources they require.