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Work type: Contract
Location: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Categories: International development

  • Supporting Africa Clean Energy’s Regional demand-led Facility
  • 1-year contract in the first instance, rolling extension
  • Mozambique or Zimbabwe

The Programme

The Africa Clean Energy (ACE) Technical Advisory Facility (TAF) programme will catalyse a market-based approach for private sector delivery of Renewable Energy electrification technologies, with a specific focus on high quality stand-alone solar systems (including SHS’s and a range of productive use products and services). This will lead to improved access to modern energy services for people and communities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with an emphasis on poor people and marginalised groups. The ACE business programme focuses exclusively on developing a market for individual solar systems (this includes multiple lighting solar kits). The programme aims to overcome many of the barriers preventing the development of markets for high quality solar systems, while complementing, not duplicating, DFID’s existing programmes and related initiatives of other donors.

The Position

ACE TAF is seeking a Demand-Led Facility Manager based in Mozambique or Zimbabwe (Maputo or Harare) to support the programme. 

The Key Responsibilities of the Demand Facility Manager are:

  • In collaboration with the Demand Led Facility Lead, develop activity plan and manage effective and strategic delivery of interventions across Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders including the DfID local office, Ministries of Energy and local off-grid industry associations in the target countries. 
  • Supervise and provide oversight of including Short-Term Technical Advisors (STTA), to ensure that their work is carried out to a high professional standard, in accordance with agreed work plans and schedules.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the ACE TAF DF activities in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • Oversee delivery of activities within the project budget to plan resource requirements and monitor utilisation and availability.
  • Undertake quality assurance reviews of both the pipeline and intervention development in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • Regular communication and liaising with ACE TAF leadership team/DFL to provide progress updates and ensuring a close and effective working relationship.
  • Ensure responsiveness to internal and external requests that may be relevant to the project.
  • Ensure effective, timely and high-quality delivery of interventions and deliverables.
  • Support DFL to develop terms of reference, and task orders for in-country interventions.
  • Contribute to monthly reports on key programme activities, problems and action points.
  • Contribute to cross cutting activities including knowledge management; monitoring and evaluation; development of terms of reference; or report writing, supporting the Leadership Team and DFL in Nairobi.
  • Ensure to highlight at the first opportunity any issues or risks that may arise.
  • Any other duties as may be required.

Special Requirements

  • Report to the Demand Facility Lead based in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Work remotely from the core team based in Nairobi.
  • Ability to drive complex programmes independently.
  • Some out of hours’ work may be required depending on the needs of the programme.
  • Travel to the other oversight countries will be required.

The Person

Essential

  • At least 7 years of professional experience working with governments on policy and regulatory reform on energy and/or economic development programmes in Southern Africa.
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to drive complex programmes independently.
  • Practical experience coordinating across donor, government and other stakeholders in the energy sector. 
  • Demonstrated experience designing, delivering and leading on energy strategies for donor-funded projects in Southern Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience of collaboratively working with policy makers to identify pipelines of interventions to catalyse the solar energy markets.
  • Knowledge of other donor programmes, with demonstrated experience of fostering coordination and collaboration to avoid donor duplication.
  • Practical experience of advising and guiding consultants to ensure effective implementation of programme activities.
  • Working knowledge of approaches to economic development and inclusive growth.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Excellence in networking and advocacy.

Desirable

  • Prior work experience for DFID or other donors, governments or international think tanks.
  • Knowledge of M&E systems and how to integrate and capture field-based indicators.

Applications close:  31st May 2019

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.

Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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