East Africa Regional Lead Advisor, Power Africa Off
Tetra Tech
6d ago

Responsibilities :

  • Lead all PAOP activities including conducting assessments, identification of highest impact opportunities, contributing to annual work plans, implementing approved activities, such as :
  • Distribution, retail, and marketing-focused technical assistance to SHS companies, including assessing potential demand and identifying potential partners for companies to reach these customers.
  • Business-focused technical assistance to SHS and mini-grid off-grid energy companies to help them develop and implement their business models, access to finance, and distribution and retail strategies.
  • Support to off-grid energy companies to develop their mobile payment strategies.
  • Provide support to government agencies in developing an enabling environment that supports the growth of the private sector in the off-grid space.
  • Maintain strong relationships with relevant regional organizations, such as the East Africa Community (EAC), and with private sector companies and host country governments.
  • Provide other transaction advisory services as required, including the following :
  • Identify new potential high-impact energy companies for support, determining potential for United States Government (USG) assistance.
  • Support the Access to Finance team identify domestic and external financing sources and develop and maintain a database of available financing sources for off-grid energy companies, including investors, institutional investors, commercial banks, and international financial institutions.
  • Identify private sector stakeholders, including off-grid energy companies, distributors, and others in the country, and facilitate matchmaking between stakeholders.
  • Coordinate provision of technical assistance to off-grid energy companies with other donors to avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Identify areas of support required by the private sector that can be provided by Power Africa.
  • Regularly liaise with the PAOP Task Order Contracting Officer’s Representative, the PAOP team in the Coordinator’s Office, USAID missions in West Africa, and other USG agencies, as appropriate.
  • Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A degree in an area related to the scope of work (international development, engineering, economics or other relevant fields)
  • Strong understanding of the off-grid market dynamics in the East Africa Region
  • Strong demonstrated experience in administrative management and the capacity to manage and motivate local and international staff
  • Experience with the policies and procedures of USAID
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Working-level fluency in English
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