Energy Advisor - East Africa

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Energy Advisor. Reporting to the Head of Technical and Consulting the role contributes to the delivery of Practical Action's energy strategy for the East Africa regional office and primarily delivers impact for Practical Action through the consulting approach (PAC) of technical assistance delivery.

Date of expiry21st Dec
LocationKenya (with travel within East Africa)
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
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The Energy Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Project development and resource mobilization. The post-holder will develop high quality concept notes, expressions of interests and proposals to win new energy assignments in the region (often to very tight deadlines). This will involve identifying and reviewing opportunities, leading, and coordinating proposal development activities, identifying the capabilities, activities and roles needed to deliver projects' contacting potential partners and external associates and agreeing partnering arrangements, developing technical proposals and methodologies for project delivery and collating organizational information and relevant project references
  • Project implementation and quality. The post holder will manage the day-to-day delivery of long-term and short-term energy assignments in the region and will be responsible for all aspects of assigned projects including technical inputs, budget and contract management, client relationships, partner coordination/facilitation, production of reports/knowledge products and team management
  • Liaison and networking. The post holder will represent PAC and Practical Action at international meetings and events, particularly those which will support PA’s influencing strategy, raise PAC’s profile and generate networks and contacts in the energy and development sector. Moreover, he/she will author and commission articles for publication in international media and journals based on a synthesis of project experience while building and maintain relationships with Associate Energy Consultants to enable PAC to effectively deliver assignments in the region.

The post-holder will work with the Practical Action global energy team and liaise with the other Practical Action offices in Africa and the UK in order to ensure that Practical Action's energy strategy and specific assignment goals and objectives are achieved.

Assignments will be delivered directly by the Energy Advisor or through project management of other Practical Action staff and external consultants, and the job holder may also be called on to input to assignments managed by other members of the team, and/or led by Practical Action offices in other regions. He/she shall also liaise with staff in other RCOs and PAC UK where the nature of assignments so demands.

Externally the job holder will interact with associate consultants, service providers, and clients.

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Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, along with a cover letter outlining their relevant experience to by 21st December 2018.

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