Energy Consultant - Practical Action Consulting, Eastern Africa Region

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Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the dynamic consulting arm of the Practical Action Group. PAC extends Practical Action’s work by providing independent and professional consulting services in the use of technology for poverty reduction to governments, NGOs, donors and the private sector. PAC works with clients and partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to deliver projects across the development sector and has particular expertise in energy access and small-scale renewable energy provision; climate change; Disaster Reduction, food and agriculture and inclusive markets development.

We are seeking a highly capable individual with a strong background in designing and implementing energy access projects or consultancy assignments within the NGO or private sector to join our energy team in the Eastern Africa region. This is a fulltime position based in Nairobi, Kenya with travel within region. The position reports to the Manager – PAC, Eastern Africa Region.

In this role, you will be responsible for winning new energy-focused consultancy assignments in the Eastern Africa region, as well as planning and supporting the delivery of such high quality energy assignments through Practical Action Consulting in line with Practical Action regional energy strategy. This will involve developing proposals, managing projects, undertaking research and analysis, writing reports and maintaining relationships with associates, partners and clients. You will interact, collaborate with and manage associate consultants, central and county governments, international agencies and development partners, institutions of higher learning and peer consulting firms, as required so as to deliver high quality work.

You will have at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, sound knowledge and experience of off-grid energy access technologies and at least five years’ relevant experience. You require excellent project management skills, including finance and contract management, client and stakeholder management, managing inputs from team members, consultants and partners and the capability to use project management tools to deliver projects on time and budget to the satisfaction of the client.

Fluency in English is essential and knowledge of French would be an added advantage. To view the full job description for this position, click on the Download tab below.

Date of expiry26th Aug
LocationNairobi, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusPermanent
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If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your application letter and updated CV to Practical Action, Eastern Africa Regional Office by email:, no later than 26th August, 2015.

Practical Action is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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