Energy Field Assistants - Rwanda (2 posts)

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Practical Action, an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries, is seeking to recruit 2 Energy Field Assistants in Rwanda.

Date of expiry15th Nov
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

Under the supervision of the Rwanda Project Manager, the field assistants will primarily be responsible for providing assistance in the following areas; implementation and oversight of Practical Action field data collection and activities; in developing and maintaining relations with refugee and host communities, local authorities and other local actors; in planning, monitoring and evaluation of field activities, and in identifying needs and gaps in delivery; represent and participate in relevant meetings and field level partner coordination and assist with field specific partnerships and legal requirements for implementation in the camps.

One post will be located in the field office in the North of Rwanda near Gicumbi (also known as Byumba) and the other in the Field Office in the South near Huye. As key delivery positions, these roles will collect data and information, undertake technical analysis on access to sustainable energy for displaced persons and provide field support for the implementation of project.

The prospective candidates should possess:

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant experience, including experience  in the humanitarian sector delivering results for displaced people and/or in a professional environment delivering results to clients.
  • A degree in social sciences, natural resource management or other relevant field. Diploma holders with relevant experience may be considered. 
  • Key focus area on: Energy access and economic  data collection and analysis. Knowledge of energy markets, enterprise models and bottom-of-the-pyramid delivery, value chain analysis and energy markets systems would be an advantage.
  • Understanding of: decentralised energy solutions and energy access issues. Knowledge of small business development in developing countries, pilot and scale up of energy enterprises, energy customers and private sector investment, the range of financial solutions required for inclusive markets to grow, and the types of new models required to unlock private and public capital, flexible debt finance for potential energy enterprises would be an advantage.

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If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to:   Practical Action, Eastern Africa Regional Office by email: no later than 15th November 2017 indicating the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include the names and contact details of 3 referees in your CV.

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