Team Leader for the Green Mini Grid programme - Kenya

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 The main objective of the Green Mini-Grid program “GMG program” is to contribute to the cost-effective, reliable and sustainable power supply in rural Kenya. Considering the current context in Kenya, the GMG programme focus on the following types of support:

  • grant facility
  • technical assistance and market development activities.

As a Team Leader,  you will be a extensive experience in Energy Access and/or be a financial expert. You will lead on  managing the entity, promoting the GMG program and coordinating the experts

Main responsibilities include:

  •  creating momentum around the programme, by networking, proactively proposing activities;
  • developing and sharing a strategic vision for the programme;
  • leading the team involved in programme implementation;
  • planning the activities of the Managing Entity;
  • evaluating project proposals (based on the manual of procedures) + due diligence + negotiation of grant agreement with project developers;
  • defining and coordinating the work of the Managing Entity experts;
  • preparing the terms of reference of the short-term expert assignments (nature and scope of the short-term mission);
  • mobilizing the short-term experts (international and local experts);
  • identifying the required expertise for the selection and implementation of the eligible projects;
  • supervising and assessing the missions and performance of the Managing Entity experts;
  • coordinating with SUNREF Technical Assistance for a close involvement of local banks
  • preparing and delivering the communication actions for the promotion of the GMG programme;
  • providing technical and contracting advice and reporting on all aspects of the operations of the GMG program to AFD and DFID.
  • elaborating the mandatory reporting for AFD
Date of expiry13th Dec
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusPermanent
Other termsThis is a 2 year consultancy contract. The position is open from January 2018 to mid-October 2020.

The Green Mini-Grid program (“GMG program”) ( is co-financed by DFID and the UE.

For further information regarding this role please email Jechoniah Kitala by Thursday 13th December.

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