Africa Clean Energy Facility Demand Lead Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Clean Energy Facility Demand Lead Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

The Position

  • ACE TAF is seeking a Demand Facility Lead to based in Nairobi to support the programme.

    Key Requirements

  • At least 10 years of professional experience working with governments on policy and regulatory reform on energy and/or economic development programmes.

  • Practical experience coordinating across donor, government and other stakeholders in the energy sector.

  • Demonstrated experience designing, delivering and leading on energy strategies for donor-funded projects in African Countries.

  • Demonstrated experience of collaboratively working with policy makers to identify pipelines of interventions to catalyse the solar energy markets.

  • Knowledge of other donor programmes, with demonstrated experience of fostering coordination and collaboration to avoid donor duplication.

  • Practical experience of advising and guiding consultants to ensure effective implementation of programme activities.

  • Working knowledge of approaches to economic development and inclusive growth.

  • Experience managing staff.

  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills

  • Excellence in networking and advocacy

    Nice to have:

  • Prior work experience for DFID or other donors, governments or international think tanks.

  • Experience working on multi-country programmes, and/or work experience in multiple sub-Saharan African countries.

  • Knowledge of M&E systems and how to integrate and capture field based indicators.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader, designing the operational structure, governance and processes for the TAF DF.

  • Lead effective management of the ACE TAF Demand-led Facility (TAF DF) and drive effective and strategic delivery of interventions across all target countries, whilst maintaining oversight of finances.

  • Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with key stakeholders including the DfID local office, Ministries of Energy and local off-grid industry associations. Provide overall management of the TAF DF, including managing two regional Facility Co-ordinators with specific country-based objectives.

  • Supervise and provide oversight of ACE DF resources, including, Facility Co-ordinators and Short-Term Technical Advisors (STTA), to ensure that their work is carried out to a high professional standard, within budget, in accordance with agreed work plans and schedules, and to the full satisfaction of the client.

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the TAF DF activities in at least three countries (Kenya, Ghana and Somalia) and oversight of the Facility Co-Ordinators who will manage Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda.

  • Oversee delivery of activities within the project budget, working closely with the Deputy Team Leader and Project Manager to plan resource requirements and monitor
    utilisation and availability.

  • Undertake quality assurance reviews of both the pipeline and intervention development in each region prior to interventions being submitted for approval.

  • Organise and oversee DF Panel meetings to approve/reject suggested projects from DF Co-ordinators.

  • Regular communication and liaising with ACE TAF leadership team to provide progress updates and ensuring a close and effective working relationship.

  • Ensure responsiveness to internal and external requests that may be relevant to the project.

  • Ensure effective, timely and high-quality delivery of interventions and deliverables.

  • Develop terms of reference, and task orders for in-country interventions.

  • Develop monthly reports on key programme activities, problems and action points.

  • Contribute to cross cutting activities including knowledge management; monitoring and evaluation; development of terms of reference; or report writing, supporting the Leadership Team in Nairobi.

  • Ensure to highlight at the first opportunity any issues or risks that may arise.

  • Any other duties as may be required.

    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Your KPI’s will be set on a yearly basis.

    They are likely to be in the following categories:

  • Effectively manage in-country activities and interventions and relationships.

  • Meet targets and deadlines of the project workplans in agreement with the ACE TAF management team.

  • Timely delivery of project reporting requirements.

  • Internal and external client satisfaction.

  • Maintaining a progressive engagement with key in-country stakeholders.

  • Effectively manage Coordinators and short term technical experts.

  • Risk management and knowledge sharing.

  • Rigorous financial oversight of the project budget.

    Special Requirements

  • Work independently and remotely from the in Country project teams.

  • Report to the Team Leader based in Nairobi.

  • Will be based in the ACE TAF Nairobi office.

  • Some out of hours’ work may be required depending on the needs of the programme.

  • Travel to the other oversight countries WILL be required.

  • Willingness to travel to Somalia.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Africa Clean Energy Facility Demand Lead Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

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