Contract type: National employment contract
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.
For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org
SNV has been working in Kenya since 1967. In Kakuma and Kalobeyei, SNV has put a mark as a formidable facilitator of commercially viable markets for renewable energy products and services for households and SMEs. SNV continues to work in underserved areas facilitating energy access for lighting and cooking needs for households, SMEs and institutions through Biogas, Clean cook stoves & Fuels and Solar.
In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals, Kenya is increasing access to modern energy services for her people. Access to affordable energy is an essential prerequisite to achieving economic growth and poverty reduction. SNV is very keen to support this ambition by employing diverse innovative ways/models and to grow beyond the above two locations.
SNV Kenya is seeking a qualified and result oriented professional to fill the post of “Project Manager”. Reporting to the Sector Leader, Energy, the Project Manager will join the pool of dedicated project managers in energy and be assigned a project managed from Kakuma.
The project team consists of 6 staff mainly operating from the SNV Kakuma Offices supporting all regions covered by the project. The team is supported by high level short term back-stopping short-term consultants.
Specific activities and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Overall coordination and quality implementation of Project activities;
Coordination and supervision of project staff
Planning, implementation, and monitoring of activity and operational plans and budgets (monthly, quarterly and/or annually as may be required);
Promoting commercial approach for clean energy access services through various tailored interventions;
Overseeing energy enterprise support to identified clean energy access entrepreneurs
Identifying and nurturing the opportunities for collaboration and partnership with other relevant organisations operating in Kakuma and the county Government of Turkana
Leading in identification and supporting sustainable innovative financing models that work in the project areas;
Ensuring coordination of relevant marketing and promotional events for stoves and solar technologies within the refugee camps and host community
Taking lead in designing of mechanisms for motivating the entrepreneurs to perform.
Advising relevant organizations and agencies on integration/mainstreaming of clean energy access into their activities
Collaboration with Turkana County Government on access to energy aspects among the host community
Conduct and supervise impact monitoring and evaluation activities
Provide input for various internal and external donor publications and reports in English
Any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.
Degree and a Master degree in a business related course (economics, business or entrepreneurship.
More than 10 years of relevant experience, with business development (special focus on micro- business, energy and supply chains will be an asset) preferably at project management/ coordination level
Proven track record in capacity building, experience in micro and medium size enterprise development and insight into problems and constraints in stimulating entrepreneurship
Experience in networking, alliance building and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, product development, organizational learning and institutional change processes
Strong knowledge of the entrepreneurship sector in Kenya, energy entrepreneurship will be an added advantage.
Strong applied analytic skills are required.
Experience in economic development, energy or climate is an added advantage
Knowledge of approaches dealing with gender, social inclusion and empowerment principles
Desired Skills and Attitude
Strong intercultural skills, excellent networking skills and high level learning skills
Ability to work independently in various environments and geographic settings
Strong commitment, passion and positive attitude to work
Strong communication and report writing skills
Proficiency in MS-Office and other computer applications
Proficient in data collection
Personal commitment to SNV’s vision and the ability to articulate it to others in a manner that compels them to action.
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a team and be self-motivated
Organised and methodical, with attention to detail
Desired start date: as soon as possible.
Duration of contract:
2 years initial contract term with possibility of extension.
How to apply
Please apply by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting an application letter and CV that contains three referees in English before 29th October, 2019.
Only shortlisted will be contacted.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.
SNV Kenya does not require you to undergo any medical test prior to employment