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Programme Manager Job Vacancy: GVEP International Jobs in Kenya

Supporting Energy SMEs Programme Manager GVEP International (Global Village Energy Partnership)

Ref. No. GVEP/PM/03/2010

GVEP-International is looking for a Programme Manager to support Energy Small and Medium Enterprises in selected countries in East and West Africa. The position is Nairobi based, and the candidate should have good managerial and communication skills.

A major focus of the position will be to strengthen the role of the private sector in energy delivery

Main Responsibility:
  • Liaise between government agencies, consultants and

    stakeholders to establish a portfolio of energy projects. To then lead and monitor a multi country staff team overseeing project implementation.
  • Responsible for budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control as well as programme reporting, all in compliance with donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place.
  • Report to the Regional Manager Africa.
Other Responsibilities shall include:
  • Support entrepreneurs and investor in the creation of viable business solutions to meet the energy needs of people currently not served or underserved.
  • Build collaboration with stakeholders and provide inputs to policy advisors to create a viable private sector active in energy supply.
  • Leverage additional funding by exploring linkages with public and private funds, investment opportunities, carbon finance, etc.

The candidate will be required to possess at least a Degree in a relevant subject area, e.g. engineering, business administration, energy policy.

Other essential qualifications:
  • Experience in the energy sector essential including project financing and investment, energy technology and the energy policy environment.
  • Experience with investment funds and working with Financial Institutions (development banks, commercial banks, microfinance).
  • Proven experience in project management, including budget expenditure, donor relations, reporting, proposal writing, staff management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Solid and proven background in Project administration and management
  • Experience of working closely with international development cooperation or donor organisations, ensuring compliance with Grant Agreement requirements.
  • Proven experience in business management, financial management, and risk management as well as practical knowledge of small business/SME development and sustainable development/Corporate Social Responsibility issues.
  • Fluency is English is essential. The ability to speak and read French would be an advantage.
Other Requirements:
  • The Candidate should have a minimum of 5 Years Experience in Programme Management within donor funded programmes on energy related issues and working experience within East Africa region and or neighbouring countries.
  • Must be between 30 to 50 years of age
Disclaimer Statement

The candidate shall be required to perform other related duties not listed in the Job Description provided that such duties are characteristic of the position

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, together with Curriculum Vitae including daytime telephone, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and names of three (3) referees and contacts to:

Acting Regional Manager,
GVEP International, East Africa Regional Office,
Kiganjo House, 1st Floor,
Rose Avenue, Off Lenana Road,

e-mail address: recruitment @ to reach on or before 1st April 2010 close of business 17.00 hours.

Candidates must write Ref. No. GVEP/PM/03/2010 on the subject line of the email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to an automatic disqualification

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