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IFC Short - Term consultant Job in Nairobi Kenya or Johannesburg, South Africa

Sustainable Business Advisory Services, Sub-Saharan Africa region

Terms of Reference for Short-Term Consultant (STC)

For project:
 Private Equity Africa Climate Change Investment Support (PEACCHIS)


 Short-term consultant

Job Stream:
 Technical Assistance & Advisory Services

 Nairobi, Kenya OR Johannesburg, South Africa

 English (French and Portuguese an added advantage)

Period: 150 days in FY12

A. Context

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.

IFC supports private sector development both by investing and by providing Advisory Services (AS) that build businesses.

IFC’s Sustainable Business Advisory work to catalyze the development of markets that bring value to all members of society and protect the environment.

IFC Sustainable Business Advisory is seeking to recruit a Short Term Consultant (STC) to support its operations. The appointed consultant will be responsible for supporting the Private Equity Africa Climate Change Investment Support ( PEACCHIS) project.

The PEACCHIS project seeks to help PE firms and their portfolio companies, operating in Africa, identify and implement E&S improvement opportunities in their businesses, while also saving
money, improving their reputations, and/or accessing new markets.

Support to PE funds under the PEACCHIS project includes training, resource efficiency assessments at portfolio companies, and broad market research on clean energy sectors in the African market.

The long-term goal is to establish a self-sustaining market for E&S sustainability practices/investments that is beneficial to the PE firm, its portfolio companies, equipment and service providers.

B. Objective

The purpose of the assignment is to:

  • Work with the PEACCHIS project team to deliver the project plan and its objectives.
  • Support the development of a self-sustaining mechanism for service delivery in Africa and other potentially regions after the project ends.
C. Scope of work

Responsibilities will include:

 Deliver support to clients and/or manage external consultants that will deliver support to clients:

Training and Support for PE Firms:

 Provide training on sustainability opportunities, both on general topics and opportunities targeted to funds; work with PE firms to analyze its investments to identify sustainability opportunities.

 Develop implementation/management plan for sustainability opportunities, including experts needed (e.g., engineers, water specialists), estimated cost, estimated timeline

 Provide support to PE firms and work with audit providers, implement the recommendations, train PE staff, and/or complete documentation to secure financing.

 Work with PE firms on data on E&S impacts and costs, for baseline and annual monitoring.

Resource Efficiency Assessments for Portfolio Companies:

 Conduct preliminary audits of portfolio company’s operations, including technical analysis and estimated costs, and provide resource efficiency suggestions to the portfolio company.

 Conduct in-depth audits of portfolio company’s operations and provide detailed technical recommendations and provide an estimate of associated costs.

 Work with portfolio company, the PE firm, and IFC to implement the recommendations and identify potential financing options.

 Help complete the documentation/provide data to secure financing as needed.

Enabling PE investment into Cleantech Sectors:

 Conduct research on cleantech sector in Africa, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, water, and waste management, with regard to its potential for PE investors. This can include
research in industries such as agribusiness, manufacturing, and/or infrastructure.

 Identify mechanisms through which growth capital could be channeled to promising clean energy sectors and businesses through PE funds.

This may include, but not be limited to the following:
  • A report on channeling growth capital to clean energy sector businesses that summarizes the investment opportunity, maps funds focused on related sectors and proposes solutions.
  • Updating IFC’s database of the various funds with an active portfolio interested in clean energy investments
  • Develop suggestions for match making opportunities between manufacturers and the funds outlined, including how to best present the formal pitch to the funds.
ii) Support internal program management:

 Manage program/ project cycle stages as assigned ensuring timely delivery of reports to management and donors.

 Oversee and coordinate the various program components as appropriate Relationship management (donors, client, service providers, project team, management and other stakeholders)

 Manage consultants and related procurement

 Communication (internal and external) and IFC representation as required

D. Selection criteria
  • Post graduate degree (Master’s level) in business administration, finance, environmental and social management or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years experience working on E&S issues relevant to the private sector and the financial / private equity sector in particular.
  • Minimum 5 years experience from Private Equity sector
  • Regional or international experience in conducting resource efficiency assessments
  • Self motivated, self starter with strong project management, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent spoken and written English (French and Portuguese an added advantage)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely for expert and nonexpert audiences;
  • Experience of communicating with senior level management;
  • Results-oriented approach with demonstrated history of accomplishments;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Ability to create and sustain work relationships
  • Ability to relocate to Nairobi or Johannesburg if not already residing there would be an advantage.
The following additional qualifications are desirable:
  • Regional or international experience in working with PE funds to implement sustainability management systems and strategies in Africa
  • Experience in delivering training
Closing Date for Submissions:

Please submit an electronic CV to Ms. Niver Mbaria on email

The closing date for submission of CVs is October 25, 2011 at 17h00 (Kenya time)

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