Program Officer, Energy, Job in Kenya

General Position Summary

The Program Officer- Energy is a key member of the program team supporting Isiolo, Samburu and Marsabit Counties and will report to the Marsabit County Coordinator. Will lead the delivery of energy related activities in pursuit of program outcomes.

Essential Responsibilities


Work with the County Coordinators and consortium partners to support all relevant aspects of RANGE implementation in pursuit of the program goals and outcomes.

Provide updates and analysis of key developments in Energy sector in the targeted thematic areas.

Identify needs and opportunities energy sector and provide relevant information to facilitate the program team’s ability to develop and implement renewable energy.

Under guidance by the Energy 4 Impact team, identify and oversee delivery of relevant market-led renewable energy and clean cooking interventions in program locations.

Document lessons and best practices on application of green technologies to support livestock systems, strengthen land management, and mitigate climate threats.

Support activities to strengthen capacities of the public sector, private sector, and communities in clean energy supply and adoption.

Under the guidance and QC by the E4I team provide technical assistance to any energy companies identified and engaged in the program.

Under the direction of the County Coordinators, develop and maintain relationships with organizations/ actors in key target sectors (e.g. faith organizations, youth groups, women’s organizations, CBOs/local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local government officials, etc.).


Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation team and partners in program monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Support tracking of partners’ activities – attending all events in the targeted counties, as relevant.

Support partners on activity-level Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) efforts, ensuring quality, reliability, and consistency in data collection efforts using program M&E templates.

Support analysis on the contribution of energy interventions to natural resource management, livestock systems, livelihoods, and climate mitigation.

Help identify lessons learned from project implementation and facilitate the incorporation of lessons learned into the activity development cycle.

Meet regularly with the program team to evaluate project progress, identify successes, challenges and lessons-learned, and adjust practices as necessary to improve performance.

Prepare and submit to the program team reports of specific events, field trips and meetings attended.

Support the team in effectively utilizing established Monitoring and Evaluation formats and provide feedback for their improvement.

S/he can help (with E4I’s guidance) to build MCK’s in-house knowledge and capacity on integrating clean energy technologies in achieving our climate action objectives.

S/he could also participate in the Green team and be our representative in the satellite offices.

Reports Directly to: County Coordinator

Works Directly with: RANGE County Coordinators, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Senior Program Manager, Energy 4 Impact team, Director of Programs, PAQ Department, Partner Staff and Technical Advisor.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Environmental Technology/Renewable Energy related fields, Electrical Engineering, or in a related degree from a recognized institution.

At least 3 years’ experience implementing donor funded projects.

Knowledge and experience in implementing carbon reduction initiatives and clean energy technologies. Experience working with the private sector on technology and business model development is advantageous.

Experience in project development, financing, operation and capacity building of communities and partners on renewable energy solutions.

Excellent organization and project management skills.

Ability to interact effectively with the diverse project stakeholders, including government officials (National and County Government), private sector actors, local Implementing partners Community Based Organizations and community members.

Experience in project Monitoring and Evaluation.

Strong analytical and report writing skills.

Previous experience working in Kenya’s ASAL counties preferred.

Good knowledge and skills with the of MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access

Fluency in Swahili and other relevant languages necessary

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