Project Manager (West Africa Regional Advisor)
Power Africa Off-Grid Project is a four-year USAID-funded project to promote off-grid electrification in 18 countries in East, Central, and West Africa. The project is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. PAOP provides technical assistance to key sector stakeholders, including private sector off-grid companies, investors, and government agencies.
The West Africa Regional Lead Advisor leads and coordinates the implementation of project activities and provides technical expertise on off-grid electrification across West Africa. The successful candidate will lead a team of resident country advisors providing business-focused technical assistance to off-grid companies throughout the region. The main goal of this assistance is to help companies scale up their business models and increase the number of newly electrified households through solar home systems (SHS) and micro-grids. The assistance will include supporting the off-grid companies’ financial planning, cost analysis, and long-term business strategies to enhance their bankability. The technical assistance will also help companies more effectively distribute and retail their products, including developing new partnerships with other distribution and retail companies, and further developing their distribution and marketing strategies.
In addition to providing direct technical assistance to companies and investors, the West Africa Regional Lead Advisor is responsible for managing program deliverables including planning and coordination of all activities across the region. The successful candidate will ensure timely delivery of high-quality deliverables on a short notice.
This position is considered key personnel for the project and the selected candidate is subject to USAID approval. The position is a full-time role based in one of the West Africa focus countries, preferably Senegal, with frequent travel throughout the region and occasional travel across Sub-Saharan Africa as necessary. This position reports to the Chief of Party.
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