GreenMax is currently seeking to select a proven RBF professional with deep Africa off grid energy experience to manage the RBF Window of the new Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion Fund during its inaugural period and beyond, and to further develop GreenMax’s RBF fund management practice.
Currently GreenMax is part of a consortium which will be managing a new Euro 50M off grid fund for Africa -- the Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion (CEI) Fund. GreenMax is specifically responsible for running the RBF Window, which will work in tandem with the Crowdlending Window to provide a "one stop shop" for both performance based grants and debt financing delivered to developers of mini grid portfolios across Sub Saharan Africa. The RBF Window will initially offer RBF grants based on confirmed new connections but will eventually expand to offer "outcomes" based grants that incentivize measured impacts such as new productive uses of energy leading to economic development and employment opportunities.
The Manager, Results Based Financing will have principal responsibility for leading the design and implementation of the RBF Window with a target to support construction of roughly 330 mini grids across the initial 3 years. The Manager will also participate in business development for other RBF fund management opportunities. Minimum requirements for the position:
· 5+ years experience with designing and implementing results based grant financing schemes
· 3+ years work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
· In-depth knowledge of rural energy projects gained through education (e.g. degree courses) or project experience
Aside from these minimum requirements, GreenMax always seeks the most talented and appropriate professionals for key positions without a focus on highly prescriptive background and experience requirements. More generally, the ideal candidate will have strong leadership, communication, business development and negotiation skills and should be able to write extremely well in English. An ability to work in French and/or Portuguese will give the best qualified candidates an edge.
This position will be full time and based in our office in Nairobi. Some travel is anticipated throughout Africa, although the GreenMax team has regional representation to originate relationships in our target countries.
GreenMax is dedicated to the principle that its operations in emerging markets should be led by teams largely comprised of indigenous professionals. Therefore, for this position, nationals of countries in Sub Saharan Africa are strongly urged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer committed to gender inclusion, we fully encourage female applicants.