GreenMax is currently seeking to select a proven renewable energy project development professional with deep Africa experience to lead GreenStreet Africa during its pilot phase and Nigeria and beyond. The Managing Director is the key hire for GreenStreet Africa and will have full bottom line and operational responsibility for GreenStreet Africa, managing its staff and Investment Committee and reporting to its Board of Directors.
GreenMax always seeks the most talented and appropriate professionals for key positions without a focus on highly prescriptive background and experience requirements. GreenStreet Africa is a landmark platform that will be closely watched in the energy access sector and is widely expected to have a major impact. Therefore, we will be looking for a seasoned manager who has shown capability to start-up, guide and grow a renewable energy project development company in Sub Saharan Africa, who is at the same time open-minded to new ideas, structures and innovation in order to achieve impact. Experience with distributed solar/hybrid generation and storage systems will be essential. Individuals who have worked with ICs and Boards composed of Development Finance Institutions will have an advantage. Understanding of how to work with the public sector will be highly desirable. 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.
This position will be full time and based in our office in Lagos. Some travel is anticipated throughout Africa, particularly to Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda which are anticipated as the next target countries for GreenStreet Africa. For full transparency, fundraising for GreenStreet Africa is still underway. At this moment in time, the intent is to be operational sometime during Q2 2021. Although a precise hiring date has not been set, we have elected to begin the recruitment process now.
GreenMax is dedicated to the principle that its operations in emerging markets should be led by teams largely made up 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.