Sector Leader Renewable Energy

SNV - Maputo (Mozambique)

Type of Contract Autre contrat

Duration of Contract 2 ans ou plus

Education Bac + 5 et Plus

Work Experience Au moins 6 ans

Application Deadline 05/03/2014

Position n° 130

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About the employer / working context

SNV Mozambique is looking for a:

Sector Leader Renewable Energy

Based in Maputo, Mozambique

(International contract)

SNV Mozambique started its Renewable Energy programme in 2011 with a scoping study. Improved cookstoves and off-grid solar solutions were identified as options. In 2013 SNV started the Mozambique Improved Cooking Solutions (MICSI) project with ENDEV financing for 4 years. The aim is to sell 40.000 improved charcoal cookstoves in urban Maputo for low income households. With funding from SNV we started to experiment with alternative fuels for cooking such as LPG in smaller bottles for the BOP and charpowder briquettes made from coconut husks. The next steps in our programme are developing projects for these pilots, upscaling our programme to other urban areas, pilot rural firewood ICS and pilot solar lighting retail & distribution systems. Our approaches are market based solutions through developing Inclusive Business models with a variety of companies.

Purpose of the position

Lead the development of the SNV Renewable Energy (RE) programme in Mozambique, position SNV as leader of households focussed RE project development and implementation in Mozambique.

Contract duration: 2 years

Desired start date: As soon as available

Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique

Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Advisors benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of RE experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on and completing your application in our in-house recruitment system before 5 March 2014.

Closing date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Type of contract: International

Duties and Responsibilities

Main responsibilities:

Project Management (50%)

  • Responsible for MICSI implementation, project management (budget control, planning, quality control, PME, staff steering & management, narrative and financial reporting).
  • Responsible for management of the charpowder Briquette project.

Business Development (40%)

  • Develop concept notes and project proposals for upscaling of existing projects and approaches (Urban and rural ICS, briquettes, LPG gas).
  • Project development of new initiatives in solar household energy.
  • Project development of carbon credits funding.
  • Market intelligence for funding opportunities (including traditional donors, CSR funding through multinationals, Carbon credit funding sources).
  • Development of partnerships for BD and project implementation
  • Networking with donors, participation in the Energy Donor group.

Positioning and Communication (10%)

  • Responsible for knowledge development and systematization of our results and products.
  • Responsible for communication: events, products (website, articles, manuals/products, video), relationships with media and stakeholders.
  • Developing of LCB capacities and management.

Job Qualifications & Skills / Selection Criteria

Candidate profile

Education: Master’s in Business administration, Energy or Marketing

Desired: Renewable Energy specialisation, BOP marketing strategies, Carbon funding.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 6 years work experience in RE development and/or BOP marketing.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management (preferably of Renewable Energy projects, especially solar or ICS).
  • Experience in concept and proposal development, proven results in Business Development.
  • Experience in carbon funding development desired.
  • Knowledge of RE BOP strategies, market development and gender aspects in RE.

Other requirements:

  • Good external relationship builder, networker.
  • Ability to package and sell project results, products & methodologies.
  • Result oriented team leader.
  • Good reporting abilities both narrative and financial.
    • Portuguese or Spanish language ability highly desired.

Additional Information about the position

Position Type: Temps plein

Working Hours: Horaire normal

Working Language: Portugais

Second Language: Espagnol

Closing Date: 2014-03-05