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Director – Renewable Vitality and Vitality Effectivity, PERN.0 on the African Growth Financial institution Group (AfDB)

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African Growth Financial institution Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Growth Financial institution is the premier pan-African improvement establishment, selling financial progress and social progress throughout the continent. There are 80 member states, together with 54 in Africa (Regional Member International locations). The Financial institution’s improvement agenda is delivering the monetary and technical assist for transformative tasks that can considerably cut back poverty by means of inclusive and sustainable financial progress.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Director – Renewable Vitality and Vitality Effectivity, PERN.0

Reference: ADB/21/059
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL5
Place N°: 50092420

The Advanced

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Energy, Vitality, Local weather and Inexperienced Development (PEVP)’ is a Sector Advanced focusing broadly on the Financial institution’s TYS and Excessive 5 precedence of “Mild up and Energy Africa”.  
  • The complicated’s aims are: (i) to develop coverage and technique; (ii) present deep sector technical experience to the Areas by gathering a pool of skilled people who may be consulted for his or her experience on difficult transactions; (iii) develop new financing devices; (iv) act as spokesperson for the Financial institution with exterior stakeholders on all elements of “Mild Up and Energy Africa”.
  • The Advanced focuses particularly on areas of Energy Methods Growth, Vitality Monetary Options, Coverage and Regulation, Renewable Vitality and Vitality Effectivity, in addition to Local weather Change and Inexperienced Development. The Advanced additionally ensures that the Financial institution operates efficiently throughout its Regional Member International locations and oversees the total implementation of all elements of the Financial institution’s power operations in collaboration with the Regional Enterprise Supply Items (RBDUs).

The Hiring Division
The Renewable Vitality and Vitality Effectivity Division (PERN) throughout the PEVP Advanced is remitted to assist the Financial institution’s RMCs to develop renewable power, power effectivity and clear cooking options as a part of their power methods, by means of a mix of private and non-private sector operations. Three Divisions particularly Renewable Vitality Division, Vitality Effectivity and Clear Cooking Division and  Renewable Vitality Initiatives, are organized beneath the Division to:

  • Operate as a one-stop supply / hub for renewables packages/tasks (excluding IPPs on the undertaking stage/ regional energy vegetation), power effectivity and clear cooking
  • Deal with “enabling market improvement” and therefore place emphasis on creating new approaches / areas and play a lead position in establishing regional – or country-specific packages
  • Mobilize concessional assets, particularly beneath the aegis of Sustainable Vitality Fund for Africa (SEFA) Particular Fund, as the main target areas require important blended finance. The Division can also be answerable for the flagship Desert to Energy initiative.

The Place

  • The Director has total accountability for the Renewable Vitality and Vitality Effectivity Directorate (PERN) and may have the mandate to assist the Financial institution’s Regional Member International locations (RMCs), and African sub areas, to develop renewable power (with a concentrate on decentralized power options), power effectivity and clear cooking as a part of their power methods – by means of a mix of private and non-private sector operations.
  • The Director will supervise the Division Managers for Renewable Vitality, Vitality Effectivity and Clear Cooking and Renewable Vitality Initiatives on this position to (i) promote the event of renewable power throughout the African continent and place the Financial institution as a data and thought chief on renewable power, (ii) promote power effectivity together with clear cooking and (iii) implement varied initiatives with RMCs, donors and different stakeholders.
  • The Director can even be answerable for coordinating supply of related flagship programmes – Desert to Energy, the DESCO financing programme, Sustainable Vitality Fund for Africa, the Inexperienced mini-grid market improvement programme and the Facility for Vitality Inclusion, amongst others. The position entails substantial engagement with exterior companions in coordination with different departments of the Financial institution to mobilize local weather funds and co-financing.

Duties and Tasks
Reporting on to the Vice President, Energy, Vitality, Local weather  and Inexperienced Development(PEVP), the Director, Renewable Vitality and Vitality effectivity (PERN) will carry out the next duties and tasks:

  • Supervise the Renewable Vitality Division to advertise the event of renewable power throughout the African continent and place the Financial institution, not solely as a data and thought chief on renewable power, but in addition as an environment friendly and revolutionary associate of RMCs and of the personal sector in financing and implementing renewable tasks within the decentralized power house (notably mini-grids and photo voltaic residence methods);
  • Supervise the Vitality Effectivity and Clear Cooking Division to advertise power effectivity together with clear cooking;
  • Supervise the Vitality Initiatives workstream to advertise and implement varied initiatives, such because the Sustainable Vitality Fund for Africa (SEFA) with varied stakeholders;
  • Present management in driving the implementation of the Desert to Energy initiative together with high-stakeholder engagement with international locations and companions;
  • Be sure that the divisions have interaction with regional Hub groups within the strategy of identification, preparation, implementation and monitoring of operations associated to decentralized renewables, power effectivity and clear cooking;
  • Liaise with regional and nation workplaces to develop and implement bankable pipeline within the areas coated by the division;
  • Be sure that the Directorate gives assist to RMCs in collaboration with the local weather change division of the Financial institution to make sure the efficient implementation of the renewable power elements of their NDCs;
  • Be sure that the Directorate assists Regional Member International locations (RMCs) in setting enabling coverage and regulatory setting (together with the establishing of high quality requirements) for the event of renewable power, off-grid / mini-grid entry, power effectivity and clear cooking options;
  • Be sure that the Directorate gives technical recommendation to assist distributed power tasks and enhance entry to finance by means of devoted services, extension of ensures;
  • Be sure that the Directorate gives technical recommendation to assist catalytic power effectivity tasks and enhance entry to finance for small scale power effectivity tasks;
  • Be sure that the Directorate gives technical recommendation to assist clear cooking-related investments together with supply-side assist to SMEs offering clear cooking options and promotion of fresh cooking on the demand aspect;
  • Liaise with the Vitality Monetary Options Division on regulatory issues and the structuring and monetary evaluation of complicated / revolutionary tasks;
  • Assist place the Financial institution as a data and thought chief in related areas;
  • Foster an setting that stimulates and rewards innovation, creativity and accountability for outcomes, and inspire workers to ship important affect on the bottom;
  • Oversee the Facility for Vitality Inclusion (off-grid and on-grid fund) managed by exterior fund managers;
  • Oversee the Sustainable Vitality Fund for Africa (SEFA) Particular Fund and drive the implementation of its three elements on inexperienced baseload, inexperienced mini-grids and power effectivity;
  • Lead useful resource mobilization efforts for flagship packages, reminiscent of SEFA and Desert to Energy;
  • Undertake every other activity because the Vice President Energy, Vitality, Local weather and Inexperienced Development could assign.

Choice Standards

  • Maintain no less than a Grasp’s diploma in Renewable Vitality, Engineering, Enterprise Administration or associated disciplines;
  • Have a minimal of ten (10)  years {of professional} work in areas associated to power, a few of which in Africa; 5 (5) years of which ought to have been in a managerial position and/or in supervising a group and coordinating work packages or tasks;
  • Deep publicity and understanding of the worldwide agenda and geopolitics of renewable power, local weather change and inexperienced progress;
  • Vast networks and expertise with worldwide establishments and businesses engaged on power in Africa and globally;
  • Deep data of the event of renewable power tasks throughout Africa; candidates with publicity to decentralized RE options will probably be prioritized;
  • Data of power effectivity points and clear cooking options;
  • Confirmed capacity to mobilize assets at scale for tasks and packages;
  • Capacity to speak successfully and mobilize key actors to supply (personal sector, public sector and civil society);
  • Confirmed capacity to construct multi-organization partnerships to handle complicated aims;
  • Extremely developed negotiation abilities confirmed to yield optimistic outcomes with senior counterparts, each inner and exterior;
  • Capacity to hear and talk successfully with oversight our bodies reminiscent of multi-national Boards of Govt Administrators and Governors and different senior authorities officers;
  • Extremely developed strategic pondering abilities aligned with the flexibility to translate strategic ideas and route into the implementation of workable and sustainable insurance policies and laws;
  • Expertise in forging and managing relationships with quite a lot of stakeholders – native organizations, governments and financing establishments;
  • Familiarity with the work of multilateral Growth Finance Establishments;
  • Confirmed capacity to construct and direct a excessive performing group to realize visionary and difficult objectives;
  • Inspirational chief who can inspire others to execute high quality outcomes in complicated and difficult environments;
  • Confirmed interpersonal abilities demonstrated by the flexibility to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic setting, with sensitivity and respect for variety and the flexibility to construct belief and supply management to completely different group members;
  • Talk and write successfully in French or English, with a superb working data of the opposite language;
  • Competence in the usage of Financial institution customary software program (Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint).

Software Closing Date
1st Might, 2021.

Tips on how to Apply
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Vital Info and Discover

  • This place is assessed as worldwide recruitment and attracts worldwide phrases and circumstances of employment.
  • Must you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your software, please ship an electronic mail with a exact description of the difficulty and/or a screenshot displaying the issue to HR Direct by way of: [email protected]
  • To use for this place, you should be nationwide of one in every of AfDB member international locations.
  • Candidates who totally meet the Financial institution’s necessities and are thought of for interview will probably be contacted. Solely on-line purposes submitted with a complete Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required levels will probably be thought of. The President, AfDB, reserves the suitable to nominate a candidate at a decrease stage. The African Growth Financial institution is an equal alternatives employer. Feminine candidates are strongly inspired to use.
  • The African Growth Financial institution Group (AfDB) doesn’t ask for funds of any type from candidates all through the recruitment course of (job software, CV evaluate, interview assembly, and last processing of purposes). As well as, the Financial institution doesn’t request data on candidates’ financial institution accounts. The African Growth Financial institution Group declines all accountability for the fraudulent publications of job presents in its title or, normally, for the fraudulent use of its title in any method in any way.

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