Renewable Energy Medior Advisor Jobs in Ghana 2011

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3 Aug, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

  1. Advisory Services
    • Support clients/group of clients in developing and implementing successful Renewable Energy dissemination programmes and projects;
    • Support the operationalization of SNV Ghana strategy for Renewable Energy and translate it into continued support activities to a wide range of actors;
    • Provide client focused quality capacity building advisory services to clients, partners and Local Capacity Builders (LCBs);
    • Initiate and contributes to national activities within his/her field of expertise;
    • Support mainstreaming governance for empowerment, gender equity and social inclusion in the Renewable Energy sector.
  2. Learning & Teamwork
    • Contribute to sharing and learning among Renewable energy team: best practices, methods, tools, case-studies, etc.;
    • Give input for the up-scaling of the team activities;
    • Provide on-the-job support, coaching, technical backstopping and guidance to SNV advisors across all portfolios and LCBs on the above mentioned issues;
    • Document results, including the process followed and the support supplied by SNV;
    • Contribute to promote external knowledge alliances with high level knowledge institutes and share the publication of SNV-knowledge to external public;
    • Contribute to product development: transform current advisory practice in marketable products and services and develop new relevant and meaningful products.
  3. Positioning/networking/resource mobilization
    • Provide input for decision making in Renewable Energy practice area;
    • Actively explore new markets – opportunities for resource mobilization – product – client combinations;
    • Contribute to build strategic alliances and partnerships which leads to creating income and employment opportunities;
    • Support and promote collaboration between stakeholders in the sector especially at national level. Actively engage with stakeholders to further increase the priority of the sector on government’s and donor’s agendas;
    • Contribute to external resource mobilization and business development: identify opportunities and contribute to the formulation of project ideas and program proposals for SNV and clients;
    • Represent SNV and its interests effectively in national, regional and local level forums as appropriate.
  4. Knowledge management / development
    • Ensure proper documentation of activities and achievements;
    • Ensure that best practices are systematized, documented and if possible published;
    • Contribute to knowledge networks/partnerships nationally within his/her field of expertise.


Required Skills or Experience

Educational background:

  • Master’s degree in management of Renewable energy, with focus to: Finance in renewable energy, Business Analyst, Investments.
  • Academic level of working and thinking in SNV related themes.


  • Minimum of five years of working in business development preferably in Renewable energy context;
  • Proven track record in capacity building, process facilitation and resource mobilization;
  • Experience in micro and medium size enterprise development and insight into problems and constraints in stimulating partnerships;
  • Ability and experience in analysing the socio- economic and political context of renewable energy;
  • Experience in networking, alliances building, and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, product development, organisational learning, institutional change processes, and project proposal formulation.


  • Good knowledge of the renewable sector in Ghana;
  • Knowledge of Private Sector and SME
  • Focuses (knowledge) on finance/business analyst and business development + opportunities
  • Knowledge of national strategies for poverty alleviation, rural development;
  • Understanding of SNV cross-cutting themes as good governance and gender equity;
  • Intelligence tools as wel as business modelling;
  • Knowledge of and experience with participatory monitoring and evaluation systems and with process documentation for future reference, organizational learning and decision making.


  • Very good writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Opportunity driven, looks and sees the opportunities
  • Client and team oriented attitude;
  • Leadership, entrepreneurship and coaching and self-reflection skills;
  • Proactive, creative and out-of-the-box thinking;
  • Business attitude and want-to-learn attitude;
  • Proven abilities and experience in team building and participatory techniques;
  • Networking and negotiation abilities combined with result orientation;
  • Proven ability to work in different cultural settings and multi-cultural environment;
  • Proven ability to take initiatives independently and to have perseverance under adverse circumstances;
  • Flexibility to work compatibly with national community based and non-government, government and private sector organizations;
  • A strong flare for problem solving and evidence-based approaches to capacity development;
  • Some knowledge of gender concepts;
  • Readiness to work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities;
  • Fluency in English (SNV’s corporate language)and good command of French;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office and Internet use;
  • Driver’s license


How To Apply

To apply for the above position, please forward your resume in Microsoft Word Format to:

[email protected]

Closing: 02 Sep, 2011

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