Posted on :
9 Feb, 2023
9 Feb, 2023
UpEnergy delivers high-impact, emission reducing projects that accelerate decarbonization and catalyze long-term benefits. We do so by providing life-improving clean technologies to local communities and environments across Africa. Whether it’s protecting the local environment, delivering health benefits, or reducing poverty through financial savings and employment, our project sustainably benefit and enable people to live better lives within climate resilient communities.
To date, UpEnergy has delivered over 95 emission reduction projects, impacted over 4 million lives, and reduced over 3 million tons of CO2 Emissions across 7 countries. UpEnergy prides itself on deep local knowledge and established teams on the ground to ensure the highest impact and results. The UpEnergy team continues to grow, across multiple African countries, from 20 to over 170+ full-time team members in the past two years, reflecting the growth of the company for which we now seek incredible, like-minded talent who are excited to join us in delivering even more impact. Learn more here: www.upenergygroup.com
Job Title: Ghana Country Director
About the role:
UpEnergy is at a time of exciting growth, expanding both in terms of product and geographic portfolio. We seek a Country Director in Ghana to lead the team and manage our on-the-ground operations. Taking the lead in developing new business lines and carbon emission reduction partnerships. This is an exciting opportunity to drive organizational growth at a profitable social enterprise with the required capital for growth.
The Country Director will also be responsible for initiating, growing, and improving UpEnergy’s distribution operations, supply chain, and marketing. The role will require an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to find, assess, and test new models and products to serve low-income customers in Africa. In addition to the ability to capture new opportunities, the Country Director will have demonstrated an ability to lead the execution of projects that require strong systems, foresight, and quality control to achieve success.
The successful candidate does not necessarily need to have led an organization previously but will have strong leadership experience with teams in emerging market economies. The role will also require thoughtful team building, ownership of the profit and loss statement and financial controls, development of new teams including a product management team, the ability to inspire learning and experimentation across the organization, and keen skills overseeing complex projects and operations in which getting technical details right is of high importance.
Management and Leadership
Product and Commercial
Carbon Project Oversight and Origination
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Why Join Us?
Not your average 9-to-5
UpEnergy encourages teamwork, creativity, and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. We stay close to our market, understand our customers, and have a lot of fun while doing our work! If you’re looking for a conventional 9-to-5, you’d be missing out on our adventures!
Opportunity to do things in a new way
As one of the largest compliance credit issuer in Africa, we need to be constantly improving and rethinking our way of work. This means endless opportunities for a self-starter to initiate new ways of doing things or experimenting ways to help us improve.
Personal and Career Growth
Wouldn’t it be a pity to spend so much time working but not growing and learning? At UpEnergy we value both personal and professional growth, and we want to grow as a team. From classroom training to coffee chats to performance review, we want to support every team member to grow into the best version they can.
Create Lasting Impact
Our clean energy products bring positive impact to both our planet earth and for the low-income communities we work in. We don’t just focus on sales – we follow up and truly understand our customers to make sure that they continue to benefit from our products. Your work will create much longer-lasting impact than what you can see!