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Project Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Energy, power
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

About the Project

To achieve Vision 2030 and the target of universal access by 2020, the Government of Kenya (GoK) seeks to close the access gap by providing electricity services to remote, underserved areas of the country. With US$150 million of financing from The World Bank, the GoK intends to deliver the Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project for Underserved Counties (K-OSAP), to support the use of solar technology to drive electrification of households, enterprises, community facilities, and water pumps.

SNV will be tendering for the Facilities Manager role for “Component 2: Stand-alone Solar Systems and Clean Cooking Solutions for Households”, anticipated to start in September, 2018 and to run for 4 years and 9 months. This component is split in a Debt Facility and a Results-Based Financing Facility for stand-alone solar systems and clean cooking solutions for households. To develop and manage all procurement under this programme, SNV Kenya is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager.

Overview of the Position
You will design and deliver sound management of the RBF and Debt Facility. You will develop RBF and Debt Facility implementation manuals that will cover the procedures and main criteria for competitive selection. In the roll-out phase, you will prepare for its launch and initiate RBF award windows. Finally, you will perform day-to-day management of the RBF and Debt Facility operations.


The Project Manager shall:

  1. Serve as the Team Leader for the overall Facility.
  2. Understand the design and lead the implementation of the Fund;
  3. Lead, manage and oversee all technical and managerial aspects related to Finance, Grants Management, and other financing instruments;
  4. Provide high quality leadership, strategic and managerial oversight, due diligence and administration of the Fund financing instruments;
  5. Design and Implement effective management oversight methods and techniques to monitor progress on sub-grant implementation;
  6. Ensure timely financial reporting and provide supervisory oversight of the budget to ensure timely spending;
  7. Conduct annual performance appraisals and ongoing supervision grants and financing mechanisms.
  8. Ensure successful operationalization, launch, and administration of the RBF and Debt Facility. This will include the activities listed below:
        -Preparation of RBF and Debt Facility implementation manuals.
        -Coordination of RBF Facility roll-out;
        -Ongoing RBF and Debt Facility operations management;

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Energy, power
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Project management; Power and energy solutions; Financial reporting; Employee evaluations; Fund management; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

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