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NGO job in Africa-WE4F Programme East and West Africa to based in Nairobi,Kenya- Abdijan, Côte d’Ivoire-2020

NGO job in Africa-GFA Consulting is recruiting various roles for the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) programme East and West Africa to based in Nairobi, Kenya – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Commission (EU) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in two regional hubs in East and West Africa, respectively in Nairobi, Kenya and in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Both hubs are the core implementing bodies for all activities in the two regions and will work towards achieving the targets set under the following outputs:

  • Output 1: Business capacities of Innovators (SMEs) that offer innovative solutions (technological, digital, financial, etc.) for up-scaling climate friendly, energy and/or water efficient innovations are improved through financial and technical assistance
  • Output 2: End user and multipliers are informed on the potentials of climate friendly, energy and/or water efficient innovations
  • Output 3: Access to appropriate financing options for climate friendly, energy and/or water efficient innovations is improved and new, suitable financing mechanisms for end user of innovations are in place
  • Output 4: Orientation for designing improved political and sectorial frame conditions for the up-scaling of climate friendly, energy and/or water efficient innovations (an enabling Environment) are provided
  • Output 5: experiences of dissemination of climate friendly, energy and/or water efficient innovations are spread into regional, interregional and global exchange formats

The primary role of the contractor is to implement the following three work packages:

  • Work package 1: preparing and managing innovation calls for SME Innovators
  • Work package 2: strengthening business capacities of SME Innovators
  • Work package 3: Supporting SME Innovators for Access to finance and scaling up operative solutions
  • Posted on:16 Aug, 2020
  • Application by:31 Aug, 2020
  • Project status: Expression of interest
  • Project title:GIZ Water and Energy for Food Innovation Partner: Implementation of innovation calls and support to selected SMEs to scale their innovation solutions (Lot 1 in East Africa and Lot 2 in West Africa)
  • Period of project:20 Dec 2020 – 31 March 2020
  • Duration of assignment:28 months
  • Duty station:Lot 1 : Nairobi, Kenya – Lot 2: Abdijan, Côte d’Ivoire

Contact person

  Florence Coantic Coantic@gfa-group.de

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NGO job in Africa-Job description

  • Lead and steer the project
  • Function as main focal point for the WE4F in respectively East Africa (Lot 1) or West Africa (Lot 2)
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the variety of international and national partners in the operating environment
  • Build relationships and communicate effectively – including making technical presentations – with various actors in respectively East Africa or West Africa to maintain effective relationships in partner countries
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills by proactively analyzing and anticipating challenges and suggesting way forward to tackle issues at hand effectively
  • Develop realistic and appropriate action plans across a range of subjects that can enable private businesses to make progress on innovation design, capacity building and business model development
  • Demonstrate and integrate financial knowledge and skills to access detailed concepts/plans, Excel, etc., in the business model Analysis and planning processes
  • Manage the relationship with the GIZ regional hub team as well as partner relationship managers

NGO job in Africa-Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in business management, economics, engineering, agronomics or social sciences related to technology advances in energy, water and agriculture
  • Language: English C1 for Lot 1 (East Africa) or French and English C1for Lot 2 (West Africa)
  • Experience in introducing innovations through innovation calls (10 years), especially for energy and water efficiency into agriculture (3 years)
  • 10 years of management experience with a team of 5 or more staff
  • 5 years of professional experience in projects in East Africa (Lot 1) or West Africa (Lot 2)
  • 5 years of experience in managing and monitoring development cooperation project
  • Posted on:16 Aug, 2020
  • Application by:31 Aug, 2020
  • Project status: Expression of interest
  • Project title:GIZ Water and Energy for Food Innovation Partner: Implementation of innovation calls and support to selected SMEs to scale their innovation solutions (Lot 1 in East Africa and Lot 2 in West Africa)
  • Period of project:20 Dec 2020 – 31 March 2020
  • Duration of assignment:28 months
  • Duty station:Lot 1 : Nairobi, Kenya – Lot 2: Abdijan, Côte d’Ivoire

Contact person

  Florence Coantic Coantic@gfa-group.de

NGO job in Africa-Job description

  • Design, prepare and manage all procedures for the innovation calls of WE4F in East Africa (Lot 1) or West Africa (Lot 2)
  • Prepare and manage all contracts with selected Innovators from the calls
  • Support TL in backstopping on business development and investment readiness of SMEs
  • Support TL on technical support and advice on the energy-water-Food nexus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social or technical sciences related to water, energy and/or agriculture
  • Language skills: English C1 for East Africa (Lot 1) – French C1 and English B2 for West Africa (Lot 2)
  • 5 years work experience in implementing development cooperation projects in energy or water in agriculture
  • Good knowledge in digital/communication technologies (5 years) and work experience in preparing and running innovation calls in the region (5 years) as well as implementing innovation calls targeting SMEs in the region (5 years)
  • 10 years work experience in East Africa (Lot 1) or in West Africa (Lot 2)
  • Posted on:16 Aug, 2020
  • Application by:31 Aug, 2020
  • Project status: Expression of interest
  • Project title:GIZ Water and Energy for Food Innovation Partner: Implementation of innovation calls and support to selected SMEs to scale their innovation solutions (Lot 1 in East Africa and Lot 2 in West Africa)
  • Period of project:20 Dec 2020 – 31 March 2020
  • Duration of assignment:28 months
  • Duty station:Lot 1 : Nairobi, Kenya – Lot 2: Abdijan, Côte d’Ivoire

Contact person

  Florence Coantic Coantic@gfa-group.de

NGO job in Africa-Job description

  • Design, prepare and manage all procedures for the innovation calls of WE4F in East Africa (Lot 1) or West Africa (Lot 2)
  • Prepare and manage all contracts with selected Innovators from the calls
  • Support TL in backstopping on business development and investment readiness of SMEs
  • Support TL on technical support and advice on the energy-water-Food nexus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social or technical sciences related to water, energy and/or agriculture
  • Language skills: English C1 for East Africa (Lot 1) – French C1 and English B2 for West Africa (Lot 2)
  • 5 years work experience in implementing development cooperation projects in energy or water in agriculture
  • Good knowledge in digital/communication technologies (5 years) and work experience in preparing and running innovation calls in the region (5 years) as well as implementing innovation calls targeting SMEs in the region (5 years)
  • 10 years work experience in East Africa (Lot 1) or in West Africa (Lot 2)
  • Posted on:16 Aug, 2020
  • Application by:31 Aug, 2020
  • Project status: Expression of interest
  • Project title:GIZ Water and Energy for Food Innovation Partner: Implementation of innovation calls and support to selected SMEs to scale their innovation solutions (Lot 1 in East Africa and Lot 2 in West Africa)
  • Period of project:20 Dec 2020 – 31 March 2020
  • Duration of assignment:28 months
  • Duty station:Lot 1 : Nairobi, Kenya – Lot 2: Abdijan, Côte d’Ivoire

Contact person

  Florence Coantic Coantic@gfa-group.de

NGO job in Africa-Job description

  • Act as administration finance and contract manager
  • Manage all administrative and financial procedures according to WE4F and GIZ regulations
  • Support the administrative and financial tender procedures of innovation call according to international rules
  • Support the Team Leader in identifying and contracting appropriate local short-term experts for specific tasks
  • Support the Team Leader with regular administrative and financial reporting, controlling and other documentation to meet WE4F requirements

-NGO job in AfricaQualifications

  • BSc Degree in business administration, financial management, business management or similar
  • Language skills: English C1 for East Africa (Lot 1) – French C1 and English B2 for West Africa (Lot 2)
  • 5 years work experience in administrating development cooperation projects and 10 years in contract preparation and management
  • 5 years professional experience in East Africa (Lot 1) or West Africa (Lot 2)
  • 10 years working experience in administrating development cooperation projects

Contact person

  Florence Coantic Coantic@gfa-group.de

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