We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Energy Advisor in our East Africa office. Reporting to the Head, Technical and Consulting Services Unit the role will provide support to the delivery of Practical Action's energy strategy for the East Africa regional office. The role will primarily deliver impact for Practical Action through the consulting approach of technical assistance delivery.
The role will support the Regional Leadership in the development of energy work in the region, including managing projects, providing technical input to Practical Action’s projects in the region, contributing to secure new work, building the network of associates, line-managing staff and facilitating joint working with Practical Action's other regional and country offices in Africa and UK. As a member of the Practical Action global energy team the role will contribute to development of the organization's energy thematic work worldwide.
We are looking for someone with excellent knowledge and experience of off-grid energy access technologies, preferably around mini-grids and solar home systems as well as other technologies including, solar lanterns, improved cook stoves, rural electrification. A Masters degree in renewable energy, economics or other relevant discipline and at least seven (7) years' relevant work experience in designing and implementing energy access projects or consultancy assignments within the NGO or private sectors, in Africa and internationally is required.