Vacancies

Experienced project manager – renewable energy in Africa

Location             Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Field

Renewable energy private sector and policy consultancy projects in Africa

Partners for Innovation

Partners for Innovation is a leading consultancy for sustainable innovation. Our team of professionals works on challenging and innovative projects that contribute to the transition to a sustainable future. Clients are companies, sector organisations, governments and NGOs in Europe, Africa and beyond. Our fields of work are sustainable energy, circular economy and agribusiness. Partners for Innovation was founded in 2006 and has 17 employees in the Netherlands and 6 employees in Niger.

The job

With an increasing number of projects and activities in the field of renewable energy in Africa, we are looking for an experienced project manager for our Amsterdam office. He/she will manage a number of project contracts including the contract for the implementation of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst. Activities include: reporting on activities, targets and costs; preparing budgets; drafting cooperation and service contracts; drafting NDAs; strategic discussions with lead experts, clients and partners; consortium management; approving timesheets and travel claims; managing ICT developments. Activities may also include management of project contracts in other fields of work, and bid management.

Your profile

Appropriate candidates typically:

  • have a relevant Master diploma (science, business, economics or finance)
  • have 5 years of working experience in managing complex projects in international settings in Africa or in other emerging markets
  • are entrepreneurial, team players, very well organised, good at finding practical solutions, good at finding their own way
  • are good in communicating with clients, partners and project teams
  • are capable of delivering good work under time pressure
  • are excellent in written and oral communication in English and Dutch. A good command of French or other languages is a plus
  • are located in Amsterdam or its surroundings
  • are available to travel to the target countries if needed
  • are available for full time (32–40 hours per week)
  • are highly motivated to further strengthen the team of Partners for Innovation and to expand its activities

Personal growth

Partners for Innovation attaches great importance to personal growth. We pay close attention to the exchange of ideas, coaching, initiative, self-development and personal growth. The atmosphere is informal, pleasant and open. Benefits are commensurate.

Contact

Interested? Please call with Peter Vissers (+31 (6) 4260 9354). Please send your CV and motivational letter to jobs@partnersforinnovation.com. Applications without motivational letter will not be taken into account.

 

Consultant nature policy / sustainable land use

We are looking for a nature policy / sustainable land use advisor. In this position, you will work with colleagues to develop, finance and implement projects in the field of nature management and sustainable land use within the Amsterdam team.

Look for more information about this job at our Dutch website.

 

Experienced legal secretary (m/f)

(24 hours a week, in consultation)

Location            Amsterdam, the Netherlands

For the Finance Catalyst coordination team in Amsterdam, we are looking for an experienced legal secretary.  GET.invest Finance Catalyst (see www.get-invest.eu/finance-catalyst) is an advisory facility implemented by Partners for Innovation. Given the increasing number of projects and activities, we are looking for a secretary to organize and execute administrative processes.

For more information about this job, please look at our Dutch website.

 

Experienced Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Finance Catalyst team (m/f)

(with interest in financing renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
and other emerging markets)

Location             Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Requirements

  • Master diploma in a relevant science, economics, business or finance field
  • Certificate in M&E methodologies
  • Work experience in M&E of complex programmes: 5 years or more
  • Work experience related to developing countries: 2 years or more
  • Work experience related to the energy sector, including understanding of technical energy language: 2 years or more
  • Excellent knowledge of M&E methodologies and processes
  • Excellent analytical, data analysis and data processing skills
  • Excellent command of English; good command of Dutch or other languages is a plus
  • Fulltime

Field

Monitoring & Evaluation of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst

Description

With an increasing number of projects and activities of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst (see: www.get-invest.eu/finance-catalyst), a facility implemented by Partners for Innovation, we are looking for a M&E Officer (m/f) for the Amsterdam Coordination Team of the Finance Catalyst.

Partners for Innovation

Partners for Innovation is a leading consultancy for sustainable innovation. Our team of professionals works on challenging and innovative projects that contribute to the transition to a sustainable future. Clients are companies, sector organisations, governments and NGOs in Europe, Africa and beyond. Our fields of work are sustainable energy, circular economy and agribusiness. Partners for Innovation was founded in 2006 and has 17 employees in the Netherlands and 6 employees in Niger.

The GET.invest Finance Catalyst

Partners for Innovation is implementing the GET.invest Finance Catalyst since 2016. The GET.invest Finance Catalyst links renewable energy projects and companies with finance opportunities and vice versa, targeting small- and medium-scale renewable energy opportunities, currently in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific region. The Amsterdam-based Coordination Team at Partners for Innovation manages the global expert team of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst, takes care of programme administration and M&E, and reports to GET.invest in Brussels. GET.invest is a European programme that aims at mobilising investments in decentralised renewable energy projects. It supports private sector business and project developers, financiers and regulators in building sustainable energy markets

 The job

You’ll operate, continuously improve and further develop the M&E system of the GET.invest Finance Catalyst. You’ll be responsible for data collection & compilation, trend analyses, portfolio evaluation, impact assessment and translation into lessons learnt. You’ll be reporting on the M&E outcomes, answering questions of stakeholders, developing presentations and information material, providing input for knowledge products. You’ll produce market intelligence which allows the GET.invest Finance Catalyst and its partners to identify opportunities and barriers in the financing of renewable energy ventures in the target regions.

Your main involvement will be in the GET.invest Finance Catalyst. Next to this, you will have a limited involvement in other activities of Partners for Innovation.

 Your profile

Appropriate candidates typically:

  • have a relevant Master diploma (science, business, economics or finance)
  • have a certificate in M&E methodologies
  • have 5 years of work experience with M&E assignments of similar complexity
  • have outstanding analytical skills, are at ease with the operation, design and finetuning of M&E information systems, are used to deal with large data sets
  • are familiar in identifying existing and upcoming information needs, and answering questions of stakeholders
  • are familiar with operating in politically sensitive fields
  • are capable of delivering good work under time pressure
  • are entrepreneurial, team players, good at finding practical solutions, good at finding their own way
  • are excellent in written and oral communication in English. A good command of Dutch or other languages is a plus
  • are highly motivated to further strengthen the GET.invest Finance Catalyst team and to contribute to the activities of Partners for Innovation.

Personal Growth

Partners for Innovation attaches great importance to personal growth. There is high attention for the exchange of ideas, coaching, initiative, self-development and personal growth. The atmosphere is informal, pleasant and open. Benefits are commensurate.

Interested?

Please call with Peter Vissers (+31 (6) 4260 9354). Please send your CV and motivational letter/email/vlog to jobs@partnersforinnovation.com. Applications without motivational letter/email/vlog will not be taken into account.

 

Experienced Consultant Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa (m/f)

Requirements

  • Master degree in a relevant technical, economic or business field
  • Work experience: 3 – 7 years, with a focus on renewably energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Command of French at native speaker level, fluent in English. Dutch is a plus
  • 32 – 40 hours per week

Field

Renewable energy private sector and policy consultancy projects in West Africa

Partners for Innovation

Partners for Innovation is a leading consultancy company for sustainable innovation. Together with our clients, we realise profitable solutions with a focus on sustainable energy, circular economy and agribusiness. Our work in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) involves initiating, setting-up and implementing projects and policies in the fields of renewable energy, climate, valorising organic waste streams, agri-entrepreneurship and climate-smart agriculture.

Our projects range from market and feasibility studies to assessing the socio-economic and environmental impact of initiatives, from the implementation and financing of renewable energy projects and businesses, to developing new business initiatives, projects, policies or programs, and reviewing existing ones.

Partners for Innovation was founded in 2006 and is a successful and impact-oriented organisation. We have an office in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 17 employees and an office in Niamey (Niger) with 6 employees.

Our main driver is to achieve a sustainable and positive impact. Our guiding principle is providing real added value to our clients.

Our clients for renewable energy projects are diverse, including: private enterprises, Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO), Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, GIZ, European Commission, LuxDev, SNV, UNIDO, UNDP, USAID and the World Bank.

The job

We are looking for an experienced renewable energy consultant who is capable of playing an important role in the further growth of our portfolio and team for renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. This person should also have the ambition and potential to become a member of our management team. He or she should be capable of and being responsible for:

  • The implementation of projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, individually or in a team with colleagues and/or external experts, acting both as a team leader and as key expert; (short term);
  • The acquisition of relevant consultancy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, in close cooperation with our teams in Amsterdam and Niger and our partners in the region (short term);
  • The development of a network of (potential) clients for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in the region and with international organisations (medium term);
  • Setting up his/her own client base and team, and managing the implementation of projects, in line with the principles of Partners for Innovation (medium term).

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work within and further expand the team of Partners for Innovation. This is the desired profile:

  • Enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and cooperative attitude
  • Located in West Africa or Western Europe
  • Experience of 3 to 7 years in the field of renewably energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Master of Science (or equivalent) in a relevant technical, economic or business field
  • French at native speaker level. Fluent in English. Fluency in Dutch is an advantage
  • Capable of accomplishing work under time constraints while ensuring high-quality output
  • A proven track record in acquiring consultancy assignments in SSA
  • Willing to spend sufficient time in our offices in Amsterdam and Niamey

Personal growth

Partners for Innovation attaches great importance to personal growth. There is high attention for the exchange of ideas, coaching, initiative, self-development and personal growth. The atmosphere is informal, pleasant and open. Benefits are commensurate.

Interested?

Please call with Peter Vissers (+31 (6) 4260 9354). Please send your CV and motivational letter/email/vlog to jobs@partnersforinnovation.com.

 

Open application

Are you interested in working at Partners for Innovation or do you want to send an open application?

Contact us via jobs@partnersforinnovation.com or call Peter Vissers on +31 (6) 4260 9354.

 

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Peter Vissers +31 (6) 4260 9354
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