Business/Market Development Experts – Off-grid solar

The Following position is available in SNV (subject to funding availability):
Business/Market Development Experts – Off-grid solar
Advise on and conduct market research, private sector engagement, due diligence, positioning for isolated off-grid solar products and the development of entrepreneurs to scale their businesses and improve profitability
  • Conduct market and competitive data research and advise on positioning for off-grid solar products across implementation countrie(s);
  • Review business performance and seek operational and financial improvements in distribution and consumer uptake strategies;
  • Understand target customers and develop appropriate marketing material;
  • Promote new financing mechanisms (including supplier-led trade financing, pay-as-you-go models, product financing);
  • Advise on private sector engagement and the development of entrepreneurs;
  • Assist Solar marketers and manufacturers to scale their businesses and improve profitability;
  • Work directly with businesses to develop and tailor business plans in order to effectively address the market;
  • Appraise and review business plans and undertake due diligence on companies;
  • Coordinate interventions with existing regional Energy programmes and with initiatives from other donors;
  • Manage relationships with government, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Academic qualification in business (e.g. MBA) preferred;
  • Experience in consumer business (preferably at executive level);
  • Strong finance, transaction and budgeting skills;
  • Strong skill set in Market Analysis, Market Development and Consumer Marketing;
  • Experience in working with Private and public investment partners;
  • Experience working with off-grid solar energy products preferred (but not mandatory)
  • Experience working with international donors preferred but not mandatory
  • Sub-Saharan Africa work experience is essential
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by sending your CV and letter of motivation to with copy to before 06/08/2016. 
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