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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Internships Opportunities at SNV Tanzania, 2020

Advisor/Technical Specialist – Off-grid Energy Finance
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract type: International employment contract
Company Description
is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies
practical knowledge to make a lasting difference in the lives of people
living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country
presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture,
energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than
25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a
not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our
mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in
operational excellence.
its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly
aim for structural change and scale in its programmes, as well as
bringing knowledge and initiatives from different programmes together at
country level to contribute to systems’ change. We will continue to
position ourselves as a learning organisation striving for excellence
and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline. For more
information on SNV, visit our website:

Energising Development III Programme
overall goal of SNV’s engagement in the Energy sector in Tanzania is to
contribute to improve the livelihoods of the rural and peri-urban
people by accelerating the dissemination and use of renewable energy
products and services. SNV is the implementing agency for the Energising
Development (EnDev) programme in Tanzania. The Tanzania country
programme has been under implementation of SNV since 2013 with
demonstrated growth in results achievements in both cooking and solar
energy. The EnDev III Tanzania programme for the 2019-2022 period
focuses on two key components: the development of markets and
sustainable supply for improved cook stoves (ICS) as well as for the
productive use of renewable energy. This role focuses on the productive
use of renewable energy component – a results-based financing fund to
accelerate the market for off-grid renewable energy (e.g. solar PV)
productive use systems in Tanzania (RBF PU Project). To see more of our
work in Tanzania:

Job Description
Tanzania is recruiting a full-time Advisor/Technical Specialist to
provide technical leadership of the RBF PU Project under EnDev III
Programme, a new project currently in inception phase. The Advisor will
set the strategic vision for the new project, tailor the design of the
results-based financing (RBF) fund through analysing market assessment
data, launch the new fund and provide technical expertise in the ongoing
management of the fund. The Advisor will also act as the SNV Tanzania
sector representative for our work in productive use of energy both
locally and regionally.

Primary Responsibilities:
Fund Design: Utilise a market assessment report and existing off-grid
solar data from previous SNV RBF projects to tailor the design of a
results based financing scheme that will be delivered to the private
sector to accelerate the market entry and expansion of the productive
use of renewable energy technology.
· Fund Management: Develop the
final operational guidelines and verification manual of the fund
including key elements such as incentive structure and valuation, firm
application process, due diligence and contracting, claim submission
process, and verification roles and structure, amongst others. Utilise
tools and structures from past and current RBF interventions managed by
SNV as references and build off of these to create a next generation RBF
fund. Determine the best solution for a fund management, verification
and monitoring tool and launch the tool internally and with fund
· Technical Advisory: Manage all the mechanics of the
RBF PU fund from incentive valuation modelling to claim processing.
Apply analytical rigor to complex and uncertain tasks in the development
of a new fund.
· Project Management: Provide technical backstopping
to the RBF PU Project Manager to develop a small team through defining
project roles and workflows for smooth implementation of the component.
Support the management of the budget for the RBF PU project including
all procurements, claim payments and internal and external reporting.
Work closely with the Programme Manager/Sector Leader to develop
presentations, knowledge projects or other donor requirements for the
· Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Verification
(MERV): Manage the MERV processes and team, including interns and third
part consultants, to ensure results are tracked and learnings are
regularly fed back into fund management mechanisms. Take lead on all
results reporting and verification for the RBF PU component and support
monitoring and reporting across the EnDev portfolio.
· Gender
Integration: Lead the gender integration aspects of the RBF PU fund
including the Women’s Employment Stimulus Fund (WESF) that will target
to increase female participation in the renewable electricity sector in
Tanzania. Innovate new ways to integrate gender into our off-grid energy
projects in collaboration with the Sector Leader and EnDev Tanzania
Gender Lead.
· Energy Sector Leadership Support: Act as the lead
representive for Tanzania Energy Sector’s productive use of energy work.
Attend global, regional and local stakeholder gatherings, and provide
input on knowledge products. Prepare and give external presentations and
take lead on sector networking for PUE. Support the Energy Sector
Leader as needed on quality assurance of donor deliverables across the
EnDev portfolio.
· Capacity Building: Proactively build capacity of
SNV staff and other key stakeholders in the areas of productive use
financing and innovative RBF approaches.
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Required skills and qualifications:
· 3-4 years of experience in top tier consulting firm, development organisation, impact investing firm or similar
Master’s degree in a relevant field, MBA or other advanced degree
required. Specialisation in Energy Finance or similar will be regarded
· Strong quantitative skills and finance background
Experience working in the renewable energy sector preferred. Off-grid
energy and productive use of energy experience is regarded favourably
Demonstrated excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to
think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and
implement solutions that focus on the core issues
· Strong sense of ownership and ability to design and lead projects and support and mentor more junior colleagues
· Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
· Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
· Full professional proficiency in English – written and spoken with high caliber English writing ability and track record
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Desired skills and attitude:
· Experience working in developing countries; experience in Tanzania or the broader East Africa region is regarded favourably
· Experience in energy finance and results-based financing is regarded favourably
Experience in capacity building and working with the private sector
with a proven track record in pro-poor growth approaches taking into
consideration social inclusion, gender and sustainability
Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including impact
investors, development finance institutions, and development agencies)
to support investments in high impact sectors
· Good team player, pragmatic, negotiator with solution orientated approach
· Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities

Additional Information

Contract Type: International
Contract Duration: One year initial term, with possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: 1st December 2020
Information Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Working at SNV:
offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We
offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and
innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and
diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to,
an internal global network of energy experts. For more information,
please visit our website:



How to Apply
you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite
you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation.
submit your application via SmartRecruiters. All information will be in
the strictest confidence. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when
we have reviewed your application.
We will require that you provide
us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a
referee. We will not contact these referees without your explicit
Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place.
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