Company Description

Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA) is an international consulting and engineering SME active since 1986 and based in Barcelona, Spain. Its main specialty is distributed renewable energy generation combined with energy management and efficiency in developing regions. In rural electrification, and particularly microgrids, TTA has been involved in studies, policy, deployment and capacity building in over 60 countries.

TTA’s team has international and cross-cultural experience at technological as well as institutional levels, including regulatory, financial and social aspects. Projects have been done in Europe, Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia. Clients include governments, multilateral and bilateral institutions (WB UNDP, UNOPS, UNIDO, UNESCO, IDB, OLADE, IRENA, IEA, EC, AECID, and others), NGOs, local communities, individuals, private developers, contractors, electric utilities etc.

TTA was awarded the EUREC Technology Prize 2001, “for developing excellent system technology for rural electrification based on renewable energy sources, combined with an innovative, user-oriented approach for its implementation”.

In 2015, TTA was awarded with the Prize “Off-Grid Experts Awards” by the company Off-Grid Phaesun together with ARE, for excellence in the performance in the field of Off-Grid power supply, in the Category A “Product” for its “Electricity Dispenser”, a Smart Meter for microgrids.

Job description

TTA has already developed numerous Solar PV Micro-grid projects for rural electrification that have been commissioned and in operation, and has others which still need funds to be completed or scaled-up. Among these ones, the priority is given to Kenya and Tanzania.

There is a need to find new funding sources including international organizations, government organizations, corporations, private foundations, crowdfunding, impact investors, philanthropists, and commercial banks.

TTA is thus seeking a diligent Project Fundraiser, fluent in English for an internship.

Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of the Project Fundraiser will be, but not limited to:

Fundraising strategy: 

  • To understand the funding levels of traditional and non-traditional investors to improve the fundraising strategy.

Prospect Research and Networking:

  • To research, identify, list and track investors who are relevant to the current and future TTA’s projects and sectoral focus.
  • To contact by phone all potential investors, to get through to the right person and explain the overview of TTA’s projects request for funds.
  • To navigate investors’ organizations and form alliances with the right people to develop network and increase opportunities.

Database Management & Communication standardization:

  • To consolidate, develop, and improve investors’ data base in an organized and standardized way.
  • To improve a communication plan with standardized procedures.

Acquisition of funds: Main objective

  • To join meetings to explain in detail TTA’s projects request for funds.
  • To fill-in proposal forms and draw-up content for material to request funds.
  • To facilitate all the steps that lead to getting funds.

Other responsibilities:

In addition, and depending on the capacity and rapidity of the intern to find funds, the intern could help the Business Development department:

  • To prepare proposals for international tenders
  • To develop and improve the business plan
  • To find, interview and train a new intern at the end of the mission

Profile:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following competences:

  • Third/Fourth-year student of a bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, business management, or related field.
  • REQUIREMENT - Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Passionate about renewable energies and rural electrification
  • Creative, pro-active, and results-oriented approach to fundraising
  • Methodical and organized with the ability to prioritize a busy workload
  • Autonomous
  • Cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, Google Drive tools
  • Comfortable with phone calls
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to develop relationships and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate, influence and get the best out of investors

The following competences will be an advantage:

  • Master Degree Students
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French and/or German will be valued
  • Experience in Business Model creation
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience of using database

 

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Deadline:

As soon as possible