RES4Africa Foundation was established in 2019 after transitioning from RES4Med&Africa.
The association RES4Med was created in 2012 as a network of utilities, industries, agencies, technical service providers, research institutes and academia engaged in promoting clean energy solutions in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries.
Following the successful track record of RES4Med, in 2016 the RES4Africa Project was launched as members decided to expand the association's scope to Sub-Saharan Africa in light of the sub-continent’s vast renewable energy potential. After broadening its scope geographically and activity-wise, RES4Med&Africa consolidated multiple high-level partnerships and presence in international RE initiatives. A rationale for transitioning to a more international, high-level and formal shape motivated the step towards a Foundation.
Building on its successes and committed with accelerating Africa’s energy transition, RES4Africa Foundation is compelled to consolidate its strategic positioning by scaling up its public role, and to strengthen and expand partnerships with SDG mission driven multilateral, bilateral and development organizations as well as with private Foundations and academic institutions in Europe and in Africa.
The RES4Africa Foundation’s mission is to create an enabling environment for renewable energy investments in African countries to meet local energy needs. Renewable energy is fundamental for Africa to achieve its inclusive and sustainable development.
For the past three years, in collaboration with other international partners, RES4Africa Foundation has been implementing the Micro-Grid Academy, a vocational and capacity building programme, with the aim of creating a skilled and conscious workforce to deploy renewable energy solutions in the East-Africa region and beyond, thus enhancing access to energy and sustainable development while fostering socio economic development, local entrepreneurship and job creation.
The Micro-Grid Academy is a RES4Africa Foundation’ capacity building and youth programme that contributes to fill the capacity gap and provide access to job opportunities to young women and men in the renewable energy (RE) and rural electrification sector. With the purpose to empower a new generation of young professional, since its foundation in 2018, the MGA has delivered 13 training editions reaching over 500 participants coming from East Africa, Southern Africa and Europe.
In this framework, the main objective of the collaboration is the contribution to the general and technical aspects of the project design and management to consolidate the quality and effectiveness of the didactic programme, increasing the impact of the MGA in Africa.
The Project Officer (PO) will participate to the management and implementation of the activities related to the Micro-Grid Academy.
The Project Officer will support the Project Coordinator in the preparation, formulation and implementation of all the activities related to the Micro-Grid Academy initiative. The PO should have at least three years of relevant working experience in project management and has a theoretical and practical knowledge and background in technical electrical engineering domain.
Moreover, he/she is expected to give his/her support the PC and Didactic Coordinator (DC) within the didactic aspects of the Micro-Grid Academy, ensuring a high-quality curriculum and related contents and materials. The collaboration will start in October/November 2020 and the duty station will be Rome with possible frequent field visits to Africa.
The salary will be commensurate to the candidate’s experience.
The duties of the PO are to contribute to the general and technical aspects of the project management and to support the analysis of funding opportunities:
Performance will be measured against the following tentative targets:
Applications: please send your CV (max. two pages) and motivation letter (max. one page) to email@example.com stating in the subject “Reference: MGA Project Officer”.
Please note: due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at the application stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.
15 September 2020