The decentralized utility companies developing minigrids across Africa are at a crossroads. There is incredible demand and support at the international level for decentralized utilities to deliver productive power via minigrids yet most companies are struggling to get financing to build their first grid or to move beyond pilot phases even if they have good track records and teams. One of AMDA’s central mandates is to help address this financing challenge by building up the evidence base and market intelligence that donors and lenders need to better understand and trust the decentralized utility space with their capital.
AMDA’s second core mandate is to build up a more powerful and coherent industry voice for the decentralized utilities developing minigrids across Africa. To date, input from industry on the development of funds, policies, regulations and national energy plans has too often been piecemeal or lacking entirely. This is unacceptable for a sector that has repeatedly been shown to be the least cost option to bring power to potentially millions of rural communities. We are here to bring the needs of minigrid developers and operators to the table. Both at the international level through our core team and at the national level by the building out of national and regional AMDA chapters and representatives.
Please get in touch if you if you represent a company focused on scaling the sector that is already operating at least one minigrid complying with national regulatory requirements (see further requirements here), and are committed to representing the interests of our members to governments, financiers and donors.
The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) is seeking a part time (50%) Chapter Coordinator for our advocacy, partnership and influencing work in Kenya. This role will be focused on delivering increased government and partner engagement and action in support of the mini-grid sector in Kenya.
The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) is an industry association supporting the scaling-up of decentralised energy utility companies building minigrids for rural energy access across Africa.
AMDA has two central mandates, the first being to address the sector’s financing challenge by building up an evidence base of market information that financiers (donors and lenders) can use to better understand and trust the decentralised utility space with their capital. Our second mandate is to build up a more powerful and coherent industry voice on policy and regulation to decision-makers internationally and at the national level across Africa.
AMDA’s Kenya Chapter Coordinator will be a part time (50%) role, and have the responsibility of broadly supporting mini-grid developers through advocacy, influencing and partnership building across a variety of key players in the energy space. The Coordinator will co-develop a long-term strategy for advocacy in Kenya and will then be responsible for coordinating the delivery of that advocacy plan with AMDA members and the AMDA team.
If you feel this position might be a fit for you, please send your cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As soon as possible