Company Description

Africa GreenTec started empowering villages in rural Africa in 2016 with the first Solartainer®, a mobile power plant designed to withstand the harshest conditions. With a strong electricity capacity of max. 50 kWp and 20-30 t0 kWh lithium-ion storage, the Solartainer provides electricity for up to 4,000 people for private, productive, and municipal uses. The vision of the founders Torsten and Aida Schreiber is to bring clean electricity to three million people by 2030. Today, the Germany-based company operates projects in Mali, Senegal, and Niger.

Africa GreenTec team has developed a holistic and smart system solution, the ImpactSite. The ImpactSite includes components for electricity generation, cooling, water treatment and communication, which are intelligently combined to offer new opportunities for the local village residents and productive users to increase their efficiency and value. Africa GreenTec’s ImpactSites in Mali and Niger demonstrate how this technology empowers people to make their own path toward a sustainable and self-determined future by taking advantage of new job opportunities and income streams. Effective cold chains and water treatment enable better handling of the consequences of climate change, while new prospects serve to counteract migration. Close cooperation with local employees and partners is a key success factor.

The company has created a Crowdinvesting Platform, where you can buy Africa Greentec 'company shares' for a minimum investment of EUR 250, to make impact happen and participate in our growth.

Job description

Are you passionate about fundraising and contributing to sustainable development in rural Africa? Do you have experience in sourcing partners and investors? Not afraid of writing lengthy applications? Do you want to work in a small, diverse, dynamic, fun, international Scale Up? If so, you are our ideal Project Finance Manager. Within the Finance team, the Project Finance Manager will develop sustainable finance projects, write proposals as well as approach and keep in touch with investors in order to secure sufficient funding for our impactful operations in Africa.

Tasks:

  • Researching and identifying funding opportunities
  • Developing sustainable finance projects together with the business development team  
  • Writing investment proposals and submitting these to potential investors
  • Tracking and following up with various investors
  • Providing support during procurement and due diligence
  • Reviewing PPPs, PPAs, and other project agreements
  • Supporting project execution to reach project agreements and milestones, including developing policies and preparing reports
  • Attending conferences for building networks with potential funders and partners

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of sustainable development and impact investing - sector specific experience in renewable (offgrid) energy in Africa is a big plus!
  • Background in finance and familiarity with common financial KPIs - financial modelling and Excel skills big plus!
  • Experience in project and tender applications
  • Excellent writing skills with attention to detail
  • Research skills, including identifying and monitoring potential funders
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • English mandatory, German recommended, French a big plus

 

Source

Deadline:

As soon as possible