Sunkofa Energy provides energy services through smart mini-grids powered by renewable energy. The focus of Sunkofa is to provide people with the means to climb the energy ladder via innovative solutions related to electricity (refrigeration, milling, internet…).
Through its presence in Europe and roots in Africa, Sunkofa becomes a bridge between investors and local talent, unlocking the potential of the continent.
We are Sunkofa Energy, a start-up created by several experienced professionals in the energy access sector who is involved in Africa, in particular through the development and operations of solar mini-grids in rural areas. Sunkofa plays a pioneering role in the introduction of new business models in the field of off-grid energy and wishes to use its capacity to innovate and develop the activity of mini-grids in Sub Saharan Africa.
The market potential for energy access in Africa is tremendous with 600 million people without access to electricity in Africa, of which 400 million (according to the Africa Energy Outlook 2019 -IEA) are expected to be electrified through decentralised solutions (mini-grids or solar home systems). The objective of Sunkofa Energy is to scale in Benin where we are currently developing 40 mini-grids. Beyond Benin, the goal is to be a leader of the mini-grid market in the continent with a key role in the development and operations of mini-grids.
We are looking for a Project finance Associate based in Madrid (Spain)/Paris (France). The jobholder will work closely with a global Head Quarters Team to achieve their objectives detailed below.
At Sunkofa, our main core values are: humility (we do not know everything so we like your contributions), commitment (we want people with a key focus on energy access and Africa) and involvement (we expect from you an enthusiastic role within the team). As a Financial and Business Development Associate, you will embody these values.
Education and experience required:
Highly desired skills:
Sunkofa HQ Office – Madrid (Spain) or Paris (France). Other arrangements can be discussed but the first 6 months must be based in one of the locations above mentioned.
31 August 2021