Company Description

We are pioneers in clean energy. We saw that the connections between mobile connectivity, solar PV accessibility and financial technology offered the answer to solving the global challenge of connecting communities living far from the electricity grid.

We worked at the forefront of the solar revolution for several years – developing our skills in 3 leading off-grid companies: Fenix International, Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner.

In 2020, the ENGIE Group brought us together into one unified entity so that we can deliver even more transformation to global communities. And so ENGIE Energy Access was born.

We are now one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities.  

With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.3 million customers and more than 6.5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. 

Job description

Role brief

The Strategic Project Manager will lead projects spanning multiple departments and markets. Examples of strategic projects include developing standard operating procedures for business processes across the business, process improvements, coordination of new product introduction, coordination of new digital tools roll-out, centralised document management system, and similar projects involving several countries and global departments. The person in this position will report to the Head of Strategic Projects and will carry out projects in collaboration with other global departments and countries. This person could potentially work with members from all departments across the organization at multiple levels.


About the role


  • Prioritise and organise projects in collaboration with the Head of Strategic Projects and Project Sponsors.
  • Develop clear and concise project charters including deliverables, KPIs and Stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement and record required project documentation and monitoring tools from project concept to close including handover to the business process owner(s).
  • Communicate timely and effectively will all Stakeholders at all stages of the project.
  • Organise regular efficient meetings to progress projects and report on progress.
  • Resolve problems and conflicts within teams as they occur and escalate as appropriate to maintain a high level of motivation within remote teams.
  • Continuously improve project management processes and tools e.g. formal return on experience reviews of completed projects.
  • Mentor team members to improve their contributions and project management skills.

At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.

We believe that great managers:

Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision which contribute to successful delivery of results.

Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.

Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility.

Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening.

Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.


About you


  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as project management, renewable energy, business administration or similar.


  • Minimum 4-7 years of experience in project and/or programme management, ideally covering a variety of functions including Commercial; Operations; Supply Chain; Product Management and Digital as well as a variety of competencies including cost, time and risk management.
  • Experience working in Africa is a plus.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience managing diverse and distributed project teams.
  • Proven experience in problem-solving and report writing.
  • Demonstrable ability to view the big picture while also being detail-oriented.


  • English.
  • French would be an advantage.


  • Proficient with Microsoft O365 suite (Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Word etc) with an emphasis on Excel.
  • Proficient with Project Management tools (e.g. Wrike, Smartsheet, MS Project.)
  • Knowledge of ERP software (e.g. SAP; Navision.)



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