ACE TAF Assistant Country Manager
Sydney, New South Wales
1d ago

ACE TAF is looking to recruit 10 Assistant Country Managers . There will be one Assistant Country Manager located in the same country as the current Country Managers and report directly to that Country’s Country Manager.

The countries we are looking to recruit for include (final country tbc) :

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe

General responsibilities :

  • Assist the Country Manager to coordinate the day-to-day ACE TAF programme implementation and delivery in the respective country.
  • Support includes : Assist and ensure the effective, timely and high-quality delivery of interventions and deliverables, including support for coordinating the work of short-term technical experts working on interventions.

  • Coordinate activities and meetings with the Ministry of Energy and other government authorities. Support coordination and collaboration across stakeholders, ensuring that key stakeholders are well informed about the programme’s activities and goals;
  • and ensuring ACE TAF is implemented effectively.

  • Responsible for assisting in the review of intervention plans, terms of reference, and deliverables to ensure high quality products.
  • Assist in drafting monthly and drafting quarterly reports on key programme activities, monitoring and reporting on results framework problems and action points for their respective country.
  • Contribute to cross cutting activities including knowledge management; monitoring and evaluation of targets and results;
  • Perform any other duties that might arise within the project activities.
  • Reports to the respective Country Manager
  • Specifications : Essential :

    Essential :

  • 5 years of professional experience working in the off-grid sector.
  • Understanding of the off-grid energy sector and key challenges for the private sector and government agencies in their respective country.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting the designing, delivering and coordination of energy programmes for donor-funded projects.
  • Experience in relationship building, engagement and coordination, across a broad range of stakeholders including donors, government departments and private sector.
  • Knowledge of approaches to economic development and inclusive growth.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Willingness to work remotely.
  • Demonstrate ability to work autonomously, be self-motivated and drive closure on a complex range of activities.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent spoken and written fluency in English for all Country Manager locations.
  • Spoken and Written fluency in French essential for Senegal position. Spoken and Written fluency in Portuguese essential for Mozambique position.
  • Desirable :

  • Experience advising and guiding consultants to ensure effective implementation of programme activities
  • Excellence advocacy
  • Prior work experience for DFID or other donor programmes, governments or international think tanks.
  • Experience working on multi-country programmes, and / or experience working remotely
  • Knowledge of M&E systems and how to integrate and capture field-based indicators.
  • Fluency in regional and local languages is desirable.
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