Transaction Advisor, East Africa

Apply by 11 January 2019
Posted on 12 December 2018

Job Description


Transaction advisors provide transaction support to advance Power Africa priority transactions by tracking statuses, engaging with stakeholders, and recommending specific technical assistance to expedite or remove obstacles to financial close.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Transaction Development and Selection
  • Assist Power Africa in analyzing potential transactions to select the ones most relevant to meet Power Africa’s goals, including advising on which projects should be classified as priority projects
  • Review potential high impact projects and perform due diligence activities – including identifying funding sources and potential for Power Africa assistance
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (government, developers, DFIs, investors, and donors)
  • Advisory Services and Capacity Building to governments
  • Assist in devising strategies to alleviate problem areas with IPP frameworks and assist in implementation of new frameworks, including policy reforms and project implementation
  • Accelerate priority transactions by providing independent advice to government decision makers
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Activities
  • Use existing mechanisms for monitoring and update/develop new ones where needed to track Power Africa goals/objectives, key milestones to complete transactions, and recommend actions for expediting transactions
  • Prepare and maintain region and country budgets to track actual vs. budgeted expenses
  • Prepare all required reports for USAID

Required minimum qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor’s required with a Master’s preferred in engineering, finance, business or related fields;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the power sector with a preference for experience in East Africa;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and ability to communicate at multiple levels in the organization: and ability to coordinate activities with officials from host country government, US Government, NGO’s, and other agencies;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all clients, peers, and stakeholders
  • Ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team.
  • Demonstrated success managing and leading technical and administrative teams;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
  • Experience in general business administration and financial management
  • English language proficiency

About the Organization

IDG Learning, Energy & Environment for Development

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