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The AECF is a leading development finance organization that supports businesses to innovate, create jobs and leverage investments to build resilience and sustainable incomes for rural and marginalized communities in Africa.
The AECF’ s goal is to bridge the investment gap between early-stage enterprise and business maturity for entrepreneurs serving the poorest communities. We provide patient capital to new and innovative business models in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa through various financing instruments. To supplement finance, we also offer advisory services, investment support, and knowledge and insights.
The AECF has successfully implemented programmes across 26 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, supporting over 343 enterprises, raising US$ 392 million in funding for programmes, that have created 25,000 jobs and impacted 28 million lives.
The AECF is headquartered in Kenya, with offices in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.
The Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) window supports the private sector in bringing clean energy technologies to Africa’s rural communities.
Through support to 132 investees so far, it has contributed to providing over 6.5 million people with access to low cost, clean energy from solar home systems, minigrids and clean cooking solutions. The support focuses on reducing risk, stimulating advances in technology, testing alternative business models and financial services, and addressing other constraints that inhibit market development with products and services that specifically target the rural poor in East, West and Southern Africa.
The AECF, through its Advisory Studio, provides business advisory to 100+ early-stage private sector companies in Africa, with the aim to improve their business performance and impact generation.
The AECF is looking for a strategy and market growth Senior Technical Advisor (STA) who will be responsible for:
Supporting AECF’s investees in the Renewable Energy sector to improve their sales and overall competitiveness through provision of blended advisory services (coaching, consulting, training, linkage facilitation) in strategy, sales, marketing, and distribution.
Being a reference for all strategy and market growth needs of the companies and offering solutions aligned with the company strategies, positioning, brand, and
Lo**c**a**t**i**o**n**:** This position is remote with travel from time to time.
Re**p**o**r**t**i**n**g** to**: Technical Advisory Lead.
This position will be under an independent Consultancy contract (1 year period with the possibility of renewal).
Suitable candidates should:
How to Apply
The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role register and apply on:
To be considered, your application must be received by: 31st August 2021
For more information, please visit our careers page on www.**a**e**c**f**a**fr**i**c**a**.**o**r**g**
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.