Business/Market Development Experts- Renewable Energy
Adam Smith International (ASI) is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world's most challenging environments.
ASI currently run a number of successful DFID funded Energy Programmes across the Developing World to include EAGER in Eastern Africa and Solar Nigeria. We are seeking to expand our practice in Africa. To do this Adam Smith International will be tendering for a Donor funded Project in Eastern and Sub Saharan Africa, which is anticipated later this year, and will focus on Renewable Energy with a strong emphasis on Solar, Solar Home Systems, Clean Energy, Mini Grids, Off Grid Electrification.
ASI is looking for experienced individuals to represent the programme and its activities and to facilitate and lead engagement on its behalf with Government clients.
Assess market and positioning for isolated off-grid solar products across implementation countries
Assist Solar Marketers and manufacturers to scale their businesses and improve profitability
Managing relationship with sponsors and other stakeholders
Market and competitive data research
Work directly with businesses to develop / tailor business plans in order to effectively address the market
Appraise and review business plans / undertake due diligence on companies
Negotiation of the project and finance documentation
Experience in consumer business (preferably at executive level) or venture capital / private equity
Strong finance, transaction and budgeting skills
Strong skill set in Market Analysis, Market Development and Consumer Marketing
Experience in working with Private and public investment partners
Experience working with off-grid solar energy products preferred (but not mandatory)
Academic qualification in business (e.g. MBA) preferred
Experience working with international donors preferred but not mandatory