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Advisor Energy Wanted at SNV - Tanzania


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Are you interested in joining an international organisation with a long term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop a career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?
SNV Tanzania is looking for a Advisor Energy
Based in Southern Zone (Iringa, Mbeya, Ruvuma)-Tanzania

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, SNV has built a long-term, local presence in 38'9f the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, SNV works with local based development partners, other civil society organizations, government institutions and businesses to develop the capacities of local communities, Through its works, SNV links local communities to basic service providers to increase their income and to empower local communities to fight against poverty and take ownership of their own development.

Project Summary
The overall goal of SNV's engagement in the Renewable Energy sector in Tanzania is to contribute to improve the livelihoods of the rural and peri-urban people by accelerating the dissemination and use of renewable energy products and services, SNV Tanzania is involved in three renewable energy sub-sectors: Domestic Biogas, Biomass Cooking Energy, and Solar with a variety of projects and cross-cutting initiatives,

SNV is the implementing agency for the Energizing Development (EnDev) program in Tanzania, EnDev Tanzania focuses on two key project components: the development of markets and sustainable supply for improved cook stoves (ICS) as well as for small plug-and-play solar (picoPV) technology in rural and peri-urban areas in the Lake Zone, Northern Zone and throughout the Central and Southern Zones of Tanzania,
SNV began implementation of the EnDev program in April of 2013 with the Tanzania Improved Cook-Stoves (TICS) project. TICS works to build upon existing local ICS supply chains to initiate the production, distribution and sales of clean and marketable ICS options that meet the need of rural households, The project works closely with existing stove entrepreneurs to realise improved performance, quality and marketability of cook stove options, Through regular and verifiable sales monitoring undertaken by the program, emerging 'cook stove champions' are identified and availed access to advanced and individualized products and services in business development, marketing and production scaling,
Performance based approaches employed in the EnDev Tanzania programme are an innovative way to unlock the potential of local entrepreneurs by providing them the means and flexibility to make rural markets work, However, clear monitoring and evaluation practices ex1ending to verifiable and auditable results documentation are required to ensure the equitable and effective delivery of all performance based supports that are provided throughout the programme, At the same time, EnDev intends to orient its interventions based on a solid understanding of the contex1 on the ground, for which market intelligence research is a critical element of the programme, To strengthen the EnDev Tanzania programme as it continues to geographically scale in new rural markets, SNV is seeking to recruit advisor to consolidate and ex1end technical and BDS assistance throughout the EnDev country programme as a whole, The advisor will form part of the EnDev project team which is currently based in Mwanza and Arusha, with increasing activities in the Central and South Zones of Tanzania,

Key Responsibilities
In coordination with other SNV advisors and local service providers (LSPs), provide advisory services to increase technical and business skills of small and medium enterprises, including ICS production, business skills development, marketing and product diversification, This will be inclusive of Product Quality Control, Enterprise Coaching paired , with Market Scoping-Programme Inception in the expansion of the programme to Central and Southern Tanzania, Facilitate linkages and relations between local rural and urban improved cook stove supply chain actors (producers, distributors, retailers) to develop and validate market access of appropriate cooking technologies to target consumer markets,
Participate in Monitoring and Evaluation of project activities, while actively being engaged in the day-to-day implementation of program i.e objectives, This include but not limited to sales point monitoring and verification ultimately availing the dissemination of tailored ICS producer support packages,
Provide on-the-job technical assistance, advisory and coaching to partners, local service providers (LSPs, consultants), clients and junior Staff interns in the project as well as other Energy programmes especially in the area of market based approaches and innovative financing schemes for upscaling RET distribution, youth skills development and practical entrepreneurship development programming,

Candidate profile
Master's degree (or equivalent combination of experience and education) in a relevant field (Renewable Energy, Business Administration, Economics of Sustainable Development, Agro-economy, Rural development, etc.) Minimum of 5 years of working experience in (renewable) energy sector and/or relevant programme in or outside Tanzania, Proven track record in RE project implementation; team work and leadership; programme design, development and resource mobilization.
Strong external network in the RE sector of Tanzania and beyond,
Work experience in private sector business and entrepreneurship and value chain development with a proven track record in pro-poor growth approaches taking into consideration social inclusion, gender and sustainability,
Knowledge and skills in capacity building, alliance building and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, product development, organisational learning, institutional change processes, and coaching,

Desired Skills and Attitude:
A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches to achieve impact and results;
Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energize the project team;
Excellent social/networking skills, ability to engage with public and private sector partners and stakeholders;
Analytical skills combined with a practical and pragmatic approach oriented towards lasting results;
Strong interpersonal and influence skills and experience of working in a matrix organization;
Good team player, pragmatic, negotiator with solution orientated approach, with leadership, coaching and self-reflection skills;
Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English and Kiswahili, including reporting and presentation skills.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates that meet the key qualifications are encouraged to send in their applications, This applications should contain a CV, motivation letter and examples from previous work, Certified Copies of academics. The applications should be sent through TanzaniaHR@snvworld.org , The deadline for sending in applications is 13 March 2017 

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Source: The Guardian 23 February 2017
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