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.
-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
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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