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Director - Africa

Michael Page

Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
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5 days ago

Job Summary

 

Job Description/Requirements

The Director - Africa will play a pivotal role in the climate ecosystem, focusing on Clean Energy, Climate Finance, Net Zero Strategies & ESG, Carbon Solutions, and related areas. This high-ranking position demands an entrepreneurial mindset, akin to being the CEO of your domain. You will be responsible for developing and expanding our client's presence across Africa, requiring a clear vision and confidence in execution.

The Successful Applicant

Consultancy Experience:

Preferably with a Business Consulting and Services sector company Seeking to engage in impactful, cutting-edge work while building their personal brand and our client's reputation.



Thought Leadership:

Contributions to well-regarded articles and participation in reputable panel discussions on climate change are essential.



Climate Sector Expertise:

Deep knowledge in clean energy, energy access, finance & climate finance, sector-building with DFI clients, and creating market value.



Attributes:

Ambitious, high integrity, technically proficient, and driven by success. Extensive experience and understanding of the climate sector. Passionate about fostering growth for our client.



Reporting Structure:

Day-to-day reporting to the Managing Director. General reporting to the Board and CEO. Minimal oversight.



Location:

Preference for relocation to Nairobi. Open to African nationals within and outside Africa.



Qualifications:

Extensive experience in the climate domain, including technical expertise and project implementation. Consulting experience, including strategic advisory and client management. Sector-specific knowledge in areas like renewable energy and climate finance. Senior stakeholder engagement and policy advocacy skills. A master's degree in public policy or an MBA is preferred. Experience in diverse geographic regions, particularly in emerging markets in the Global South, with a specific focus on Africa.



Success Metrics:

Establish and align with our client's vision and mission within the first 3 months. Build business and projects in the second 3 months. Start seeing the development of capabilities within the second 6 months. Represent our client in the Global South. Build strong relationships with high-level clients and manage these relationships maturely.

What's on Offer

Our client is offering a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package for the role of Director - Africa. As a reputable employer committed to building businesses that benefit underserved segments across Asia and Africa, our client values ambition, integrity, and technical proficiency.

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