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Director - Africa

Michael Page

Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
5 days ago

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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.


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.


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


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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