Call for Application for the Role of Administrative Executive (AE) for Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (Nigeria Chapter)
Scope of Work Summary:
The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) is a pan-African industry association of businesses developing and operating mini-grids that supply energy access to those currently living in energy poverty. AMDA Nigeria is an independently registered organization that is part of the broader AMDA family and is seeking to hire an individual for a full-time role supporting AMDA Nigeria companies and the sector more broadly in building a more business-friendly finance and policy environment for mini-grid companies.
AMDA as a whole is an association aimed at building a collaborative environment to deliver energy to the unserved and underserved, and endeavors to be seen by policymakers and financiers as key partners in delivering on mutually held goals to bring universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services in line with the UN SDGs.
The AMDA Nigeria Chapter AE will report to the Executive Committee of AMDA Nigeria and will have the role of broadly supporting Nigerian mini-grid developers as regards coordination for sectorial activities. The AE will be supported by the global AMDA office, in developing a long term strategy for advocacy within Nigeria to ensure the acceleration of a sustainable private sector for decentralized renewable energy utilities across Nigeria. The AE will also be responsible for coordinating the delivery of developed advocacy plan with AMDA Nigeria Executive Committee members and where appropriate and helpful, the AMDA global team.
The AE will act as a focal point for coordinating the deliverables below on behalf of AMDA Nigeria. The AE will engage with the Government of Nigeria and relevant government agencies, the World Bank, bilateral donors such as GIZ and Power Africa, and a broad spectrum of stakeholders in the industry on behalf of the association on 5 key areas of work to begin with:
- Ensure appropriate governmental support for the sector on both policy and regulation, with a focus on clarity as regards local content policy and import taxes.
- Develop MOUs and ensure collaboration with other relevant industry bodies, and potentially fostering them between mini-grid developers and DISCOs
- Engage with financiers, investors, DFI’s in order to continue pushing for reforms to reflect the needs of local developers.
- Engaging with regulators to further shape their work and agenda to ensure their support accurately reflects the needs of local developers.
- Engage with AMDA global on the above where support is needed – and on the development of a working capital facility to support local mini-grid developers in particular.
The AE will develop an influencer map and long-term strategic advocacy framework with the support from AMDA Nigeria Executive Committee and AMDA global to create a structured framework for delivering on the objectives above. Engagement with the Government and other stakeholders will take place with the objective of providing a pathway towards broad support for mini-grid sector growth in Nigeria.
Detailed description of services to be provided:
The following initial deliverables are expected from this assignment, noting that the intellectual property generated will belong to AMDA Nigeria:
- Influencer map – Who do we need to convince, level of understanding of the sector and proposed approach to be effective
- Development of longer-term strategic Country advocacy plan on how to achieve objectives set above
- MOUs with relevant industry groups
Other Supporting Tasks:
- Positive media coverage – Supporting getting publications into the right media outlets (locally)
Term of the SOW: The initial contract terms will be for 12 months renewable upon achieving set deliverables.
Location: Abuja (with travels to Lagos and other parts of Nigeria).
Experience in a similar role is IMPORTANT
If you have the required skills and abilities that fits the work tasks above, kindly email a 1 pager resume and your CV to [email protected] on or before 8thof March 2019.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for the next stage of assessment.