Project Leader - REBFF Project

  • Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Contract
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV has been working in Nepal since 1980 and is active in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

SNV is seeking qualified Nepalese for Project Leader position to implement a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal.

SNV Nepal with the financial support of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) will be implementing a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal. The main objective of the project is to support development and upscaling of innovative financing by establishing a Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF) to finance renewable energy projects and strengthening capacity of stakeholders involved. However, access to energy to the rural households through financing will be the main outcome of the project.

Job Description

The key person who assumed the whole responsibility on coordination and implementation of the project is the Project leader (PL). The PL works under the close guidance and supervision of SNV Nepal Country Director or his/her designate. PL works closely with main partner bank, local financial institutions, federal, provincial and local government, Alternative Energy promotion Centre (AEPC) and private companies. The scope of the activities and responsibilities of PL can be detailed as follows:

  • Develop operational manual for mainstreaming commercial lending (credits/equity/impact investment etc.) to renewable energy projects.
  • Coordinate among different stakeholders (REEEP, NMB Bank, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Local Government, private sector) for effective project implementation
  • Identify local financial institutions and develop their capacity on project identification, feasibility, lending, etc
  • Provide inputs on credit policy and procedures
  • Prepare report and submit to SNV, donor and government
  • Support on establishment of Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF) together with REEEP and partner bank
  • Develop AEPC operational guideline on CGF
  • Work together with local financial institutions and priorities bankable investments
  • Lead the Team and manage day to day office administration and finance according to SNV rules and regulations.
  • Prepare report and submit to SNV, donor and government
  • Recruit any short term personnel according to the project document and as per need of project with support of SNV Nepal Country Office
  • Supervise and provide guidance to the staff assigned for the project
  • Carry any other assignment as and when required.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Renewable Energy, Finance, Public Administration or Management with financial sector background
  • At least seven years of experience working in Renewal Energy, energy financing and policy development
  • Willing to travel  frequently for field visit (Sudoor Paschim Province );
  • Working experience with AEPC and banking sector will be additional advantage
  • At least two years of project management experience
  • Good writing and verbal skills in English and Nepali
  • Good training on policy development and communication / human relation skills

Additional Information

Period of Performance : 2 years

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type : National Employment Contract

Required Number of Position : 1

Duty Station : Kathmandu Country office with frequent visit to Sudoor Paschim Province

 How to Apply:
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV with cover letter by clicking on the "I'm interested" button before 25 September 2019

ONLY SHORTLIST CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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