Senior Officer (Off-Grid Solar)

Senior Officer (Off-Grid Solar)

Snv Netherlands Development Organization

Senior Officer (Off-Grid Solar)

Details of the offer

You will provide technical assistance to the project, advice on solar electricity technologies and management of the solar RBF. You will ensure timely project implementation and value for money in achieving the project development objectives in fourteen (14) underserved counties namely Turkana, Samburu, West Pokot, Isiolo, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Narok in six (6) phases.


Provide support and advice on the deployment of solar home systems

Ensuring the formulation of tendering procedures and drafting of all document requirements to ensure the conclusion of successful bidding and negotiations of the solar systems;

Preparation of Terms of Reference for the solar stand-alone systems;

Working with others to ensure that appropriate designs and size of solar systems.

Ensuring that the outputs which are to arise from the project are of high quality and meet the stated objectives;

Providing technical advice at the planning, management and implementation stages;

Liaising with global scientific and technical community and feed the project with the latest information and data on relevant technologies and experience;

Participating in project meetings and providing inputs on the quality, quantity and timeliness of progress against the work plan;

Providing inputs for the preparation of Progress Reports, Annual Project Reports and Project Implementation Reviews;

Ensuring capacity building of counterparts and other local staff to ensure effective skills and technology transfer;

Ensuring proper and speedy implementation of the project by ensuring agreed and contracted technical designs, specifications and standards comply and are in accordance with sound engineering practice;

Offering advice on suitability of the proposed business model for the solar systems;

Documenting the lessons learnt in the implementation of the project and making recommendations for future interventions;

Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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