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USADF Power Africa Regional Financial Advisor
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 11:47
Deadline: 25 Jan 2017
Category: Accounting/Finance
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: USADF
About Company: Through the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) has made seed capital grants to 71 small and medium enterprises that are developing off-grid energy solutions to meet the needs of rural communities. Out of these, 12 are from Tanzania. Many of these enterprises are seeking to expand and replicate their off grid energy businesses in a financially sustainable and profitable way. These enterprises often need both business planning support for expansion as well as outside investment beyond the period of the grant.
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• The successful candidate should have a minimum of first degree in Economics, Business
administration or Finance. An MBA in Finance and or an MSc in Finance will be an added
• Minimum 1 O years experience in working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as an
Investment Advisor in at least two of the mentioned East African countries .
. Experience in Innovative Financing for SMEs,
• Knowledge and experience in working with Renewable Energy Enterprises will be an added
advantage .
1. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam but will cover the USADF Power Africa programs for
Follow on Financing in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
2. Develop work plan and methodology in the base country working together with the head of the
USADF implementing partner.
3. Meet with the USADF implementing partner teams in the other countries to discuss program goals
and objectives, individual grantees in the portfolio and develop work plans. Work plans will include
in-country field visits as well as travel and field visits to the other countries in the region.
4. Develop country by country lists of high potential grantees and use this as a short list to develop site
visit plans.
5. Conduct an overview of potential funding sources - learning about their due diligence process, key
underwriting criteria, investment parameters.
6. Define a methodology for advising African Energy Entrepreneurs to develop their capacity to attract
outside financing.
7. Conduct desk reviews of relevant documents submitted by the grantees. On the basis of the desk
review, select a set of 4-8 grantees (across 2-3 countries) whose business model appears most
promising and who may be suitable candidates for outside financing (debt and/or equity).
8. In addition to working with individual grantees, the individual is to work directly with each partner and
training, mentor and coach the country partners in supporting the grantees for "investor readiness".
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