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Energy Policy Manager

Job title: Energy Policy Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Africa
Sector:
Reference: JN -062022-29854
Contact name: Merlyn Doralingo
Contact email: merlyn.doralingo@peoplesolved.com
Published: 17 days ago

Job description

​This role will be responsible for supporting project development teams to secure licenses, as well as sourcing current and specific research to guide business development efforts in new markets across East and West Africa.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead energy regulatory analyses across African countries to inform business development, project development, and investment decisions

  • Lead engagements with energy regulators and policymakers across several jurisdictions to negotiate successful acquisition of project permits and achieve business goals

  • Introduce policymakers to best practices and new ways of thinking about distributed energy to advance business interests and impact goals

  • Maintain extensive practical familiarity with energy, investment, and corporate regulations across Africa to readily advise project teams

  • Summarize impacts of new and existing regulations to current renewable energy projects, then plan and manage rollout of any activities required to align with these standards

  • Regularly evaluate policy risks to achieving business goals and single out top priority concerns. Summarize for management and investors and offer recommendations on how best to mitigate

  • Maintain strategic relationships with senior local counsel to advise on new regulations

  • Lead relationships within the energy industry across several jurisdictions and lead engagement with industry associations. Leverage influence to build buy-in among competitors and cooperate in advocating for mutually beneficial policies

  • Manage internal database of laws and regulations across all markets, creating and overseeing processes to ensure that our information is current and relevant to project development teams

  • Supervise local policy consultants on specific advocacy or project permitting objectives

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience in highly regulated sectors in underserved markets in Africa or on Africa-based projects

  • Fluency in English and Professional fluency in French

  • Track record of success liaising with utilities or energy regulators to secure agreements or licensing to successfully implement power projects

  • Experience advising or implementing distributed energy projects, as distinct from utility-scale (i.e., captive, commercial-industrial, mini-grids)

  • Existing familiarity with the key terms of power purchase agreements and the business models of IPPs

  • MBA, LLM, or Bachelors’ degree in relevant field

 

Kindly note: Professional fluency in French is required and compulsory for this vacancy.

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