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Country Head, Solar C&I - Kenya

Job title: Country Head, Solar C&I - Kenya
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Africa
Industry: Renewable Energy
Start Date: 22/01/2020
Reference: 30391
Contact name: Adam Carabetta
Contact email: adam@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Formative Search has secured a unique and new opportunity based in Africa with a renewable energy icon, who are moving into the booming C&I solar market across the Sub-Saharan region. Our client is a long time partner with a great track record in large scale solar and wind projects across emerging markets. As the C&I market is an opportunity they do not want to miss, they are working closely with us to hire a Country Head to be based in Nairobi.


The Country Head will support the company’s growth in Kenya and eventually focused for all Sub-Sahara, where they will lead the business development and implementation of solar projects across across the continent. With high-quality solution focused advice to all their business operations, the Country Head is driving the end-to-end distributed energy generation solutions to corporate and industrial customers, and taking a leading role in the development, construction and operations of Solar PV projects. 


Reporting directly to the Regional MD of Africathe Country Head will be responsible for: 

  • Identification, due diligence and negotiation of projects that fit specified investment criteria, with a view to grow the portfolio. 

  • Leading the day-to-day operations including development, operations and maintenance, and construction.

  • Represent the company with the highest level of professionalism to customers, off-takers, government agencies, suppliers, and investors.

The ideal Candidate should look like this:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, highly motivated, goal-oriented and has a broad industry network within the Renewables sector.

  • Have a Degree in business & engineering with a minimum 15 years of working experience;

  • Solid understanding of economic value proposition analysis with project finance experience being a plus.

  • General management skills including appropriate knowledge of employment law, finance, and contracts.

  • Deep passion for renewable energy and a business growth mindset.

This really is a unique opportunity for a very accomplished and senior professional in the Renewable Energy space across Africa, who wants to eventually progress to a C-Level role. Our client is set to be one of the global leaders in the C&I arena, and will give committed employees huge potential to grow, earn, and be rewarded over time. If you believe this is for you, now is the time to apply.

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