7 Jul 2017

Tetra Tech Job Vacancy : Off-Grid Business Technical Advisor

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Title: Off-Grid Business Technical Advisor

Location: Ghana-GH-GH-Accra

Job Number: 15400000135

Tetra Tech, ES Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech dedicated to international development, is recruiting for an Off-Grid Business Technical Advisor in Accra, Ghana.

To help scale up new connections to off-grid solar PV systems, business focused Technical Assistance (TA) will be provided to a number of solar PV companies, including solar lantern and solar home system (SHS) companies, and micro-grid companies to help support them on the development and implementation of their business models to ensure they’re able to obtain suitable finance to scale up their businesses. Detailed assessments of the capacity and business models of a number of off-grid energy companies will be carried out to determine which companies will be supported based on their needs and scale up potential, and from this long-list, up to 5 companies will be supported with hands-on Business Focused Technical Assistance.

This support will include supporting them to develop their detailed business models, as well as their financial planning, cost analysis, and developing long-term business strategies to ensure that they can convince financial institutions and investors of their bankability and low risk. In addition, TA will also be provided to help the companies more effectively distribute and retail their products, including developing new partnerships with other distribution and retail companies, and further developing their distribution and marketing strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out detailed assessments of the current business models of a range of off-grid energy companies in Ghana, including their current technologies, distribution, retail and investment strategies, and future scale-up plans, including access to working capital and consumer finance.
  • Provision of Business-focused Technical Assistance (TA) to up to 5 companies to help them develop and implement their business models, including their financial planning, accessing finance from a range of financial institutions (FIs), and supporting the development of their distribution and retail strategies.
  • Liaising with all required PATRP staff and USAID personnel, as well as external stakeholders as required.
  • Updated Business Models of at least 5 companies.
  • Regular reports of the progress of the companies, in particular their systems sales over time and their increased access to finance.
  • Presentation of report findings to a range of stakeholders, as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or Finance or a related field, and at least five years’ experience in the energy sector. Postgraduate degree preferred.
  • Experience of providing technical assistance (TA) to off-grid energy companies, commercial investment banks, private equity and/or financial or legal services companies or firms in the international energy or finance sector.
  • Experience of analyzing and structuring financial transactions, ideally of energy companies, including financial models and investment deals, including the provision of targeted Technical Assistance (TA).
  • Proven written and oral communication skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills dealing with and private sector companies, government agencies and Financial Institutions (FIs).

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.




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