LFS Financial Systems (LFS) is a leading consulting and management company focussing on the MSME finance sector in developing and transitional countries. Our major clients include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), among others. In addition to the provision of advisory services to banks and non-banks in the MSME finance field, LFS has built a network of specialized small business banks for which it acts as the management company and holds significant ownership. These banks offer products and services to finance small scale business activities, agricultural inputs as well as renewable energy finance and digital finance solutions.
Lead Consultant for Renewable Energy Financing
About the Role
The LFS Advisory Services Division is currently compiling a team of specialized advisors to set up and manage a fund for renewable energy solutions in Southern and East Africa.
Anticipated project time frame: 4 years, tentative starting date: January/February 2018
Vacant position: Full-time position as Lead Consultant with overall responsibility for guiding the project on the ground.
Master’s Degree in a relevant field
5 years of experience as lead expert in development projects including assignments focusing on renewable energy
Good knowledge on financial solutions for renewable energy technologies, access to energy and adaptation to climate change
Thorough understanding of existing renewable energy markets, solutions and trends in the region
Knowledge/experience of private sector development projects
Experience in relationship management with shareholders, donors and authorities
Written and verbal fluency in English
Willingness to be based 2-4 years in the field (South Africa or Kenya)
Work Experience in South Africa, Kenya or the Southern East African region
Experience in fund management
How to apply
Candidates who meet our minimum requirements should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
A motivation letter of no more than one page, outlining:
Key career achievements relevant to the work of LFS