Part-time Consultant, Energy Access & Innovation (East & West Africa)

Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Remote (but with travel across East & West Africa)

Location: Remote (but with travel across East & West Africa)

Start date: November 2020, negotiable

Type: Part-time (15 – 20hrs/week)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

About Dev-Afrique Development Advisors 

The Dev-Afrique Development Advisors is a team of strategy and development professionals with specialties in international development, corporate sustainability, research, and public policy in Africa. We provide advisory and develop unique strategies for development partners, local non-profit organizations, and start-ups in frontier and emerging markets in Africa. Our team promotes the use of technology and big data to solve the most complex challenges on the continent. With presence in over 7 countries in Africa, we act as interlocutors to build communities of innovators and problem-solvers across the continent.

Dev-Afrique is a member of the Dev-Global Partners – a people-first organization focused on building a supportive, team-based working atmosphere that leverages the unique strengths, talents, and interests of each person across the partnership.

As a startup organization, we prioritize the opinions, passion, and expertise of all our consultants. Some of our current clients include A-M-Z Group, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3), Policy Vault Inc, Jane Goodall Institute amongst others.

About the Position 

Dev-Afrique Development Advisors have been advising development partners and start-ups in Africa for years and in the process, building an international development portfolio, developing an extensive network of partners across the continent, and finding unique ways to solve complex challenges in the most efficient way possible. We are looking for a colleague who is passionate about international development, energy access and energy efficiency, climate change, and environment, technology, and private and non-profit sectors’ engagements.

A successful fit for this position will be a self-starter who can multitask, collaborate, and adapt to changing client needs. It is a great position for someone who wants a flexible position but also builds a diverse portfolio and takes ownership of their career path by pursuing their passion.

While this work will be highly variable, some of the tasks may include:

  • Conducting sectoral research and development of a landscape assessment on energy data commons and energy access initiatives across Africa
  • Development of a gap analysis on energy access and energy efficiency in emerging markets
  • Building a community of practice of stakeholders in the non-profit and private sectors around energy access and efficiency in emerging markets
  • Facilitating intra-organizational workshops on user experience, partnerships development, or internal processes
  • Any other thing that needs to get done!

This position will be remote due to COVID-19 restrictions. This position includes occasional travel to countries within East and West Africa once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Preference will be given to nationals of East and West African countries.

Required Skills 

  • Professional proficiency in French and English
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree with 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience in international development – preferably in energy or environment sectors
  • Technical and policy writing for diverse audiences including business and proposal development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Proficiency in GIS software is an advantage
  • Self-starter who can investigate programmatic needs & provide clear recommendations to implement changes
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage an event and program logistics
  • Clear and thoughtful communication

Useful Skills 

  • Understanding of donor organizations, development agencies, and global initiatives such as USAID, Gates, DFID, and multilateral agencies
  • Proficiency in Portuguese or Swahili
  • Proficiency in GIS
  • Proficiency in Power BI, Tableau, Microsoft office, etc.
  • Experience with digital tools such as MailChimp, Eventbrite, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.

This position will be filled as a 3-month contract with the option of transitioning into a medium-term consultant position as mutually agreed upon.

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Dev-Afrique

THE FIRMDev-Afrique
From Lagos to Kigali, Addis Ababa
to Lusaka, our team of development
professionals extends across over
seven African countries - with
networks in many others.
OUR LOCATIONSWhere to find us?
Lagos, Nigeria
Lusaka, Zambia


Kinshasha, DR Congo
Kigali, Rwanda


Nairobi, Kenya
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THE FIRMDev-Afrique
From Lagos to Kigali, Addis Ababa
to Lusaka, our team of development
professionals extends across over
seven African countries - with
networks in many others.
OUR LOCATIONSWhere to find us?
Lagos, Nigeria
Lusaka, Zambia
Kinshasha, DR Congo
Kigali, Rwanda

Nairobi, Kenya
GET IN TOUCHContact Details

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