Company Description

A non-profit international development organisation founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalisation. We strive for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant.

Job description

In May 2018 Pact launched its latest Signature Program, Energy for Prosperity (E4P), and a new integrated country platform called Smart Power Myanmar, with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. 
 
With a focus on innovation and social enterprise, Pact’s E4P program works to improve access to energy as part of an integrated approach to development that creates the systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. We collaborate with governments, companies, investors and other civil society organizations to connect supply and demand for energy, remove market distortions and work toward a future in which all people have the skills and resources they need to enjoy the many benefits of modern energy.
 
Smart Power Myanmar is accelerating access to renewable energy for poor and vulnerable people in Myanmar by bringing together key players in the public and private sectors, spurring economic growth and transforming lives in rural communities. The Smart Power Myanmar facility is building a viable, decentralized renewable energy ecosystem by ensuring the right incentives and policies are created to expand the reach of productive power to those who live without sufficient access, with a focus on customer-centered solutions, long-term socio-economic development and systemic change.

Position Purpose
Since 1997 Pact has made small loans in Myanmar through its micro-finance arm PGMF. Since 2015 Pact has financed the purchase of solar home systems, mini-grid connections, and commercial/industrial equipment that productively uses energy through its Ahlin Yaung project. Through Energy for Prosperity and Smart Power Myanmar, Pact is now developing consumer and small business financing solutions for energy access and use.
 
The energy finance consultant will be responsible for working with the Senior Director, Energy for Prosperity, and the Senior Director for Energy Services within Smart Power Myanmar, to further develop and refine the value proposition for lending activities, develop a detailed financial model demonstrating the business case for various loan products, provide expertise on corporate structuring, and produce investor-ready materials for bi-lateral, multi-lateral, and private sector donors and investors.

Depending on skills and experience, the Energy Finance Consultant may also assist with raising funds for the scale-up and commercialization of Pact’s consumer and small business lending activities within the energy sector. 

Key Responsibilities

Objectives

  • Refine the value proposition for Pact’s consumer and small business loan activities and demonstrate the business case for offering these products on a commercial basis.
  • Advance the development of a corporate structure for offering consumer and small business loan products for energy access and use.
  • Support Pact staff in their efforts to identify potential donors and investors, and to raise capital from these entities. 
  • Serve as an organization-wide expert on energy finance, networking with donors to gather intelligence on up coming funding opportunities, responding to donor/investors questions.

Deliverables

  • Develop a robust cash flow model; produce valuation and various other financial metrics.
  • Produce investor-ready materials, including PowerPoint Presentations, spreadsheets, and development of a data room as needed.
  • Potentially participate and/or lead meetings with potential donors and investors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business or economics. MBA is preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, venture capital, commercial lending or other relevant work experience in the financial services industry required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in energy finance, particularly solar is desirable. Experience with consumer lending, particularly in a frontier markets context is highly desirable.  
  • Strong experience with financial modeling, valuation, business planning, corporate structuring. 
  • Experience with raising capital including debt, equity, and philanthropic funds from private investors, governments, foundations, corporations, and multi-lateral financial institutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain inter-personal and professional relationships with Pact staff, potential investors, local partners, host governments and other implementing organizations.
  • Documented success in raising philanthropic capital from various donors, including national agencies,
  • Excellent written and oral communications, including strong presentation skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including excellent PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel if needed within the United States and internationally.

 

Source: http://pactworld.force.com/careers/

Deadline:

As soon as possible