Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands more than 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.


Job description


SNV will be tendering for a donor funded programme in Mozambique, which is expected to start around October 2017 and will focus on Off-Grid Energy market development. The programme will have a strong emphasis on private sector development, demand creation, research and learning, creating an enabling 
environment, and catalysing investments in Off-grid renewables.

Job Description

Overview of the Position

Within the programme you will design and manage two Off-grid Energy investment windows focussed on private sector development in the Off-grid Energy sector. You will develop an Operations Manual that will cover the procedures and main criteria according to which funds will be channelled to private sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the design and implementation of the Fund;
  • Leads, manages and oversees all technical and managerial aspects related to Finance, Grants Management, Results Based Finance and other financing instruments;
  • Provides high quality leadership, strategic and managerial oversight, due diligence and administration of the Fund financing instruments;
  • Serves as the Deputy Team Leader;
  • Designs and Implements effective management oversight methods and techniques to monitor progress on implementation;
  • Ensures timely financial reporting;
  • Conducts performance appraisals and applies lessons learnt.


  • A postgraduate qualification in Economics, Finance, Development or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 7 years or more in managing private sector development funds;
  • Experience in budgetary management, forecasting and financial controls;
  • Understanding of promotion of Off-Grid Renewable Energy;
  • Experience with output-based result incentives;
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, private sector and other stakeholders;
  • Results orientated and committed to accountability;
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is essential, preferably in Mozambique;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills; and
  • Fluency in English and advanced proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish.

Additional Information

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a highly professional and diverse working environment. For more information, please visit our website: 

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14 May 2017