Job: Beyond the Grid Advisor - Tanzania

Tetra Tech, ES Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech dedicated to international development, is recruiting for a Beyond the Grid (BTG) Advisor to support our Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATRP) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The BTG Advisor will provide guidance and support to BTG off-grid activities in Tanzania as required, and will conduct the following activities:
  • Oversee the delivery of current Work Plan activities, including the following:
  1. Distribution, retail and marketing-focused Technical Assistance to at least 5 solar home system (SHS) energy companies in Tanzania, including assessing potential demand and identifying potential partners for companies to reach these customers.
  2. Business-focused Technical Assistance (TA) to at least 5 solar home system (SHS) off-grid energy companies in Tanzania to help them develop and implement their business models, financial planning, access to finance, and distribution and retail strategies, and link them with relevant investors with suitable terms, including loan periods, interest rates and required collateral levels, and, if required, the provision of Technical Assistance on their mobile finance strategies.
  3. Provide Other Transaction Advisory Services as required, including the following:
  4. Identify new potential high-impact energy companies for support, determining financial viability of business plans and potential for USG assistance.
  5. Identify critical issues and problems for design and execution and assist in accelerating closure for off-grid energy companies, providing independent advice to Tanzanian government decision makers as needed to move closer to project milestones.
  6. Identify domestic and external financing sources and develop and maintain a database of available financing sources for off-grid energy companies, including investors, institutional investors, commercial banks and international finance institutions.
  7. Identify private sector stakeholders, including off-grid energy companies, distributors and others in the country and facilitate matchmaking between stakeholders.
  8. Maintain and update a database of off-grid energy company transactions and provides updates on transactions to Power Africa.
  9. Coordinate provision of technical assistance to off-grid energy companies with other donors to avoid duplication of efforts.
  10. Identify areas of support required by private sector that can be provided by Power Africa.
  • Candidate requirements:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, finance, economics, law, or a related field required; advanced degree preferred
  2. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience required, such as renewable energy technologies, mini grids, solar home systems or other relevant experience
  3. Minimum 8 years of overall prior experience in the energy or other relevant sector
  4. Experience and knowledge of critical issues related to renewable energy development in Africa.
  5. Good understanding the key issues and stakeholders involved in off grid energy project development is preferred.
  6. Experience with international donors and financial institutions (i.e. USAID, World Bank, AfDB, AFD) is preferred.
  7. English fluency is required
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.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

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