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The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is seeking a full-time consultant to support market development activities in Nigeria. The Market Manager will be responsible for building strong relationships with key stakeholders within the private, public, and civil society sectors, working to establish cross-sectorial collaborations and pushing the field of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Fundraising is an important part of the role, as well as finding, supporting, and evaluating social entrepreneurs to create maximum impact in the clean cookstoves and fuels sector in Nigeria.
The Market Manager is expected to bring a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity, strategic thinking, passion for social change, focus on tangible results, a collaborative “can do” attitude, and a desire for continuous improvement. We are looking for an inspirational leader who is up for the challenge to launch change programs in Nigeria; someone who can manage operations independently and build a strong portfolio of activities in support of the Alliance’s global goal of reaching 100 million households by 2020.
The use of open fires and traditional cookstoves and fuels by close to 500 million households globally is one of the world's most pressing health and environmental problems. According to the World Health Organization, household air pollution from cookstove smoke kills over 4 million people every year and sickens millions more.
The Alliance is a public-private partnership established in 2010 and dedicated to creating a thriving global market for cookstoves and fuels to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment. The sector’s collective goal is to enable 100 million households to adopt cleaner and more efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance includes 1,200+ partners including multinational corporations and small enterprises, international and national NGOs, donors, and governments – all committed to a market-based approach to developing the sector. We also work closely with national institutions that mirror at a national level the work of the Alliance. Over the last five years, the Alliance has made significant progress toward creating an enabling environment and strengthening supply within the sector. This provides a greater opportunity for effective engagement on the demand side.
The Market Manager will report to the Cheif Operating Officer, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and work closely with the Regional Director.
This Is a Wide-ranging Scope That Requires Significant Hands-on Experience And An Ability To Work In An Intense, Fast-paced Environment. You Are Right For This If
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