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  • Posted on: 28 June, 2016 Deadline: 28 July, 2016
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  • Adam Smith International is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

    Manager, Infrastructure and Climate Change Team


    About The Solar Nigeria Project

    As one of ASI's most successful and innovative solar energy programmes, SolarNigeria targets low household energy access and meets the challenges of poverty and climate change by scaling markets for solar photovoltaics (PV). It is a £54.1 million programme running over six years and funded by Britain's Department for International Development (DFID). Solar Nigeria is building Nigeria's commercial market for distributed solar power, with finance and expertise for consumers and suppliers. In addition to this, the programme cooperates with state governments to deliver state-of-the-art solar power to clinics and school to improve health and educational outcomes. SolarNigeria's interventions aim to increase access to solar power and highlight its role within Nigeria's electricity mix.

    About the Role

    Adam Smith International continues to strengthen its in-house capacity through appointing a Manager to support the Solar Nigeria project in Nigeria within the Infrastructure and Climate Change Team. The Manager role is multi-faceted and involves technical oversight as well as financial, administrative and operational leadership within a designated sector. There is significant scope for professional growth through the cross-cutting scope which will allow the successful candidate to become part of the senior management team. The role involves delivering our strategy to consolidate and develop our project, including: Management of high profile programme of support to the Nigerian government and selected states. Managing a team of international and local consultants. Developing and then managing the delivery of sector strategies in conjunction with the Senior Manager and the appropriate technical teams. Optimising the delivery team through analysing composition and ensuring appropriate recruitment and retention. Deciding how, what and where support can be provided to achieve maximum impact within constraints of highly political and challenging environment. Review of proposed Terms of Reference produced by technical teams. Day-to-day responsibility for both budgeting and delivery across the sector teams. Oversight of relevant relationships with Nigerian government clients and DFID. Preparing and presenting achievements and results. Developing public knowledge sharing and communications pieces as required. *Developing materials for review teams as required.

    What We Offer You We offer you a dynamic and friendly team environment and the opportunity to work on a highly successful portfolio of programmes. We have a strong commitment to our people and strive to live by our principles: Take responsibility (Accountability): Individually and collectively accountable for what we do. Always find a way (Resourcefulness): We think innovatively to reach a solution. Promote Quality (Excellence): We maintain and promote professional standards in everything we do. Commit to the Outcome (Achievement): We take pride in delivering our best to achieve results. We've built a culture to reflect these principles, by identifying likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate and excellent at what they do. We offer a highly competitive compensation, excellent benefits and relocation package.

    Ready to Apply If you believe you fulfil the criteria above and would thrive in the environment we offer, we would like to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and short cover letter. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Adam Smith Career Page

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