The positions are to support GVEP International's Africa Regional Office in managing the ESME programme under the World Bank-administered Russian Fund. The fund is for supporting Energy SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their capacity to provide energy services to poor communities in the SSA region.

Renewable Energy Specialist: This is a fixed term contract to analyse projects being assisted under the programme and advise on their technical viability. Projects will be in the small hydro, solar , wind and other renewable energy technologies and the consultant will need to have technical expertise in these technologies;

SME Development Specialist: This is a fixed term contract to provide general business support and preparation for grants/investment to SMEs in the programme. This will include but is not limited to working with SMEs to prepare business plans, identifying opportunities for growth and creating expansion plans, implementing growth and operational efficiency initiatives, helping SMEs absorb and best utilise new funding, and other business advisory services as appropriate.

To apply, please send your CV plus a covering letter (in English) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience match the job specification to east.africa@gvepinternational.org.

Deadline for applications submission is 15 October 2012.