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Business Developer – Renewable Energy IPP Projects – Nairobi

16th Nov 2020
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
USD 35K - USD 52K CTC per annum
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Contact Name
Robert Slater


Are you ready to join one of Africa's major IPP developers and asset managers? How would you feel about working with a team of highly skilled Nairobi-based professionals and being supported by an international team who are experts in their fields of expertise, specifically towards supporting early-stage project development? If you are the person we are looking for, you could find yourself assisting our client to build on their current standing of 1700+ MW of projects in Africa through your business development expertise.

We are looking for a hybrid - a Business Developer and Project Developer of IPP projects in East Africa, ideally someone who is well versed with the Kenyan landscape and who not only understands the legislative and regulatory requirements but is well networked within the energy sector and able to build relationships with potential industry partners. You will not be new to running with projects, from concept to financial close, and project origination is something you will have firmly cemented under your experience belt. Being in the IPP space, long lead times will be nothing new to you, so your ability to remain motivated is key in this business development role. We are looking for someone with a firm understanding of the financial side of projects (hence your work on negotiating PPA's is vital), this will form a large portion of your knowledge base, but more importantly, you are a skilled professional when it comes to the due diligence aspects of acquiring a project. Especially since you will be working on multi-million dollar tenders. In addition to the level of calibre we are looking for, the ideal applicant will be able to highlight their stellar business development work in Africa, Ethiopia is a huge benefit on your project list.

If you are energetic and passionate about making a tangible change in Africa, this is the job for you! Apply NOW!



We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. WIth entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

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Education Requirements

Postgraduate education in Engineering, Commerce, Finance or Law
MBA is advantageous

Experience Requirements

At least 3+ years’ experience within the wind and solar industry in Africa
Previous experience in the development/acquisition of power plant projects (between 20MW-50MW) is essential
A good understanding of the full development cycle and its implementation is key
Strong financially modelling, commercial agreement negotiation and reporting experience is a must
Experience handling pre-qualification actionables including; project feasibility, tender document preparation, tendering, PPA's, grid connectivity understanding, financial modelling, tender analyses and making recommendations
Experienced in stakeholder engagement and familiar with the permitting requirements of IPP space in Kenya to fulfil the project parameters per the bid process and lenders requirements


Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to speak additional languages including Swahili, Arabic, French and Portuguese is advantageous
Ability to coordinate and manage teams across the early-stage project life-cycle
Must be willing to travel throughout East Africa and later Africa

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