Are you passionate about changing Africa's off-grid communities through access to energy? Do you want to make a difference to the African economy through your day-to-day activities? Here is your chance!
A close-knit team of young professionals with an international footprint has rapidly been changing lives across sub-Saharan Africa with their off-grid systems, now they are looking for a sharp, entrepreneurial and like-minded professional to join their dynamic team as a Contracts and Compliance Officer. They are looking for a legal eagle, to manage all their external legal contracts with government and funders. You will have your Juris Doctorate degree ideally from UK or New York jurisdictions (as this is where most of the funders are based) as well as 3+ years of work experience at an Associate level. Your responsibilities will be duly split, 50% on compliance reporting and the other 50% managing and handling the finance contracts. In terms of the legal contracting expertise, you will see yourself managing the structuring, negotiation, contracting and execution of all their legal contracts with a major focus on risks (identification) and liabilities. Contracts will not just be limited to corporate and project finance transactions.
If you are a perfectionist, pedantic about the details and have the required experience and knowledge to take on this position which offers the opportunity for massive growth within the firm then APPLY NOW and tell us why this role was made for you!
WHO IS ALTGEN?
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.
Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech
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Must have you Juris Doctorate degree ideally from UK or New York jurisdictions
A minimum of 3 years post-admission experience with a specialisation in energy or environmental law
European Union grant contracts experience is highly advantageous
Must have experience working for a leading law firm in South Africa
Expose to project and corporate finance aspects of contracts are vital
Handling all compliance, reporting and contracts pertaining to funders and regulatory bodies for energy access projects into Africa
Strong communication and negotiation skills. Your verbal and written English skills should be excellent, Portuguese and French is a huge benefit
An eye for detail and an analytical methodology to your work
An ability to interpret and analyse regulatory frameworks within specific jurisdictions is pivotal