Vacancies in AMSOL Kenya

Project Development Director


Job Description:
Our client, is a social enterprise involved in developing an innovative model for waste-to-energy sanitation services. They partner with local government to deploy treatment plants that process human waste into firewood substitutes to preserve resources and prevent environmental degradation from untreated human waste. Our client currently has three operational treatment sites and is actively expanding across East Africa to help numerous communities have access to modern and environmentally friendly sanitation infrastructure.
Our client has earned a reputation of successful project execution in one of the most challenging and yet most critical infrastructure sectors.  On behalf of our client, we seek to recruit a DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT to bring new sanitation projects to financial close. The Director of Project Development will lead the replication from prototype to scale and lead the company to focus more on project development. This role will bring together key partners to ensure new sanitation projects achieve financial close.
This role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer working alongside the Partnerships, Fundraising and Engineering teams to bring new projects to financial close. This role will also work closely with the Business Operations team in transitioning from financial close to construction. This role has the opportunity to be a key thought leader on shaping how project development in sanitation infrastructure is done for developing markets.
 Responsibilities:
Leadership and Strategy
·         Lead and advise the project development team and advise on company strategy.
·         Advise on energy product offtake strategy with industrial fuel buyers.
·         Create engagement strategy with government on renewable fuel products.
Project Development
·         Lead early and late stage projects at any development stage to reach financial close.
·         Develop project’s optimal capital structure and – Identify financing barriers and develop creative solutions around them.
·         Evaluate and help structure pay for success, output based aid, concession, tariff, and joint-venture agreement financing and partnership models.
·         Advise on project risk allocation and legal agreements including partnership structures, construction and design contracts, and O&M contracts.
Financing & Market
·         Support fundraising processes from both private sector investors and development finance institutions.
·         Build and reviewing bankable project finance models and drafting of investment memorandums.
·         Conduct market assessment and analysis; including review of integrated resource plans and national renewable energy policies.
Qualifications:
·         Relevant Degree.
·         A minimum of 4 years of experience in one of the following –
·         Project finance team of top-tier investment or commercial bank or project finance experience as a strategy consultant.
·         An asset manager investing in energy or infrastructure.
·         Experience working with development finance institutions, such as IFC, FMO, AfDB, OPIC, etc, is critical.
·         A minimum of 2 years of experience as a project developer (clean energy or infrastructure project developer preferred) with sizable project portfolio.
·         Experience working with a big philanthropy.
·         Experience working with governments in developing markets.
·         A critical and creative thinker, current on global events, who is intellectually stimulated to work at the confluence of energy and sanitation, geo-politics, economics, and the environment.
·         Excellent analytical ability and discipline, ability to think clearly and communicate effectively, and drive company strategy.
·         Eager to create systems from scratch and educate a team on industry best practices.
·         Comfortable with a start-up environment, with multiple priorities and quick timelines.
·         Able to live and work in Naivasha, Kenya for minimum 2 years.
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How To Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants to send their application and detailed CV, indicating current and expected remuneration to recruitment@amsol.co.ke, explicitly indicating the position in the email subject line, by 15th September 2019.

Project Manager

Job Description:
Our client is a social enterprise that provides cost-effective sanitation services to help realize sustainability in urbanizing communities, and are dedicated to improving overall health, dignity, and the environment by transforming waste into an eco-friendly fuel.
Our client is currently expanding its treatment plant, and will be expanding to many different sites across Kenya in the near future. On behalf of our client, we seek to recruit an experienced PROJECT MANAGER to lead the construction and commissioning of the new expansion human waste treatment plant in Kenya. The Project Manager will also transition from successful delivery of the current project to develop and lead a new division as a project coordinator, complete with the strategy, team, systems, and approaches required to deliver upcoming portfolio of infrastructure projects.
This role will report to the Chief Operations Office and have significant interface and inter-dependent working relationships with the Operations, HR and Finance teams to construct and commission new treatment plants. This role will also work closely with the Business Development team at the start of projects to ensure smooth transition from the Project Development Phase (including concept design and financial approval) to the Delivery Phase (construction and commissioning).
Key Responsibilities:
·         Technical project management: Project Manager focused on delivery of a feces-to-fuel treatment plant:
·         Accountability for the Delivery Phase: including procurement, contract development and award, construction, and commissioning.
·         Responsibility for all aspects of the project, including internal reporting, budget controls, quality assurance, schedule, contract administration, contractor management, commissioning management, etc.
·         Management: leading needed staff to reach successful project delivery:
·         Engaging and managing all required resources (e.g. Quantity Surveyor, Engineer, Site Manager, Clerk of the Works, etc) to successfully deliver the project.
·         Managing internal staff (including any required commissioning personnel) on a new Projects Team.
·         Coordinating with other staff to ensure project success.
·         Strategy Creation: After the successful delivery of the first infrastructure project, this role will expand to influence more of the strategic plan across the enterprise:
·         Develop and implement the required Project Controls (e.g. reports, budget and schedule management tools, contracts, etc) for usage in future projects.
·         Advising on expansion strategy and Project Development from a Project Management perspective.
·         Provide material input to a detailed plan guiding the enterprise’s vision of providing safely managed sanitation to over 1 million people in the next 7 years.
Qualifications:
·         Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management.
·         Project Management certification.
·         Delivered more than two infrastructure projects with values greater than $1m USD.
·         A minimum of 10 years working on construction of infrastructure projects.
·         A minimum of 7 years working in East Africa, Kenya preferred.
·         Industry experience in water, wastewater, sanitation, energy, or manufacturing.
·         Experience leading tendering for infrastructure projects.
·         Experience leading operations or commissioning.
·         Community relations experience.
·         Contract administration and negotiations experience.
·         Competency in Swahili.
·         Experience working in a resource-constrained environment.
·         Experience with various contracting methods.
·         Willing to create systems from scratch and educate a team on industry best practices.
·         Comfortable with a start-up environment, with multiple priorities and quick timelines.
·         Eager to live and work in Naivasha, Kenya for minimum 2 years.
·         A constant will to learn and improve.

How To Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants to send their application and detailed CV, indicating current and expected remuneration to recruitment@amsol.co.ke, explicitly indicating the position in the email subject line, by 08th September 2019.

Research & Business Development Manager

Africa Management Solutions Limited is a fast management consulting company with a very high paced dynamic working environment. The deadlines are many and very short.
Job Description:
·         Develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income to meet agreed monthly targets
·         Spend much of the time working independently out of the office.
·         Actively and successfully manage the sales process: lead generation; credentials pitch; proposal writing, solution pitch; negotiation; close; handover to the account management team
·         Manage and maintain a sales pipeline ensuring all sales administration is current
·         Create and be accountable for client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following laid down procedure
·         Ensure  the company remains proactive and responsive to prospective clients
·         Develop and manage company communication/advertising plans
·         Develop awareness of the company through all its communication channels (newsletters, etc)
·         Public relations (attend business events, be a member of relevant networking associations, etc)
Qualifications:
·         Be a graduate, preferably with a master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or equivalent
·         Have a detailed knowledge of consulting business operations and have worked as a business development manager or equivalent position.
·         Possess good communication and interpersonal skills and be a confident negotiator able to close deals
·         Be able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment demonstrating excellent organizational and time management skills
·         Flexible, self-motivated and can coordinate several simultaneous projects.
·         Able to Network with businesspeople, attend workshops, trade shows, and seminars to keep up-to-date on changes in the marketplace
·          KPI driven and a Go getter

HR Consultant

Responsibilities:
·         Undertake Training, General HR Support services,  outsourcing and Search solutions to new and existing clients
·         Prepare and submit plans and periodic progress reports to the Managing Director and monitor performance to ensure budget achievement.
·         Develop new clients in the designated industry sector or discipline and secure job orders from new and existing clients.
·         Achieve revenue, profit and number of placement targets month on month basis.
·         Stay focused on KPIs.
·         Stay abreast of competition activities, industry practices and opportunities in the market.
·         Build strategic relationships with key clients.
·         Develop and maintain an effective database and tracking system for Candidates
·         Develop new and improve already existing HR and Management Solutions offered by the company
·         Develop and adhere to approved policies and procedures.
·          Carry out any other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Good in English: speak, read and write additional languages eg. French, added advantage
·         Multi tasking capability and ability to work independently on a task and result basis with everyone
·         Should be very proficient with Microsoft Outlook, & MS Office (Word, Excel, PPTs)
·         Street smart, Go-getter and dynamic with a good positive attitude, strong commitment, perseverance to complete the task on hand within the time frame and as per the defined process and expected standards
·         Excellent inter personal skills and ability to develop and maintain strong relationship with staff, external agencies, etc
·         Ability to work well with all other internal stakeholders within the organization
·         At least 2 years in a HR/ Management/ Office Administration related environment.
·         Excellent English Communications skills, Sales skills, self driven and highly motivated.

HR Internship (3 Posts)
Africa Management Solutions Limited is management consulting company with a very high paced dynamic working environment. The deadlines are many and very short.
We are looking for highly motivated young minds keen to start off a career in Human Resources Management. The ideal candidate must be willing to work long hours in situations that require high intelligence levels, perseverance, tenacity and self-confidence.
Responsibilities:
·         Undertake General HR duties supporting various clients with assigned HR related work
·         Undertake multiple HR related data entry jobs
·         Develop and maintain an effective database and tracking system for clients and Candidates
·         Develop and adhere to approved policies and procedures.
·         Carry out any other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Innovative and ability to think outside the box
·         Good in English: speak, read and write additional languages eg. French, added advantage
·         Multi tasking capability and ability to work independently on a task and result basis with everyone
·         Should be very proficient with Microsoft Outlook, & MS Office (Word, Excel, PPTs)
·         Street smart, Go-getter and dynamic with a good positive attitude, strong commitment, perseverance to complete the task on hand within the time frame and as per the defined process and expected standards
·         Presentable with Excellent inter personal skills and ability to develop and maintain strong relationship with staff, external audiences, etc
·         Ability to work well with all other internal stakeholders within the organization
·         At least a bachelors degree in any field
·         At least 6 months in a HR/ Management/ Office Administration related environment.
How To Apply:
Applications to victor@amsol.co.ke attaching your ID, CV, O- level Certificate and Passport Photo. Applications will be processed as they are received.

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