Regional Clean Energy Lending Team Leader - West Africa

Contact email:

careers@crownagents.com

Employed by:

Crown Agents USA Inc

Locations:

  • Ghana

Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a long-term Regional Clean Energy Lending Team Leader for the USAID/Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project located in Ghana.

 

Our Business

Crown Agents is an international development company employing over 600 personnel worldwide with a presence in more than 40 countries, subsidiaries in 11 countries, and permanent staff working on the ground in 22 corporate offices in Africa, Asia Latin America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Crown Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients in customs and trade facilitation, public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening. 

Crown Agents USA (CA-USA), the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services  to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world.  Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Department of State (DOS), and the Gates Foundation.

 

Project Description

USAID/West Africa has requested the USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project, a USAID/GCC funded global initiative, to help banks in their region to increase their capacity for Clean Energy (CE) lending. The countries for CEADIR assistance include: Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea (Conakry), Sierra Leone, and Niger.   CEADIR will collaborate closely with the DCA, Power Africa, and PFAN-supported entities in this work.

 

Statement of Work

The Regional Team Lead will be responsible for:

  • Partaking in country visits to conduct outreach to banks and identify cooperating partners
  • Preparing country assessments and bank diagnostics
  • Conducting bank training workshops on usage of CE Lending Toolkit
  • Providing technical assistance to banks to develop CE lending products, instruments and mechanisms, along with monitoring systems.
  • Provide logistical, operational, and technical management for the coordination across all project activities in the region.
  • S/he will be responsible for activities in all countries and for local management of a team of five: one US-based Activity Manager, two International Sr. CE Lending and Banking experts, and two local CE Finance experts, both based outside of Ghana but in the region.

 

Qualifications

  • At the senior level, the regional CE lending team leader will have demonstrated expertise in the lending and banking sector in West Africa
  • Demonstrated experience managing small teams.
  • Experience managing USAID project activities (preferred).
  • MBA or similarly relevant advanced degree.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.
  • Must be based out of Accra, Ghana.


Application Process

To apply to this position, please email your CV to careers@crownagents.com.  Include your name, along with “13-67J, Regional Clean Energy Lending Team Leader”, in the subject line.  Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please.  Crown Agents USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department directly. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.

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