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Project Manager

Duration: 1-year Contract
Location: Maputo – Mozambique

Company Overview:

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE Power Corner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in 9 countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.2 million customers and more than 6 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.

We are embarking on an innovative project focused on commercializing a biodigester product that take organic waste and transforms it into renewable biogas and a powerful organic fertilizer, aimed at revolutionizing the energy usage and waste management in the agricultural sector. This project represents a new addition to our portfolio and requires dedicated leadership to bring it to maturity.

www.engie-energyaccess.com

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced, innovative, with exceptional communication skills Project Manager to lead the kick-start and initial development of our biodigester project. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in project management, with preference in the agricultural or renewable energy sectors, with a focus on launching and scaling new initiatives. This individual will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project’s inception and development, with the ultimate goal of integrating it seamlessly into our company’s operations.

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive project plan, focusing on the kick-start and initial phases of the biodigester project.
  • Oversee market research and feasibility studies to assess the viability and potential impact of the project, identifying key opportunities and challenges.
  • Establish strategic partnerships and collaborations with industry stakeholders, research institutions, and government agencies to support project objectives.
  • Develop and implement a marketing and outreach strategy to raise awareness and generate interest in the biodigester project among target audiences.
  • Manage project budgets and expenditures, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and adherence to financial targets.
  • Recruit, onboard, and manage project team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team environment.
  • Monitor project progress against key performance indicators and milestones, making adjustments as necessary to ensure project success.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and presentations for senior management and other stakeholders, highlighting achievements, challenges, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate the biodigester project into the company’s operations and ensure its long-term sustainability and success.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field.

Proven experience in project management, with at least 3 years of relevant experience in launching and scaling new initiatives, preferably in the agricultural sector.

Strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills, with the ability to drive innovation and change in a dynamic environment.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build consensus and influence stakeholders at all levels.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically, analyze complex issues, and develop practical solutions.

Knowledge of agricultural practices and environmental regulations is highly desirable.

Working with Mozambican farmers and cattle producers is highly desirable.

Proficiency in project management software and Microsoft Office Suite.

Proficiency in English and Portuguese is a must.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

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