Energy Sector Investment Promotion Experts
  • Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Chemonics International
Job Description

Chemonics International seeks technical experts with experience working on financing of on-and-off-grid energy systems across Southern Africa for the anticipated USAID-funded Empower Southern Africa (ESA) opportunity. The purpose of the program, a new Power Africa project, is to increase the availability of and access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity in Southern Africa and will connect more users to electricity on the grid and beyond the grid; support cleaner electricity generation delivered by the grid and accelerate distributed renewable energy; and work with Southern African governments to improve the enabling environment for energy sector investment and innovation.

Energy Sector Investment Promotion Experts will provide technical support for work with financial institutions to finance energy projects across the activity’s target countries. These experts will work to increase the amount of financing available for utilities/companies/projects across Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia). Positions will be based in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company, operating in over 95 countries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

The potential objectives of the activity are to:

  • End energy poverty by increasing access to affordable, reliable energy which can support increased economic activity and improved living standards
  • Increase the supply of electricity in Southern African countries through clean energy solutions
  • Remove constraints to investment in Southern African energy sectors and to increase innovation

Specifically, Chemonics seeks expressions of interest from individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Energy sector transaction advisory support, particularly in transmission and distribution
  • Novel sources of funding, such as climate finance, carbon taxes, or renewable energy credits
  • Consumer financing models
  • Financing for off-grid and productive use


  • Support strategy development to engage private energy sector companies on energy infrastructure projects
  • Raise public and private funds to mobilize energy sector project investment
  • Cultivate new sources of debt and capital financing, working with local, regional, and international financial institutions and DFIs such as the Development Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, and World Bank


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, similar field, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working on USAID and Power Africa-funded programs strongly preferred
  • Minimum five years’ experience implementing energy programs. Sub-Saharan Africa work experience is preferred
  • Excellent analytical abilities, written and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in English or local languages required depending on work location
  • Ability to travel within the region
  • Demonstrated ability to promptly address ad hoc requests
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application Instructions:

. Applications must be submitted by December 24, 2022. Early applications encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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