Senior Officer (Clean Cooking Solutions for Households)

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Company:SNV Netherlands
Category:Project / Programme Management
Job Type:Contract

Job details

About the Project

To achieve Vision 2030 and the target of universal access by 2020, the Government of Kenya (GoK) seeks to close the access gap by providing electricity services to remote, underserved areas of the country. With US$150 million of financing from The World Bank, the GoK intends to deliver the Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project for Underserved Counties (K-OSAP), to support the use of solar technology to drive electrification of households, enterprises, community facilities, and water pumps.

SNV will be tendering for the Facilities Manager role for “Component 2: Stand-alone Solar Systems and Clean Cooking Solutions for Households”, anticipated to start in September, 2018 and to run for 4 years and 9 months. SNV Kenya is seeking qualified candidates for the position of “Senior Officer, Clean Cooking”.

Job Description

You will provide technical support to the Project Manager in implementation of Clean Cooking Solutions for Households. This Sub component aims to ensure transition from low-efficiency baseline stoves to cleaner, higher efficiency improved stoves in fourteen (14) underserved counties namely Turkana, Samburu, West Pokot, Isiolo, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Narok in six (6) phases.                                                         


The Senior Officer, clean cooking solutions for households will report to and support the Project Manager to implement clean cooking solutions for households sub component by:

  • Providing support and advice on the deployment of Clean Cooking Solutions - appliances and fuels for Households and institutions;
  • Providing support and advice on the selection of the most efficient and effective Clean Cooking Solutions;
  • Providing support and advice to target communities for deployment of Clean cooking Solutions;
  • Providing support and advice to selected producers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers of Clean cooking Stoves;
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on performance and adoption of Clean cooking solutions;
  • Supporting in preparation and submission of project progress, monitoring and evaluation reports;
  • Documenting the lessons learnt in the implementation of the project and making recommendations for future interventions;
  • Proposing solutions to emerging challenges in the project implementation;
  • Supporting the development, production, distribution and utilization of Clean cooking solutions;
  • Supporting the Coordination and administration of outreach and knowledge management on Clean Cooking Solutions;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator



  • Advanced degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, International Development or related field


  • A minimum of three years’ experience in origination, due diligence, structuring and monitoring of financing into the clean cooking sector
  • Understanding of success factors of for-profit businesses
  • Design and management of monitoring and evaluation processes


Additional Information

Duration of contract:

Two (2) years, with possibility of contract extension subject to satisfactory performance.

Working at SNV

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per national standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Advisors benefit from and contribute to an internal global network of Energy experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on the “I'M INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting an application letter and CV (in English) that highlights three referees before Monday, 20th August 2018.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted.

SNV does not require candidates to undergo medical examination prior to a successful interview process.


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