RCREEE calls for candidates for the position " Planning and Business Development Senior Specialist"

Position: Planning and Business Development Senior Specialist

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing partnerships (core focus on Climate Finance) through development of concept notes, strategies, road maps for action, participating in partner conference calls/meetings
  • Professionally and effectively representing RCREEE in such strategy calls/meetings
  • Period check-ups of business opportunities/calls for tenders in partner portals (World Bank, EU, EBRD, etc.)
  • Project proposals development, design and coordination
  • Assist drafting key sections of grant proposals (such as the justification, strategy, activities, and logical frameworks) in coordination with business development unit
  • Contribute to fundraising activities and grant opportunities through institutional representation and opportunities research/follow up
  • Development of unsolicited proposals to submit for funding
  • Contact point of RCREEE in partner networks/Agreements such as Green Climate Fund, Union for the Mediterranean and IRENA’s Coalition for Action
  • Contribute to the international relations, fund raising and communication teams to keep records of existing partners’ status, including archiving contract details, stakeholders’ database, documents and ongoing activities.
  • Coordinating assigned interns
  • Representing RCREEE in conferences, expanding network and seeking new business and funding opportunities
  • Identify and subscribe to relevant magazines and news portals to regularly receive news (Renewable Now, Climate Action News, ESI Africa) regarding market development and business opportunities
  • Take part of the overall planning processes and reporting of RCREEE,

Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree in relevant discipline and relevant postgraduate studies is a must
  • 8+ Experience in planning, development, and climate finance
  • Solid experience in monitoring action plans implementation including measuring and creating performance indicators
  • Experience in resource planning is essential
  • Demonstrated track record of writing project proposals.
  • Experience in EU, UN, WB tendering procedures
  • Proposal writing, preparation and editing experience is a must
  • Familiarity in EU, UN proposal format and bidding procedures
  • Work history in international firms that have similar job requirements 
  • Experience and success taking initiative in developing business partnerships.
  • Experience working in a similar organization in the fields of RE/EE is preferred.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written). French is a plus
  • Excellent writing, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to mediate common interests.
  • Knowledge of development and project tendering processes, fundraising, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Advanced representation and negotiation skills.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills.
  • High level of computer proficiency (in particular Powerpoint and MS Word).
  • Promotes teamwork and cooperation.

General Terms and Conditions:

The Business Development Senior Specialist is required to work from RCREEE’s Cairo office on a full-time basis

Tenure of Appointment

The initial appointment will be for 12 Months including a 3 months’ probation period.

Contract renewal is subject to performance, business needs and availability of funding.

Gender Mainstreaming

RCREEE is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send the following to hr@rcreee.org with “Planning and Business Development Senior Specialist” as a subject line:

  1. Detailed CV
  2. Cover letter highlighting relevant work experience

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Emails without a subject line will be automatically discarded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.