Energy Access Grant Advisor

Berlin, Germany
11 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Job Title: Grant Advisor 

Department: Finance 

Reporting Line: Head of Grants 

Location: Berlin, Germany 


About ENGIE Energy Access 

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 PowerCorner; 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 installments 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 1.5 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. 


Job Purpose/Mission 

As part of the Finance Department, the Energy Access Grant Advisor coordinates and leads the grant fundraising activities across the EEA markets under the supervision of the Head of Energy Access Grant Funding. Its purpose is to identify and secure the financial resources needed to accelerate and increase the scale of our operations. As such, this role entails establishing working relationships with existing and potential funders, policymakers and other external stakeholders while working closely with the rest of the EEA Finance team, the Country teams as well as significant cross-collaboration with other EEA teams. The Energy Access Grant Advisor develops competitive funding proposals, manages the entire end-to-end fundraising and development process and identifies new grant opportunities to drive growth within new and existing markets to establish EEA as the market leader within the industry.



  • Supports together with a colleague the definition and implementation of EEA’s grant fundraising strategy based on the needs of the business. 
  • Establishes and cultivates working relationships with existing and potential funders, policymakers, and industry relationships
  • Promote EEA’s interests by influencing the design of grant programmes, contributing as such to EEA’s reputation as a credible and reliable thought-partner in the industry
  • Ensure the prompt identification of grant opportunities of interest for the development of our business
  • In collaboration with EEA Teams, create competitive proposals to secure grant funding.
  • In collaboration with EEA Teams, manage the grant pipeline, the overall grant reporting and monitoring process to donors as well as additional donor-requests
  • Develop and maintain grants database, including tracking tender release dates, application close dates, and other key information 


Knowledge and skills  


  • Previous experience working in a national development agency, international development organization and/or on grant fundraising projects
  • Knowledge of the African donor landscape and fundraising processes
  • Experience on energy-related topics, with off-grid solutions being a plus
  • Proven track record of writing & closing meaningful grant & concessionary funding opportunities
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management, coordinating multiple deliverables across different departments to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in writing quality and succinct reports to various stakeholders  


Specific Competences

  • Professional level command of written and spoken English 
  • Strong IT skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point. Knowledge of MySQL is considered an advantage. 


General Competences

  • Excitement about EEA´s mission and deep desire to make an impact on off-grid financially underserved customers in sub-Saharan Africa 
  • A solid team player who also performs independently 
  • A passion for storytelling -- written, verbal, and visual
  • Robust research and analytical skill-set
  • Curiosity and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline driven
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and international environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a capacity to adapt priorities based on key objectives. 



  • At least a Bachelor´s degree in a relevant field (e.g. International Development, Business, Public Affairs, etc), with a Master degree being an added advantage 



  • English 
  • French and/or Portuguese is a plus 


We Offer

Join us to be part of an incredible company that is making a meaningful difference across Africa. Our team has the autonomy to be creative, work entrepreneurially, and solve big, juicy problems.

Along with being part of a life-changing mission and a community of fantastic teammates, here’s what you can expect:

  • We ensure that you are well-protected with life / disability insurances provided as standard to all employees.
  • 28 days' paid time off.
  • Flexibility to work in a state-of-the-art office, along with home office solutions.
  • Fun team building offsite events at scenic countryside locations


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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