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Partnership & Advocacy Director

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) is an alliance of philanthropy, local entrepreneurs, government and technology, policy, and financing partners whose mission is to support developing countries shift to clean energy, a pro-growth model that ensures universal energy access, unlocking a new era of inclusive economic growth, while enabling the global community to meet critical climate goals during the next decade. Launched on November 2, 2021, at COP26 with 10 billion USD of committed capital to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable energy solutions in developing and emerging economies.

Nairobi, Kenya
The Role

The Partnerships Director, Africa, under the leadership of the Executive Director for Africa and the Chief Partnerships and Advocacy Officer (CPAO), is integral to scoping, building, and maintaining a range of partnerships and high-level engagements that underpin the sustainability and external influence of the alliance.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya the Partnerships Director, Africa responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Contribute to executing bespoke partnerships construct across the alliance’s targeted market of Africa.
  • Manage an emerging partnerships portfolio and support the design and execution of significant partner convenings and dialogues that amplify the vision and aims of the alliance.
  • Assist in expanding the alliance’s network of influential validators, decision-makers, and institutional leaders while building its reputation.
  • Manage a portfolio of partnership activities and events to activate global knowledge and curate alliance contributions to addressing Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13.
  • Landscape prospective funding and co-investment partners (philanthropies, national donors, private investors, international financial institutions, national leaders, and social sector partners).

The desired candidate will have but not be limited to:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience in complex, fast-paced, and highly professional roles in global organizations with multiple offices preferred.
  • Proven leadership managing global partnership efforts and diplomacy experience with key stakeholders: national government, multinational organizations, philanthropic, and private sector partners.
  • Able to effectively communicate complex findings to decision-makers, policymakers, and non-experts, including the media.
  • Self-starter and possesses a strategic, entrepreneurial, and highly collaborative mindset in a fast-paced, matrixed environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and effective in developing positive and productive relationships across all levels of the organization and with external interlocutors.

For more information about GEAPP and the skills and experience expected, please download our detailed Candidate Pack which also provides instructions on how to apply for the position.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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