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Sustainable Energy – Transaction Advisor (Nairobi)

GreenMax Capital Advisors (GreenMax) is seeking to hire a Transaction Advisory Associate to identify and analyze clean energy opportunities and provide support for our clients in Africa . The positions may be located in our offices in Nairobi or New York.

GreenMax supports governments, project developers, investors, financial institutions and donors in the analysis, preparation and implementation of a broad range of energy and environmental investments. Our core business is bringing more rational energy use to the market through renewable energy, project rehabilitation and energy efficiency. The development of frameworks to encourage clean energy development, the preparation and financing of these projects are our sole activities. We have advised governments in more than 20 countries on clean energy frameworks and investment policies. We are currently assisting, or in the past have assisted, many of the most recognized private investors to establish and execute their sustainable energy investment strategies, including market assessments, strategic planning and M&A. We have also supported regional commercial lenders to develop and roll-out new lending products targeting renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, and have helped many International Financial Institutions plan and launch market-transforming sustainable energy finance initiatives.

GreenMax's transaction advisory practice has been growing most rapidly in Sub Saharan Africa. We are present in Africa for more than a decade with offices in Nairobi, Kigali and Lagos. We presently serve as strategic and financial advisors to a wide variety of geothermal , solar PV, small hydro, waste to energy, biomass and CCGT projects in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

We seek to add additional staff which will be responsible to search for additional clients who are strong sponsors of clean energy projects in these markets, to prepare project investment summaries and promote investment opportunities to financiers and international donors.

The ideal candidates will have:

- strong business development background and skills in an investment advisory context
- experience with investment advisory assignments in the clean energy infrastructure sector
- a strong network of contacts either in Sub Saharan Africa or Latin America
- experience with market and economic analysis on power generation projects in emerging markets
- extraordinary financial modeling skills in Excel with evident experience modeling clean energy projects (geothermal project modeling experience will be most helpful)
- strong writing skills in English
- understand the principals of and have experience working with "project finance" solutions

To be clear, we are looking for someone who has already worked in the sustainable energy field. Fluency in French, Portuguese, Swahili and other local languages will be a big plus.

Most of all, we are looking people of highly entrepreneurial character who wish to participate in growing a company performing services in the exciting field of sustainable energy. These positions are in our Transaction Advisory practice group, which is success fee driven. Compensation will therefore be oriented towards a performance driven format with an adequate base supplemented by generous incentives.

Please only apply if your profile and experience conforms to these metrics. CVs only! No phone calls. If you call you will be disqualified immediately. Absolutely no recruiters!
To apply send your CV and a maximum 5 page writing sample to Protected content with a cover letter indicating your expected base compensation and salary history, date of availability and where you would be willing to be located . Applications not including this information shall not be considered.
Deadline for submission of applications: January 5, Protected content .

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