Senior Associate, Programmes

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Job title
Senior Associate, Programmes
Sub-Saharan Africa, Home-based

Sub-Saharan Africa
Type of job
temporary contract
12 months
Energy Access
Language of description
Job description
Purpose/Objective of the Role

The main objectives of the role include:

  • Programme implementation and support: working closely with RBF programme manager and team to execute several programme objectives which include RBF Grantee management and monitoring, and support with the evaluation of applications;
  • Support core programme operating and administrative functions including stakeholder management;
  • Conduct and/or oversee research including support in-country due diligence and providing technical support to the mini-grids and SSPU programme.

Duties and Tasks for the Role

The main tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

Programme management

  • Support the RBF programme manager and team in the management of UEF Grantees and engagement with key public sector stakeholders and intergovernmental institutions.
  • Support the development and improvement of SEforALL’s strategy and program change on UEF, and support tracking of KPIs
  • Technical and research support: Provide research support for RBF programme, for instance for country due diligence, preparing reports, technical briefs and other forms of materials
  • Provide support in evaluating applications: Engage with applicants and track completeness of applications, coordinate with the Financial and Technical Specialist and assist in evaluation of applications, liaise with the UEF IT Platform provider to resolve any technical issues as may arise in the application process.


  • Provide support to the RBF programme day-day operations and events by coordinating and scheduling meetings and workshops; preparing and circulating meeting agendas and minutes; drafting correspondence; assisting in coordinating work programs.
  • Provide liaison support between different teams to carry out key functions around communications, MEL, supporting marketing & social media activities: invitations, press releases, newsletters, video, photos, webpage, and other administrative items as needed.
  • Track UEF deliverables that are part of various procurements, with guidance from the Programme Manager.
  • Work with other teams within SEforALL to support the development of knowledge and implementation work products that utilize the breadth of skills at SEforALL.
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing in own work area to bring about awareness and understanding, as well as utilise SEforALL systems and process to share the knowledge. e.g., Salesforce.
  • Other tasks and duties as may be required.

Specific Competencies for the Role

  • 3 years of experience specifically in the off-grid energy sector with an understanding of its policy and regulatory aspects and general stakeholder landscape.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in handling similar tasks; Knowledge of international organizations is an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate and work in French is considered a strong asset.
  • Previous experience in project management and stakeholder management is an advantage.
  • Very strong research and analytical skills, with strong quantitative and qualitative ability.
  • Proven ability to work with others to create, synthesize and/ or share relevant knowledge and to stimulate its use.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful task/ project management, working with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

General Competencies for the Role

  • Innovation and Adaptability: Has proficient skills in innovation and adaptability. Is open and easily adapts to evolving circumstances as well as helps others in doing so.
  • Resilience and Emotional Intelligence: Has proficient knowledge in the concepts of resilience and emotional intelligence. Is able to remain calm in challenging situations, to cope with setbacks, is responsive to the emotions of others and maintains a high level of performance.
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking: Has a proficient level of analytical and strategic thinking skills. Gathers and processes demanding information, develops innovative solutions and contributes to methods and procedures for standard tasks to cross-functional work groups.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Demonstrates proficient initiative and abilities to collaborate and form partnerships in own area of responsibility. Identifies, builds, develops and maintains long-lasting partnerships and actively creates positive team spirit.
  • Lead and Empower: Demonstrates initiative and role model behaviour in leading and empowering others. Takes responsibility for own work activities and personal actions and carries out the commitments agreed upon.
  • Political and diplomatic understanding: Has a proficient level of political and diplomatic understanding.
  • Communicating information: Has expert skills in communicating information and uses the skills effectively in own scope of work and regularly in others’ work.
  • Research and Analytics: Has proficient skills in research and analytics.
  • Project Management: Has proficient skills in project management. Plans and organises their own work in support of achieving the team’s objectives.
  • Client Orientation / Striving for Excellence: Has proficient skills in client orientation and achieving excellency in work delivery.

Our Values - please refer to our core values as defined here:

Salary information: SEforALL has adopted its own salary scales corresponding to the SEforALL grading system. The minimum yearly salary for this position is EUR 52,370. The actual salary offer will be determined within the scale depending on the successful candidate’s qualification and experience, and applying the principle of internal equity. In addition to the base salary, SEforALL staff receive a benefits package that includes contribution to pension, contribution to health insurance & homeworking allowance.

Additional Considerations

  • SEforALL offers exciting high-impact assignments, a collegial and creative work environment, and the opportunity for committed professionals to thrive and grow within flat hierarchies and in the pursuit of an inspiring mission.
  • SEforALL provides competitive compensation packages at its locations in Vienna, Washington DC and New York City, and flexibility and result orientated modern workplace arrangements.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • SEforALL reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
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