Winrock International Recent Job for a Senior Transaction Advisor (Consultant)

Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Transaction Advisor (Consultant)
Locations: Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria
Length of Effort: April 1 – December 31, 2017 (90 working days)
Department: Clean Energy, Environment and Water unit
Reports to: Chief of Party (COP).
Project Background

  • An international development organization is seeking a consultant to act as Senior Transaction Adviser in the RE/EE sector for a multi-year development program in Nigeria.
  • The project is focused on the development and financing of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) markets; strengthening of the current policy and regulatory environment for public and private sector investment; and development and enhancement of the capacity of key stakeholders, including financial institutions, RE and EE firms, agribusinesses and health care facilities, universities and vocational institutes, and government.

Consultancy Summary

  • The consultant will provide support to Winrock International’s REEEP by acting as the transaction adviser for the REEEP project.
  • As transaction adviser the consultant will oversee the projects that enter the REEEP pipeline and provide advisory services to facilitate their financial closure.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Identify and interact directly with relevant local banks, stakeholders, community members, and project developers to support them in their credit application process.
  • Identifying and engaging possible candidates for RE/EE bank loans and work with them to achieve financial closure.
  • Represent REEEP at different stockholders meetings and increase awareness of the RE/EE sector as well as REEEP activities.
  • Support to the COP and other Winrock staff.
  • Other tasks, as necessary
  • The consultant MUST provide a monthly consultant report with brief written updates (one page, not to exceed two pages), which include the following: summary of work performed, project pipeline updates with current status and meetings held with contact information.
  • Work with REEEP partner banks in diverse areas such as client targeting for RE/EE, project problem resolution and follow up on individual loans.
  • Drafting and reviewing technical reports and concept notes, as necessary

Location of Assignment:

  • The assignment will be conducted at the Winrock office in Abuja and in Lagos, Nigeria. Travel within Nigeria is envisaged.


  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Environment, Engineering or other related field is required.
  • Experience with USAID and/or other international program management will be an added advantage.
  • A professional qualification is desirable.
  • High Information Technology literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Writing samples required.
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times.
  • Minimum 5 to 10 years of professional experience with in renewable energy and project development. Demonstrated understanding of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, and related experience in finance, policy, and capacity building.
  • Experience writing academic papers is required. Proper referencing of all sources is a must.

Note: Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, cover letter and resume to: [email protected] stating the title of the position in the subject line of the mail and in your application.

Application Deadline: 24th March, 2016.

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