NGO Finance Advisor Vacancy.

November 21, 2018

BTG at RTI International

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world.

BTG Finance Advisor

 Job description

BTG Finance Advisor is responsible for providing technical advisory support to investors to mobilize more private financing companies for off-grid companies and projects. This is a full-time role based in Nairobi, Kenya. This position reports to BTG Cross Cutting Team Leader.


  • Lead all activities relating to BTG financing, including conducting assessments, identification of highest impact opportunities, contributing to annual work plans, implementing approved activities, and reporting on progress
  • Facilitate introductions between off-grid companies and private investors in BTG countries
  • Support off-grid companies in accessing financing available through banks and international financial institutions
  • Help off-grid companies to identify and prepare financial applications for grants and other sources of funding; review grant and commercial finance applications to ensure comprehensive and
  • Engage investors, including impact investors, gender-lens investors, commercial lenders, institutional investors, family foundations, crowdfunding platforms, and others, to provide support for them to begin investing in off-grid companies or to grow existing investments in the sector. Support activities may include:
  • Strategy development and internal awareness raising of off-grid sector opportunities o Pipeline building to support lending objectives
    • Financial product and service design to ensure appropriate product development for the off-grid sector, coordinating co-funding opportunities with donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) as appropriate
    • Market intelligence and risk assessments on a market segment and/or country-specific level to assist investor due diligence
    • Convening investors and other event coordination for the finance sector to ensure increased dialogue between existing investors active in the off-grid sector and new potential market financiers
  • Perform other duties related to ensure accomplishment of relevant project objectives as assigned by direct supervisor


  • Minimum of Master’s degree in finance, economics or a related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience working in banks, investments firms, financial advisory providers, or hedge fund
  • Prior experience with renewable energy and off-grid electrification
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in financial analysis, and transaction advisory, among other finance-related areas, as required
  • Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written English communications skills

Method of Application

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