Job Title: Programme Manager CARE2 Reports to: Regional Director, Africa Based in: Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya Purpose This is a fixed term contract (with a possibility of extension) to support the Africa Regional Office in managing the Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises (CARE2) project funded by Sida. GVEP International is implementing all aspects of this programme which will support the growth of a sustained market for renewable energy, focusing on “e-MSMEs” (energy-focused micro, small and medium sized enterprises) in East Africa, as a means to drive economic prosperity in a way which is inclusive of people living in poverty. Lasting three years, the project is targeting the creation of 3,600 new jobs in 1,400 e-MSMEs, through a balanced combination of interventions designed to increase both the supply of capital to businesses, and their capacity to deploy that capital effectively. The project has three components: 1. A Business Support function also known as the Technical Assistance Facility, (“TAF”), will identify energy e-MSMEs with potential, help them to identify potential lenders and/or investors, and to prepare their investment cases. The TAF will also provide post-investment technical support to businesses which secure finance. 2. A Loan Guarantee Fund, (“LGF”), to improve the supply of capital, in particular bank debt, by underwriting some of banks’ default risk on loans to qualifying e-MSMEs. 3. Pipeline Development Projects, (“PDPs”), targeted market development activity, in specifically defined niches, designed to stimulate the creation and growth of e-MSMEs in those niches, and thereby to build the “pipeline” of potential transactions for investors/ lenders. At the start of the project two specific PDPs will be launched, but the intention is for additional ones to be added over time.