Easy Solar is the leading solar company in Sierra Leone, distributing and financing high-quality solar products and appliances for those with limited, or no access, to the conventional grid. This social enterprise is committed to improving the livelihoods of the people they serve, delivering energy access, savings and financial inclusion, education and employment, whilst working towards their core objective - reducing the effects of climate change. Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices on a rent-to-own financing structure. Customers can finance their purchase over time through weekly or monthly instalments, with the option to pay via cash or mobile money. Enabled by data-driven consumer finance, it is a trusted brand built on superior customer service and an expansive network of community-based agents, going the last mile. Easy Solar’s growth is transforming and empowering the lives of families and businesses across West Africa. Currently operational in Liberia and 12 of Sierra Leone's 16 districts, their products have served over 350,000 people since operations launched in 2016. After close to four years of operations and extremely rapid growth, Easy Solar are seeking a highly qualified and motivated Finance leader to join the team.
As the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you will join the Easy Solar team as they enter a new phase of growth and development. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, you will work closely with the Board of Directors and Leadership team to ensure the financial sustainability of the company. As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate a very strong financial background, a genuine interest in working for a social enterprise that combines social impact and financial performance, and an exceptional ability to lead, train and motivate a multi-country Finance team.
Controls / internal audit
Corporate Finance & Fundraising
Easy Solar is the leading solar company in Sierra Leone, distributing and financing high-quality solar products and appliances for those with limited or no access to the conventional grid. Easy Solar is currently operational in 12 of Sierra Leone's 16 districts, and their products have reached over 100,000 Sierra Leoneans since operations launched in 2016.
Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices on a rent-to-own financing structure. Customers can finance their purchase over time by paying in weekly or monthly instalments, with the option to pay via cash or mobile money. Enabled by data-driven consumer finance, a trusted brand built on superior customer service, and an expansive network of 90+ community-based agents going the last mile, their growth is powering and empowering families and businesses across West Africa, and has driven over $1 million p.a. in household savings for their customers.
Easy Solar, through its parent company Azimuth, has received copious support and recognition for its innovative approach to solving the challenges of energy poverty in West Africa. Deeply embedded within the renewable energy landscape in Sierra Leone, their continued success is enabled by partnerships and support from the following key organisations: SOBA, Angaza Design, Orange Money, REASL, PRESSD- SL, Sun King.