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Description

Genser Energy is an energy solutions provider based in the USA with operations in West Africa. It specializes in providing custom engineered turn-key distributed generation installations and natural gas distribution infrastructure, selling power and natural gas to mines, industries and utilities. Genser Energy engages in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) of its power generation plants. Each project is financed and owned by a country-level subsidiary in Africa.

 

Genser Energy is seeing a Sustainability Manager to drive social enterprise development projects. The ideal candidate will speak a local language (preferably Twi) as they will collaborate with and lead the Genser Energy Community Relations Team, who work directly in conjunction with the local chiefs and councils, and various official community liaisons. 
 

Job Location: The position is based at Genser Energy Ghana Ltd (GEGL) Corporate Office in Tarkwa, Ghana

 

Role Responsibilities:
 

  • Develop and implement the corporate social investment strategy for the organization
  • Drive social enterprise projects with strong application of sustainable development principles
  • Identify market opportunities for growth and diversification of social enterprise development projects
  • Drive research and development; implement policies that improve the organizations environmental and social impact without detracting from other business goals
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to industry regulations and laws
  • Develop business tools to analyze and evaluate both corporate social investment programs and eligible beneficiaries for sustainable impact
  • Develop and implement a robust communication and stakeholder strategy around corporate social investment programs
  • Serve as a company spokesperson on matters around community engagement and interactions with government and regulatory authorities
  • Oversee the Community Relations team and the engagement strategies with local, traditional council members and selected community liaison officers
  • Produce sustainability and impact assessments reports
     

Criteria

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics or Development studies required; MBA preferred
  • Fluency in English compulsory; Proficiency in French preferred
  • International development work experience required; W. Africa regional experience preferred

Competencies

  • Over 8 years’ experience in leading social enterprise development projects, market development and value chain analysis
  • Experience in project management, impact assessment and impact reporting
  • Knowledge of stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Have strong analytical skills with ability to work in a self-directed fashion within a team structure
  • Possess solid work ethic and professional maturity
  • Competence in using research and data to make informed decisions
  • Ability to think ahead, plan and achieve key performance goals in a timely manner
  • Competence in multi-tasking & managing several priorities; ability to lead and be result oriented
     

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package with benefits plan
  • The opportunity to be part of a multicultural organisation which is committed to utilising and develop local expertise to provide sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions to a variety of industries throughout Africa

About Genser Energy

Genser Energy Inc. is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) with operations in West Africa,which specialises in providing custom engineered turn-key distributed generation energy solutions, for clients in the mining, manufacturing, and utilities industries. Genser also engages in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), alongside the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its power generation plants, and sells electricity and/or steam to its clients. Each project is financed and owned by a country-level subsidiary in Africa.

 

Over the last eleven years, Genser Energy Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, Genser Energy Ghana Limited, has completed and commissioned five distributed generation plants in Ghana, with a total output of 132MW - four of which are owned, operated and maintained by Genser. In addition to ownership of these distributed generation plants, Genser Energy Ghana has also developed their own fuel supply chain for the smooth running and operation of the various thermal plants. Genser Energy Ghana, currently owns two assets to facilitate the supply and storage of fuel for its generation plants, namely; the GP Tarkoradi Terminal and the GP Kojokrom (Eshiem) Facility. Genser’s current operations in Ghana reflect their firm commitment to increasing the generation capacity of the country.

 

Genser’s unique approach in delivering energy solutions emphasises the team’s ability to expressly design, maintain and efficiently operate generation facilities, tailored to their clients needs and requirements. Genser is committed to providing sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions to numerous sectors across Africa and is exploring projects in Gabon and Mauritania.