Junior Sourcing Specialist – Sustainable Technologies – Africa at South Pole


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  • Company: South Pole
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: IT/Telecom Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities. Our Project Sourcing team works hand in hand with project owners and developers, active in the carbon markets and renewable energy space, to identify, negotiate and contract new emission reduction projects. By acquiring new projects within our portfolio, we ensure that South Pole always has the right mix of carbon credits available to meet the demands of our clients. If you’re an ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, this position may be right for you!

Job summary:

As part of the Global Sourcing team, you will primarily assist the Sourcing manager with the Sourcing of carbon focused Sustainable technologies (Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, household/ community devices and waste projects) and occasionally Nature-Based Solutions (Forestry, Agriculture, Conservation) projects. Additionally, you will support business development and project sourcing related activities in the African region. This exciting opportunity entails a combination of business development, project analysis, administration, business development, project analysis, and stakeholder/client engagement. As a key member of the global sourcing team, the Jr. Sourcing Specialist will undertake activities such as ensuring smooth and eloquent operationalisation of global project sourcing flows, processes, document handling, database management, and coordination with different teams on various tasks and activities.

Main tasks & responsibilities:
  • Collect data from Project Owners or another third party for due diligence, financing plans and budgets, technical, financial and legal documentation
  • Conduct research relevant to new project leads, project developers, project owners, applicable regulatory regimes/policies in African countries
  • Collect and research relevant data related to Sustainable Technologies (ST) projects, including renewable energy, biogas, community-based projects etc, to generate project opportunities/leads
  • Manage and maintain databases (i.e., Salesforce), ensuring that information regarding project leads and opportunities are well recorded and updated
  • Ensure that sourcing flows and processes (including documentation and interaction with other teams) align with the company guidelines
  • Support global project sourcing operations activities for carbon credits and possibly other environmental market products offered by South Pole
  • Where relevant, attend meetings/seminars/workshops/events that are strategic for sourcing team activities related to Nature-Based Solutions (Forestry, Agriculture, Conservation) and Sustainable technologies (Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, household/ community devices and waste projects).
Requirements:

Essential

  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Work experience: minimum one year of relevant experience working in business development or partnership development
  • Experience and interest Client Management and networking — people skills
  • Demonstrated interest or skills with commercial transactions and business acumen
  • Comfortable working with international and multicultural teams
  • Professional proficiency in English language skills, both oral and written
  • Attention to detail and comfortable working on administrative tasks
  • Demonstrated interest or skills with commercial transactions and business acumen
  • Comfortable working with international and multicultural teams

Desirable

  • Ideally a Masters Degree or above
  • Experience in project identification and screening for potential leads
  • Professional proficiency in one or more other Africa languages is a definite plus
  • Basic knowledge of carbon credits and related international voluntary standards
What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation.

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 January. 2022
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