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Job PostingDirector of Operations at Renewvia Solar Africa

Full Time Job
No location requirement (USA)
Between 6400000 - 9000000 KES Per Year

What will you do in this job?

Job Title: Director of Operations

Location: Nairobi, Lagos, or Addis Ababa (This role does not offer relocation; you must be in area for this role however, role will be mostly remote with your ability to travel to project sites as needed)

Renewvia ( is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Director of Operations to lead and manage our Rural Microgrid Development and Operation Model. The successful candidate will play a critical role in developing and implementing our business strategy, managing operations across multiple sites, and ensuring the successful delivery of renewable energy projects across Africa.


  • Develop and implement Renewvia’s business strategy for our Rural Microgrid Development and Operation Model.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of renewable energy projects across Africa, from project planning to commissioning.
  • Lead and manage a team of project managers, engineers, and technicians to ensure successful project execution.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local partners, government entities, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with regulations and promote project success.
  • Develop and manage project budgets, schedules, and resources to ensure project success and profitability.
  • Identify and mitigate project risks and issues, ensuring project performance metrics are met or exceeded.
  • Develop and implement safety policies and procedures to ensure safe operations across all sites.
  • Develop and implement quality control processes to ensure project quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure effective communication with stakeholders, including project sponsors, partners, and investors.


  • 5+ years of experience in renewable energy or microgrid development, including managing operations across multiple sites.
  • Strong understanding of the technical, commercial, and financial aspects of renewable energy projects.
  • Experience in developing and implementing business strategies for renewable energy or microgrid companies.
  • Proven track record of managing complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Experience working with local partners, government entities, and other stakeholders in Africa.
  • Ability to travel to remote project sites as needed.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced professional with a passion for renewable energy and sustainable development, then we encourage you to apply for this position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives through sustainable energy development.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience

Senior levelPrincipal level
5+ years work experience in one of the occupational industries below:
  • Oil & Energy
  • Renewables & Environmental Protection

Soft Skills

Working AutonomouslyLeadershipWorking Under PressureStrategic ThinkingReliability

Hard Skills

Keep in mind, you may not need ALL of these skills to be a great fit!


Medical InsuranceVacation and Paid Time Off



Standard Hours (9am-5pm)Early Mornings (before 9am)Late Nights (after 6pm)Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)



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