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Economic Development Manager (Renewable / Power / Energy / Management)

Western Cape, South Africa
Reference Number: JOK
Job Description:
The Economic Development (ED) Manager identifies and design of community projects that make a real impact. He/she monitors and evaluates 8 renewable energy power plants’ ED and SED projects in line with the plant strategic objectives. The ED Manager oversees project implementation and participates in Community Trust Boards. Together with the ED team, they are responsible for stakeholder management and reporting.
Identify and design Socio-Economic and Enterprise Development projects 
  • Identify project opportunities through consultation with relevant stakeholders 
  • Design and document proposed projects including budget estimations
  • Present projects for approval by appropriate internal committee
Monitor and evaluate (M&E) SED and ED projects 
  • Ensure that each project is captured on the M&E tool with appropriate KPIs and monitoring and evaluation schedule
  • Coordinate meetings with all relevant partners to monitor and evaluate project implementation
  • Ensure proper exit and sustainability strategy is developed for each of the projects 
Manage stakeholder engagement 
  • Review and update stakeholder maps annually 
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Co-ordinate reputation management programme
ED Reporting
  • Co-ordinate quarterly reporting to the Department of Energy for all plants
  • Compile monitoring and evaluation reports bi-annually
  • Co-ordinate Annexure A compilation and implementation
Supervise Community Liaison Officer 
  • Structure and implement CLO’s development plan
  • Provide on and off-site support to CLO
  • Manage CLO performance
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Minimum of a degree in Social Sciences and/or Development studies or equivalent NQF level, with post graduate studies preferable
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Economic Development related field of which 2 years would ideally be within South African Renewables Industry
  • Ideally, 2 years supervisory or management level experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of: 
o The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme 
o Enterprise and Socio-Economic Development best practices
o Monitoring and Evaluations systems development
o Media and Public Relations in the context of reputation management
  • Exposure to and knowledge of:
o Microsoft office 365 suite
o Enterprise Resource Management systems
  • Valid Driving license
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Jody Kannemeyer
Recruitment Consultant
The CA Global Group
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