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#SustyJob: Hub Manager for an Impact Investing Fund

All On Partnerships for Energy Access (‘All On’) was established by Shell as an
independent impact investing fund to work with partners to increase access to
commercial energy products and services for the under-served and un-served offgrid markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta.
All On builds value-driven local and international partnerships to help scale business
models. All On seeks both financial returns and social impact – to provide and/or
improve access-to-energy for millions of households and SMEs.
If you would like to learn more about All On, please visit website: https://www.allon.com/

POSITION SUMMARY
The All On Hub Manager is a senior level position with overall responsibility for the
All On Hub. This responsibility involves setting up and running the All On Hub which
is a facility to support the development of a pipeline of investable, scalable and
sustainable off-grid energy businesses in Nigeria, and creating the ecosystem to
nurture growth of the clean energy sector. You will be responsible for the strategic
direction, management and operations of the Hub.
In this interesting and challenging role, you will make an impact by helping the Hub supported energy access businesses effectively address their gaps and challenges
and prepare them for scaling.
LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Hub management:
a. Oversee the strategy, planning, and operations of the Hub;
b. Drive the execution of the Hub’s three-year operational plan according to
delivery timeline and budget;
c. Build and lead the Hub team comprised of 3 direct reports;
d. Coordinate with the All On Investment, Policy & Partnerships and
Communication teams to maximize organizational synergy;
2. Business support:
a. Overall:
i. Lead quarterly business reviews of all Hub businesses;
ii. Manage the contract and support services provided by the multidiscipline professional service firms, including finance, HR, commercial,
communications, and other functional areas;
iii. Develop and manage (with support from Legal) agreements with the
Hub supported businesses with respect to confidentiality, Intellectual
Property protection etc.;
b. Ideation:
i. Manage the relationships with selected incubation hubs and review
performance against targets;
ii. Participate in the selection process for ideation stage businesses;
iii. Identify and coordinate broader support opportunities for the selected
businesses;
c. Angel:
i. Oversee the execution of the annual All On/USADF Challenge;
ii. Provide structured support to businesses selected through the Challenge;
d. Growth and Market Entry:
i. Promote the services of the Hub;
ii. Build network to identify potential candidates;
iii. Manage the application process;
iv. Provide structured support to selected businesses;
v. Manage the Hub shared working space;
3. Grant management:
a. Serve as main point of contact with donor;
b. Provide all required reporting on grant progress and performance;
c. Maintain dialogue on potential topics of interest and opportunities for joint
promotion of the All On Hub with the donor;
4. External focus:
a. Engage with other donors and investors to leverage their existing support
offerings for Hub supported businesses;
b. Accountable for the development and delivery of the quarterly market update
sessions for the Hub supported businesses;
c. Lead team in the preparation and delivery of quarterly investment readiness
sessions;
d. Manage with support from the All On Communications team the creation and
promotion of the strategic narrative for the Hub supported businesses as
required
e. Maintain an externally informed perspective and commercial mindset on
business opportunities and challenges and prioritize activities that deliver value
for the All On Hub supported businesses
SKILLS
• Stakeholder management, influencing and relationship building skills
• Harness creativity of others and self to generate new approaches to solve highest
priority problems
• Ability to solve a wide range of problems and issues arising in early stage businesses
without being a subject-matter expert
• Getting work done through others
• Manage & support decision making with incomplete data or ambiguity at times
• Understand the sources of value (how businesses make money)
• Advanced written and oral communication skills,

What we need from you:
• First degree in business administration, accounting, finance, mathematics, strategy,
communications, or economics from a reputable tertiary institution. Advanced degree
a plus
• 5-10 years of Incubation hub management, investment management, consulting or
Big 4 experience beneficial
• Prior incubation and/or acceleration hub or startup experience extremely beneficial
• Experience in the energy access sector including working within an energy company –
specifically businesses delivering decentralized renewable energy solutions (e.g. solar
home systems and mini-grids) would be beneficial
• Track record of leadership and consistently delivering high-impact business value
• Passion for closing the energy access gap in Nigeria and dedication to providing support to the businesses that will lead this objective
• Advanced written and oral presentation skills with well laid out, easily understood
analysis and presentations
• High capacity to understand supported businesses’ immediate and long-term needs,
with focus on delivering innovative solutions
• High energy style, flexible and adaptive, with the ability to work well in a fast-paced
environment
• Stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills which are used to achieve
results by influencing and motivating others
• Articulately communicate information and adapts effectively to the audience.
Communicate with clarity and confidence
• Experience of working in or with small businesses Nigeria
What we offer you:
• At All On we’re committed to investing in career development, providing a platform
from which suitable candidates can deliver, create substantial impact, and advance
professionally with a fast-growing organization.
• All On is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity and respect for people are
integral to everything we do. The company places the highest possible value on the
diversity of our people and our inclusive approach.
• A chance to make a social difference towards increased access to affordable, reliable
and sustainable energy access in Nigeria.
• Remuneration: Competitive based on experience
• Health care for self and immediate family
• A culture of learning and innovation
• Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people

 

How to apply:
• Send cover letter & resume to: All-On-Reception@all-on.com
• Subject of mail: Application for All On Manager Position

Application deadline: 13th January 2020

If no response is received by 31st January 2020, kindly consider your application
unsuccessful.

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Guide to Environmental Sustainability Leadership

The globally accepted framework for environmental sustainability – ISO 14001:2015 – has a key change from the 2004 version. The new standard requires top management to demonstrate leadership and commitment to the environmental management system.

Digging deeper, we see that clause 5 of the ISO 14001:2015 is a significant innovation as this clause provides guidance needed by organisations in demonstrating leadership and commitment in relation to the environmental sustainability processes. As this is one of the new clauses in the recent high-level structure of all management systems, this clause cuts across all management systems in all disciplines.

In all honesty, this is a unique opportunity to enhance the environmental sustainability system and place the SUSTAINABILITY role at the center of business.

ISO 14001:2015 defines top management as:

“a person or group of people who directs and controls an organisation at the highest level”.

No longer would a “management rep” need to be appointed and the standard states that top management must take accountability for the “effectiveness of the EMS.”

This key requirement of the environmental sustainability framework sets the tone for the whole management system. It is important to note that if the defined scope of an environmental management system is limited to a particular function or section of the organisation, top management will therefore be those who direct and control that particular function or section.

Early implementers and forward-thinking leaders in organisations that have effective environmental sustainability systems are seen to be performing the following (even beyond the systems audit):

• Demonstrating leadership commitment via accountability and active support,
• Ensuring an environmental policy around material issues is established,
• Integrating environmental objectives with core business strategy,
• Outlining roles, responsibilities, resources and authorities for environmental sustainability processes,
• Promoting process approach, risk-based thinking and ensuring continual improvement.

Top Management can demonstrate leadership commitment by:

• Incorporating an environmental sustainability committee;
• Attending and leading environmental sustainability committee meetings;
• Encourage continual improvement and ensure this culture exists as a result of leadership;
• Publish articles and period newsletters relating to environmental performance and environmental management practices internally within the organisation;
• Encouraging employees and other relevant interested parties in improving environmental performance
• Involvement in internal audits of the environmental systems and processes;
• Allocating adequate budgets for environmental initiatives and training;
• Setting and communicating environmental objectives and intended outcomes of the system.

In conclusion, leadership commitment and visible environmental responsibility from top management are critical for the success of environmental sustainability systems and for the achievement of its intended outcomes.

 

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The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

In simple terms, Environmental Risk can be described as all actual or potential threats to environmental resources. This risk category is largely a result of resource consumption, effluents, emissions, wastes, resource depletion, etc., arising out of an organization’s (and/or individual) activities.

With a focus on organizations, planning is critical to determining environmental risk as well as actions needed to address them.

Organizations should have processes in place to determine environmental risk by understanding;

1. Environmental aspects (interactions with the environment),

2. Compliance obligations, and

3. Needs and expectations of interested parties.

Environmental risks can affect any organizations and its ability to achieve its intended business outcomes.

Common pitfalls in managing environmental risk:

• No control of Environmental aspects: lack of environmental controls can make organizational activities impact negatively on the environment. This also results in business risk due to the apparent mismanagement of resources.

• Non-fulfillment of environmental compliance obligations: Many organizations do not consider compliance until the issuance of a demand notice or fine. Though many environmental fines are insignificant in terms of cost, how about cost of “time wasted”, reputation and court cases?

• Little or no consideration of the views, needs and expectation of interested parties: are you aware of the perception/expectations of your stakeholders on your organizations environmental performance?
• Poor preparation for environmental emergencies: Identification of potential environmental incidences as well as preparedness for emergency is key to managing environmental risk.

Although organizations are at liberty to choose environmental risk management approaches, a robust, credible and reliable environmental management system can support the long-term viability of an organization.

ISO 14001 is the international management system standard for environmental management.

Along with the scope and context of the organization, these risks are inputs that are considered in any environmental management system.

The management system approach to managing environmental risk provides a framework for organizations in a bid to fulfilling compliance obligations, environmental policy commitments and achieving its environmental objectives.

 

International Opportunities at the Green Climate Fund

About GCF

Established in 2010, the Green Climate Fund invests in transformational climate projects with a focus on developing countries.

As a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the mission of the GCF is to:

1. Provide assistance and make ambitious contribution to global climate action by providing significant financial resources that aid low-emission and climate-resilient societies.

2. Support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 111 projects in 99 countries and has committed USD 5.0 billion in climate finance.

Green Climate Fund

With headquarters in South Korea, the GCF has a diverse workforce that advances this global mission. This is a call to join a unique workforce in making contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through combined expertise as well as professional commitment.

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