Head of Development - Africa & New Territories

Job Title: Head of Development - Africa & New Territories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Asap
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH24691
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Position: Head of Development - Africa & New Territories

Our client is an International Solar PV company, which operates on 5 continents as Developer, Installer and O&M provider, with c800MW already installed Solar PV capacity. The objective of this role is to support our clients' growth strategy on the African Solar market.

Location: Dubai, UAE. Involves travelling.

Profile of candidates:

  • 5-10 years experience overall
  • 3-5 years of experience specifically in solar PV development (business development/project finance positions) in Africa
  • Experience in wind development would be useful
  • French (native) and fluency in English (oral and written)

Demonstrated skills in :

  • Negotiation of project agreements (PPA, Sovereign guarantees, land contacts, etc.) and management of permitting processes (ESIA, generation licenses, etc.) of PV projects
  • Business Development/Project Management of utility-scale PV/wind projects
  • Origination of solar PV/wind projects
  • Ability to travel worldwide (Africa, Asia, etc.)