Kenya Climate Innovation Center CEO Job in Kenya

Chief Executive Officer

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC), is a new initiative designed by the World Bank and supported by the governments of Denmark and the UK. 
The CIC will be launched in the coming months, and is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to steer it towards meeting its objectives and run it on a day to day basis for the next four years.

Brief Description of CIC

A consortium comprising of PwC, Strathmore University, Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) International and Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) have been awarded the infoDev — World Bank grant to establish a climate innovation center in Kenya.

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC) aims to accelerate the development and deployment of locally relevant climate technologies thus providing a country driven approach to climate change in support of the Kenya Government’s Greening Kenya initiative and Vision 2030. 
The CIC will provide services and financing to enable local small and medium enterprises to develop and implement innovative climate change
mitigation and adaptation solutions that meet local needs profitably. 
Solutions will be in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy access, water access, climate adaptation and agribusiness. The CIC will become the focal point of innovative commercial development of profitable climate-related business in Kenya and potentially East Africa.

The CIC business plan is available at

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the overall direction of the CIC Advisory Committee and based in Nairobi, the ideal candidate will manage the center to support businesses, prove their innovations and transform those innovations into successful ventures. 
He/she will be responsible for delivering the targets of the dc as stipulated in the Business Plan, which include, among others, support to 70 selected ventures with a 50% success rate over three years of operation of each venture, creation of 930 direct and 2,700 indirectjobs over five years, achieving a 100% leverage ratio for the center’s cost and achieving sustainability for the dc.

The job holder will be mature, self-driven, business minded and results focused with a strategic mindset.
He/she must also demonstrate evidence of the following:
  • Minimum 10 years experience working with start-ups as an advisor, mentor or entrepreneur;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business. An MBA from a reputable institution would be an added advantage;
  • Proven track record for entrepreneurship and innovation and for mentoring young businesses and ventures;
  • Extensive network in the climate change mitigation and adaptation technology sectors;
  • Experience fund-raising from public sources;
  • Demonstrated solid financial management skills;
  • Strong time and priority management skills;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good people management and interpersonal skills, with supervisory experience and ability to lead;
  • Commitment to professional values and integrity;
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral; and
  • Knowledge of computers; and good command of Microsoft Office tools
You can access the detailed job profile on .
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application in confidence to by close of business Wednesday, July 18, 2012 quoting “dc CEO Job Vacancy”. 
Please provide your curriculum vitae containing details ofyour qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration, day telephone numbers and e-mail address.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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