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Site Acquisition Officer (Bauchi) at Husk Power Systems

Husk Power Systems

Husk Power Systems

Nigeria
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
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  • Location: Nigeria
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  • Job type: Full-Time
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Husk Power Systems (“Husk”) is an award-winning clean energy company serving rural India and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2023, it was named “World’s Best Challenger Brand” in the energy industry and is a 3-time Global Cleantech 100 company. The company’s AI-powered rural energy platform provides 24/7 renewable power to rural households, commercial customers, institutions, and small factories. It also delivers a range of other products and services, including e-commerce and credit financing of branded appliances for home and commercial use, as well as community-based solutions for e-mobility and the agricultural value chain. Husk’s mission is to superchange economic growth and social well-being in rural communities that are unserved and underserved.

We Are Recruiting To Fill The Position Below

Job Title: Site Acquisition Officer

Location: Bauchi

Employment Type: Contract

Division / Function: Marketing & Communications

Reports to: Assistant Manager, GIS, and Site Acquisition

Job Category: Contract (3 months) renewable based on satisfactory performance

Role Summary

  • Husk is seeking a Site Acquisition officer, to join the Marketing and Communications team in Nigeria towards achieving its targets. This individual will play an integral role in coordinating progress actions for site acquisition as the initial point of contact for the communities.
  • You will be required to contribute to engagements for the deployment of HUSK’s mini-grid portfolio.
  • The role will directly support engagement across many levels of stakeholders including community representatives, local authorities, and paramount rulers within areas where Husk is operational and/or intends to site its operations.
  • We are looking for someone with experience in site acquisition and engagement, report writing, and on-ground business development support. We require someone who is a people person and understands the importance of engagement for achieving business objectives.
  • The individual must be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s most critical challenges – the energy access deficit.
  • This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in many countries including India and Nigeria etc.

General

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a key part as a member of the Marketing and Communications Team responsible for providing support towards expanding and maintaining project sites’ portfolio.
  • Support information and data gathering for use by the relevant teams for market intelligence insights within and around proposed IMG deployment locations.
  • Assist with community engagement strategies to ensure minimal community-related issues arise.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Maintain a repository of all critical stakeholders across communities and areas where Husk is operational and/or intends to site its operations.
  • Support in providing documentation to ensure relevant regulatory permits (and submissions) are registered and/or applied for in time with regulators and other government stakeholders.
  • Maintain active data of all government agency engagements within Husk operational areas.
  • Maintain an active database of the minutes and pictures of all community engagement meetings and relevant agreement documentation at the point of acquiring a site.
  • Provide relevant support for the Security Coordinator in documenting possible security insights gathered during site acquisition exercises.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Skills & Attributes

  • Minimum of a HND.
  • 0 – 2 years of experience in a similar role within the power or telecommunications sectors, supporting project development, rural development, stakeholder management, and sales support activities
  • Ability to ensure closure for tasks.
  • Excellent skills with MS Office.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite, and other relevant tools
  • Highly motivated and target-driven with a proven track record in delivering tasks in a timely and effective manner.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsive with great time management and organizational skills
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback
  • Ability to work in rural, and peri-urban locations as required.

Location and Travel:

  • This role is based in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Frequent travel Within the State for Site Identification and Scoping activities is required.

Benefits

  • Salary: N100,000 – N200,000 Monthly (based on experience).
  • Husk offers flexible working conditions with employee benefits that are in line with global best practices. These include clear career growth planning, transparent annual review processes that are gender inclusive, maternity, and paternity leave, gender-inclusive workplace conditions, family health insurance, and frequent training to assist the employees to grow in and to the next roles.
  • Husk does not believe in micromanagement and encourages its employees to have a healthy work-life balance, hence giving them the freedom to manage their workload to be compatible with their lives.

Application Closing Date

6th March, 2024.

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