Government Affairs Officer, Clean Cooking and Sustainable Energy – C-Quest Capital
Government Affairs Officer, Zimbabwe – Full Time Contract
C- Quest Capital LLC (CQC) is a social impact investor, project developer, and climate finance specialist with a mission to transform the lives of families in the poorest communities in developing countries by providing them access to clean and sustainable energy services, clean energy technologies and improving the health and wellbeing of women and children. CQC was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington DC, USA with subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Cambodia as well as on-ground teams in Malawi, Zambia, and rapidly growing into other Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
CQC is a leader in providing clean efficient cooking and lighting services to the rural poor worldwide and has growing businesses in renewable energy production and supply, sustainable agricultural land use, and forestry. CQC’s projects are implemented either through operational platforms and subsidiaries or through closely managed partnerships and joint ventures with on-the-ground organizations.
C-Quest Capital has active investments in over 15 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, and South and East Asia that have thus far improved the lives of over 20 million people.
CQC employs over 120 full-time staff of investment, project management, and carbon professionals based around the world including Washington DC, India, Malaysia, Cambodia, Malawi, and Zambia. In addition, CQC regularly draws on a pool of individual consultants, collaborating NGO and private sector partners, and staff from joint venture partners.
CQC is rapidly expanding investments in cleaner cooking services, efficient lighting, and sustainable energy across core geographies to improve the overall well-being of the communities and align with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the overall development approach. An opening for a Government Affairs Officer has been opened to assist the organization in achieving the global goal of driving community based local change by contributing to the various GHG and SD VISTA programs in Zimbabwe.
Serve as CQCs Government Affairs liaison and advisor in all things to do with clean cooking, afforestation, and conservation agriculture.
Goals and Responsibilities:
- Liaise between the Government of Zimbabwe counterparts (Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development etc.) and C-Quest Capital.
- Interface as CQCs Government Affairs liaison and advisor in all things to do with clean cooking, afforestation, and conservation agriculture.
- Act as a Liaison with Local Authorities, Rural District Councils, Chiefs, Village Heads
- Alert CQC of any related government or industry developments, proposals from other developers, and change in government policy.
- Assist CQC in communication of CQC’s planned and ongoing investments in Zimbabwe.
- Assist in obtaining clearance letters and related documents for Implementing Partners and CQC.
- Lobbying and tracking of carbon taxation and related fees.
- Track status and activities of other cookstove competitors in Zimbabwe.
- Represent CQC in Government of Zimbabwe related meetings and events.
- Provide short weekly briefings in writing or in a scheduled recurring meeting on progress towards listed responsibilities.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, Public Administration, Public Relations, Social Studies or Environmental sciences or other related field.
- Proven work experience in a government department and existing networks.
- Strong communication and relationship-building skills.
- Proficiency in the English language and good report-writing skills.
- Must be conversant with Microsoft Office or Microsoft 365.
Preference will be given to:
- Applicants that have a valid driver’s license and are comfortable and able to be self-sufficient and mobile to reach households throughout the areas of implementation.
- Applicants who speak one or more local languages fluently.
The position will be in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Commensurate with experience.
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