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Startup Program Manager
Overall Role: Manage EnergyLab Switch to Solar Startup Program to ensure it runs smoothly and achieve its objective.

Report to: Country Manager.

Type of Employment Contract: Full Time (40 hours), until April 2024. Requires 18 weekend days and 8 half weekend days per year.
Are you someone who wants to make a positive contribution to the world, someone who:
● Is proactive, positive, flexible and adaptable
● Enjoys working with people, networking and building relationships
● Is curious and likes asking questions. Always looking to improve, learn and get the most out of opportunities
● Enjoys problem solving to get the most impact and best outcomes in creative ways
● Open to try new things and new ideas with a positive attitude
● is interested in the environment, entrepreneurship, new technologies ... if these personal characteristics sound like you - we'd love you to apply to join our team!
Responsibilities and Duties
Manage EnergyLab Incubation and Entrepreneurship Program:
  • Lead and manage the EnergyLab SWITCH to Solar startup program – including managing the design, implementation, evaluation and reporting for the program – hackathons, pre-incubation, incubation.
  • Continuously track and learn about SMEs, new businesses in clean energy, agriculture, fishery, aquaculture sectors to support the program.
  • Maintain excellent communication and collaboration with program mentors, partners and funders
  • Manage program staff to ensure the overall success of the programs/projects and efficient and effective day to day running of the program
  • Manage program Partners and Funders to ensure they are always satisfied with EnergyLab's contribution to the program
  • Manage contractors engaged to support the program to ensure they deliver high quality work within expected budget and timeframe and lead procurement
  • Help build a pool of mentors to support the teams and future teams. Lead the mentoring and support for all participating teams and startups in the program
Program Reporting, Budgeting and Financial Reporting:
  • Ensure EnergyLab meets all targets and outputs stated in our program agreement.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of projects for internal improvement and donor requirements
  • Review and finalise program/project reports to meet deadlines and requirements per agreements with donors
  • Work with Finance and Admin Coordinator to manage program budget control and budget revisions and financial reports
  • Support External Audit process if necessary.
  • Participate in, support and co-ordinate other EnergyLab programs as necessary.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in agri-fishery value chains and enthusiasm to support enterprises in Cambodia
  • University Degree (or equivalent) in agriculture, rural development, engineering, education, economics, business, law, IR or management
  • 5 years or more work experience in program management
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, people and time management skills;
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and work under pressure
  • Experience working with stakeholders and strengthening partnerships
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and Khmer
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft suite and online tools.
  • Experience in managing budgets and reporting requirements
  • Able to work in a full-time job (Monday-Friday) and available for weekend events
Personal Qualities
  • Passionate about clean energy and the agrifishery sector in Cambodia
  • Proactive, hard-working, positive, flexible and adaptable – no task is too small or too large and always happy to help the team
  • Enjoys problem solving to get the most impact and best outcomes in creative ways
  • Open to try new things and new ideas with a positive attitude
  • Strong desire to help entrepreneurs grow and develop and keen to support entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystem in Cambodia
  • Enjoys leading and working with workshop participants from a wide range of background and skills level to ensure the events are engaging, positive, and valuable to the participants.
EnergyLab Principles
● We are positive: We encourage positive progress and focusing on opportunities rather than criticising. Critical is ok, negative is not!
● We are open to new ideas. failing or not knowing how is ok.
● We are empowered to find creative ways to achieve our objective
● We are opportunistic – take/make chances when they arise which means we are flexible and 'can-do'
● We work with and support partners – build the ecosystem encourage collaboration
● We are lean – we are smart, effective and do a lot with a little.
● We try to reduce our impact on the environment by reducing, recycling or reusing where we can.
Application Details
Please click 'Apply' to fill in the online application form.