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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 all EnergyLab Incubation and Entrepreneurship Programs:
  • 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
  • Ensure EnergyLab meets all targets and outputs stated in our program agreement.
  • Manage program staff to ensure the overall success of the programs/projects
  • Manage program Partners and Funders to ensure they are always satisfied with EnergyLab's contribution to the program
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day running of the programs
  • Lead the procurement of contractors to support the program
  • Manage contractors engaged to support the program to ensure they deliver high quality work within expected budget and timeframe
  • Lead the mentoring and support for all participating teams and startups in the programs
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of projects for internal improvement and donor requirements
  • Oversee Program Communication, including website page, social media content, promotions and materials to ensure they are professional, up to date and consistent, working with Communication Coordinator to develop communication and promotion strategy and support evaluation and improvement
  • Maintain excellent communication and collaboration with program mentors, partners and funders
  • Help build a pool of mentors to support the teams and future teams.
  • Review and finalise program/project reports to meet deadlines and requirements per agreements with donors.
  • Monitors program grant agreements and progress against reporting
  • Continuously track and learn about SMEs, new businesses in clean energy, agriculture, fishery, aquaculture sectors - including engaging with program Partners and program learnings.
  • Manage any new Incubation and Entrepreneurship Programs.

Program Reporting, Budgeting and Financial Reporting:
  • Work with Finance and Admin Coordinator to manage program budget control and budget revisions
  • Track project and program expenditure and income with Finance and Admin Coordinator
  • Support Finance Admin Officer to prepare financial reports for projects and programs
  • Review, finalise and submit financial report, including invoices/receipts documentations to donors
  • Support External Audit process if necessary.
Participate in, support and co-ordinate other EnergyLab programs as necessary.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Demonstrated interest to understand and engage in the clean energy transition
  • Enthusiasm to support clean energy businesses 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
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and work under pressure
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, people and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and Khmer
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft suite and online tools.
  • Experience in managing budgets and reporting requirements
  • Experience working with stakeholders and strengthening partnerships
  • 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.

Closing Date: 11:59pm 9th January 2022 – or until we find the person we're looking for!