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Innovation: Africa is Seeking Honest, Hard-Working, Problem Solvers in Malawi
Job Title: Field Electrical Engineer
Malawi Nationals Only: Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Innovation: Africa (iA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose team of dedicated problem solvers work together to bring solar and water technologies to rural communities in Africa. We use solar energy to pump clean water for villages and provide schools, orphanages, and medical clinics with light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. With more than 300 completed water, solar, and agriculture projects, iA has provided over 1.7 million people in Africa with access to light, clean water, food security, and proper medical care. Visit www.innoafrica.org to learn more about our work.
We are seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to join our Malawi team as a Field Electrical Engineer. This position reports to the local Program Manager and is responsible for supervising solar contractors and assisting them with project stages, including sizing and designing the system, completing load and end-user assessments, installing, and monitoring iA’s solar electrification projects. Additionally, the Engineer assists the team’s water engineers to design and monitor solar water pumping systems.
Further, the Field Electrical Engineer is responsible for completing frequent monitoring visits to ongoing and existing solar projects, as well as conducting community needs-based assessments to identify prospective solar projects. The Electrical Engineer works closely with the communities and provides them with ongoing training to ensure project sustainability. As iA’s primary contact person to the community, the Engineer provides the steering committee with technical assistance and performs maintenance as needed.
Local Project Manager, Country Director, and Deputy Country Director in Israel
Commensurate with experience.
As an international organization that works across three continents, our teams are required to maintain daily communication, at flexible hours, with one another using technology solutions, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Zoom. Our ideal candidate thrives in this type of fast-paced environment and is comfortable working with a diverse international team located in various time zones.