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Summary

I am an Energy Specialist with an Hons Degree in Fuels and Energy Engineering. I have worked with giz and with Mawenje Consulting and am currently working in the consulting unit of the International NGO Practical Action.  I am passionate about the different areas of Energy Management especially improving systems to increase sustainability. I am gifted at holistic analysis and this makes me good at trouble shooting and problem solving. My time in Practical Action has given me depth of understanding in the different energy sector facets especially Renewable energy and its technologies.  I am interested in advancing my carrier by applying the skills I have received over the years to build experience in the Energy sector. 

Skills

Project Managment

I have managed Consultancy projects and have been involved in others as a team member to offer technical skills. I have applied project management concepts to successfully manage a team of experts in the implementation of project scope.

Events coordination

I have been involved in and lead the coordination of multi stakeholder workshops including BioChar + national action plan workshop, SE4ALL stakeholder feedback meetings, PMSD and market mapping workshops. 

Proposal and report writing

I have been involved in proposal writing to win work from external and internal funding sources . I have also been involved in report writing as deliverables  to implemented consultancy projects and for internal control systems.

Renewable Energy

I have worked and consulted in Renewable energy projects that brought new technology to a community.

Energy Efficiency

I have worked in projects also that dealt with optimizing energy systems and increasing their efficiencies. 

Research and analysis

I have been involved in several research projects in the field of energy access including one on mini-grid monitoring and billing system, energy technology markets and feasibility studies. I have also been involved in quality control on research project reports for work conducted by PAC in Zimbabwe.

Environmental Managment

I have worked under an environmental consultancy and am conversant of environmental management issues.

Work History

Nov 2015Present

Zimbabwe PAC Coordinator & Energy Consultant

Practical Action Southern Africa

My current position is to Coordinate the winning of new work from international donors and commercial organizations through proposal development and maintaining networks in the donor, international agency, NGO, consulting, academic and engineering sectors. The position also supports projects in energy and development (and associated) sectors acting as a technical resource with responsibility for technical research and analysis, co-ordination, facilitation of partner relationships and production of reports and knowledge products. Managing all contracts being implemented by Practical Action Consulting in Zimbabwe.

Nov 2013Oct 2015

Energy Consultant

Practical Action Southern Africa

Working under the Energy thematic area my responsibility was to- win consultancy work through proposal development and fostering client and partnership relationships ; to effectively planning, implementation and development of the PAC projects in Southern Africa; To assist with the development of PAC Southern Africa’s energy consultancy practice by contributing to winning and delivering contracts and building relationships with prospective clients, partners and associates .

Feb 2014Jul 2014

Jr Energy Consultant

Practical Action Consulting United Kingdom

A 6 month secondment in which I was Responsible to ; contribute to the achievement of PAC UK’s business strategy by winning, managing and undertaking work in the energy development (and associated) sectors within PAC UK’s strategic focus areas ; to providing technical and project management input to ongoing international consultancy projects in the energy access and associated fields, including taking leadership responsibility on small to medium size projects; to taking responsibility for specific business development, research and marketing activities and developing networks within the international development and energy access practitioner communities;

The secondment amplified my expertise in decentralized energy technologies and approaches to provision of energy access and developed a high level of competency in research and analysis, proposal development.

Sep 2012Aug 2013

Technical Field Advisor ( Energy)

Mawenje Consulting

Mawenje Consulting conducted various environmental assessments for potential power plants and coal mines. The work also included assessments for solar plants. Though Mawenje conductect EIAs as well for other sectors my scope of work was mainly aligned with the Energy sector.

My responsibilities included: Reviewing technical composition of Project documents ; Facilitating community engagement; Technical advice; Relationship management with local authorities.

Oct 2010Nov 2011

Project Officer/ Internship

GIZ( Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)  Harare 

I Worked under the ProBEC project with the responsibilities of,Research and develop sustainable energy utilization projects; Energy management and auditing; Renewable energy project planning and implementation; Testing of Product Performance and dissemination/ strategies of renewable energy products; Collaborate with external stakeholders and Train field officers. 

The project also involved the technical design of locally manufactured cook stoves and modification of imported stoves to suit the local rural community’s needs. The programme also worked with other NGO’s government, environmental agencies and women’s welfare agencies in ISC projects to mitigate environmental impacts and improve the livelihoods of women and children in Zimbabwe.

Education

Aug 2014Present

Post Graduate diplomer in Project Management (PIMBOK)

Project Managment Institute of Zimbabwe
Aug 2007Jul 2012

Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Fuels and Energy Engineering.. 2.1 (Upper second)

Chinhoyi University of Technology
20052006

Advanced level passes in Physics, Maths and Chemistry

Mtshabezi High School
20012004

Ordinary level passes in 10 Subjects including Math and English

Mtshabezi High School

Language

English            Fluent 

Ndebele          Fluent

Shona              Good

References

Victor C Muhango/ Regional Consultancy Manager Southern Africa

Practical Action Southern Africa

4 Ludlow Road

P.O. Box 1744

Harare. Zimbabwe.

Email: Victor.Mhango@practicalaction.org.zw

T:+263 4 77 63 77

F: +263 4 788 157

Mary Wilcox/Practical Action Consulting Principal Energy Consultant UK

Practical Action Consulting United Kingdom

Bourton ; Rugby,

Warwickshire

CV23 9QZ,

United Kingdom

Email: 

Mary.Willcox@practicalaction.org.uk

T. +44 (0) 1926 634403

Luke Mutisi/ Operations Manager & Chief Consultant.

Mawenje Consulting

5 Aberdeen road

Avondale

Harare                                                              

Email: luke@mawejne.com

T:+263 778 139 671

Paul Mushamba / Project Supervisor 

Giz Zimbabwe                                         

No1OrangeGroveDrive                                

Highlands                                                        

Harare               

Email: p.mushamba@yahoo.com

T:+263 772 216 639

Dunmore Musademba/ Chairman Department of Fuels and Energy

Chinhoyi University of Technology

Private Bag 7724
Chinhoyi
Zimbabwe


T. +263(67)-29433,

M. +263 712 349 707,

Email: dmusademba@cut.ac.zw