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Robert Munthali

Robert Munthali

Young Expert at Idzenga Development - Zambia
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 21

YEP Role

Id Solar Solutions is a renewable energy solution’s organisation, operating in a country largely affected by an energy deficit crisis. It aims to provide practical sustainable energy solutions for productive and domestic uses to individuals, SMEs and public service facilities. At a time when alternative energy options are in unprecedented demand regionally,  and in order for various institution’s energy requirements to keep up with production and the provision of essential services, Id Solar Solutions in at a phase where quick and lean restructure of internal operational processes is a mandate in order to keep up with the current demands of the alternative energy industry for rapid sustainable growth of the organisation.

In order to aid in the restructure of id Solar Solution’s, Robert’s role encompasses the following key responsibilities:

  • Creation and implementation of SOPs for optimised internal operational efficiency
  • Development of Quality Control procedures
  • Project preparations oversight including inventory management of installation hardware
  • Inventory systems management 
  • Internal staff systems training 
  • Sales process optimisation 
  • Management support of all technical staff


Robert’s professional experience leans into the project management sphere, subject to his role being pivoted around design, planning and implementation. He views that to grow his profession capacity, creating structure and consistently replicating results via process development is vital for any project’s success and has built his skills to particularly navigate these two areas of any business. Aside from that he is well versed in the technical expertise of PV solar installations and smart mini grid development. A summary of Robert’s core professional skills and competencies include:

  • Smart Mini grids
  • PV off grid and hybrid Solar
  • Research and creation of training and installation procedures
  • Project management
  • Record, standardisation and documentation of key processes
  • Highly structural individual who is self-organised
  • Proactive and quick to mitigate potential interference to a project
  • Languages: English, Russian, Bemba, Nyanja

Nationality: Zambian

  • BSc. Electrical and Automations Engineering, Belgorod State Technical University, Russia
  • Project Management Certification, Gordon institute of Business, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Russian Language and Literature Certificate, Belgorod State Technical University, Russia

Experience before YEP

  • Acting Deployments Manager and Quality Control Expert at Standard Microgrid
  • Project Engineer at Standard Microgrid
  • Junior Project Manager at Standard Microgrid
  • LV grid trainee engineer at Zambia Electricity Supply Cooperation Limited
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Organisation: Idzenga Development
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