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Date Posted: 21/Nov/2013
Deadline: 21/Dec/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Chemonics seeks long-term technical specialists for the anticipated three-year, USAID-funded Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program. The program aims to support capacity building and transactions under the U.S. President's Power Africa Initiative, focusing initially on the following countries: Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

 

Transaction Advisor

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate with other Power Africa implementers and stakeholders, including other U.S. government agencies and donors
  • Identify and develop a pipeline of priority projects under the Power Africa initiative 
  • Collect information and develop analysis on power projects for investors, lenders, and the Power Africa Working Group
  • Provide analysis on potential transactions and promising private sector-driven, high-impact energy projects
  • Assist in implementation of Independenet Power Producer (IPP) framework
  • Support technical capacity building and provide direct assistance on transaction issues to host-government and key ministries
  • Monitor and report on project development, assistance implementation, and reforms; track progress against Power Africa targets and objectives

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in energy-related engineering, policy, business, finance, economics, or a related field required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience in power sector required; eight years of experience preferred 
  • Experience with international donors, preferably USAID
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English and Swahili fluency required

Small-Scale Renewable Project Development Advisor

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Link project developers and investors with national and regional financing networks 
  • Identify small-scale, grid-connected projects and distributed generation projects and businesses
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to small-scale energy projects, helping to develop business plans, investment pitches, and growth strategies; facilitate linkages with investors and financiers
  • Support innovative off-grid and mini-grid solutions to increase electricity access and rural electrification
  • Coordinate project support and development from early stage through financial closure in collaboration with other Power Africa partners and donors

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in energy-related engineering, policy, business, finance, economics, or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working on small-scale renewable energy projects 
  • Experience working in the sub-Saharan energy sector and understanding of key issues and stakeholders involved in small-scale renewable project development
  • Experience with international donors, preferably USAID
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity​
  • English fluency required; Swahili fluency highly desirable

Senior Transaction Advisor

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and oversee transaction advisors from other Power Africa countries
  • Monitor progress of transaction advisors and identify areas where additional support or U.S. government engagement is necessary
  • Interact regularly with USAID and government officials to ensure that project initiatives are well-integrated and meet​ Power Africa targets and goals
  • Serve as a technical resource and senior advisor to transaction advisors
  • Coordinate with other Power Africa implementers and stakeholders, including other U.S. government agencies and donors
  • Gather information and develop analysis on power projects for investors, lenders, and the Power Africa Working Group
  • Monitor and report on project development, assistance implementation, and reforms; track progress against Power Africa targets and objectives

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in energy-related engineering, policy, business, finance, economics, or a related field​ required; advanced degree required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the power sector 
  • Extensive experience in power sector reform issues highly desirable
  • Experience with international donors, preferably USAID
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity​​
  • English fluency required; Swahili​ fluency highly desirable 

Application Instructions:

 

Qualified applicants please send CVs and expressions of interest to [email protected]. No telephone inquiries please. Only finalists will be contacted.

 

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to [email protected] with only "Technical advisors - Power Africa" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

 

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

 







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