Recrutement de 01 Access to Energy Lead

Localité : Afrique du Sud / Pretoria
Domaine : Electricité
Niveau : BAC + 3
Entreprise recruteur : Chemonics International Inc

Recrutement de 01 Access to Energy Lead
Niveau d'études: Bac + 3
Expérience: 8 ans
Expire le: 08-12-2023

Pretoria, South Africa
Access to Energy Lead | Pretoria, South Africa | 2023

Chemonics seeks an Access to Energy Lead for the USAID Empower Southern Africa (ESA) project. ESA is a 5-year regional program that covers South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe. The primary purpose of ESA is to increase the availability of, access to, and use of affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy in Southern Africa in order to reach measurable development outcomes. Measurable development outcomes include economic growth, reducing poverty, improving livelihoods, and increasing inclusive access to electricity-enabled services in such areas as health, education, sanitation and food security. This position will be based in Pretoria, South Africa. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people and communities around the world.

Responsibilities include:
Partner with national authorities across the region to accelerate critical grid expansion and densification projects, including supporting previously selected projects and identifying additional high-potential investments
Engage with financial institutions to reduce constraints on lending for energy access businesses and mini-grids
Engage with investors to expand access to equity investment in energy access businesses and mini-grids
Collaborate with USAID, NGOs, consortium partners, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment and support for energy access initiatives
Ensure one-team approach with consortium partners NRECA and EPRI to deliver assistance to utilities, productive use advice, and distributed RE needs for country activities
Engage with ESA leverage partners such as Vodacom in the design, partnership formalization, and implementation of off-grid investments
Develop scopes of work to ensure technical quality and fit with country needs and strategies
Liaise with MEL and GESI teams so all technical activities are properly set up and continually measured for attribution/contribution to activity targets, including GESI goals
Supervise LT staff and short-term consultants
Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party-Senior Technical Advisor

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, sustainability, policy, or a related field, Master’s degree preferred
Minimum eight years of experience in implementing activities to increase access to affordable, reliable energy, including household (on-grid and off-grid) and commercial/industrial access
Familiarity promoting gender equality and social inclusion in the energy sector
Prior experience with managing a team of subject matter experts across multiple countries
Familiarity with design and implementation of capacity building programs in the electricity sector
Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships
Experience working on both on-grid and off-grid energy opportunities
Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with command of either French or Portuguese a plus

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