Practical Action NGO Energy Advisor - East Africa Jobs
Practical Action NGO Energy Advisor - East Africa Jobs
We have an exciting opportunity for an Energy Advisor.
Reporting to the Head of Technical and Consulting the role contributes to the delivery of Practical Action's energy strategy for the East Africa regional office and primarily delivers impact for Practical Action through the consulting approach (PAC) of technical assistance delivery.Full Time
The Energy Advisor will be responsible for:
Project development and resource mobilization. The post-holder will develop high quality concept notes, expressions of interests and proposals to win new energy assignments in the region (often to very tight deadlines).
This will involve identifying and reviewing opportunities, leading, and coordinating proposal development activities, identifying the capabilities, activities and roles needed to deliver projects' contacting potential partners and external associates and agreeing partnering arrangements, developing technical proposals and methodologies for project delivery and collating organizational information and relevant project references
Project implementation and quality. The post holder will manage the day-to-day delivery of long-term and short-term energy assignments in the region and will be responsible for all aspects of assigned projects including technical inputs, budget and contract management, client relationships, partner coordination/facilitation, production of reports/knowledge products and team management
Liaison and networking.
The post holder will represent PAC and Practical Action at international meetings and events, particularly those which will support PA’s influencing strategy, raise PAC’s profile and generate networks and contacts in the energy and development sector.
Moreover, he/she will author and commission articles for publication in international media and journals based on a synthesis of project experience while building and maintain relationships with Associate Energy Consultants to enable PAC to effectively deliver assignments in the region.
The post-holder will work with the Practical Action global energy team and liaise with the other Practical Action offices in Africa and the UK in order to ensure that Practical Action's energy strategy and specific assignment goals and objectives are achieved.
Assignments will be delivered directly by the Energy Advisor or through project management of other Practical Action staff and external consultants, and the job holder may also be called on to input to assignments managed by other members of the team, and/or led by Practical Action offices in other regions. He/she shall also liaise with staff in other RCOs and PAC UK where the nature of assignments so demands.
Externally the job holder will interact with associate consultants, service providers, and clients.
Project Development and Resource mobilisation (30%):
Develop high quality Concept Notes, Expressions of Interests and Proposals to win new energy assignments in region (often to very tight deadlines).
This will involve:
Identifying and reviewing opportunities
Leading, and coordinating proposal development activities
Identifying the capabilities, activities and roles needed to deliver projects' contacting
potential partners and external associates and agreeing partnering arrangements
Developing technical proposals and methodologies for project delivery
Collating organizational information and relevant project references
Developing project budgets
Networking with relevant energy stakeholders and potential clients/funding agencies in the
region with a view to securing new work.
Gathering market intelligence on new and upcoming opportunities and understanding the hanging donor market to inform PA’s positioning.
Project implementation and quality (60%):
Manage the day-to-day delivery of long-term and short term energy assignments in the region where necessary in close collaboration with PAC UK, other PA regional offices, external partner organizations and consultants.
Be responsible for all aspects of assigned projects including technical inputs, budget
and contract management, client relationships' partner coordination/facilitation, production of reports/knowledge products and team management (with responsibility
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree in Energy, Environmental Sciences, Climate change, or relevant field
A Master’s degree in energy, economics or other relevant discipline
Other relevant training such as project management, gender, rural development, etc., will
be an added advantage
Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
Excellent report writing skills
Excellent networking skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work as part of a team
Good communications skills and telephone manner
Ability to work to own initiative
Ability to manage time efficiently with a varied workload
Interest in international development
Experience of using industry standard IT systems (e.g. MS Office, Email, Internet etc.)
Technical Skills and Experience:
Minimum of seven (7) years relevant work experience in the energy sector.
Sound knowledge and experience of off-grid energy access technologies, preferably
around mini-grids and solar home systems and clean cook stoves
Knowledge and experience within energy-agriculture-WASH nexus
Demonstrated understanding of energy access issues in developing countries and
knowledge of energy policy and regulatory approaches.
Knowledge and experience of one or more of the following: energy economic analysis and least-cost energy access planning; energy markets, enterprise models and bottom-of-the-pyramid delivery; rural development, community engagement, environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment and participatory methods.
Experience working with donor funded projects and/or in renewable energy will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st December, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Practical Action NGO Energy Advisor - East Africa Jobs
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