Rural Electrification Agency Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

Rural Electrification Agency Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75.

The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of rural electrification projects under several sources of funding.

In order to strengthen its Human Resource Capacity to fulfil the above intention, REA is seeking to recruit Ugandan nationals suitably qualified to fill the following vacancies:

Job Title:

  • Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer

    Job Purpose:

    To identify, plan and support the development of renewable energy resources for extending electricity services to remote communities with a view to enhancing their socio-economic status.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify renewable energy resources in the country and maintain an updated GIS based inventory of their location, exploitable potential, existing infrastructure facilities, and communities to be served.
  • Prioritize suitable renewable energy based off-grid projects for implementation, prepare terms of reference (TORs), participate in the procurements, coordinate and supervise preparation of their feasibility studies, prepare proposals and package them for investment by the public, private or public-private partnerships (PPPs).
  • Supervise implementation of off-grid renewable projects by the public, private or public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Prepare and propose guidelines for investing in off-grid renewable energy projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of guidelines for evaluation, approval and support of off-grid renewable energy projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of development plans for implementation of the off-grid programme
  • Research on and propose incentive mechanisms for facilitating the dissemination of appropriate technologies and their
  • Sensitize the rural communities and local entrepreneurs and develop their capacity to participate in rural energy electrification investments and service provision.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

    Educational and Qualification Requirements:
  • A Bachelor Degree (honours) in engineering or physics from a recognised University
  • A Masters or Post Graduate Diplomma in renewable energy or Project Management will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years working experience in busy public or private institution of which at least 3 year should be in the field of renewable energy
  • Experience in project formulation and management is a must.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

    Application Procedure:
  • A typed cover letter, together with a current CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates plus names and addresses of 3 reputable referees should be directly submitted by 19th April, 2019 to:
    PO BOX 7317

  • REA Is An Equal Opportunity Employer And Does Not Charge Application Fees.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Rural Electrification Agency Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer Jobs in Uganda

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