- Expert in Energy Access and
Renewable Energy job and career
vacancy has been announced by the Economic Community of West African
States (ECOWAS) Commission. The ECOWAS Commission intends to recruit one
consultant working under the supervision of the Energy Directorate for
the development of the access to energy services.
The broad objective of the Consultant is to assess the status of the
implementation of the White paper, define and implement an action plan
for achieving the goals set in the Energy policy, and contribute in the
coordination of activities of the Directorate of Energy in Energy Access
scaling-up, develop short, medium and long-term work programs and action
plans, monitor the implementation of the community Energy Access program
and propose necessary adjustment.
Expert in Energy Access and Renewable Energy
Internationally recruited position ¦Department: Infrastructure
¦Grade: ¦Salary: USD 120,000 per annum¦Supervisor: Director of Energy
¦Duration: Two (2) years ¦Closing date: 28-02-2011
The consultant will report directly to the Director of Energy, he/she
will be responsible for the elaboration of national programmes on access
to energy services, capacity building and finance mobilization in view
of the implementation of the White paper. He/She will initiate the
activities for increasing the access to energy services in the region.
¦At least a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, or other relevant
field like electro-techniques, Energy Policies or a related field;
¦ A relevant combination of Master Degree in Electrical Engineering and
a Degree in Management, Business Administration (MBA) will be a plus.
¦Possession of a higher degree (PHD Level) would reduce the required
professional experience to eight (8) years.
¦Ten (10) years professional experience in the energy sector, with
pertinent achievement in energy access programmes or projects.
¦Knowledge and experience in coordination of Energy Programs and
projects at national and regional levels.
¦Experience in preparation and Management of donor-funded projects and
working with development partners would be an advantage.
¦Highly motivated with established leadership credentials in the energy
and development community, with the diplomatic skills necessary in an
often highly charged, high-profile political environment, and a track
record of successful dealings at the highest levels of Government and
the private sector/civil society.
¦Demonstrated experience in program and project management, strategic
planning, resource mobilization and fund raising.
¦A sound knowledge and experience in coordination of Energy Programs and
projects at national and regional levels.
¦Ability to work in a team and establish good team spirit in a
¦Extensive experience in West Africa.
¦Must be computer literate.
¦Good writing and communication skills
Method of Application
Candidates must be a citizen of one of the ECOWAS member states.
Excellent in one of the official languages of ECOWAS: English, French or
Portuguese. A working knowledge of another would be an advantage
All application closes 28 February 2011.
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This is a job for an experienced Energy expert with the Ecowas
commission, the regional organization of West African countries.
It is an organization with high visibility, high profile in African
countries. It is a "known" name. The need is for an
experienced Energy expert. It is important that candidates have full
details of the Ecowas Regional Policy for increasing access to energy
services by rural and sub-urban populations. Only candidates that meet
the qualifications and work experience requirements will be considered.
Assessment will be the candidate's previous work experience which must
be relevant to requirements, as well as the candidate's packaging.
Relevant experience will rank high.
The successful candidate will be
expected to provide Ecowas with leadership in Energy Services.
Understand the rationale for the
Energy policy and follow application instructions. Have real
knowledge of the expectations. What is the purpose and mission of Ecowas?
Ensure that the job is in line with your career ambitions. Have an
understanding of the Ecowas commission work environment.
Ensure that you meet the requirements, understand the need and sell
yourself as the best candidate for the job.
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