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Energy Expert


Published by Jobstanzania on 5:02:00 pm

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC is endowed with natural resources including hydro, solar, wind, biomass, geotherm and tidal waves. The EAC intends to interconnect all its Partner States with efficient, reliable and secure infrastructure for enabling power exchange between Partner States. The implementation of the power interconnection projects will greatly improve the efficiency in delivery and security of supply of electricity exchange in the region. EAC continues to implement priority projects from the Regional Power Master and implementation of the Regional strategy on Scaling Up Access to Modern energy services as well as the Regional cross border electrification policy. EAC has received a grant from USAID to establish a project preparation facility by engaging an Energy Expert and a consulting firm to prepare projects based on the Regional power master plan and source for funding for the prepared projects.


The position of the Energy Expert represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, results-driven professional citizen from all EAC Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and Republic of South Sudan).

ENERGY EXPERT  (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/05)

Organ/Institution: EAC Secretariat

Duty Station: Arusha , Tanzania

Job Grade: Professional Staff Category (Equivalent to P2 level)

Job reports to: Director of Productive Sectors

Duration of employment: 1 year

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The purpose of this assignment is to coordinate the USAID energy component while working closely with the consulting firm and Partner States. This will be done in close collaboration with the Energy Department located in the Directorate of Productive Sectors in the EAC Secretariat and EAC Partner States.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Energy Expert will:

i) Be responsible for the coordination of the energy project;

ii) Communicating and implementing decisions of the project Steering Committee;

iii) Provide strategic guidance to the project Steering Committee;

iv) Supervising the overall activities of the project being undertaken by the consulting firm;

v) Being overall responsible for the monitoring and reporting the progress and financial position of the project;

vi) Facilitating external evaluations and audits as may be required by EAC and USAID;

vii) Prepare and present progress reports to EAC and USAID; and

viii) Any other assigned duties under the Energy department.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Hydro Power Engineering, or related field. PHD level will be an added advantage.
A Business Management/Administration degree would be an added advantage.
At least 8 years experience in Hydro Power, Renewable Energy or related projects with 3 years at senior level.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
He/she must possess the following skills: result orientation, planning and organizing, team and client orientation, organizational development and innovation, solid analytical, negotiating and communication/interpersonal skills strategy and direction. Ability to work under pressure and handle politically and culturally sensitive issues; and willing to travel extensively within the region and internationally. Ability in project management and management of development results are essential He must be proficiency in English.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The above position is tenable for an employment contract of one (1) year.

SALARY:
 The post offers attractive salary.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:                                                                                                                               
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 27 May, 2018.

Please note:

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

Website : www.eac.int


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