Gas-to-Power Specialist Job Description
Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government and Public Sector (GPS) is implementing the USAID West Africa Energy Program (WAEP), a 4-year project under Power Africa. The objective of WAEP is to expand supply of and access to affordable and reliable grid-connected electricity services in West Africa through a range of technical assistance, capacity building, and transactional support to advance Power Africas objective in the West Africa region. WAEP will implement targeted interventions to achieve the following four Outcomes:
1. Increase the supply of power in West Africa;
2. Enable expanded end-user connection to the grid;
3. Improve the technical and institutional capacity and performance of selected national utilities, and other relevant national power sector entities; and
4. Accelerate the establishment of a high functioning regional power market.
To support WAEP, Deloitte is seeking an experienced, full-time Gas-to-Power Specialist to be based in Senegal. The Gas-to-Power Specialist will leverage USAIDs Gas Roadmap and Power Africa Toolkit to focus on: (i) country-specific gas-to-power road-mapping; (ii) advisory support to specific transaction/infrastructure opportunities; (iii) improving public sector planning capacity; (iv) developing new financing/guarantee tools to reduce the risk of gas supply disruptions; and (v) tie-ins to regional transmission plans. Our approach will prioritize but will not be limited to Senegal, Côte dIvoire and Ghana, which were identified in Power Africas Gas Roadmap to 2030 as high potential gas-to-power locations and exporters.
Role and Responsibilities
The Gas-to-Power Specialist is expected to engage in the following illustrative interventions:
· Drive execution of and provide insight to the following priorities: country-specific gas-to-power road-mapping; advisory support to specific transaction/infrastructure opportunities; improving public sector planning capacity; developing new financing/guarantee tools to reduce the risk of gas supply disruptions; and tie-ins to regional transmission plans
· Work with the programs Power Systems Planner on generation and transmission planning activities, leveraging USAIDs Gas Roadmap;
· Participate in review of Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of countries portfolio of potential generation and non-generation services investment opportunities. For instance, this will include capturing the potential impact of the Sankofa and Gye-Nyame gas fields on the future development of new power generation and energy services in Ghana;
· Work with the programs Regulatory and Policy Specialist to apply and educate government counterparts to use Deloittes ROI methodology to evaluate proposed and potential energy reform measures being considered.
· A candidate with work authorization in Senegal and who is currently based in Senegal is highly preferred
· Bachelors and Masters degree in economics, engineering, finance, or other relevant field, particularly in energy sector
· Minimum of 12 years in the gas sector, including experience working on upstream, midstream and downstream gas-to-power and LNG transactions, power planning activities, and regulatory framework related to gas-to-power project development
· Experience on master planning, project financing and economic modeling
· Experience on Gas Supply Agreements and PPA negotiation
· Experience working in similar context in West Africa region
· Previous experience with USAID and Power Africa preferred, and/or with donor agency programs
· Demonstrated experience operating in developing country environments, including conducting technical activities
· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to solve complex problems
· Ability to write, communicate, and prepare engagement materials fluently in French and English
The primary place of performance for this activity will be in Dakar, Senegal with regional travel to the Ghana regional office and other countries as needed.
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Launched in June 2013, Power Africa brings together the technical capacity, capabilities, resources, and programs of 12 U.S. government departments and agencies and 16 international development partners to provide market-driven solutions to advance the goals of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015, to catalyze small businesses and the power industry, and bring electricity to millions of people for the first time. www.usaid.gov/powerafrica
Applicants can forward their CV and application letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Application: 10th March 2021