Utility Management Advisor
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The USAID-funded Power Africa West Africa Energy Program (WAEP or the Program), works 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 Africa’s objective in the West Africa region. WAEP will implement targeted interventions to achieve the following three outcomes:
- Increase the supply of power in Ghana/West Africa
- Enable expanded end-user connection to the grid
- Improve the technical and institutional capacity and performance of select national utilities, and other relevant national power sector entities.
The Power Distribution Planning Engineer/Analyst will provide support to Ghana’s Outcome 2 team on power distribution planning activities and improvement of utility performance though a Change Management Program and related activities and shall perform the following general functions:
- Effectively inspire, lead, manage, and ensure the day-to-day personal performance in compliance with the Project Work Plan and the Project administrative and policy manual;
- Support the development and implementation of the Project’s technical efforts on Outcome 2, CLIN 2 (Ghana) Programs.
- Effectively liaise with the CLIN 2 technical teams, cross-cutting team and divisions of USAID on all aspects of the Project Work Plan implementation;
- Conduct all business in a manner that respects local culture;
- Maintain high ethical standards at all times, avoiding any actual or perceived conflicts of interest;
- Abide by all local laws, USAID regulations, and US Embassy/USAID project directives, whether written or verbal; and
- Perform any and all tasks as may be assigned by the Chief of Party or his/her designee as may be required to contribute to the achievement of Project goals and objectives.
Specific Tasks Applicable to the Position
- Serve as resource person in researching on electricity distribution planning using GIS technology.
- Provide support to the team on developing models for Productive Uses of Electricity.
- Lead data collection efforts on monitoring the performance of distribution utilities on SAIDI, SAIFI, CAIDI and CAIFI indices.
- Support demand forecasting work for the Power Planning Technical Committee
- Collate other power system data including data on generation, transmission line upgrade, and distribution network.
- Support further work on AMI Analysis as inputs into relevant tariff study.
- Possess minimum of Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, or any other related field particularly in energy sector. A Master’s degree is preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in energy sector, 8 – 10 years’ experience is preferred.
- Experience working in similar context in Ghana.
- 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 English
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Applications from all qualified individuals should be sent before 19 November 2020.