Job at Engility for a Chief of Party – Power Africa Expansion

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precisely the services needed at the best possible cost. Our portfolio
of offerings reflects a lifecycle of capabilities that
aligns with the
critical priorities of the U.S. Government, both domestically and
globally as well as state and local governments.

We support our customers with a wide range of specialized technology and
mission expertise. We are organized to be agile and adaptive, allowing
us to deliver the resources and services required to meet current and
evolving customer needs efficiently and effectively.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Chief of Party – Power Africa Expansion

Requisition ID: 2016-19807
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Category: Administrative Services
Job Descriptions

  • Engility Corporation, building on IRG’s legacy in international
    development, is currently seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an
    anticipated USAID-funded energy project in Nigeria.
  • The objective of the Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) will be
    to increase electricity availability and access. This will be done by
    facilitating transactions and strengthening the enabling environment for
    private sector investment in the power sector.
  • NPSP will address the key constraints to such investment:
    • Lack of liquidity in the sector,
    • Incomplete implementation of the transitional electricity market,
    • Overlapping regulation and oversight,
    • Weak institutional capacity, and
    • Lack of clarity regarding roles and responsibilities under new power sector leadership.
    • Non-commercial distribution companies (Discos),
    • Insufficient transmission capacity,
    • Lack of gas supply,
    • Unexploited renewable energy potential,
  • The NPSP will be part of the President’s Power Africa Initiative
    and as such will be implemented in close coordination with both the
    USAID Power Africa Trade Africa Coordinator’s Office in Pretoria South
    Africa and USAID/Nigeria.
  • The COP will be responsible for all aspects of project
    implementation which will include the provision of transaction advisory,
    technical assistance and capacity development services.

NPSP activities will be organized across four work streams:

  • Generation at scale: Increase private and public investment in
    gas supply, power generation and transmission to increase the MW of
    capacity available on grid;
  • NPSP will build on the Power Africa Initiative’s work in Nigeria
    and coordinate with other Power Africa implementers working in Nigeria,
    other USG agencies, and donors.
  • It will work closely with key Government Ministries and Agencies
    including the Vice President’s Office, the Ministries of Power and
    Finance, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the National Bulk
    Electricity Trader (NBET), and the National Electricity Regulatory
    Commission (NERC); Government owned energy companies including the
    Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian National
    Gas Company (NNGC), the Transmission Company of Nigeria, and Government
    owned power generation companies (Gencos); privately owned gas producers
    (international oil companies and domestic producers) and privatized or
    concessioned Gencos and Discos.
  • On-grid and off-grid connections: Facilitate additional business
    and consumer connections to cleaner power supply, primarily through
    developing the off-grid solar market;
  • Unlocking energy potential: Improve the enabling environment to
    resolve bottlenecks to increase access and availability of electricity
    and private sector investment and participation;
  • Improving sector liquidity: Facilitate distribution loss
    reduction, increase cost recovery throughout the value chain, and
    improve access to capital for investments.
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Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee technical, operational and financial aspects of the
    project implementation, in consultation with and with direction from the
    USAID Contracting Officer Representative;
  • Maintain productive working relationships with project beneficiaries and private sector partners vital to the success of NPSP;
  • Provide leadership in at least one of the following technical areas;
    • Infrastructure transactions (i.e. project finance, PPPs, privatizations, IPOs, etc.)
    • Power project development (natural gas or renewables based generation and/or transmission infrastructure)
    • Power sector planning, management and/or reform
    • Regulatory and institutional strengthening
    • Utility performance management and commercialization
  • Lead project planning, financial and budget management;
  • Represent NPSP as the lead project spokesperson and actively
    participate in high level working group meetings, conferences, and
    training programs.
  • Manage project performance and oversee reporting of all project activities and results to USAID and government stakeholders.
  • This is a contingent position based on funding from the customer.
  • Direct the efforts of local and international experts and subcontractors implementing project activities;
  • Coordinate with other USAID implementing partners, USG programs
    and donors, including among others, U.S. and international export credit
    agencies, AfDB, Wold Bank, DFID, GIZ, JICA.;

Minimum Tangible Qualifications

  • Minimum 15 years of experience implementing public or private
    sector energy assistance programs in the areas of: power project
    development or transactions, power sector planning and reform, policy
    and regulatory strengthening; or utility commercialization.
  • Proven management and leadership of high profile, large
    scale-international donor-funded programs with experience in strategic
    planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.

    • At least 5 years successfully managing project budgets over $5million per year.
    • At least 5 years managing full time project staffs of at least 15 individuals.
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in a relevant field
  • Ability to establish solid working relationships with
    high-level/senior national and local government officials, the private
    sector and civil society
  • Strong analytical and writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Experience building the capacity of regional, national, and local institutions, and private sector organizations
  • Evidence of excellent intercultural communication skills and
    proven experience in facilitating dialogue, coordination, and
    collaboration among the energy industry, financial sector, donors, and
    government
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Preferred Qualifications

  • Former Chief of Party position held on a USAID program, or
    equivalent Management/Leadership experience on another donor funded
    program
  • Prior work experience in the Sub-Saharan African energy sector
    and understanding of clean and renewable energy best practices in the
    African context preferred

How to Apply
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