Techncial Experts Vacancies at Coffey Tetra Tech

Coffey Tetra Tech are global leaders in International Development and
Energy Reform, with 400 offices worldwide, and 250+ projects in 100+
countries.
Our strong portfolio of renewable energy projects includes among
others, USAID funded Power Africa Transactions and Reform Programme
(PATRP) which provides technical assistance, capacity building,
regulatory and policy reform, and institutional strengthening under the
Power Africa Initiative to 14 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other
active projects are USAID Clean Energy programmes in Central America,
Mexico and Indonesia. In addition, we manage the DFID-funded GSMA Mobile
4 Development Utilities Innovation Fund which supports innovative
business models that use mobile technology and infrastructure (including
pay-as-you-go solar home systems) to improve energy access to the
under-served in Africa and Asia.

Job Title:  Techncial Experts


Scope of Work
Coffey Tetra Tech is looking to expand its portfolio and strong
sector learnings with an anticipated DFID tender. This 4-year programme
will aim to improve energy access for the under-served in 14 sub-Saharan
Africa countries through a market-based approach for private sector
delivery of solar home systems (SHS). The focus will be on improving the
enabling environment (policy and regulatory reform) in the target
countries, providing technical assistance to early-stage enterprises
developing solar home systems and products, and implementing a
competitive business facility. We are currently looking for experts
(mid- and senior-level) to join our team for this exciting opportunity.

Required Technical Expertise
Candidates must have technical expertise in at least one of the following:

Renewable Energy Sector
10+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector; specialised
in off-grid and mini-grid solar energy; solar home systems;
pay-as-you-go business models; improving energy access and affordability
for the poor.

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TA to Regulatory Framework and Business Environment
10+ years of experience in enabling environment; technical assistance
to governments to put in place policy and regulatory reform to improve
private sector investment in off-grid energy access; fiscal and tax
barriers systems.

Knowledge Management
10+ years of experience in knowledge management; generating and
disseminating knowledge to a broad range of audiences; and translating
learnings into policy reform.

TA to Early Stage Enterprises
10+ years of experience providing technical assistance to early stage
enterprises aiming to enter markets; market analysis; facilitating
access to finance; support early commercialisation and the development
of products and services; support to women owned and operated
enterprises.

Competitive Business Facility Management
10+ years of experience designing, setting-up and managing innovative competitive business facilities or challenge funds.

The Person
Essential

  • Proven experience of delivering results on large, multi-year and multi-country donor funded programmes
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Experience of supporting government reform
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability of coordinating between different interventions and donor initiatives
  • Substantial experience working in sub-Saharan Africa within the renewable energy sector
  • Track record of facilitating relationships and partnerships between public and private sector actors
  • Master’s degree or higher in the relevant field of technical expertise

Desirable

  • Based in, or willing to relocate to East-, Southern or West-Africa
  • Working knowledge of DFID’s approaches to market-based development of renewable energy
  • Strong networks/relationships in relevant governments, and demonstrated experience in being able to influence decision makers
  • Proficiency in relevant regional languages (besides English)
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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline 28th August, 2016 

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