ICF International Vacancy for a Natural Gas Policy Specialist

International is seeking a full-time Power Sector Expert with
experience in natural gas policy for the upcoming U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP)
based in Abuja, Nigeria. The Power Expert will work closely with the
Senior Power Expert

and will be responsible for providing technical
support in natural gas policy and regulatory development for the natural
gas value chain, including generation, pricing, supply, and transport.

Job Title:  Natural Gas Policy Specialist
Job Description
The Expert will work closely with
stakeholders in the Nigerian natural gas market to identify issues and
risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest
appropriate program adjustments. Applicants must be able to demonstrate
prior experience working in Nigeria or West Africa region.
Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding from USAID. 
Basic Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience in natural gas sector planning, strategy, and development

Knowledge of gas supply and demand outlook for west Africa, including
sources of gas such as African production and liquefied natural gas
• Ability to interpret reports on gas supply and demand in Africa
• Experience working with national power agencies and energy commissions

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations
Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
• 5+ years relevant experience in the West Africa region power sector planning

Experience working with a range of program partners, including
government agencies, regulatory bodies, the private sector, NGOs, civil
society, etc.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

• Power Sector Expertise – familiarity with power sector planning
processes, energy modeling & tools, transmission and distribution
analysis, power procurement tender process, and electrification
• Capacity building expertise in transmission and distribution, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency
• 3+ years of regional/ international experience in energy sector programs
• Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
• Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of working in Nigeria/West Africa
• Experience with an international contractor or NGO

Professional Skills:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

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