NRECA International projects require a diverse range of technical and operational expertise, which may include GIS planning, distribution system design, cooperative development and operation, and lineman training, and more. There are ample opportunities for interested applicants to apply their respective skills to the challenge of developing rural electric systems in countries around the world.
NRECA International is currently providing expertise in electrification program design; rural utility development; legal, regulatory, financial and economic analysis; and engineering design and analysis, in many countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and maintains its headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Our focus is on resolving the issues that are critical to successful rural electrification program design and implementation.
Nepal Energy Specialist / Team Leader
Nepal Electricity Productive Uses Capacity Building Project
NRECA International is recruiting an Energy Specialist / Team Leader for a potential new project in Nepal, which is the subject of a current public tender. The Millennium Challenge Account – Nepal (MCA-Nepal) is implementing an investment program funded by a grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to advance economic growth and reduce poverty, including a major investment in electricity transmission. MCA-Nepal is funding a new three-year project called Capacity Building Activities to Enhance Electricity Use, which will support development of Municipal Energy Plans in 30 municipalities, business training for 768 entrepreneurs, and skills training for 1200 participants, all with a view to increasing productive uses of electricity in the communities within the transmission line project area.
We are seeking an experienced Energy Specialist to serve as project Team Leader.
- Overall implementation, performance, quality assurance and management of the project.
- Manage a team of professionals specialized in electricity, productive uses, gender and social inclusion.
- Design project implementation strategy, prepare training implementation and operation plan, and lead the municipal planning activity.
- Facilitate and manage the project team for successful implementation of the project.
- Participate in project review meetings, preparation of reports and coordination with stakeholders.
- Ensure compliance with MCA-Nepal environmental and social requirements.
- Ensure that the gender and social inclusion approach is integrated in project implementation.
- Ensure the project team are oriented and aware of MCA-Nepal and MCC policies and guidelines.
- Lead capacity building activities of the team members for successful implementation of the project.
- Act as a primary contact for MCA-Nepal and oversee all contractual issues relating to the project.
- Masters’ Degree in Engineering or Natural Resource Management or Environment or related field.
- At least 10 years of general experience in Energy Planning, Energy Governance, Energy Management.
- At least 5 years’ experience in project design and management of projects at Local/ Provincial/ National levels in energy sector such as governance or resource management or Productive use of electricity/energy.
- Experience in at least two projects preparing energy plans for local/ provincial/ national level.
- Experience in at least two project in training and capacity building of local/ provincial/ federal government authorities, development and implementing partners.
- Experience in projects that included gender and social inclusion activities.
Send CV/resume to: email@example.com by February 12, 2024
NRECA’s current projects are underway in Bangladesh, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, and Zambia and projects were recently completed in Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
NRECA’s range of services includes:
- Utility operations and performance improvement
- Clean energy mini-grid & stand-alone design and implementation
- National electrification program planning
- Least cost geospatial electrification platform development & implementation
- Development of community-based electric cooperative utilities
- Electricity sector financial analysis and institutional governance
- Energy survey design, data collection, quality control, and analysis
- Rural utility institutional design and development
- Construction and supervision of power projects
- Training of management, technical and administrative personnel and community members
- Procurement and tender process support for electrification projects
- Smart grid applications, including advanced metering systems, for improved commercial control, data collection, and system planning