Energy Economist Job at Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development



Job Title: Energy Economist
Organization: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Sector Planning Unit

About Us:
Government of Uganda with support from the World Bank is implementing the Electricity Sector Development Project (ESDP) The Project will facilitate improvements in power supply to the South Western region of Uganda by construction of the Kawanda - Masaka 220kV transmission line together with construction/upgrading of some selected sub-stations which will be implemented by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL). The Project will also support several Social Development Activities being initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD). These will include street lighting and lighting of market places in Masaka Municipality, electrification of peri-urban areas along the transmission line corridor etc. and will be implemented by the MEMO: Additionally, the project will provide Technical Assistance which will interalia: finance :la) a Review of Sector Reforms; (b) the establishment of a Power Sector Information Center (PSIC); (c) support to the MEMD and the Energy and Mineral Sector Working Group IEMSWG), and Training and Capacity building for sector staff at the Ministry and at UETCL.

Job Summary: The job holder will offer advice and policy analysis to the Energy and Mineral Sector Working Group (EMD-SWG) and work with the Secretariat of the EMD-SWG so that the EMD-SWG gets well researched information which is in line with national development priorities

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review and analyze the economic and financial aspects of various project proposals submitted to the Ministry and advise on the way forward.
  • Analyse the sector policies and actions and their impact on the national economy as an input for policy reviews.
  • Review plans and recommendations of the different parastatals under the sector and give suggestions, opinion, and plans for required corrective action
  • Support the Secretariat of the EMD-SWG in carrying out its functions including the development and implementation of the National Development Plan
  • Contribute input so that the EMD-SWG deliverables are produced in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Advisor to the Chairman of the EMD-SWG to consolidate the development of the Energy and Minerals Development Sector Investment Plan.
  • Monitor and evaluate economic impacts caused by key government policies and programmes in the sector.
  • Any other duties within the scope of the EMD-SWG that may be assigned by the Head Sector Planning Unit heading the Secretariat of the EMD-SWG. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a Master's Degree in Economics, Economics/Statistics, or Quantitative Economics.
  • Eight or more years of practical working experience in the Public private sector, four of which should be in an energy related sector.
  • Significant experience in policy formulation, financial and economic analysis of energy projects.
  • Ability to analyze economic impacts of policy measures put in place by Government.
  • Ability to Monitor and evaluate impacts of Government policies and programmes in the energy sector.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in statistical computer packages like Eviews, State, SAS, etc, will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should who much the above criteria should apply via email quoting the relevant job title to Executive Selection Division, KPMG at the following email address: esd@kpmg.co.ug. Please remember to attach an updated CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, working experience, present position and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point. All applications should be sent via email. Please clearly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Friday, 20th September, 2013

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