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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