Electrical Engineer USAID Project Jobs – the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator

Job Title:   Electrical Engineer
Organization: the
Power Africa Uganda Accelerator
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief
of Party
About US:
USAID’s Power Africa
Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator)
Activity is funded by the United States Agency for International Development
and seeks to rapidly increase the level of electricity access in the country
through assistance for off-grid and on-grid energy solutions. The Power Africa
Uganda Accelerator is currently looking to hire an electrical engineer to
assist with identifying, facilitating and closing transactions for on-grid and
off-grid power. This is a two-year position (conditional on funding).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Supporting
the Chief of Party (COP) and other staff in technical discussions with the REA,
ERA, UEDCL (“distribution company”), UEGCL (“generation company”), UNTCL
(“transmission company”), other Government entities, donors and stakeholders.
·        
Identifying
and regularly updating technical due diligence associated with generation,
transmission or distribution projects (off grid or on grid projects).
·        
Supporting
potential transactions through technical due diligence, implementation
assistance or technical transaction assistance.
·        
Identifying
or assisting with appropriate environmental, licensing, regulatory or compliance
guidelines and rules of the Government of Uganda, USAID, Power Africa, or other
relevant donors.
·        
Obtaining
and evaluating up-to-date technical information on projects such as (but not
limited to) grid maps, reliability data, financial feasibility or performance
data from generation.
·        
Accompany
the COP and other staff on trips in Uganda or undertake trips independently to
perform project work as needed.  Trips
are not expected to exceed five working days.
·        
Build
and maintain relationships with technical stakeholders in the energy sector
including but not limited to Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA), UEDCL (“Distribution Company”), UEGCL (“Generation
Company”), UETCL (“Transmission Company”), other Government entities, donors
and stakeholders.
·        
Performs
other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant
should preferably hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
·        
At least
five years of experience in electricity generation, transmission or
distribution.
·        
Experience
in environmental compliance, licensing, regulatory compliance
·        
Ability
to write concise technical reports such as Terms of Reference, Project
Documentation, or Compliance Reports. 
·        
Experience
with full MS Office suite.
Preferred
Qualifications:
·        
Experience
working with international donors, USAID, or other international energy
companies.
·        
Master’s
Degree in Electrical Engineering or Master’s in Business Administration.
·        
Experience
working with REA, UEGCL, UEDCL, UETCL, project developers, EPC firms, or
distribution companies.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their applications (only by e-mail) to
info@pauesa.org. Candidates should attach their cover letters and CVs including
at least three professional references.
Deadline: 17th August 2018
NB: While
we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted for
interviews will be contacted.
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