Environmental Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Power Africa Uganda Accelerator

Job Title:        Environmental
Specialist
Organisation: Power
Africa Uganda Accelerator
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 implemented by Energy and Security Group LLC and 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 goal of the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator
is to facilitate 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of additional generation capacity and one
million new connections in Uganda by 2020. This target is aligned with the
Government of Uganda’s target of increasing generation capacity to 2,500 MW by
2020 and Power Africa’s overall target of adding 30,000 MW and 60 million new
connections in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
Job Summary: The
Environmental specialist will support Power Africa in 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”), UETCL
(“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.
·        
Ensuring
environmental compliance with Government of Uganda environmental laws,
regulations and policies.
·        
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 ideal
candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Environmental
Engineering preferred)
·        
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.
·        
NEMA
Certified.
·        
Experience
in conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) to local and
international standards.
Preferred
Qualifications:
·        
Experience
working with international donors, USAID or other international energy
companies.
·        
Master’s
Degree in Environmental Science or Engineering.
·        
Experience
working with NEMA, ERA, 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 hr@pauesa.org.
Candidates should attach their cover letters and CVs including at least three
professional references in one PDF.
NB: While
we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted for
interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 12th October 2018
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