Company Description

Since 1962, NRECA International has developed programs that promote economic prosperity in developing countries through technical assistance and training in rural electrification.

NRECA International strives to create permanent business cultures and operating environments in which local electrification institutions are able to survive, compete, prosper and grow.

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Institutional Development
  • Productive Uses and Economic Development
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Rural Electrification Planning
  • Rural Electrification Project Design
  • Utility Operations and Management

Job description

NRECA International is a rural development services organisation focused on increasing access to electric service in developing countries. NRECA has extensive experience in providing technical assistance and consulting services to electric utilities and electrification agencies in developing economies. NRECA has designed, developed, and supervised construction of grid- and mini-grid systems using solar photovoltaic energy systems; hydroelectric power stations; biomass gasification/combustion systems; and wind-hybrid power systems. NRECA has worked with a wide range of clients and sponsors, including the US Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Trade and Development Agency, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and utilities worldwide. Current projects are underway in Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia and projects were recently completed in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tanzania.

The position:

NRECA is seeking candidates for the Chief of Party position to lead NRECA’s team in the upcoming USAID Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership Program (PEP). The Chief of Party will be based in Papua New Guinea and manage technical assistance, training, and grants activities to increase access to electricity through achievement of four inter-related project components: (1) Improved performance of PPL; (2) Viable off-grid electrification; (3) Regulatory institutional improvement; and (4) Increased private sector investment.

Requirements:

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field.
  • Ten years or more experience in power sector technical advisory or consulting roles.
  • Prior experience managing a large team of expert personnel.
  • Prior experience leading policy advocacy work in developing countries.

How to apply:

Candidates should send their CVs along with contact information for three professional references to nreca.international@nreca.coop

Deadline:

15 September 2019