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RTI International is seeking to recruit an Energy Specialist to be based in Addis, Ethiopia under the Power Africa East Africa Energy Program.
The Energy Specialist is expected to have a combination of experience in regional energy sector technical support, activity management, and reporting support for a project whose key stakeholders are regional and national energy institutions (ministries, regulators, utilities), and to USAID regional and local offices. This position is part of a Power Africa project called the East Africa Energy Program, which supports Power increased regional energy trade in Eastern Africa among other goals.
The specialist will support the Senior Power Pool Advisor and Power Sector Planning advisor (already in place) to deliver project-specific technical support to East African electric utilities. The work will be a combination of technical and advisory that will require reporting, analysis, writing and making presentations. This technical support may include: Working with energy utilities to improve their technical and operational readiness to engage in energy trade; Training/capacity building of utility personnel; Analysis and review of procedures, and recommendations for their improvement; Project management of specific activities, ensuring scope, time frame, quality and deliverables are met and Writing and reporting: preparation of minutes, technical reports, presentations, briefings, slide decks and other deliverables.
Support weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to Management
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