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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services-delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. Te...
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    Energy Transition Lead - Kenya

    Position Summary & Job Purpose

    Tetra Tech is searching for an Energy Transition Lead (ETL) for the anticipated USAID Enhancing Development through Energy in East and Central Africa (EDE ECA) Project. The ETL provides project leadership and technical expertise on advancing energy sector transition in the region, as further detailed below. The position is a five-year fixed-term appointment with benefits and is contingent upon contract award. Non-Kenyan candidates must be willing to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya for the duration of the project.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership and delivery on decarbonization and clean energy results
    • Manage, supervise and coordinate technical services and activities in-country
    • Provide thought leadership and technical support as needed to accelerate implementation
    • Interact with USAID, USG officials on technical issues of projects to propose and agree on a necessary activity and deliverable changes and innovations
    • Effectively integrate guiding principles in the design, implementation and evaluation of activities and programs, including environment, social, climate change, and gender and social inclusion, monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects
    • Participate and assist in setting up and undertake periodic reviews and reporting

    Essential KSA's Required (experience, Skills, Education, Certification, Etc.)

    • 10+ years’ experience, including developing country work to increase power supply through clean energy solutions
    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field.
    • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience working in the energy sector in Eastern and Central Africa
    • Knowledgeable in developing and implementing climate-resilient pathways to net-zero power systems, including regional and national policies, strategies, laws and regulations; integrated resource and resilience planning to increase clean energy generation; planning and modernization of grid infrastructure; sector coupling and decarbonization; promotion of decentralized power generation and energy efficiency.
    • Familiarity promoting gender equality and social inclusion in the energy sector
    • Prior experience with managing a team of subject matter experts across geographies
    • Familiarity with design and implementation of capacity building programs in the electricity sector
    • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships

    Valued But Not Required KSA's

    • A master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field.
    • Experience with utility unbundling and energy sector restructuring.
    • Experience with cross border power trade, and power pools
    • Experience increasing on-grid and off-grid access to affordable, reliable energy
    • Experience increasing public and private energy sector investment and innovation
    • Experienced promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector

    Physical Demands & Work Environment

    • Office setting

    Method of Application

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