Senior technical advisor

Job
from Chemonics
Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

Chemonics seeks a senior technical advisor for an anticipated USAID energy sector project in Ghana. The project aims to build capacity and provide technical assistance to energy sector stakeholders in Ghana. The senior technical advisor will be based in Ghana. We are looking for people who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the lead technical advisor for the project
  • Serve as the main point of contact between USAID and Chemonics, reporting to both
  • Ensure effective and efficient performance for all aspects of the project, overseeing quality control and reporting and interfacing with senior USAID mission, Embassy, and government officials; other donors; and regional organizations

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in business, management, economics, law, engineering, policy, or other field relevant to the energy sector; or experience in leadership and management of complex programs
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the energy sector, with emphasis in the following technical areas in the developing world: transaction advisory support, competitive procurement of power support, renewable energy development, and gas and fuel supply issues
  • Experience in the gas-to-power market preferred, but not required
  • Minimum seven years of success in managing complex and diverse programs in similar development environments, particularly as a chief of party, project director, regional director, country director, or other senior field management role
  • Demonstrated professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials
  • Significant experience leading development projects in Ghana or sub-Saharan Africa highly desirable
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and effectively supervise a diverse team; effective organizational, strategy development, implementation, interpersonal, and creative problem‐solving skills
  • Proven capacity to establish productive relationships with high‐level host-country officials and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English, with strong oral presentation skills
How to apply:

Please send electronic submissions to GhanaEnergyAdvisor@chemonics.com by January 31, 2018. Please include "Senior Technical Advisor, Energy Sector" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged. Finalists will be contacted.