Armenia

Call for Experts - USAID Armenia Energy Secure Activity

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ECODIT is an international development firm working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally- and socially-responsible development around the world. We provide technical assistance services ranging from quick-turnaround assessments and evaluations to design and implementation of long-term multi-million-dollar projects. Since its founding in 1993, ECODIT has provided professional services through more than 250 projects/contracts to diverse clients in more 50 countries. Building on our track record of success, we have continuously expanded the depth and breadth of our expertise in the water, energy, environment, and urban and local governance sectors.

ECODIT seeks applications for long-term and short-term positions for upcoming USAID Armenia Energy Secure Activity. The purpose of this Activity is to provide technical and advisory services, training, research, and other services to the Government of Armenia (GOAM), the Public Service Regulatory Commission (PSRC), and the private sector to (1) improve regulatory environment, (2) foster competition and (3) attract investments for increased supply diversification. The Activity will promote the shift to renewable sources and greater energy efficiency by providing integrated solutions, assisting in the development of new business models, and building greater local ownership to highlight key success factors for energy security in the country.

It is expected ECODIT seeks qualified candidates to support a range of potential activities over the life of the project, per the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in International Development, Economics, Public Policy, Energy, Engineering, or other relevant field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience working on donor funded activities (experience supporting USAID projects preferred);
  • Experience working in one or more of the following technical areas:
    • Renewable/Sustainable Energy Development
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Energy Sector Governance
    • Energy Sector Reform
    • Energy Sector Planning and Resilience
    • Energy Markets
    • Demand-Side Management
    • Engineering & Infrastructure
    • Energy Generation, Distribution and/or Transmission
    • Energy Sector Financing
    • Tariffs and Cost-Planning
    • Private Sector Engagement
    • Utility Operations and Management
    • Energy Sector Resilience
    • Policy and Regulatory Affairs
    • Emerging Technology
    • Communications and Outreach
    • Information & Knowledge Management
    • Capacity Building and Stakeholder Engagement
    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
    • Gender & Social Inclusion
    • Project Management
    • Operations & Logistics
    • Procurement, Contracts and Grants Management (previous experience with Grants Under Contract preferred)
    • Finance and Administration/Human Resources
  • Strong project management skills, along with highly developed interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrable understanding of regional energy/utility sector activities in Armenia or a country with a similar sociopolitical context;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English; and
  • Written and verbal fluency in Armenian, Greek, Russian, Kurdish or another relevant language/dialect.

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and updated resume/CV in English through the “Our Jobs” page of ECODIT’s website. Please note that positions are contingent upon contract award. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.