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ENERGY EXPERT

Location: Remote

DESCRIPTION

Energy Expert, Evaluation of USAID/South Africa Southern Africa Energy Program, Remote

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing a three month evaluation of USAID’s Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP) to understand how effective the SAEP activity’s efforts were/are to increase electricity availability and access in Southern Africa by facilitating transactions and strengthening the enabling environment for private sector investment in power, with a focus on clean energy.

Position Description:

SI is seeking an Energy Expert consultant to support the evaluation activities, including data collection. The Expert will be expected to advise on electricity access and supply in Southern Africa, as well as key constraints to the energy sector investment, through strengthening regulation, improving planning and procurement, improving management of electricity trade, demonstrating and scaling energy efficiency technologies and practices, and providing capacity building to institutions and human resources for energy sector management.

Expected contract award date is December/January 2022. The Evaluation Specialist is expected to serve for 45 days intermittently over the period of performance.

**Please note: Citizens from any of the following countries are preferred applicants:  Angola, Botswana, Eswantini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.**

Responsibilities:

  • Provide key sectoral advice on electricity access and supply in Southern Africa, as well as key constraints to the energy sector to inform the evaluation.
  • Support in the evaluation design, tools and methods development, and analysis of evaluation data.
  • Participate in remote data collection activities.
  • Contribute to the evaluation report, findings, and analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant subject area.
  • At least six years of experience in the energy sector in Southern Africa. Knowledge and understanding of evaluation methods preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Fluent in oral and written English. Preference for proficiency in Portuguese.
  • Experience in Southern Africa is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of USAID South Africa as a donor, their operational structure and evaluation strategy is highly preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com.

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

To apply for this job please visit www.developmentaid.org .

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