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Energy Expert

  • Post-graduate education
  • Energy, power
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/05

The purpose of this assignment is to coordinate the USAID energy component while working closely with the consulting firm and Partner States. This will be done in close collaboration with the Energy Department located in the Directorate of Productive Sectors in the EAC Secretariat and EAC Partner States.


  1. Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Hydro Power Engineering, or related field. PHD level will be an added advantage.
  2. A Business Management/Administration degree would be an added advantage.
  3. At least 8 years experience in Hydro Power, Renewable Energy or related projects with 3 years at senior level.
  1. He/she must possess the following skills: result orientation, planning and organizing, team and client orientation, organizational development and innovation, solid analytical, negotiating and communication/interpersonal skills strategy and direction. Ability to work under pressure and handle politically and culturally sensitive issues; and willing to travel extensively within the region and internationally. Ability in project management and management of development results are essential He must be proficiency in English.

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.


  1. Be responsible for the coordination of the energy project;
  2. Communicating and implementing decisions of the project Steering Committee;
  3. Provide strategic guidance to the project Steering Committee;
  4. Supervising the overall activities of the project being undertaken by the consulting firm;
  5. Being overall responsible for the monitoring and reporting the progress and financial position of the project;
  6. Facilitating external evaluations and audits as may be required by EAC and USAID;
  7. Prepare and present progress reports to EAC and USAID; and
  8. Any other assigned duties under the Energy department.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Energy, power
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Power and energy solutions; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation; Project Financial Management; Engineering
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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East African Community

GovernmentalCompany size: 1000+ people

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

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