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Country Representative

Closing: Apr 20, 2024

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Published: Mar 24, 2024 (31 days ago)

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of management experience implementing on- and off-grid energy programs in Southern Africa
  • Prior experience leading USAID/Power Africa programs strongly preferred
  • Experience supporting energy sector, power sector planning, or renewable energy initiatives in one of the countries listed above.
  • Proven ability to form collaborative relationships with intergovernmental, government representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead a dynamic team of professionals across large geographies.
  • Prior experience effectively managing large, complex activities in the energy sector and achieving performance objectives
  • Familiarity promoting gender equality and social inclusion in the energy sector
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with command of either French or Portuguese a plus


Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of management experience implementing on- and off-grid energy programs in Southern Africa
  • Prior experience leading USAID/Power Africa programs strongly preferred
  • Experience supporting energy sector, power sector planning, or renewable energy initiatives in one of the countries listed above.
  • Proven ability to form collaborative relationships with intergovernmental, government representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead a dynamic team of professionals across large geographies.
  • Prior experience effectively managing large, complex activities in the energy sector and achieving performance objectives
  • Familiarity promoting gender equality and social inclusion in the energy sector
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with command of either French or Portuguese a plus


  • Own the development and continuous updating of country strategies that serve as roadmaps for key activities across subsectors and help drive its implementation.
  • Liaise with technical objective leads and operational teams to coordinate activities, including scaling up operational footprint in accordance with mission buy-ins
  • Identify project technical assistance needs, develop suitable scopes of work, and maintain communications with Pretoria office to deploy technical assistance
  • Maintain quality control over all project operations and performance targets, ensuring that deliverables outlined in the contract and workplan are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Ensure that managerial, administrative, and financial procedures comply with USAID policies and procedures
  • Identify and establish effective partnerships with in-country stakeholders, including NGOs, utility companies, private sector stakeholders among others
  • Serve as Chemonics’ in-country representative for all ESA activities
  • Supervise/facilitate LT staff and short-term consultants working in country
  • Reports to and performs other duties as assigned by the Southern Africa Technical Lead or the Chief of Party


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