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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Electricity Network Design Officer - The Rural Electrification Agency

Job Title: Electricity Network Design Officer
Organisation: The Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala
Country Uganda.

About REA:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75. The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of rural electrification projects. In order to fulfill the above mandate, REA has established a Department for Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development whose main purpose is to identify, assess and plan the development of renewable energy resources for extending electricity services to remote communities with a view to enhancing their socioeconomic status.

Key Duties
Collaborate with the Renewable Energy Officer to update the inventory of renewable energy technologies that are appropriate for application in rural areas, with particular reference to the identified resources, their locations and the communities to be service.
Work collaboratively with the Renewable Energy Development Officer, prioritise suitable renewable energy based off-grid projects for implementation, prepare terms of reference (TORs), coordinate and supervise preparation of their feasibility studies and package them for investment by the public or the private sector or public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Prepare technical specifications and designs, bills of quantities and engineers estimates, bidding documents for off-grid rural electrification projects.
Coordinate the procurement of network consultants and contractors, and supervise implementation of their contracts.

Formulate mechanisms for operation and maintenance of off-grid renewable energy installations and distribution networks.
Participate in the preparation of guidelines on investing in off-grid renewable energy projects, including public, private (including community) or public- private-partnerships investments.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

The applicant must possess a good bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. Additional post graduate training in power system design, project planning or renewable energy will be an added advantage.

 Skills and Experience:
A minimum of six years’ experience of which at least 3 years must be in the field of power systems
Prior experience in project planning and management will be an added advantage.
Significant experience in renewable energy technologies will be an added advantage
Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) invites suitable applicants for the above position who should submit their applications including cover letter, CV, names and addresses of 3 reputable referees and copies of relevant academic certificates and testimonials The Executive Director Rural Electrification Agency Plot 10, Windsor Loop, Kololo,  2nd and 3rd Floor, House of Hope, P.O. Box 7317 Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Friday, 31st January, 2014