Energy Advisor for Electricity

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Energy Advisor for Electricity

  • Post Date:November 2, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 7 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Computer and Technology
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Salary 2900 - 3000 USD monthly
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number 0544
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About Moore Afghanistan :

At Moore, our purpose is to help people thrive – our clients, our people and the communities they live and work in. We’re a global accounting and advisory family of over 30,000 people across more than 260 independent firms and 110 countries, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs – local, national and international. When you work with Moore firms, you’ll work with people who care deeply about your success and who have the drive and dedication to deliver results for you and your business. You’ll have greater access to senior expertise than with many firms. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us – to help you see through the maze of information, to guide you in your decisions and to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity. To help you thrive in a changing world.




Job Summary:

Electricity

The Advisor’s role would be to engage, within the limits of unofficial and limited interaction, the Ministry on Energy and Water, DABS and other stakeholders in all matters relating to electricity. However, this task would have to be consulted with concerned stakeholders including DABS, as long as this consultation takes place within the limits of unofficial and limited engagement, who know and are responsible for electricity supply. The advisory work will entail providing technical knowledge of, and experience aimed at improving energy management in the country including assessing opportunities for New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE), especially for electricity generation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks

The Advisor will contribute to or independently conduct an assessment and analysis of the energy sector considering available resources, whether domestic or imported and the current utilization of energy whether in production or household consumption. They will review the main issues/problems facing the sector, and eventually advise on possible courses of action to resolve any such issues. Among other things, the experts will evaluate access to modern, sustainable energy by geographical location and by urban vs rural areas. Among all the uses of energy, the consultant will pay special attention to the energy needs of households, which should be considered in a holistic manner and seek options to improve access, supply, and quality of energy sources available to households. The consultants should conduct this analysis as a preliminary step in the preparation of an intervention in Household Energy by UNDP, and perhaps other donors.

If needed and useful the consultant will study the current mandate for a Ministry of Energy and DABS and make any recommendations for better energy management. If there already is some elaboration, or version of such a mandate, the consultant will assist UNDP and potentially other stakeholders by providing assessments and recommendations aimed at improving this mandate, keeping in mind the responsibilities and authorities that overlap between several public institutions involved in water and energy.

The Energy Advisor, Electricity will be an electrical engineer with experience in energy planning; or an economist, with experience in energy and energy planning; or an energy planner: S/He will particularly have the skills to:

• Review all current rules and regulations about electricity development policy and verify whether there are any important gaps that need quick attention. This should concern both economic and technical regulation.

• Identify, jointly with stakeholders, urgent need for action in improving the performance (technical and commercial) of DABS, notably the preparation of a Loss-Reduction program for electricity, as well as improved management of receivables and accounting generally.

• Review and evaluate the legal and regulatory framework (or perhaps current practice) in relation to purchase of electricity from Independent Power Producer (IPPs), which is a crucial variable at this juncture, when foreign exchange for the import of electricity is scarce, and the contribution of the private sector is gaining in importance and keenly sought by authorities

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Analyze the role of energy in spurring business and economic activity and formulate technical policy briefers and notes that UNDP and other stakeholders can use to inform their activities and plansThe consultant will conduct their work with due skill and diligence and follow the best professional and technical standards for work on the energy sector. They will remain available for other tasks/duties within their competence which UNDP might reasonably request of them. The program described above is intended to occupy six months, initially with possibility of extensions.

Job Requirement:

Skills:

• Ability to effectively engage senior level government officials on policy issues, Public Sector planning and priorities

• Knowledge of key Public Sector reforms in similar countries

• Knowledge of Afghanistan development history, context, challenges and opportunities

• Knowledge of Afghanistan macroeconomic conditions and financial system,

• Experience at the ministry of energy is highly preferred

• Excellent writing skills required, as demonstrated by previous research/analytical reports/policy notes on relevant topics

Language:

• Fluency in written and spoken English and national language Dari/Pashto is a requirement.

Competencies

• Corporate Responsibility & Direction:

o Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of the UNDP & Stakeholders.

o Managing for Results:

o Plans and prioritizes work activities to meet the goals set by the Supervisor;

o Strategic approach to problem solving.

• Partnering & Networking:

o Builds and sustains relationships with key constituents (internal/external/bilateral/ multilateral/public/private/academia/civil society);

o Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of Afghanistan and UNDP;

o Demonstrates ability to handle working relationships with senior officials, academics and technical experts.

• Innovation & Judgment:

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate;o Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations;o Devises new systems and processes, and modifies existing ones, to support innovative behaviors.• Communication:

o Demonstrates outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications:

Master’s degree in energy economics, electrical engineering, hydrocarbons or other related fields.

 

Years of experience:

At least 5 years of progress experience in energy planning, energy research, institutional development, and senior technical advisory positions preferably with government entities

Job Location:

• Kabul

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Qualified candidates should submit their details, Resume and Cover Letter through our AHG portal linked with Jobs.af and copied below:

https://www.careers.ahg.af//Home/view_job/Ad1hEfiasLHV6IA23f4VrrVh-gAXQk5H7dbns-bkouM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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