Energy For Rural Transformation Promotion Officer (ERTPO) Job – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organisation: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:  Manager, Energy for Rural Transformation
About REA:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) as 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 under several sources of funding (i.e.
Government of Uganda, World Bank under Energy for Rural Transformation, (ERT)
project, SIDA, JICA. NORAD. BADEA, SFD, etc.)
Job Summary: The incumbent
will offer technical support by ensuring that electricity makes a positive and significant
contribution to the transformation of the rural communities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Rural Outreach Unit,
    support coordination of the marketing of electricity services and outreach
    in rural areas to ensure uptake and productive use of electricity:
  • Assist in the development and promotion of
    consumer finance assistance initiatives that enable access to investment
    finance for end use;
  • Support coordination of initiatives for
    consumer connections and ensure that targeted connections are being achieved
    both on-grid and off-grid
  • In close collaboration with the STM
    officers, monitor electricity connections (both on-grid and off-grid)
  • Assist the Manager, ERT in coordinating
    the World Bank Project activities and rural transformation activities.
  • Compilation and preparation of project
    progress quarterly and annual reports.
  • Preparation of project work plans and
    budgets and procurement plans.
  • Support project monitoring and prepare
    project monitoring reports
  • Actively participate in data collection
    for input into work plans and procurement reviews, progress briefs and
    other reports;
  • Organize logistics for conferences,
    meetings, Supervision Missions and workshops.
  • Perform any other tasks as directed by the
    Manager
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree (Honors) in Economics or Business Administration and Master’s Degree
    in a related field from a recognized University
  • A minimum of five or more years’
    demonstrated work experience in rural development projects with at least 3
    years’ experience in rural consumer financing initiatives and promotion of
    uptake of rural development projects,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of promotion of
    productive use of energy,
  • Good knowledge of computer applications
  • Excellent communication and writing
    skills.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their hand written applications
together with updated CVs, copies of academic transcripts and certificates plus
names and addresses of three reputable referees should be submitted to:
Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop Kololo
2nd Floor, House Of Hope, P.O. Box 7317, 
Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please note that only
short listed applicants shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday 5th, September
2014 by 5PM

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