Senior Photovoltaic Officer Job Placement – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job
Title:        
 Senior
Photovoltaic Officer 
Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Manager
About US:
Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification
Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to
implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda
through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with
financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access
targets.
Job Summary:  The Senior Photovoltaic Officer will mainly
coordinate the implementation of solar photovoltaic PV access activities aimed
at accelerating the dissemination of solar product especially among the low
income segment of the population in order to displace the use kerosene as a
main source of lighting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the implementation of off-grid standalone solar energy
    related activities.
  • Design and implement an solar energy access programme aimed at providing
    basic electricity services to low income segment of the population
  • Design and implement programme for providing basic electricity
    services for production.
  • In collaboration with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards
    establish a quality assurance framework for solar PV products on the
    market through adoption of national quality standards, enforcement of
    quality standards and enhanced testing capacity in the country.
  • Undertake public awareness campaigns to inform consumers of the
    benefits and characterizes of good quality products.
  • Provide technical assistance, including training to designated key
    stakeholders in the solar industry.
  • Monitor and evaluate, on the on-going basis, the performance of
    solar activities and their impact to targeted communities.
  • Represent REA on committees and forums which support the development
    PV in Uganda in various agencies/institutions.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (honours) in Engineering
    or Physics from a recognized University.
  • A Master’s Degree or Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized
    institution in Solar PV technology or energy related studies will be an
    added advantage.
  • Five years of experience in the PV industry, either in the public or
    private sector, with experience in design, installation and marketing or
    promotion.
  • Demonstrated capacity to function as a highly motivated and
    innovative team player, with good interpersonal relationships.
  • Must have experience working with rural communities on rural
    development issues.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed applications
including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents
together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time
telephone contacts) to:
The Executive
Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 12th April 2019 by 4:00pm
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