Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer Job Placement – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
About US:
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
Job Summary:   The Senior Renewable Energy Development
Officer will mainly identify, plan and support the development of renewable
energy resources for extending electricity services to remote communities with
a view to enhancing their socio-economic status.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify renewable energy resources in the country and maintain an
    updated GIS based inventory of their location, exploitable potential,
    existing infrastructure facilities, and communities to be served.
  • Prioritize suitable renewable energy based off-grid projects for
    implementation, prepare terms of reference (TORs), participate in the
    procurements, coordinate and supervise preparation of their feasibility
    studies, prepare proposals and package them for investment by the public,
    private or public-private partnerships (PPPs).
  • Supervise implementation of off-grid renewable projects by the
    public, private or public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Prepare and propose guidelines for investing in off-grid renewable
    energy projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of guidelines for evaluation,
    approval and support of off-grid renewable energy projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of development plans for
    implementation of the off-grid programme
  • Research on and propose incentive mechanisms for facilitating the
    dissemination of appropriate technologies and their uptake.
  • Sensitize the rural communities and local entrepreneurs and develop
    their capacity to participate in rural energy electrification investments
    and service provision.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree (honours) in engineering
    or physics from a recognised University
  • A Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in renewable energy or Project
    Management will be an added advantage
  • Five years of working experience in busy public or private
    institution of which at least 3 year should be in the field of renewable
  • Experience in project formulation and management is a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
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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