Embassy Jobs – Sector Specialist: Renewable Energy – Department for International Trade at British High Commission (BHC) Salary 13m

Organization: British
High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: UGX
13,792,022/=  monthly
Office Notice No.: 08/20 KPL
About US:
The British High
Commission is the diplomatic liaison office that aims to develop and maintain
close bilateral relations with Uganda, in accordance with British government
policies. The British High Commission is responsible for the political
relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on political
and governance issues. BHC provides assistance and documentary services to
British nationals in Uganda. The UK Trade and Investment Section provides
assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.
Job Summary:  The Sector Specialist: Renewable Energy –
Department for International Trade will support Africa’s exciting economic
growth and position at the heart of the future world economy. This is an
exciting time to join DIT Africa, as we continue to expand our resources to
deliver on the ambition of our current Government to be Africa’s trade and
investment partner of choice.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Renewable
energy, including generation from the full suite of subsectors (wind, solar,
waste, biofuel, geothermal etc) and clean storage, is one of six sector
priorities in 2020/21 for the Department for International Trade in Africa. The
Sector will be led by a Sector Director working with a virtual team across the
continent. You will support that team in each location with expert
understanding of African renewable energy needs, practices and regulations. You
will also work closely with our Sector Director on power, oil and gas and
energy efficiency, and our specialist in the green economy (non-power
generation multi-sector transition to low carbon).
·       
You will
understand African renewables needs intimately and be able to translate those
to officials less familiar with the sector. You will forge close relationships
with African regulators, developers and companies such that you can interpret
their needs and develop solutions with and for them. You will look for all
opportunities to encourage transition to renewable technologies and will seek
to help Africa find the regulatory and tariff structures to incentivise that
change. You will seek first and foremost to progress their plans and assist in
their capability, but you will have a good knowledge of international best practice
to contribute.
·       
You will
bring a commercial perspective to the sector trying to find the areas where
commercial, investment or regulatory intervention could improve the
sustainability and viability of African energy supply. This will be in
complement to other actors for the British Government, with whom you will forge
close working relationships, whose primary interests might be in e.g. climate
resilience and/or emissions reductions. You will work to understand the
contribution of our International Climate Finance, Green Finance, DFID and
other programmes, so that DIT can support these while also adding value in its
commercial and trade policy sphere.
·       
Together
with expertise in renewables delivery, you will also understand financing
models (including from UK Government partners including UKEF and DFID),
advising on approach for individual schemes.
·       
Your aim
will be to help African energy decision-makers understand where a commercial
renewables application could deliver on or raise their ambition. You will
understand the contribution of all the sub-sectors of renewable power
generation and will be familiar with on-grid and off-grid solutions. You will
also advise on power storage solutions to suit national and local power
generation plans.
·       
You will
not be so concerned as colleagues with aligning African plans to UK solutions,
but it would help to understand UK capabilities, public and private, especially
in the area of research and innovation. For this you would make connections to
the UK’s innovation centres and support work that could have mutual benefit in
bringing ground-breaking techniques to Africa.
·       
Your
role will be advisory, but you would be expected to show a clear contribution
to relationship development with African developers, to trade policy gains
helping African transition to renewables, and to the upskilling of our network
as they better understand how to target solutions for African needs.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the British High Commission (BHC) Sector Specialist: Renewable
Energy – Department for International Trade job must hold an undergraduate
degree and other relevant professional qualification or experience.
·       
At least
six years’ experience working in renewables or related power generation fields
·       
Experience
of working in or with government departments, NGOs, and similar institutions
·       
Proven
track record of cross-team collaboration
·       
A positive,
resilient, flexible and adaptable “can-do” attitude that can see way through
challenges.
·       
Knowledge
of, and a keen interest in the renewables field and its applicability to Africa
·       
Knowledge
of African markets and/or African energy needs in the context of sustainable
development.
·       
Understanding
of UK Export Finance and Development Finance, although training will be
provided.
·       
Knowledge
of, and a keen interest in ODA programming and sustainable development
·       
Competencies: Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and
Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the British High
Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by clicking on the link
below.
Deadline: 29th July 2020
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