Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ELECTRICITY NETWORK DESIGN OFFICER Job at The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

Jobs at:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Vacancy title:

ELECTRICITY NETWORK DESIGN OFFICER

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, 31st January, 2014
Job details:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) 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.
In order to fulfill the above mandate, REA has established a
Department for Off-Grid Renewable Energy Development whose
main purpose is to identify, assess and plan the development of
renewable energy resources for extending electricity services
to remote communities with a view to enhancing their socioeconomic
status.
REA now invites applications for the following posts:

Post: ELECTRICITY NETWORK DESIGN OFFICER

1. Collaborate with the Renewable Energy Officer to update the inventory of renewable energy technologies that are appropriate for application in rural areas, with particular reference to the identified resources, their locations and thecommunities to be service.
2. In collaboration with the Renewable Energy Development
Officer, prioritise suitable renewable energy based off-grid
projects for implementation, prepare terms of reference (TORs),
coordinate and supervise preparation of their feasibility studies
and package them for investment by the public or the private
sector or public-private partnerships (PPPs).
3. Prepare technical specifications and designs, bills of quantities
and engineers estimates, bidding documents for off-grid rural
electrification projects.
4. Coordinate the procurement of network consultants and
contractors, and supervise implementation of their contracts.
5. Devise mechanisms for operation and maintenance of off-grid
renewable energy installations and distribution networks.
6. Participate in the preparation of guidelines on investing in
off-grid renewable energy projects, including public, private
(including community) or public- private-partnerships
investments.
7. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of
Department.

Requirement:

Qualifications and Experience: • A good Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. • Post graduate training in power system design, project planning or renewable energy will be an added advantage. • At least 6 years working experience of which at least 3 years must be in the field of power systems • Experience in project planning and management will be an added advantage. • Experience in renewable energy technologies will be an added advantage • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.


Job application procedure


The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) 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.
In order to fulfill the above mandate, REA has established a
department for off-grid renewable energy development whose
main purpose is to identify, access and plan the development of
renewable energy resources for extending electricity services
to remote communities with a view to enhancing their socioeconomic
status.
REA now invites applications for the following posts:
TERMS OF SERVICE:
Successfully candidates will be appointed on four-year contracts,
renewable on satisfactory performance. Remuneration is attractive
and market based.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
Interested Ugandans, who meet the above requirements, should
submit applications by Friday, 31st January, 2014 together with
detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees and copies of
relevant certificates and testimonials to;
The Executive Director
Rural Electrification Agency
2nd Floor, House of Hope, Plot 10 Windsor Loop , Kololo
P. O. Box 7317, Kampala.

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