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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Job at The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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The Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Vacancy title:

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT 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: RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Identify all renewable energy resources in the country and
maintain an updated GIS based inventory of their location,
exploitable potential and existing infrastructure facilities.
2. Continuously update an inventory of renewable energy
technologies that are appropriate for application in the rural
areas, with particular reference to the identified resources, their
locations and the communities to be served.
3. In collaboration with the Network Design 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).
4. Prepare and propose guidelines on investing in off-grid
renewable energy projects by the public or the private sector
(including communities) or public- private partnerships.
5. Participate in the preparation of guidelines, in collaboration with
relevant government agencies, on evaluation and approval of
off-grid renewable energy projects.
6. Participate in the preparation of short to long term development
plans for implementation of the off-grid programme
7. Research on and propose incentive mechanisms for facilitating
the dissemination of appropriate technologies and their uptake.
8. In collaboration with the Community Outreach Officer, sensitize
the rural communities and local entrepreneurs and develop
their capacity to participate in rural energy electrification
investments and service provision.
9. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of
Department.

Requirement:

Qualification and Experience: • A good Bachelors degree in Engineering or Physics from a recognised university • A post graduate qualification in Engineering or Physics with a bias in renewable energy or demonstrated post-graduate research in renewable energy will be an added advantage. • A demonstrated working experience with GIS will be an added an added advantage. • Experience in project formulation and management will be an added advantage • At least 6 years working experience in busy public or private or research institutions in the field of renewable energy. • 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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