Energy and Security Group - USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Activity
Closing date 14 August 2022
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USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Activity (USAID-PEP)
Senior Mini-grid Advisor (open to Papua New Guinean candidates, or international candidates who are prepared to work at least half of their time in PNG)
Energy and Security Group (ESG) actively works across the world to expand access to energy and deploy on-grid and off-grid clean energy technologies in urban and rural environments. The USAID-Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership Activity (USAID-PEP) is a five-year project with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government to significantly contribute to achieving the goal of connecting 70 percent of PNG’s population to electricity by 2030. ESG is part of a diverse consortium led by RTI International that comprises utility, off-grid, regulatory, private investment, and community engagement experts responsible for delivering this activity.
USAID-PEP is delivered through four main objectives:
ESG is seeking a Senior Mini-grid Advisor to work with the USAID-PEP Objective 2 team tasked with developing viable off-grid electrification models. The successful candidate will be skilled and experienced in the design, construction and operation of off-grid energy systems and mini-grids and be motivated by making a difference in improving the lives of Papua New Guineans. The position will work closely with USAID-PEP’s Off-grid Lead and mini-grid team. It is expected that this role will require a full-
time or near full-time commitment for at least one year (open to negotiation). An extension is possible based on project needs.
Applications from international candidates with significant relevant experience are welcome but should be expected to spend at least half of their time in PNG. Costs associated with travel and accommodation for international candidates will be paid by the project. International candidates should be in a similar time zone to PNG (+/- 2 hours), unless they are from the United States (US). US citizens willing to relocate to PNG will be assisted to do so (costs associated with relocation and accommodation paid by the project).
To apply, please submit your CV/resume to [email protected] by Sunday 14 August 2022 (11:59pm PGT). CVs/resumes are to be submitted in the English language. Please put ONLY the Job Title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
ESG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates diversity in our work force. ESG does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.