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Energy advisor




Center for Energy Infrastructure and Cities

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Washington, DC, United States    

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Application Deadline

July 12, 2024

The Environment Officer serves as an Energy Advisor in the Energy Division, which manages USAID’s Washington-based energy programs and provides technical and management leadership and support to USAID’s energy sector reform agenda implemented at the country-level, with a primary focus on the electricity sector in developing economies in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America and the Caribbean where USAID missions are located. The Environment Officer will serve as a technical expert on a range of electricity sector issues, including energy sector reform, which encompasses legal, regulatory, and utility reform, clean energy, energy efficiency, energy access, and climate change mitigation. The Environment Officer will provide high quality technical advice and assistance to USAID’s regional bureaus and in-country missions to design, implement, and evaluate bilateral energy programs. Further, the Environment Officer will develop and maintain high-level business relationships with USAID and US government counterparts, as well as multilateral development banks, other international financial institutions, donors, foreign government officials, energy sector professionals in both the public and private sector in developing countries, and private sector developers and investors. This is not a policy position, but rather focuses on consultation, design, and implementation of energy sector projects, programs, and activities in support of US foreign policy objectives.

Special Requirements
Specialized Experience: For the FL-02 Grade Level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the FL-03 grade level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: – Seven or more years’ experience obtained through paid or unpaid work and education that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped the candidate with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position, such as: – Experience taking the lead on substantive research with respect to international development projects, programs, and/or activities in a related field; – Expertise in project development and/or project management for energy and infrastructure projects, as well as associated grant and contract activities; – Experience with foreign assistance, trade policy, commercial development, finance, banking, or other activities that contribute to the development of infrastructure initiatives or other similar international initiatives requiring capital investment. – Experience in strategic planning, analysis, design, implementation, and/or evaluation of energy programs, especially in low and lower-middle income countries; – Experience advising and guiding officials and clients on energy decisions; – Experience identifying, developing, and maintaining high-level business relationships with U.S. and foreign private sector representatives and government officials. – Excellent communication skills both verbally and written to internal and external stakeholders – Ability to work across cultures and contribute to diverse teams – Ability to travel internationally up to 25 percent of the time, including regions in conflict

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