Project Management Support – Analyst (Market Development)
Job categories: Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5317/19353
Department/office: AFR, GHOH, Sierra Leone
Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-9
Duration: On going: Application period
Dealine date: 26-Feb-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific
Background Information – Ghana Multi Country Office (GMCO)
GMCO is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.
The core functions of the Operational Hub are to:
Liaise and develop engagements, and deliver services responding to partner needs.
Leverage advice and integrate delivery modalities of the three Delivery Practices and the Global Partner Service Office.
Maintain appropriate arrangements and capacity for direct transactional support for delivery of the sub-regional portfolio.
Background Information – Sierra Leone
UNOPS has been established in Sierra Leone since 2000 and currently has over 70 personnel in country,operating out of 3 main locations with the its country office in Freetown.
During the last 15 years, UNOPS has delivered a variety of infrastructure projects nationwide, particularly in the fields of health and security infrastructure, and has procured a variety of vehicles, non-medical health related items and medical equipment.
Background Information – Job Specific
The Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP) is a first of its kind in scale and scope in Sierra Leone and regionally in Sub-Saharan Africa, implemented by the Ministry of Energy with support from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and grant funded by DFID. The project will contribute to Sierra Leone’s economic development through increased access to electricity in rural areas while simultaneously reducing Sierra Leone’s future GreenHouse Gas emissions.
This project aims to establish an enabling environment in Sierra Leone for a private sector driven rural mini-grid market and to provide up to 5MW of sustainable renewable power in rural community households, priority institutions, such as Community Health Centers (CHCs), schools, agricultural business centers and other productive uses, as well as chiefdom administrative offices, through solar mini-grids, based on a Public-Private Partnership approach. It is estimated that the RREP will connect approximately 360,000 direct beneficiaries in rural Sierra Leone to electricity, with a further 500,000 indirectly benefiting from access to low carbon electricity.
The implementation of the project is developed around the following Work Packages (WP):
Work package 1 / 1+. 6kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) generation plants at 54 Community Health Centres (CHCs) were installed between April and July 2017. These generation plants were then extended into small mini-grids with a capacity between 16kW and 36kW and distribution networks installed which will eventually connect all other public institutions and households in 50 of these communities. All 50 mini-grids are installed and ready for operation as of October 2018.
Work package 2: aims to bring the country’s photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity up to 5MW by attracting the private sector to invest in the mini-grid market while drawing on the lessons of WP 1/1+. WP2 will install mini-grids in additional 40 communities with >36kW systems (up to max. 200kWp) using sustainable business and delivery models developed by the private sector.
Work package 3: provides Technical Assistance (TA) and institutional capacity building to the Ministry of Energy, the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission, other relevant government agencies as necessary, as well as to private sector companies selected to operate WP1 sites and co-invest in and operate WP2 sites.
Work Package 5: This work package focus mainly on the Monitoring and Evaluation function. An M&E Plan including Impact Evaluation design will be developed for learning and accountability.
Work Package 6: Private sector development. Through this work package, RREP seeks to develop a private sector engagement and strengthening strategy, underpinned by a keen understanding of local market systems, to promote productive use economies in mini‐grid catchment areas; supporting both the commercial viability of the privately operated mini‐grids,
One of the main objectives for the project, is to provide support in capacity building to the private sector stakeholders on the project to catalyse and sustain energy consumption thereby contributing to the sustainability of the project. This ToR intends to meet this objective.
The Project Management Support – Analyst for Market Development (hereafter referred to as the Market Development Analyst) is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of Work Package 6 (WP6) – Private Sector Development. The Market Development Analyst provides support to the Team Leader to ensure all milestones under WP6 are delivered in a timely manner and within budget. He/she is expected to work towards and meet the organization and project’s performance and delivery goals.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment The Market Development Analyst is expected…
A. Education Advanced University Degree in Business Administrati…
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