Chief of Party – Nigeria Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party – Nigeria Energy & Energy Efficiency Project with Winrock’s Clean Energy Group (CEG). The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to the Jobs link and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “Chief of Party - Nigeria Renewable Energy” by September 16, 2013.
Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party (CoP) Nigeria RE & EE Project
UNIT: Clean Energy Group (CEG)
REPORTS TO: Home Office Coordinator
The “Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project” (hereinafter referred to as the Renewable Energy Project) is a three-pronged approach to developing the renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in Nigeria. The first component of the program establishes a Development Credit Authority (DCA) instrument to provide partial credit guarantees to local Banks (initially Eco Bank and First Bank) in order to increase debt financing to the clean energy sector. The second component is a Global Development Alliance (GDA) with the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), which will link investors/financiers and clean energy project developers to help produce “bankable” project and equity financing proposals. The third component will provide technical assistance and vocation training for the successful implementation of the Renewable Energy Project. The fourth component will promote strong environmental policy through direct interaction with legislators and community based coalitions. The proposed program will be implemented in Nigeria over a four year period with an estimated project budget of $4Million which will be incrementally funded, depending on funds availability.
Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
Provide overall technical leadership and administrative oversight in order to achieve the results of the program.
- Interact directly with financial institutions, private companies, and NGOs to increase capacity to deliver and receive financing for RE and EE projects.
- Provide guidance for RE and EE policy at the state and federal level.
- Oversee and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project including managing the budget.
- Provide supervision, support, and direction to long and short-term staff.
- Administer the project’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations.
- Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results and make recommendations for improvement in program implementation.
- Analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed results.
- Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project.
- Prepare annual work plans and progress reports, and monitor the implementation of these plans. Prepare and submit quarterly reports on progress of activities and achievement of program results to USAID.
- Interact directly and on a regular basis with USAID and other stakeholders.
- Participate in regular field visits to the project areas to assure project progress toward activity objectives and goals.
- Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office.
- Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Education: MBA or Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics , Law, Public Policy, Environment, Engineering or other related field is required.
Work Experience: 7 to 10 years of professional experience with international development organizations leading and managing multi-million dollar projects. Prior experience managing USAID-funded projects in Nigeria or West Africa. Understanding of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, and related experience in finance, policy, and capacity building.
Skills: Proven excellent oral and written communications skills.
Other: Nigerian or West African candidates residing in Nigeria or the region are encouraged to apply.