Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer Job Placement – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

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Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:Manager

About US:

Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

Job Summary:   The Senior Renewable Energy Development Officer will mainly identify, plan and support the development of renewable energy resources for extending electricity services to remote communities with a view to enhancing their socio-economic status.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identify renewable energy resources in the country and maintain an updated GIS based inventory of their location, exploitable potential, existing infrastructure facilities, and communities to be served.
  • Prioritize suitable renewable energy based off-grid projects for implementation, prepare terms of reference (TORs), participate in the procurements, coordinate and supervise preparation of their feasibility studies, prepare proposals and package them for investment by the public, private or public-private partnerships (PPPs).
  • Supervise implementation of off-grid renewable projects by the public, private or public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Prepare and propose guidelines for investing in off-grid renewable energy projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of guidelines for evaluation, approval and support of off-grid renewable energy projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of development plans for implementation of the off-grid programme
  • Research on and propose incentive mechanisms for facilitating the dissemination of appropriate technologies and their uptake.
  • Sensitize the rural communities and local entrepreneurs and develop their capacity to participate in rural energy electrification investments and service provision.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree (honours) in engineering or physics from a recognised University
  • A Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in renewable energy or Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Five years of working experience in busy public or private institution of which at least 3 year should be in the field of renewable energy
  • Experience in project formulation and management is a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their typed applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts) to:

The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.

Deadline: 12th April 2019 by 4:00pm

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