Uganda: Chief of Party – Clean Energy (Uganda)

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Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

In direct support of a grant through the IKEA Foundation, we are seeking an experienced Chief of Party to lead a multi-million dollar project. The Chief of Party – Clean Energy (Uganda) will lead the implementation and continuous development of initiatives aiming to improve and increase the use of clean energy at the household level in Uganda. Initially, this will focus on the design and construction of a solar power facility, with corresponding micro-grid and distribution networks.

We are looking for a skilled candidate who also aligns with our organisational values that include service, teamwork, stewardship, continuous improvement and respect for others.

SUPERVISOR: Director – Operations (EMEA)
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL REPORTING TO: National Director – Habitat for Humanity Uganda
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda
(must be eligible to work in these locations without visa sponsorship)
TRAVEL: Up to 50% to field site in Uganda
TERM: Up to 3 years, per grant funding.


  • Oversee the tendering of Project Management & Engineering Works for the power facility (estimated at $5-6 Million USD)
  • Manage contracts & service agreements with Engineers & Contractors
  • Manage relationships with the Rural Electrification Agency & Energy Regulation Authority, including securing all required regulatory approvals
  • Develop strong partnerships with District Local Governments to support implementation and advance a long term energy agenda
  • Engage with consumers to identify household energy needs & identify opportunities for product delivery
  • Engage with Financial Service Providers to develop products that enable clean energy uptake
  • Engage with other market actors to improve products & services
  • Support the development of additional, complementary initiatives related to household energy as needed
  • Timely completion of all reporting requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all donor regulations
  • Participate as part of leadership and management teams, as needed


  • Relevant university degree in Development or Engineering required. Electrical engineering preferred, but also willing to look at civil or mechanical with related electrical experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience managing multi-year programmes of similar size & complexity ($5-6M; working with multiple levels of stakeholders)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clean energy and electricity distribution systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of participatory development principles, practices & standards combined with practical experience in implementation
  • Demonstrated understanding of market based principles & approaches combined with practical experience in implementation
  • Experience with behaviour change methodologies and strategies
  • Must be eligible to work in Kenya and Uganda without visa sponsorship


How to apply:

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