South Africa JET-P Technical Lead/Advisor

South Africa JET-P Technical Lead/Advisor

South Africa JET-P Technical Lead/Advisor

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Industry

  • Date Posted

    2 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    31 May, 2024

South Africa JET-P Technical Lead/Advisor

Chemonics seeks a South Africa JET-P Technical Lead/Advisor for the Power Africa Empower Southern Africa (ESA) Program funded by USAID. ESA is a 5-year regional program that covers South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe. The primary purpose of ESA is to increase the availability of access to, and use of affordable, reliable, sustainable, and clean energy in Southern Africa in order to reach measurable development outcomes. Measurable development outcomes include economic growth, reducing poverty, improving livelihoods, and increasing inclusive access to electricity-enabled services in such areas as health, education, sanitation, and food security. This position will be based in Pretoria, South Africa. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people and communities around the world.


-Donor Coordination:
•Establish and/or advance relationships with International Partners Group (IPG) and IPG+ members (e.g., donors).
•Understand details of activities undertaken by IPG+ members listed in the grants register so that all activities undertaken by ESA are additional and not duplicative of ongoing efforts.
•Ensure that coordination is prioritized and intentional.
•Participate in technical working group and other JET-P meetings on behalf of USG in coordination with USAID and USG counterparts.
•Ensure activities undertaken by the USG are well documented, understood and coordinated with other donors.

-USG Coordination:
•Provide a streamlined “one stop shop” for USG JET-P activities and coordination.
•Work with USG partners to understand USG interagency funding and activities committed to the JET-P.
•Participate in regular update meetings with USG interagency partners to share status of ESA JET-P activities, and coordinate on activities of similar scope (Transmission, Municipal support, Private Sector project development, etc).
•Develop understanding of USG activities, as well as IPG and other donor JET-P activities, to help coordinate support at a technical level between all partners at an early-stage of new activity planning.

-Activity Development and Management:
•Review existing ongoing and proposed JET-P activities and documents related to JET-P workplan development and JET-P activity monitoring.
•Support selection and finalization of JET-P workplan/action plan activities, including milestones for annual workplans.
•Review JET-P regulatory environment and propose adjustment to improve the enabling environment.
•Develop working relationships with Government Counterparts, Public Utilities, municipalities, Independent Power Producers, USG, international donors, and Private Sector actors.

-Private Sector Engagement:
•Serve as the project’s focal point for capturing private sector engagements in PATT related to South Africa’s JET-P; maintain internal tracking of potential partners.
•Include Private Sector activities in ESA updates/deliverables.
•Coordinate private sector engagements with USG counterparts (particularly Power Africa/DFC/USTDA/Commerce).
•Other duties as assigned by South Africa’s ESA Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party-Technical or their designee.

•Bachelor’s degree in communication, Energy Studies, Engineering, Public Policy, International Development, Sustainable Development, Law, or another relevant field.
•A master’ degree in this a relevant field would be advantageous.
•At least 10 years of work experience on energy sector development or power sector programs. with demonstrated experience/understanding on South Africa’s Just Energy Transition activities, experience planning or coordinating energy transition and renewable energy activities, and proven experience managing coordination with USG, national, and international stakeholders.
•Experience of successful collaboration with South African Government Agencies, Public Utilities, Independent Power Producers, and other Private Sector stakeholders acting in the Just Energy Transition space is preferred as well.
•Prior experience leading USAID/Power Africa or international donor-funded programs strongly preferred.
•Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead a dynamic team of professionals across large geographies.
•Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
•Attention to detail.

Application Instructions:
Please send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in PDF or word format, includes contact information and three references to by COB 31 May 2024 @11:59pm SAST.

 Please include the title: South Africa JET-P Technical Lead/Advisor of the position you are applying in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries. EEO Statement: Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.