Energy Market Specialist

  Chemonics International Inc.
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1198
Date Posted:Feb 14, 2011
Reference:Chem-CE-02
Closing Date:Mar 20, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Private Sector Dev
Nationality:International
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Chemonics International Inc. :

 

Chemonics is an international development consulting firm that promotes meaningful change to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. Around the world, we design and implement projects in financial services, private sector development, health, environmental management, gender, conflict and disaster management, democracy and governance, and agriculture.

Job Summary:

Chemonics International, a leading international development consulting firm, seeks an energy market specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded energy sector improvement program. The objective of the program is to improve access to reliable and affordable clean energy, improve regulations and governance in the energy sector, demonstrate the use of innovative technologies and busines models, and assist with the transition to a low-carbon development trajectory.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Energy Market Specialist may be asked to carry out activities such as: evaluating existing market structures, especially existing rules, institutions, and pricing regimes as to their effectiveness vis-à-vis national energy, social, and environmental policies and sustainable economic fundamentals; assessing which energy markets need to be regulated and which can be self-regulated by the market, and laying out a path to move existing conditions towards the desired endpoint; examining the impacts of energy market changes on the stakeholders involved, and developing strategies to mitigate the effects on those groups least able to adjust (e.g., the poor); developing workable plans to reform energy markets, which would include changes in institutions, laws, regulations, rules, and public involvement/outreach, to improve the sustainable production and use of energy and sounder environmental
management to increase economic growth; and assisting host country institutions to implement energy market reforms.

Job Requirement:

Advanced degree in engineering, economics, or energy/environmental policy.
Prior international donor experience on similar projects
At least 5 years of applicable technical and professional experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Fluency in English (written and spoken)

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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