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Call for Energy Experts – Philippines

Natural Sciences Research
International Development Group
190EJ Requisition #
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Around the globe, RTI's work is working to develop and implement low emission energy technology alternatives, raise private financing for energy infrastructure, work with governments on legal and regulatory reforms to alleviate bottlenecks in energy generation and consumption, and increasing access to green energy to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty. We serve as a chosen partner for USAID’s Power Africa program in sub-Saharan Africa, and we are looking to support the development of sound energy infrastructure, enabling energy sector reforms, and grow sustainable, secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific. RTI is currently seeking professionals with senior- and mid-level expertise in energy sector located in the Philippines with Southeast Asia regional experience.

Candidates should be fluent in English and have minimum of 7 years of experience in the energy sector in the Philippines. We are currently accepting CVs/resumes for the following technical positions:

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP): will provide the oversight of the project’s operations reporting functions to ensure compliance with the terms of the agreement providing oversight to the overall project management and human resources functions. She/he should have prior experience managing administration / operations for large-scale USAID programs; demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in financial planning and management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions.

Senior Utility Advisor: will lead loss reduction/utility turnaround work for both electric and gas utilities; assist utilities to increase efficiency of generation; work with governments and utilities to modernize/expand transmission networks and oversee planning improvement efforts, including integrating least-cost/risk-based planning.

Senior Regional Trade and Integration Advisor: will support regional frameworks and guidelines for gas and power trade and development of regional power markets; build on bilateral initiatives, including bilateral electricity market expansion, with an eye on regional integration; promote cross-border gas trade through regional frameworks and guidelines; expand regional market for import of LNG.

Senior Procurement Advisor: will analyze energy procurement systems and make recommendations for improving transparency; work with governments to improve/establish quality standards for generation systems to promote best-value procurement; perform de-risking activities to attract participation of global players; help countries match incentive frameworks to match technology maturity and innovative auction options for new technology.

Senior Planning and Policy Advisor: will support advancing technology (distributed energy, EV, gas systems, and energy efficiency) in specific countries with a focus on high opportunity countries; address policy/regulatory and institutional capacity issues; lead improvement efforts for integration of the technologies listed above into the grid; help governments to modernize and expand gas transmission networks; analyze and improve energy investment climate (modernizing, access, incentivizing customer behavior change).

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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