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Engineering Research
International Development Group
2008U Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY – ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION UTILITY CUSTOMER CONNECTION SPECIALIST (ETHIOPIA AND TANZANIA) position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 168 open jobs by clicking here.

Qualifications and Experience:


At least 10 years’ experience in an electrical distribution utility with responsibilities and experience relevant to this assignment. Proven practical (hands-on) experience in customer connections, supply chain management, scheduling, project management and oversight. Demonstrated international experience in utilities outside of Tanzania/Ethiopia as well as knowledge of best practices, norms, and standards. Proven knowledge of and prior experience with donor project management policies, procedure and reporting requirements, particularly USAID. Strong writing and communication skills are required. Additionally, oral and written communication skills in either Amharic, Kiswahili or both are strong pluses. Ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants. A demonstrated ability to set and deliver on priorities as well as strong computer skills are required for contributing to written and visual documents, reports, presentations, and project debriefing meetings.

Level of Effort:

60 working days, including field work as necessary

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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.

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