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Ethiopia Beyond-the-Grid Country Advisor, BTG Project

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Natural Sciences Research
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International Development Group
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180W9 Requisition #
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Requirements:
• Master’s degree in a relevant technical field and 6 years’ relevant experience including substantive field experience in Africa or Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience
• Experience in managing International Development programs, ideally energy programs in Ethiopia.
• Experience working with energy companies, commercial investment banks, private equity and/or financial or legal services companies or firms in the international energy or finance sector.
• Significant management experience, with skills to analyze and resolve a wide range of problems arising in transaction structuring and project development.
• Significant experience of Sub-Saharan Africa off-grid energy sector, and ideally project finance.
• Experience of analyzing and structuring financial transactions, ideally of energy companies, including financial models and investment deals, including the provision of targeted technical assistance.
• Proven written and oral communication skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills dealing with high-level donor, government agency and private sector company staff.
• Skills in monitoring and evaluation of energy programs, a plus.
• Demonstrably nuanced understanding of the nexus between energy, poverty and gender, and a background in gender, energy and the environment, preferably with established social (gender) and economic analysis skills.

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. 


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