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"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition." Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance." Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
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Natural Sciences Research
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International Development Group
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190JX Requisition #
RTI International is requesting applications for Off-Grid Advisor on anticipated, upcoming USAID-funded energy project in Papua New Guinea. The goal of the USAID PNG Electrification Partnership Activity is to contribute significantly to achieving the goal of 70% electrification by 2030. The Off-Grid Advisor will be based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Off-Grid Advisor will provide technical assistance to the off-grid energy sector to accelerate transactions and increase access to finance. The individual will also build institutional capacity off off-grid government departments to improve the enabling environment for off-grid energy companies.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in a relevant technical field and 10 years’ relevant experience including substantive field experience.
• Understanding of/experience with: pico-solar systems, solar home systems, micro-grids, battery storage systems.
• Understanding of/experience with: pay-as-you-go models, import/export restrictions, distribution and retail networks/business models, mobile finance strategies, execution/design of willingness-to-pay survey strategies, market mapping diagnostics, equity fund design.
• Demonstrated skill in community engagement, consultative processes, field-based constraints sector analysis.
• Demonstrated experience with productive use analysis/project design such as solar irrigation, cold storage, light manufacturing, etc.
• Demonstrated policy experience and skills including preferably tendering processes, standards-setting, and strategy formation.
• Targeted transaction advisory service (equity and debt, recruitment, business model, market trend advisory, supply chain and distribution partnering advice) preferable.
• Strong/demonstrated project management, reporting, writing and numerical skills.


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