Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government and Public Sector (GPS) is implementing the USAID West Africa Energy Program (WAEP), a 4-year project under Power Africa. The objective of WAEP is to expand supply of and access to affordable and reliable grid-connected electricity services in West Africa through a range of technical assistance, capacity building, and transactional support to advance Power Africa’s objective in selected countries in the West Africa region. In Ghana, WAEP will implement targeted interventions to achieve the following Outcomes:
- Increase the supply of power in West Africa;
- Enable expanded end-user connection to the grid;
- Improve the technical and institutional capacity and performance of select national utilities, and other relevant national power sector entities
The WAEP Regional Office is located in Accra, Ghana, and will lead both Ghana-specific interventions as well as the overall coordination and implementation of regional activities in other WAEP countries. To support WAEP interventions in Ghana, Deloitte is seeking two highly experienced, full-time Technical Advisors (TAs) to be based within Ghana’s Ministry of Energy (MOEn) in Accra to support the anticipated breadth of WAEP interventions to achieve the above Outcomes of WAEP in Ghana. In Ghana, the Technical Advisors will work with the project team and local stakeholders to support a package of transaction advisory services, and policy, regulatory, and operational measures that will: (1) enable Ghana to consolidate the gains from reforms that are underway; (2) help alleviate the growing sector debt problems; (3) enable the power sector to move toward break-even; (4) strengthen energy security through greater use of domestic energy resources, and (5) stabilize the investment context for the private sector.
Role and Responsibilities
Among the potential engagement of the Technical Advisor in Ghana are the following illustrative activities:
- Conduct analytical work that may cover policy, technical, commercial, financial, legal/contractual, regulatory, and institutional sector reform issues
- Provide technical and advisory assistance to help advance new generation capacity and other non-generation services
- Advise the Government of Ghana (GoG) on viable approaches to finance and license grid electricity services in unserved or underserved areas
- Work closely with the World Bank and the GoG to support the development of a financeable energy sector financial stabilization plan, and support Ghana’s regulatory agencies to strengthen regulatory processes
- Help GoG entities develop or strengthen regulatory processes and methodologies for tariff setting
- Provide assistance to relevant GoG entities to enable reform of the licensing process
- Provide targeted technical assistance to relevant GoG entities to enable reform of the licensing process
- Strengthen the policy and regulatory framework for gas-to-power infrastructure to clarify and improve key factors, including institutional mandates and responsibilities, licensing, rate determination, and third-party access (open access) under the aegis of Ghana’s Gas Master Plan.
- Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a relevant field
- Minimum of 10 years in similar operations and aligned with the above scope of the project, particularly in Ghana or West Africa region
- Previous experience with USAID preferred
- Demonstrated experience operating in developing country environments, including conducting technical activities
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to solve complex problems
- Ability to write, communicate, and prepare engagement materials clearly in English
The primary place of performance for this activity will be in Accra, Ghana with travel to satellite field offices as needed.
Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Launched in June 2013, Power Africa brings together the technical capacity, capabilities, resources, and programs of 12 U.S. government departments and agencies and 16 international development partners to provide market-driven solutions to advance the goals of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015, to catalyze small businesses and the power industry, and bring electricity to millions of people for the first time. www.usaid.gov/powerafrica
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