Country Technical Advisor – Cote D’Ivoire

  • Posted on 27 August 2019

Job Description

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 the West Africa region. WAEP will implement targeted interventions to achieve the following four Outcomes:

  1. Increase the supply of power in West Africa;
  2. Enable expanded end-user connection to the grid;
  3. Improve the technical and institutional capacity and performance of select national utilities, and other relevant national power sector entities; and
  4. Accelerate the establishment of a high functioning regional power market.

To support WAEP, Deloitte is seeking an experienced, full-time Country Technical Advisor (CTA) to be based in Cote d’Ivoire to support the anticipated breadth of WAEP interventions to achieve the above Outcomes of WAEP. The CTA in Cote d’Ivoire will work closely with Deloitte’s regional project team in Ghana and key project stakeholders in Cote d’Ivoire, leveraging local technical knowledge and in-country relationships to coordinate all in-country interventions for WAEP.

Role and Responsibilities

The Country Technical Advisor is expected to engage in the following illustrative interventions:

  • Support Transaction Advisory Team with closure of multiple generation projects in the region
  • Support in evaluating energy sector generation and transmission planning in Cote D’Ivoire that may seek opportunities to access regional gas-to-power and hydropower resources
  • Coordinate regulatory framework analyses, institutional strengthening, and capacity building to improve the enabling environment and to effectively engage private sector stakeholders, key civil society constituencies, and the public to achieve WAEP outcomes
  • Support the WAEP Transaction Advisor to complete a capital mapping and investment barrier analysis
  • Assist the WAEP Transmission Specialist in advising national and regional stakeholders on high priority domestic transmission projects
  • Coordinate with the WAEP Deputy Outcome Lead to build internal capacity to address energy project environmental issues and engage with affected communities
  • Work closely with individual WAEP Grid Access Acceleration Teams to effectively engage with host country counterparts and support implementation
  • Integrate local context into diagnostic assessments, build strong relationships with local entities, and work to maintain counterpart momentum against a prioritized list of governance reforms
  • Map key stakeholders within the country, develop appropriate outreach tools for targeted communities, and educate on key issues, such as cost of production and energy access rates
  • Assist local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to develop and host a recurring Energy Dialogue Series

Qualifications Requirements

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in economics, engineering, finance, or other relevant field, particularly in energy sector
  • Minimum of 5-7 years in energy sector implementation, 8-10 years preferred
  • Experience working in similar context in Cote d’Ivoire and/or West Africa region
  • Previous experience with USAID and Power Africa preferred, and/or with donor agency programs
  • 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 fluently in French and English

Location

The primary place of performance for this activity will be in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with travel to the WAEP regional office and 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

About the Organization

For more than 25 years, Deloitte’s International Donor Organization (IDO) practice has worked with governments, donor agencies, NGOs and private firms in over 60 countries to build the institutions, legal framework, and policies required for effective public and private sector growth.

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