Energy Finance and Risk Manager

  • Posted on 3 June 2020

Job Description

Energy Finance and Risk Manager (Ghana Outcome 1 Lead)

Job Description

Project 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 Ghana Outcome 1 Lead to be based in Accra, Ghana. The Ghana Outcome 1 Lead will support the anticipated breadth of WAEP interventions to achieve Outcome 1 (Optimized supply of power), will promote cohesion across the activities implemented under Outcome 1, emphasizing the importance of competitive procurement of generation in line with Ghana’s Integrated Power Sector Master Plan (IPSMP), which helps to mitigate risks associated with large-scale generation and transmission (G&T) projects. Expected results for this Outcome in Ghana include the following:

· 500 MWs of utility-scale and distributed generation reach financial close;

· 200 kilometers (km) of new transmission lines reach financial close;

· Capital cost savings in solving transmission and distribution constraints by non-wire alternatives demonstrated in two utilities in Ghana

· Bulk power generation cost reduced by 20% from 2019 figures.

· Updated IPSMP adopted by Government of Ghana as official policy for power planning in Ghana

· Public-private partnership developed to increase energy efficiency in 2 large public sector institutions.

Role and Responsibilities

The Power Planning Manager (Ghana Outcome Lead 1) is expected to manage and execute Outcome 1 activities, as defined in WAEP Task Order, and engage in the following illustrative interventions:

· In coordination with the WAEP Chief of Party (COP) and Senior Ghana Technical Lead (SGTL), define and implement Outcome 1 strategy and activities.

· Manage a team of Transaction Advisors that will provide technical and advisory assistance to developers and government stakeholders to help advance new generation and transmission capacity through the project pipeline.

· In coordination with WAEP Home-Office Management Team and WAEP COP and SGTL, define, manage, monitor and control Outcome 1 work, schedule, budget and resources,

· Ensure quality of Outcome 1 deliverables and outputs, and ensure deliverables approval,

· Ensure coordination of Outcome 1 activities with other Outcomes and support the team as needed,

· Support DCOP in the implementation of cross-cutting activities (Gender, MEL, Communication)

Over the course of the program, the Outcome 1 Lead is expected to lead activities under the following focus areas:

· IR 1.1 - New generation capacity advanced through the project pipeline

· IR 1.2 - Generation and transmission planning improved

· IR 1.3 - Legal and regulatory frameworks for private sector investment improved

· IR 1.4 - Financing solutions made more available

· IR 1.5 - Transmission capacity (MW) strengthened

· IR 1.6 - Social and environmental sustainability of power projects strengthened

Qualifications Requirements

· Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in economics, engineering, finance, or other relevant field, particularly in energy sector

· Minimum of 10 years in energy sector implementation, 12-15 years preferred

· Experience working in similar context in Ghana.

· 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 English


The primary place of performance for this activity will be in Accra, Ghana with limited domestic travel.

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.

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