Regional Markets Lead, Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy (BADGE) Activity

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 29 September 2020

Job Description

Around the globe, RTI is working to develop and implement low emission energy technology alternatives, raise private financing for energy infrastructure, work with governments on legal and regulatory reforms to alleviate bottlenecks in energy generation and consumption, and increasing access to green energy to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty. We serve as a chosen partner for USAID’s Power Africa program in sub-Saharan Africa, and we are looking to support the development of sound energy infrastructure, enabling energy sector reforms, and grow sustainable, secure energy markets in the South Asia region.

RTI’s Energy practice area is currently accepting applications for Regional Markets Lead for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded activity to improve energy security and resilience in Bangladesh through better access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy systems and transparent and efficient energy markets. The position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with periodic travel to other Bangladesh regions.

The Regional Markets Lead will manage BADGE’s activities to support Bangladesh’s engagement in regional energy markets for electricity and natural gas. Activities are anticipated to include energy market assessment and analysis; legal/regulatory development or reform; technical assistance to key counterparts; support for regional energy market dialogue; technical monitoring and evaluation; reports development; and other related activities. Based in Dhaka, s/he will lead all regional markets activities across BADGE, in close coordination with USAID, the Chief of Party and key Government stakeholders.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage all technical activities under the Regional Markets objective, and coordinate with other technical and cross-cutting staff to advance progress to regional energy markets;
  • Foster increased cross-border energy trade, strengthen energy-related legal and regulatory frameworks, and aligning domestic energy policies with regional frameworks;
  • Help build the capacity of relevant energy institutions and government officials to manage and operate liquid domestic electricity and natural gas markets;
  • Liaise with USAID, other key US Government organizations, private sector institutions, senior government officials and counterparts, regional coordination bodies and the donor community.


Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree and 8+ years of experience OR BS and 10+ years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Bangladesh’s energy and climate change policies, laws, organizations, and capacity constraints, including the solar, wind, hydropower and natural gas sectors, and experience establishing regulatory frameworks for electricity and natural gas markets;
  • Knowledge of energy sector requirements across key South Asian countries for participation in regional energy markets;
  • Ten or more years of experience supporting countries to develop regional markets, particularly energy security and resilient market systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national governments, the donor community, private sector, civil society, and academia;
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships and motivate subordinates;
  • Knowledge in establishing University programs to train energy sector specialists;
  • Experience with donor-funded energy projects in the South Asia region; experience in Bangladesh preferred; experience with USAID preferred.
  • An advanced degree in energy policy, engineering, economics, environmental studies, business, or a related field;
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Bengali is preferred.
Position is contingent upon award and funding.

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