West Africa Gas-to-Power Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 March 2021
  • West Africa | Senegal | Cote d Ivoire | Ghana | Guinea | Cameroon | Benin | Togo
  • Closing on 10 June 2021
  • Current

Job Description

To support the USAID West Africa Energy Program, Deloitte is seeking an experienced, full-time Gas-to-Power Specialist to be based in West Africa.

The Gas-to-Power Specialist will leverage USAID’s Gas Roadmap and Power Africa Toolkit to focus on: (i) country-specific gas-to-power road-mapping; (ii) advisory support to specific transaction/infrastructure opportunities; (iii) improving public sector planning capacity; (iv) developing new financing/guarantee tools to reduce the risk of gas supply disruptions; and (v) tie-ins to regional transmission plans.

Our approach will prioritize but will not be limited to Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire which were identified in Power Africa’s Gas Roadmap to 2030 as high potential gas-to-power locations and exporters.

Role and Responsibilities

The Gas-to-Power Specialist is expected to engage in the following illustrative interventions:

· Drive execution of and provide insight to the following priorities: country-specific gas-to-power road-mapping; advisory support to specific transaction/infrastructure opportunities; improving public sector planning capacity; developing new financing/guarantee tools to reduce the risk of gas supply disruptions; and tie-ins to regional transmission plans

· Work with the program’s Power Systems Planner on generation and transmission planning activities, leveraging USAID’s Gas Roadmap;

· Participate in review of Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of countries’ portfolio of potential generation and non-generation services investment opportunities. For instance, this will include capturing the potential impact of the Sankofa and Gye-Nyame gas fields on the future development of new power generation and energy services in Ghana;

· Work with the program’s Regulatory and Policy Specialist to apply and educate government counterparts to use Deloitte’s ROI methodology to evaluate proposed and potential energy reform measures being considered.

Qualifications Requirements

· A candidate with work authorization in any country in West Africa is highly preferred

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

· Minimum of 7 years relevant experience, including experience working on upstream, midstream and downstream gas-to-power and LNG transactions, power planning activities, and regulatory framework related to gas-to-power project development

· Experience on master planning, project financing and economic modeling

· Experience on Gas Supply Agreements and PPA negotiation

· Experience working in similar context in 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 in French and English

Location

The primary place of performance for this activity will be in Dakar, Senegal (other countries will be considered) with regional travel to the program headquarters in Accra, Ghana and other countries as needed.

Applicants can forward their CV and application letter to waeprecruitment@powerafrica-waep.com

Deadline for Application: 9th May 2021

About the Organization

Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government and Public Services (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 is implementing 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 selected national utilities, and other relevant national power sector entities; and

4. Accelerate the establishment of a high functioning regional power market.

Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership that brings together the collective resources of over 170 public and private sector partners to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generation capacity and connect 60 million new homes and businesses to power by 2030.

To date, Power Africa has helped bring 124 power generation deals to financial close with a generation capacity of over 11,000 MW and a total project value of over $22 billion. Of these deals, 46 are operational and generating nearly 4,000 MW of new and more reliable electricity.

Since its launch in 2013, Power Africa has connected 17 million homes and businesses to on- and off-grid solutions, bringing first time electricity to more than 77 million people across sub-Saharan Africa.

www.usaid.gov/powerafrica

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