NRECA International draws on the vast talent pool within NRECA’s U.S. member cooperatives for technical and operational expertise to staff each project. Projects generally require a diverse range of expertise, which may include GIS planning, distribution system design, cooperative development and operation, and lineman training, among others, so there are ample opportunity for interested applicants to apply their respective skills to the challenge of rural electric system development in countries around the world.
NRECA International is currently providing expertise in electrification program design; rural utility development; legal, regulatory, financial and economic analysis; and engineering design and analysis, in sixteen countries, including Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and maintains its headquarters in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our focus is on resolving the issues that are critical to successful rural electrification program design and implementation.
NRECA seeks a mid-level professional to serve as the project manager for a new program to establish a network of African electrification agencies. The network will serve to share lessons learned, best practices, and innovations to accelerate the expansion of access to electricity in Africa. This one-year position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Candidates must demonstrate prior experience in project management in a developing country, preferably in Africa, and document their experience in implementation of capacity-building and/or training activities for public sector institutions. A bachelor’s degree is required, but prior experience in the energy/electrification sector is not required.
Please send your complete resume, cover letter and references to: InternationalPrograms@nreca.coop.