ICF International Vacancies for Power/Energy Sector Experts in Abuja and Lagos

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world’s future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy.

Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients’ most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 65 offices worldwide.

Job Title:  Power Sector Expert

Job Description:
ICF International is seeking a full-time Power Sector Expert for the upcoming U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria. The Power Expert will work closely with the Senior Power Expert and will be responsible for supporting program design and management, supporting the development of power sector activities and working closely with various Nigerian electricity stakeholders to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget. The Expert will provide technical support in power sector planning, policy and regulatory development, transmission and distribution, electrification strategies, and procurement design, and is expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Nigeria or West Africa region.Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in electricity generation sector planning, strategy, and development
  • 5+ years relevant experience in the Southern Africa region power sector planning and management
  • Experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies, regulatory bodies, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, etc.
  • Experience working with national power agencies and energy commissions
  • Experience in clean energy and grid integration
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Power Sector Expertise – familiarity with power sector planning processes, energy modeling & tools, transmission and distribution analysis, power procurement tender process, and electrification strategies including off-grids and micro-grids
  • Capacity building expertise in transmission and distribution, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency
  • Experience with an international contractor or NGO Professional Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in power plant operations and management
  • 3+ years of regional/ international experience in energy sector programs
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
  • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of working in Southern Africa
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply for this Position

Job Title:  Senior Power Sector Expert

Job Description:
ICF International is seeking a Senior Power Sector Expert for the upcoming U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria. The Senior Power Expert will work closely with the Chief of Party and will be responsible for supporting program design and management, guiding the development of power sector activities, and working closely with various Nigerian electricity stakeholders to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget.

The Expert will provide technical support in power sector planning, model development, transmission and distribution, and off-grid options for Nigeria, and is expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Nigeria or West Africa.
The Senior Power Expert will be a key member of ICF’s team in Lagos or Abuja.
Hiring for this position is contingent on approval from USAID.

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in electricity generation sector planning, strategy, and development
  • Experience working with Nigeria power agencies
  • Experience in clean energy and grid integration
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
  • 12+ years relevant experience in  and/or West Africa power sector planning and management
  • Experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies, regulatory bodies, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, etc.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Power Sector Expertise – familiarity with power sector planning processes, energy modeling & tools, transmission and distribution analysis, and GHG accounting
  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
  • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of working in Nigeria and/or West Africa
  • Experience with an international contractor or NGO managing a program or office
  • Capacity building expertise in transmission and distribution, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency
  • Experience in power plant operations and management
  • 5+ years of regional/ international experience in energy sector programs

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply for this Position

Job Title:   Renewable Energy Specialist (Power Sector)

Job Description:

ICF International is seeking applications for a Renewable Energy Specialist position for the upcoming U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria. The Renewable Energy Specialist will work closely with the Chief-of-Party and the Senior Power Sector Expert to provide technical support in grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy, emissions reductions and low-carbon development, and GHG accounting. S/he will also support program design and management, guide the development of renewable energy related activities, and work closely with Nigeria stakeholders to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget. Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience of working in Nigeria or West Africa.
Local candidates from Nigeria and the West Africa region are encouraged to apply. Hiring for this position is contingent on approval from USAID.
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

 

• Bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy, Engineering, Economics, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
• 5+ years of experience in the renewable energy and/or off-grid power sector
• Ability to demonstrate strong technical understanding of the off-grid energy systems
• Demonstrated ability to build capacity on renewable energy and GHG accounting
• Familiarity with grid integration of renewable energy projects into transmission and distribution systems
Preferred Skills/Experience:

• 5+ years of off-grid renewable energy project development
• Knowledge of load forecasting, demand side management, and energy efficiency optimization and energy/environmental markets is an advantage
• Technical knowledge of micro grids and other isolated grid systems
• Demonstrated strong quantitative modeling skills
• Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel and Access) skills
• Familiarity with GIS modeling for transmission and distribution systems
• Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Nigeria.
• Experience with USAID programs and international donor programs related to energy
• Relevant work experience, including experience with a contractor or international NGO

Professional Skills:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply for this Position

Job Title:   Natural Gas Sector Expert

Job Description:

ICF International is seeking a full-time Natural Gas Sector Expert for the upcoming U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria. The Power Expert will work closely with the Senior Natural Gas Expert and will be responsible for supporting program design and management, supporting the development of natural gas sector activities and working closely with various Nigerian electricity stakeholders to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget.
The Expert will provide technical support in natural gas sector planning, assessment of the availability and price of natural gas for use in power generation, and commercial arrangements for gas supply to a power plant, and is expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Nigeria or the West Africa region.


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 

 

•Demonstrated experience in natural gas  sector planning, strategy, and development 
•Knowledge of gas supply and demand outlook for west Africa, including sources of gas such as African production and liquefied natural gas (LNG)
•Ability to develop excel spreadsheets to analyze supply and demand forecasts, test alternative scenarios, costs of production, processing, transportation, and distribution
•Ability to interpret reports on gas supply and demand in Africa
•An understanding of gas sales and purchase agreements, including LNG
•An understanding of gas pipeline service agreements
•Ability to assess commercially viable gas supply options for power generation
•Experience working with national power agencies and energy commissions
•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
•5+ years relevant experience in the West Africa region  power sector planning and management
•Experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies, regulatory bodies, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, etc.
Preferred Skills/Experience:

• Power Sector Expertise – familiarity with power sector planning processes, energy modeling & tools, transmission and distribution analysis, power procurement tender process, and electrification strategies including off-grids and micro-grids
• Capacity building expertise in transmission and distribution, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency
• Experience in power plant operations and management
• 3+ years of regional/ international experience in energy sector programs
• Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
• Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of working in Southern Africa
• Experience with an international contractor or NGO

Professional Skills:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply for this Position

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