Tetra Tech is implementing the Power the Future Program (PtF) under a four-year contract with USAID since end-August 2017. PtF will enhance regional cooperation on shared energy resources, working across the five countries of Central Asia to accelerate the transition to clean energy. While the work will be most significant in Tajikistan, PtF will work in each country of Central Asia, following international best practices, to create effective enabling environments for private sector investments in renewable energy (RE) that accounts for the low wholesale and retail electricity prices that are common throughout the region. PtF will also support development of policy and regulatory preconditions for investment in RE and energy efficiency (EE). Through improved efficiency, support for renewable energy projects, and new efforts to catalyze local renewable energy investment, USA1D aims to create economic development opportunities across the five countries of Central Asia.
Tetra Tech will provide a variety of implementation support services for PtF including renewable energy policy design and support, power system planning and operational support, competitive procurement support, improving energy efficiency, knowledge management, coordination, demonstrations and pilots. The two main objectives being carried out under the PtF are:
Objective 1: Support Tajikistan to Meet Clean Energy Goals
Objective 2: Increased Regional Deployment of Clean Energy
Within each these, there are related tasks and activities. Each task has a Task Leader who guides and manages its activities. In addition, a Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall management of PtF in coordination with Energy Technical Expert, DCOP and contracts manager.
In response to the request of the Government of Tajikistan PtF will provide limited support to the GOT in establishing and operating of a fund promoting development of RE and EE (RE/EE Fund). Tetra Tech appointed RE Technical Advisor will assist the Ministry of Energy and Water’s designated personnel in accelerating RE developments and improving management of RE projects and will report directly to the COP.
Renewable Energy Policy Advisor in Tajikistan will be hired for six months preparation period. If valuable results are achieved during preparation period contract with advisor might be extended upon receiving USAID approval.
RE Technical Advisor will include the following general responsibilities:
Preparation Period Responsibilities (Six Months)
- Support development of the updated concept for a RE/EE Fund (two months)
- Draft the TOR for development of the RE/EE Fund (two months)
- Estimate the budget and potential funding sources for the RE/EE Fund (two months)
- Support development of the founding documents and registration of the RE/EE Fund (six months)
- Support knowledge sharing activities on RE technologies, identify training needs and partner institution and support in RE and EE capacity building trainings and workshops and other knowledge management activities (six months)
- Support RE technical knowledge sharing activities with other CA countries (six months)
- Participate in the assessment of the current status, technical constrains and growth opportunities of the RE/EE sector in Tajikistan (six months)
Extended Period Responsibilities (After Six Months)
- Engage RE/EE stakeholder activities (one year)
- Support improved data collection from existing sources, and data analyses for RE resource potential and project operation (one year)
- Support improvement of RE resource maps (one year)
- Develop recommendations for optimal RE technologies for TJ (high elevation, low temperatures, high level of snowfall, high radiation, high level of ultraviolet), and economic evaluation of the proposed solutions (one year)
- Support technical and economic evaluation of RE projects and development of standards for RE equipment (two years)
- Support development of the legal and regulatory framework for the RE/EE Fund (two years)
- Support development and implementation of data exchange standards for interconnection of information systems (two years)
- Support other program activities as requested by COP (two years)
- University degree in Energy and Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
- Must be fluent in Russian and have good English command. Fluency in Tajik is a plus.
- 5 or more years of relevant experience in power system operations, engineering, analysis.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of Tajikistan’s and potentially regional power systems, markets, development plans, integration opportunities, international studies, etc.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience working with USAID or other donor-funded projects is a plus
- Experience working with government agencies, Barki Tajik, industry associations and academic institutions is a plus.
- Knowledge of computer software for project management
Location: Dushanbe with possible travel to other cities in Tajikistan.
Deadline: January 2nd, 2019
All interested candidates should send their CVs to email@example.com no later than January 2nd, 2019.