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Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Lead, USAID EECA

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight, and integration of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion approaches across all EECA activities.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of the project’s GESI strategy and support the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team in the development and adaptation of tools and approaches to support the MEL strategy
  • Work closely with the MEL team to ensure that GESI concerns are reflected in the MEL plan and framework. Ensure gender sensitive performance indicators are in place and GESI outcomes are measured throughout the life of the project.
  • Lead the design and integration of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) activities and tools in work planning to promote gender equity in project implementation and achieve GESI project outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the technical team on integrating GESI activities in technical assistance, grants, and capacity building.  Use GESI analysis to purposefully engage women, girls, youth, and other vulnerable populations in all program activities.
  • Work closely with EECA program staff and partners to build their capacity and increase their understanding of GESI issues and integrate these in program activities.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to engage under-represented demographics in employment opportunities within the energy sector
  • Design inclusion strategies for the energy sector and lead inclusion activities across program objectives 

What We Value 

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, gender studies, anthropology, international development, sociology, or a related field
  • At least 7 years of experience with gender equity and social inclusion, women’s empowerment, and work with marginalized or displaced populations, preferably in energy focused programming. 
  • Experience working in the energy sector in East and/or Central Africa required. 
  • Experience working with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Experience convening technical and management teams quickly to respond to client requests. 
  • Knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change policies, laws, and capacity constraints. 
  • Fluency in English is required
  • East or Central African nationals are encouraged to apply.    

Lead Project Finance Analyst, USAID

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Key Roles And Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality, timely support, and guidance to Project team for assigned 2-5 medium-to-complex projects in HQ and in the site office according to Project Finance RACI charts and site office segregation of duties matrices:
    • Attend regular meetings with project team,
    • Understand and be interested in project in general, not only the finances,
    • Perform timely monthly budget tracking and analysis aligned with project needs, review, validate and report project actual costs incurred for labor, expense and travel,
    • Prepare and manage project specific deliverables related to financial or contractual requirements (such as invoicing, supporting back-up data, limitation of funds communications, etc.)
    • Collaborate with Portfolio Manager/ Project Director to build appropriate work breakdown structure to comply with client requirements and allow for accurate time charging and financial projections.
    • Perform timely subcontractor monitoring, as well as vendor invoice review in alignment with forecasts and workplans,
    • Compile documentation requested for client reviews/ audits,
    • Other project financial needs.
  • Provide high quality support and guidance to F&A managers and site teams:
    • Timely and accurate ROV review in compliance with client requirements and Abt policies and procedures,
    • Continuous communication with F&A manager, proper issue tracking and correction
    • Provide guidance and site team capacity building based on discovered issues.
  • Take ownership for all finance-related tasks for assigned projects and ensure timeliness and high-quality on all project finance deliverables with minimal guidance from direct supervisor/PFM:
    • Periodic Estimate at Completion (EAC) and Variable Consideration (VC) reports
    • Quarterly Forecast, annual planning
    • Monthly Variance explanation
    • Accruals
    • Other company-level project deliverables
  • Develop workplan budgets and budget modifications for project teams that align to contractual requirements, proposal, and project WBS; Work with Portfolio Manager and Project Finance Manager to adjust as appropriate.
  • Comply with company, client, local and other legal requirements, and regulations,
  • Initiate purchase requisitions in Oracle in support of project services and material purchase needs
  • Work with procurement team to review vendor and consultant agreements to validate funding and contract type are appropriate based on prime contract including subcontracts and materials purchases.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations (FARs and AIDARs)
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel spreadsheet programs
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently, and familiarity with current Internet resources.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Good management and planning skills of project tasks
  • French language speaking skills desirable/ not required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience

Deputy Project Director, Healthcare Electrification & Telecommunications Alliance (HETA)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide general oversight and guidance to country programs, with a focus on implementation and performance of installations and increasing buy-ins from private sector and other institutions
  • Oversee quality assurance & standards development, systems, and O&M
  • Oversee environmental mitigation and monitoring planning and reporting
  • Support the planning of project milestones and high-level goals in coordination with clients and partners, assist in the development of annual planning and timely, high-quality implementation of activities and deliverables
  • Represent HFE Activity to promote HFE initiatives in Africa; present on potential facilities that could be candidates for HFE and identify private sector partners with interest in contributing to HFE in support of health and resilience outcomes
  • Develop and manage relationships with key project stakeholders including private sector firms and institutions, NGOs, international donor organizations, and other institutional and research partners under the project
  • Oversee country program administrative and operations management systems and processes required to support activity implementation, ensuring compliance with client, partner, and Abt policies and regulations
  • With support from the Finance and Contracts Director, oversee country financial, administrative, contractual, and HR processes and procedures that meet activity needs and corporate and client requirements.
  • Manage collaborative activities with partners across the sub-Saharan African region
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Qualifications

  • MBA or a master’s degree in international business, economics, management, or related field
  • Significant experience in project development, financing, and operation and maintenance of distributed solar energy systems in a developing country context, preferably Africa
  • Minimum of twelve years of progressively responsible experience in one or several of the following technical sectors: renewable energy development; global health; international value chain strengthening, small and medium enterprise development growth; and business development
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging private sector funding and/or engaging with private sector stakeholders
  • At least five years of experience in a managerial or leadership role is required
  • Experience with US Government rules and regulations is preferred
  • French language skills preferred

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience

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