Chemonics Senior technical advisor, Energy II IDIQ in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Senior technical advisor, Energy II IDIQ

Location:* Washington, DC

Department:Middle East

Job Level:Senior

Employment Type:Full time



Chemonics seeks a senior technical advisor for the anticipated five-year, USAID-funded, Energy II IDIQ. The senior technical advisor will provide overall leadership on program service delivery for upcoming international development projects in power and energy sector reform. The projects are expected to cover a range of topics in the political economy of national and regional power systems, including public policy, regulatory, institutional, and financial/economic development. In many cases, the projects are expected to achieve improved access to reliable and affordable clean energy; improved regulation and governance in the energy sector; and demonstrate the use of innovative technologies and business models. Projects are expected to cover the globe in scope including regional, country-specific, and D.C.-based activities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide research, technical input, and prepare assessments and reports on a variety of topics for project and business development teams.

  • Attend and present at conferences, organize training activities, and draft technical briefs. Review project work plans and other technical deliverables.

  • Support relationship management with USAID missions around the world, including liaising between the contractor and CO/COTR and Chief of Party, provide input to and review USAID reporting requirements.

  • Provide services related to designing and implementing interventions including:

  • Assessments, strategies, approaches, program designs and evaluations

  • Enabling environments for energy development and energy sector reform

  • Human resources and Institutional capacity strengthening

  • Increasing private sector participation and investment

  • Promoting innovative financing for energy projects

  • Assessing environmental implications of energy services

  • Disaster preparations, responses, and recovery


  • Advanced degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, economics, business administration, or other related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in managing and implementing energy programs.

  • At least 10 years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience including: direct supervision of professional and support staff; assembling teams of energy professionals to respond to complex assignments; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contract management.

  • Demonstrated past experience in energy sector development and significant experience in implementing programs in developing countries including post-conflict and/or transitioning countries

  • Three years of experience working in developing countries preferred.

  • Practical experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies (USG and host), regulatory bodies, utilities, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, and consumers.

  • Coordinating skills and an excellent record of working with other donors and experience working on infrastructure sector programs.

Application Instructions: Apply through our Career Center at by Saturday, July 15, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.