- A Renewable Energy Expert and Project Manager is sought by the Ministry of Energy and Water in Angola to help implement Angola Renewable Energy Program (AREP)
- Prospective individual consultant will be required to coordinate, advise and assist the ministry in implementing AREP, through which the government wants to establish and operationalize an IPP procurement framework
- Once hired, the consultant will be expected to report to work on April 1, 2019
- Last date to submit expressions of interest for interested individual consultants is March 1, 2019
The Ministry of Energy and Water (MINEA) in Africa’s Angola is looking for a long-term Renewable Energy Expert and Project Manager to help in implementation of its Angola Renewable Energy Program (AREP) through which the government wants to roll out different windows of competitive, transparent and streamlined bidding.
This dedicated framework will act as a one-stop shop for all future competitive procurement for energy independent power producers (IPP) in the African country.
In September 2018, the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a $1 million grant from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support Angola’s AREP initiative with the establishment of a new dedicated entity in the form of Energy Project Implementation Support (EPISU) (see New RE Entity In Angola). Part of the proceeds from this grant will be used to recruit this project manager.
Job description involves coordinating with MINEA, advising and assisting the ministry in implementing AREP, along with establishing and operationalizing an IPP procurement framework. The manager will be embedded with the National Directorate of Renewable Energy and will be on board for 12 months, starting April 1, 2019.
With AREP, the government is trying to encourage private investments into renewable energy generation and reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuel resources.
Interested individual consultants may submit their expressions of interest by March 1, 2019. Details are available on the website of the AfDB.