• A call for individual consultants for renewable energy has been launched by the South Sudan Electricity Corporation
  • The eligible candidate will help prepare a Renewable Energy Development Program while also advising and assisting the corporation in the bidding process
  • AfDB may fund the program with a grant of $990,000 from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)

South Sudan Electricity Corporation (SSEC) is seeking to hire a project manager on consultant basis to help the government prepare a Renewable Energy Development Program. International individual consultants can apply for the position of a project manager for the program.

Broad scope of work comprises coordination and implementation of the program along with advising and assisting SSEC in the bidding process. The assignment will commence from November 1, 2019 and will last for 12 months with the possibility of extension for another six months.

Eligibility conditions for the role include experience in development of private sector grid connected solar PV projects and associated battery storage. Interested eligible consultants have time till September 24, 2019 to respond to this call.

For its renewable energy program, the Government of South Sudan is seeking a grant of $990,000 from the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA). Details of the call can be viewed on the website of AfDB.

South Sudan officially came up on the world map as an independent nation in 2011 breaking away from Sudan. According to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), South Sudan is the least electrified country in the world with only 30 MW of total installed electricity capacity out of which only 22 MW is operational, and depends entirely on imported diesel to run generators.