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    If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

    Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

    We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.
    Our website is www.icfi.com.

    ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

    Renewable Energy Specialist (Power Sector)

     

    Job Description:

    ICF International is seeking applications for a Renewable Energy Specialist position for the upcoming U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria. The Renewable Energy Specialist will work closely with the Chief-of-Party and the Senior Power Sector Expert to provide technical support in grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy, emissions reductions and low-carbon development, and GHG accounting. S/he will also support program design and management, guide the development of renewable energy related activities, and work closely with Nigeria stakeholders to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget. Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience of working in Nigeria or West Africa.Local candidates from Nigeria and the West Africa region are encouraged to apply. Hiring for this position is contingent on approval from USAID.Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Renewable Energy, Engineering, Economics, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
    • 5+ years of experience in the renewable energy and/or off-grid power sector
    • Ability to demonstrate strong technical understanding of the off-grid energy systems
    • Demonstrated ability to build capacity on renewable energy and GHG accounting
    • Familiarity with grid integration of renewable energy projects into transmission and distribution systems

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • 5+ years of off-grid renewable energy project development
    • Knowledge of load forecasting, demand side management, and energy efficiency optimization and energy/environmental markets is an advantage
    • Technical knowledge of micro grids and other isolated grid systems
    • Demonstrated strong quantitative modeling skills
    • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel and Access) skills
    • Familiarity with GIS modeling for transmission and distribution systems
    • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Nigeria.
    • Experience with USAID programs and international donor programs related to energy
    • Relevant work experience, including experience with a contractor or international NGO

    Professional Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

     

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    Natural Gas Sector Expert

     

    Job Description:

    ICF International is seeking a full-time Natural Gas Sector Expert for the upcoming U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP) based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria. The Power Expert will work closely with the Senior Natural Gas Expert and will be responsible for supporting program design and management, supporting the development of natural gas sector activities and working closely with various Nigerian electricity stakeholders to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget. The Expert will provide technical support in natural gas sector planning, assessment of the availability and price of natural gas for use in power generation, and commercial arrangements for gas supply to a power plant, and is expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Nigeria or the West Africa region.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience in natural gas sector planning, strategy, and development
    • Knowledge of gas supply and demand outlook for west Africa, including sources of gas such as African production and liquefied natural gas (LNG)
    • Ability to develop excel spreadsheets to analyze supply and demand forecasts, test alternative scenarios, costs of production, processing, transportation, and distribution
    • Ability to interpret reports on gas supply and demand in Africa
    • An understanding of gas sales and purchase agreements, including LNG
    • An understanding of gas pipeline service agreements
    • Ability to assess commercially viable gas supply options for power generation
    • Experience working with national power agencies and energy commissions
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
    • 5+ years relevant experience in the West Africa region power sector planning and management
    • Experience working with a range of program partners, including government agencies, regulatory bodies, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, etc.

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Power Sector Expertise – familiarity with power sector planning processes, energy modeling & tools, transmission and distribution analysis, power procurement tender process, and electrification strategies including off-grids and micro-grids
    • Capacity building expertise in transmission and distribution, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency
    • Experience in power plant operations and management
    • 3+ years of regional/ international experience in energy sector programs
    • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Energy, Operations Research, Environmental Science, and/or Science or related field
    • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of working in Southern Africa
    • Experience with an international contractor or NGO Professional Skills:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
    • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

    Method of Application

    Interested in these positions, apply online on Taleo

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