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Power Sector Reform Specialist (Transmission)

Full Time Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal)
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India - helping to spur investments and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.

Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal) entity. These positions will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
  • Kathmandu,
  • Post Date: 2019-04-07
  • Apply Before: 2019-04-27 [Latest by NPT 17:00 Hrs (GMT +5:45)]
  • No. of Position: 1
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  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Development Sector
  • Education Qualification Bachelor's

Job Description

Position: Power Sector Reform Specialist (Transmission)
Division: Project Delivery
Report to: Project Manager – Power Sector Technical Assistance
Band C
 
Background & Position Description
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The Compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India—helping to spur investments, and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.
 
Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal entity. This position will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
 
Position Objective
The Power Sector Technical Assistance Specialist (Transmission) under the supervision of the Power Sector TA Project Manager, Technical Assistance, is responsible is responsible for the daily execution, monitoring, and supervision of a range of activities supporting the Electricity Transmission Project’s (ETP) Technical Assistance Activity related to strengthening operations at the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) ensuring consistency with established work plans and implementation guidelines.
 
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
Management
  • Under the direction of the Project Manager, prepare, update and monitor all relevant project management tools including but not limited to: work plans (schedules), procurement plans, detailed financial plans (budgets), risk management plans and scoping documents (activity descriptions, terms of reference, etc.);
  • Ensure the delivery of effective technical assistance activities by securing and overseeing high-quality contractors through development of comprehensive scoping documents; preparing tender documents; conducting high-quality procurements; and implementing robust contract management procedures;
  • Consolidate project statistics from multiple sources and review these for accuracy and compliance with established formats to support implementation, monitoring, and analytics;
  • Advise Project Manager, Technical Assistance, of issues related to the implementation of the project in order ensure the continuity of project delivery;
  • Monitor project budget, procurement activities, and contracts, ensuring that these are consistent with established MCA guidelines and that issues and discrepancies are resolved and reported. On quarterly basis, support preparation of disbursement request packages to ensure consistent flow of funding;
  • Monitor project timelines and milestones, anticipate delivery issues, and ensure that staff and external stakeholders are kept informed of project status to support overall project management and delivery; and
  • Maintain project documentation and Operations Manuals ensuring that these are current and reflecting lessons learned to support the improvement of projects/processes.
Implementation
  • Execute and/or oversee a range of project implementation and support activities as defined by the project plan ensuring that these are delivered on a timely basis to support broader project initiatives and objectives, and ensure consistency of quality;
  • Establish and sustain relationships with critical stakeholders at ETP partners to facilitate implementation of the Technical Assistance Activity through delivery of effective technical assistance, stakeholder engagement and dialogue, and other requirements to advance ETP goals;
  • Monitor implementation of activities and recommendations delivered under the ETP and identify options to address gaps in implementation or follow through on recommendations;
  • Represent the Technical Assistance Activity team as an integrated component of the MCA-Nepal ETP to project stakeholders (e.g., with national/local government counterparts, civil society, project beneficiaries, etc.) ensuring that collaborative relationships are built and maintained to facilitate the delivery of the program;
  • Coordinate with relevant MCA-Nepal staff the effective gender and social inclusion into the development and implementation of the TA (transmission); and
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of all ongoing activities linked to strengthening the power sector to include other technical assistance activities, institutional changes at ETP partners, sector investments, legal or regulatory changes, etc., as required to ensure the Technical Assistance Activity reflects current context.
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business, Management, Engineering, or other relevant field of study; Advanced Degree is preferred. Project Management Professional certification (PMP) is a plus.
  • At least five (5) years of cumulative experience (notwithstanding whether earned before, after or during pursuit of required academic qualification) professionallyin institutional reform and organizational development processes, particularly in public sector organizations.
  • At least two (2) years of experience managing complex projects on time/on budget (>$1 million) including procurement, implementation and closeout phases
  • Fluency with written and oral communication in Nepali and English
  • Intimate knowledge of, and experience with, Nepal’s energy sector, preferably including an understanding of electric utility operations challenges and related development strategies. 
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader and in consensus building; strong capability to multi-task and manage multiple work streams simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural local and international stakeholders and counterparts.
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.
  • Responsible and flexible attitude and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Computer skills (MS office, MS Project, Management Information Systems). 
  • Have high integrity and exercise good judgement;
 
 This Position Description is subject to revisions/updates as necessary to ensure alignment to the organization’s strategic direction and structure. Revisions to the description are subject to applicable Human Resources policies and procedures, and official versions of each Position Description are maintained by Human Resources.
 
 

Protocols for the confidentiality

“Protocols for the confidentiality” is designed to collect and maintain identifiable information about applicants. Data will be collected anonymously by the specified person and will be removed and destroyed as soon as possible by the completion of this specific assignment. No access to any other organizations/ person and shall be based on a “need to know” and "minimum necessary" standard.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTOCOL— PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Information, applications and documents that are deemed to be of a highly sensitive nature or to be inadequately protected by the CONFI¬DENTIAL classification shall be classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and access to them shall be restricted solely to persons with a specific need for specific assignment only.

The staffs of the Rolling Plans including client institution shall establish a control and tracking system for documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, including the maintenance of control logs. Documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL shall be (i) maintained by only specific staff with written commitment; (ii) kept under security key or given equivalent protection when not in use; and (iii) in the case of physical documents, transmitted by an inner envelope indicating the classification marking and an outer envelope indicating no classification, or, in the case of documents in electronic form, transmitted by encrypted or password-secured system.

For purposes of this protocol, the following individuals are deemed to have a specific need to know: (i) the executive consultant; (ii) the project manager/recruitment and selection consultant; (iii) the international consultant of Rolling Plans and; (v) the respective designated representatives of Government of Nepal.

Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed in any documents/files of trust and with the expectation that it will not be divulged to others/ process without permission in ways that are inconsistent with the understanding of the original disclosure. Rolling Plans assure that the information shall be used for specific purpose published in this system and service only.

When it is necessary to collect and maintain identifiable data, Rolling Plans will ensure that the protocol includes the necessary safeguards to maintain confidentiality of identifiable data and data security appropriate to the degree of risk from disclosure.
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