Director, Energy Practice

ECODIT LLC

About the organization

ECODIT is an international development firm working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally-and socially-responsible development around the world. We provide technical assistance services ranging from quick-turnaround assessments and evaluations to design and implementation of long-term multi-million dollar projects. Since its founding in 1993, ECODIT has provided more than $100M of professional services through over 250 projects/contracts to diverse clients in more than 50 countries. Building on our track record of success, we have continuously expanded the depth and breadth of our expertise in the water, energy, environment, and urban and local governance sectors.

To serve our clients most effectively, ECODIT has two permanent office locations: one in the Washington, DC area (USA) and one in Beirut (Lebanon), as well as project-dedicated offices in Da Nang, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Duties

The Director of the Energy Practice provides strategic direction and leadership to sustainably grow the ECODIT’s donor-funded energy sector development practice, and affirm its reputation as a reliable provider of high-quality technical assistance services worldwide. S/he provides high level technical expertise that can be applied to an existing portfolio of donor funded energy access, energy sector reform, and economic development projects -- primarily in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. S/he also provides thought leadership and insights on project management approaches in the energy sector. S/he develops strategic sector expansion plans and guides new business pursuits that expand the firm’s project portfolio and enhances our reputation. The Director of the Energy Practice is a member of ECODIT’s Senior Management Team and reports to the President or his designee.

Qualifications

Master’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience in energy management, energy technology and/or energy policy, climate change, engineering, finance, sustainable development, international relations, business administration, or another related field (a Bachelor’s with 12 years may be substituted);
Experience in designing, managing and implementing energy programs in developing countries on donor funded projects, including creating enabling environments for energy sector reform and governance and catalyzing private sector participation and investment;
Experience in leading business capture and technical approach development for USAID energy proposals;
Supervisory experience, including managing teams of professionals to implement energy projects and/or respond to energy solicitations;
Substantive energy sector technical expertise in service areas relevant to developing country energy sector reform and energy access (e.g. regulatory, engineering, transmission, distribution, policy, financing, economic analysis, feasibility studies, etc.).

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV immediately. ECODIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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