Consultant - Abuja

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Published on 14.08.2019


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Position : Consultant - Abuja

The services to be provided by the Consultant are described below and the duration of the contract will cover an initial period of three (3) years including one (1) year renewable probationary period. the basis of satisfactory performance. The total duration of the contract could cover more than three years depending on the needs of the project.

The Consultant will be full-time at the ECOWAS Commission office in Abuja.


  • Ensure overall management and technical aspects in the development and implementation of the project under the direction of the ECOWAS Director of Energy;
  • Be responsible for the administrative management, negotiation of contracts, control and technical coordination of the project;
  • Supervise all operations related to the project inventory and supervise the construction work in collaboration with the engineer and the project implementation units in the beneficiary states;
  • Ensure compliance with World Bank rules, including procurement, financial management, environmental and social management; develop annual work plans, annual budgets, and semi-annual and annual project reports;
  • Assist the Director of Energy in the preparation of World Bank supervision missions and Steering Committee meetings;
  • Assist the Director of Energy in the control of strict compliance with project management issues in accordance with the management procedures of the PIM and the World Bank;
  • Ensure the regional coordination of the project in collaboration with the national coordinators;
  • On the delegation of the Energy Director of the ECOWAS Commission, act as interface between the Bank and ECOWAS on the one hand, the Bank and the national coordinators on the other hand, and transmit any information to the Director of ECOWAS. Energy;
  • Participate in the recruitment of all consultants, including the drafting of terms of reference and budgets; contribute to the pre-selection and evaluation of proposals / qualifications of individual firms / consultants, negotiation and drafting of contracts;
  • Ensure that bidding documents and contracts contain all necessary provisions;
  • Oversee the performance of contractors in dealing with technical and financial matters; provide corrective action where appropriate;
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned to it by the ECOWAS Director of Energy
Required profile for job ad : Consultant - Abuja
  • Must have a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering or a related field;
  • Proven skills in communication, mediation and conflict resolution among stakeholders, entrepreneurs, donors and equipment suppliers in different cultural environments, preferably with experience from low-income countries (Member States). fragile);
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the electricity distribution sector, supply standards and the ability to interpret and effectively execute the contract terms of different suppliers and companies.

Professional Experience:

  • Must have at least ten (10) years of professional experience in the fields of electricity distribution and project management; prior experience in managing regional projects would be an asset;
  • Must have participated in at least three (3) network expansion or electrification projects (HTA / BTA / BT) within the last ten (10) years, including one in project leader or equivalent;
  • Must have experience and understanding of the methodology of electrical system planning and analysis software as well as electrical network interconnection rules;
  • Must demonstrate one (1) previous experience with a World Bank Energy Project;
  • Must have a good knowledge of the issues and problems facing the energy sector in the ECOWAS region.
Job criteria for job ad : Consultant - Abuja
Job category:
R&D, project management
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Experience level:
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