Programme Officer, Energy Access – P3/P4

JOB TITLE Programme Officer, Energy Access


ANNUAL SALARY UA 49,106.81 USD 77480.72 / UA 56,591.37 USD 89,289.87
DEPARTEMENT Energy and Mines
DIRECTORATE Energy and Mines
DIVISION Energy Access and Alternative Energy
LINE SUPERVISOR Principal Programme Officer, Energy Access and Alternative Energy

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The Programme Officer Energy Access shall be based at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja. He/She shall work in the Directorate of Energy and Mines under the direct supervision of Principal Programme Officer Energy Access and Alternative Energy. He/She shall be responsible for the implementation of all the activities related to sustainable, reliable and affordable access to modern energy services, under the coordination of the Principal Programme Officer.



  • Assist in developing and harmonizing policies, regulations and institutional frameworks related to the improvement of energy access in the region;
  • Assist in the Implementation of the ECOWAS rural and peri-urban electrification Master plan and set up a regional capacity to implement its action plan;
  • Initiate the development of pilot investment programs for scaling-up access to productive use of energy and modern energy services particularly in rural areas;
  • Establish a coordination mechanism with the National and Regional Multi-sectoral groups on access to Energy Services;
  • Assist Member States to define national Energy Access strategies and policies and ensures regional/national synergies ;
  • Coordinate the technical development of the Regional Capacity Building Program for investment and programs implementation in energy access;
  • Coordinate the technical development of regional financing mechanisms to support Member States in raising funds for their national energy access programs;
  • Closely coordinates ECOWAS work with its various partners on the Energy Access Program, and work to expand relevant partnerships;
  • Contribute to the elaboration of programs to support the development and reconstruction of the energy sectors of post conflict ECOWAS Member States;
  • Increase synergy with the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre for the regional programs related to energy access at national and regional levels;
  • Develop and strengthen the cooperation with regional and sub-regional bodies with the international organization on energy access (AUC, UN SE4ALL, Power Africa etc.);
  • Represent ECOWAS Commission at the International meeting on energy access;
  • Initiate projects and prepares project documents on any relevant issues related to energy access, monitors and evaluates projects implementation.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Renewable Energy, Alternative Energy, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering or a similar field from a university of recognized standing;
  • 5 years’ progressively professional experience in the field of renewable energy promotion and development, access to energy services, energy efficiency, energy economics and bioenergy in the public or private Institution;
  • Good knowledge and experience in the planning, preparation and coordination of energy programs and projects at national and/or regional levels;
  • Technical expertise in energy policy, strategy and institutions.


  • Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.



  • ability to persuade/influence others to consider a certain point of view, adopt a new idea or implement new methods and practices;
  • ability to lead a team of trainees/junior staff and instill a spirit of teamwork to engage employees and achieve a well-defined set of activities;
  • ability to resolve challenges that occur with minimal direction and/or to recommend and explain solutions or alternatives for approval;
  • contribute to maintaining organizational unit’s performance goals and standards;
  • interpersonal skills with ability to keep a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects of relevance to timeline, quality and quantity;
  • ability to counsel, advise, consult and guide others on matters pertaining to assigned client service responsibilities and established client service standards.



  • demonstrate respect for cultural differences, fairness and ability to relate well with people from varied backgrounds, nationality, gender, ethnicity, race and religion;
  • understanding of diverse cultural views especially within West Africa, with sensitivity to group differences; ability to challenge bias and to practice tolerance and empathy;
  • ability to listen actively, consider people’s concerns and apply judgement, tact and diplomacy;
  • ability to work in a diverse and inclusive interactive environment that benefits from diverse strengths;
  • ability to encourage, empower, and advocate for people in an unbias and transparent manner.
  • knowledge of ECOWAS institutions, sectors, programmes and policies;
  • knowledge of member states development trends, indicators, challenges and opportunities as it relates to project/programme assigned to own position.
  • ability to study data/information from a variety of sources, identify anomalies, trends and issues, present findings, and make recommendations;
  • ability to use evidence and research to inform policies and programs and identify relevant and appropriate sources of information, including stakeholders, regional institutions and/or internal committees;
  • demonstrate operational computer proficiency using appropriate tools;
  • ability to convey information clearly and concisely in a succinct and organized manner through both writing and verbal means;
  • proficiency in information communication technologies(ICT);
  • Fluency in oral and written expressions in one of the ECOWAS official languages of the Community (English, French & Portuguese). Knowledge of an additional one will be an added advantage;
  • ability to develop, implement an individual action plan for achieving specific work goals;
  • ability to organize work, set priorities, and work within timelines, giving attention to details, stakeholders, indicators and risks;
  • ability to identify, collect and assess indicators to monitor performance and to take proactive remedial action as required.






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