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01 Mars 2022 Il y a 3 mois

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition – we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA,  Spain  and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors  in order to  deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world.

Position  Summary: 

DT Global is implementing a contract supporting USAID programs in the MENA region. Under this contract, the Energy Specialist will support the USAID/Tunisia Mission.

The Energy Specialist will support USAID/Tunisia’s new energy project, which is aimed at improving the performance of the Tunisian state-owned electrical utility, diversifying and securing a reliable energy supply, promoting advanced energy systems, and engaging the private sector in the development and implementation of innovative solutions. More specifically, the Energy Specialist will:

  • Provide policy and technical advice on the constraints and opportunities for Tunisia’s energy sector development;
  • Review engineering documents for energy activities;
  • Monitor the progress of energy activities and verify that activities are completed in accordance with technical and quality standards; and,
  • Identify actual and potential problems related to design and energy activities and assist in resolving program issues.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional advice to USAID/Tunisia on models for private sector participation, approaches to improving utility management and operations, and improvements to legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Evaluate contractor work plans and provide written feedback on alternatives for improvement.
  • Review, evaluate, and make professional recommendations concerning the engineering feasibility of proposed energy activities and assess their environmental, social, and economic impact.
  • Assess the operation and maintenance requirements for proposed energy activities and ensure these requirements are reflected in technical and contractual documents.
  • Provide advice and written feedback on engineering feasibility, designs, and plans for energy activities. Evaluate final engineering documents, cost estimates, schedules, health and safety plans, quality control and assurance plans and equipment requirements, and provide written feedback and recommendations for improvement.
  • Conduct site visits to monitor the progress, quality, safety, and environmental compliance of energy engineering activities and prepare site visit reports to USAID with recommendations.
  • Submit ad-hoc and periodic status reports and briefings to USAID regarding progress and performance, challenges, and suggested corrective actions of USAID-funded energy activities.
  • Provide regular advice to USAID staff on alternate approaches to creatively resolve technical problems.
  • Verify the completion of works and recommend acceptance or rejection of the works to USAID as well as monitor and analyze related claims (if any).
  • Participate in project and activity implementation meetings and other technical USAID meetings as required.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with public and private sector stakeholders and keep abreast of and report on developments in the energy sector.
  • Perform other duties as assigned necessary to achieve USAID’s energy portfolio goals.


Education & Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Power or Energy engineering is required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the energy sector is required. Demonstrated experience should be in at least one of the following areas: renewable energy development and grid integration; energy sector finance; energy efficiency and demand-side management models applicable to electricity supply systems; utility management and performance improvement; and policy and regulatory reforms to incentivize private sector investments in the energy sector.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain strong contacts with counterparts in the private sector as well as the Tunisian government.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms and to prepare required reports in proper format and language.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English as well as Arabic and/or French are required.

Core Competencies: 

TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion,  trust  and commitment.

COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.

CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates,  monitors  and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.

PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior,  integrity  and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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