Programme Officer Alternative Energy Development and Energy Transition

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Programme Officer Alternative Energy Development and Energy Transition

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Job title
Programme Officer Alternative Energy Development and Energy Transition
ECOWAS Commission
  • Nigeria
Sub-Saharan Africa
Type of job
permanent contract

Energy Access
Language of description
Job description
Role Overview:

The Program Officer Alternative Energy Development and Energy Transition 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 the development of new sources of energy and cleaner energy, under the coordination of the Principal Programme Officer.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing policies and strategies for the development and increase of use of alternative energy in the region.
  • Promote the development of renewable solutions to strengthen access to electricity in the region.
  • Ensure the readiness of Member states toward the transition to clean fuels in the region (biogas and biofuel) through the development of a regional capacity building program.
  • Initiate the development of pilot investment programs for scaling up the production and access to biofuels in the region.
  • Ensure coordination at the national and regional levels of the renewable energy unit and energy efficiency contributions with the regional initiatives toward an efficient energy transition.
  • Coordinate the development and promotion of member states investment programs to increase access to productive use of alternative energy.
  • Assists Member States to define national strategies and policies for the development of alternative energy solutions and ensures regional/national synergies.
  • Coordinate the technical development of regional funding mechanisms to support the development of alternative energy projects in Member states.
  • Establish a coordination mechanism with the National and Regional Multi-sectoral groups on renewable energy promotion.
  • Coordinates ECOWAS activities with its various partners on energy transition solutions and works to expand relevant partnerships.
  • Increase synergy with the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre (ECREEE) for the regional programs on renewable energy at national and regional levels.
  • Develop and strengthen the cooperation with regional and sub-regional bodies with international organizations on alternative energy.
  • Represents ECOWAS Commission at the International meeting related to alternative energy.
  • Initiates projects and prepares project documents, monitors, and evaluates project implementation.
  • Performs any other related tasks as may be assigned by the PPO Energy Access and Alternative Energy.
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