Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is recruiting for an assistant to its Energy Procurement Expert for our project work in Kosovo. This position is for work under our regional support contract with USAID.
The Republic of Kosovo has signed agreements with ContourGlobal to construct the new Kosova e Re (KRPP) 500 MW lignite fired power plant. The KRPP project agreements include a fuel supply contract, which requires that Korporata Energjetike e Kosovës (KEK) supply lignite to KRPP. It is anticipated that the KRPP project will reach financial close in 2019, coming online in 2023 or 2024.
Given the critical importance of the mine to support the present generation fleet and the KRPP, the expectation is that there will be several associated procurement activities. Senior management of KEK has requested support from USAID to assist in its procurement process. This activity seeks to support KEK in designing, implementing and monitoring a procurement process that meets international standards for transparency and economic value, delivering maximum benefits to electricity consumers to support Kosovo’s economic growth.
The approach is to place an advisor within KEK for a period of approximately 11 months, beginning as soon as possible. The advisor will reside in Kosovo full time. Overall, the approach proposed assumes an advisor working on location at KEK, in the procurement function, reporting to the Managing Director of KEK. This advisor will then have access to a resource pool of specialist skills in the disciplines required to support specific procurements such as mining engineering, network engineering, legal, etc.
- Provide research and administrative support to the assigned Energy Procurement Expert.
- Manage activity documents and records and assist in editing procedures and recommendations being presented to KEK
- Assist in the provision/editing and transmittal of work plans, progress reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly) and the project’s final report
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, policy, business, finance, economics, or law.
- Minimum 4 years of experience in international work in Kosovo.
- Research experience in EU integration topics
- English fluency is required
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.
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