Chief of Party, USAID/Power Africa Empower Nigeria.

DT Global

Management & Business Development

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 month ago

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DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global - launched in 2019 - is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.

Position  Summary:

DT Global seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development’s Power Africa Empower Nigeria program. The program has three ambitious, interconnected objectives to: 1) end energy poverty; 2) accelerate a carbon free future; and 3) bolster energy sector investment and innovation.

Under objective 1, ending energy poverty, the Empower Nigeria program will increase the availability of and access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and clean energy in Nigeria to reach measurable economic growth and achieve development outcomes, such as reducing poverty, improving livelihoods, and increasing inclusive access to electricity - enabled services in areas such as health, education, sanitation and food security. Activities under this objective will also support the accelerated connection of more Nigerian homes, businesses, and institutions to electricity and increase its productive use.

Through objective 2, accelerating a carbon free future, Empower Nigeria will work reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by supporting cleaner electricity generation delivered by the grid and accelerat ing distributed renewable energy projects. The program will also support government resource planning leading to the adoption and integration of renewable energy sources and solutions to meet climate action commitments.

Under objective 3,Empower Nigeria will help crowd-in new technologies,innovations, and financing that scales access and impact, increase access to private capital investment,including improved uptake of climate funds, and working in partnership with state governments and regional West African institutions to improve the enabling environment for energy sector investment and innovation.

The chief of party is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Empower Nigeria program. This position will be based in Abuja, with frequent travel within Nigeriarequired. Final recruitment for this position is contingent on a contract award to DT Global and is subject to USAID approval.

Primary Responsibilities:

Providing overall vision, management, and strategic leadership to the Activity.

Identifying adjustments in scope and operations to ensure that the project adapts to changes in need and context.

Supervising and empowering all personnel.

Establishing effective partnerships with other U.S. government agencies, African partners, development partners, non- governmental organizations, and a wide variety of other stakeholders. 

Effectively communicating in large publicsettings, as well as with senior government officials.

Ensuring that managerial, administrative, and financial procedures comply with USAID policies and procedures.

Education & Minimum  Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.

Minimum ten (10) years of management experience implementing energy programs on-and beyond-the-grid. Sub- Saharan Africa work experience is preferred.

Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, andleadership skills including the ability to manage high-level relationships.

Proven ability to form collaborative relationships with intergovernmental, government representatives and other stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead a dynamic team of professionals across large geographies.

Prior experience effectively managing large, complex activities and achieving performance objectives.

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.

DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

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