Power System Planning Engineer | Individual Consultant

Project: Horn of Africa Regional Integration for Sustainable Energy Supply (P174175)

Position: Power System Planning Engineer for the EAPP - PIU

Reference No. ET-EAPP-342553-CS-INDV


The Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Project Preparation of the Horn of Africa Regional Integration for Sustainable Energy Supply (HOARISES) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (the Services”) include providing the service of a Power System Planning Engineer.

The consulting services (“the Services”) of the Power System Planning Engineer will include (but is not necessarily limited to the following tasks):

  • Prepare, in collaboration with the EAPP team, terms of reference (TORs) for EAPP power system planning assignments/studies
  • Lead, Support, and Coordinate inputs of EAPP member countries to regional planning studies and ensure consistent assumptions are used across studies.
  • Provide supervision and oversight on all power system planning-related aspects of projects to ensure that assignments/studies are implemented as per requirements and timelines contained in the TORs.
  • Review of all project deliverables/documents submitted by different consultants employed by the EAPP.
  • Liaise with other power pools, in particular SAPP, on planning activities.
  • Work closely with the EAPP Planning Committee to identify and fill data gaps and perform other duties as needed.
  • Participate in relevant procurements, bid and proposal evaluations, and contract negotiations.
  • Represent EAPP at relevant meetings and clearly present the EAPP’s position as authorized by the General Secretariat.
  • Contribute to annual procurement plans associated with power system planning in consultation with the World Bank Team and the EAPP General Secretariat.
    • Follow-up and monitor contracts that cover procurement of consulting firms, and different milestones defined in the contracts.
    • Maintain, in an agreed format, records (files, emails, communication, etc.) related to all power system planning projects.
  • Provide inputs to various reports (monthly, quarterly, and annual) as may be requested by the PIU manager.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the PIU Manager

Required Qualifications/Competences

The Power System Planning Engineer shall meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, Electro-Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University. Master’s degree or Postgraduate degree in Electrical, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Management, or Economics will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the power sector with a minimum of 5 years at senior level in power system planning-related activities and project management.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in Procurement and Contract management based on international procedures such as the World Bank
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment with a capacity to work with minimal supervision.
    • Demonstrated practical experience in Power Systems Planning with in-depth understanding and skills in power system planning software like PSSE, DigSilent, and others, interconnection operations, and demand forecasting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Skills in French will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent ability in preparing reports and other project documents.
  •  Computer literacy in the use of word processors, spreadsheets, and other power system planning applications relevant to power system planning.
  • Hands-on experience with multilateral and bilaterally funded projects.
  • Experience in projects financed by external donors such as the World Bank and African Development Bank. Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the World Bank will be a plus.

Application Information

The Eastern Africa Power Pool now invites eligible individual consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested individual consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017 and August 2018, and November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

The consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Duration of the Assignment

The contract duration of the assignment/service is for one year, renewable.  Renewal of contract for an additional year(s) will be subject to satisfactory performance of the Consultant evaluated yearly. The expected start date is July 2023. 

Gender Mainstreaming

The EAPP is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Place of Work

Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) Secretariat Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Application file (Pdf format)

Consultants/Applicants interested in this assignment are required to submit an expression of interest accompanied by their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of their passport as well as education degree(s) and other relevant certificates.

Deadline of Submission

Expressions of Interest together with CVs and other required documents should be sent to the General Secretary, Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) on or before May 26, 2023, at 16:00 hours East Africa Time, in PDF format by using the following e-mail address: consultancy@eappool.org. Expressions of Interest should be clearly marked – “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR RECRUITMENT OF A POWER SYSTEM PLANNING ENGINEER, REF. NO.: ET-EAPP-342553-CS-INDV”.



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