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14JAN- International Program Officer, Energy Regulation - National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)- Deadline: JAN29

Organization Description

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1889. Within its membership are the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Specifically, NARUC's member agencies regulate the activities of telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC also has associate members from over 20 other countries.

Location

Washington, DC

Job Description

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) seeks a Program Officer to support international energy regulatory programs that promote exchange between U.S. public utility commissions and regulatory agencies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This position is grant-funded under a Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and NARUC, and is offered on a contractual basis, through September 30, 2016.

Job Responsibilities

Plans, coordinates, organizes and implements energy regulatory programs for developing countries. Develops detailed program agendas for implementation of workshops, trainings, partnership exchanges and other activities, and prepares related expense reports. Creates annual budgets and workplans and writes related annual, quarterly and trip reports. Contributes to development of scopes of work, requests for proposals, and consulting agreements, and liaises with consultants. Implements program monitoring and evaluation requirements, and documents program implementation results for submission to USAID. Communicates with domestic and international partners on an ongoing basis.

Job Requirements

Highly qualified candidates will possess:

  • A master's degree, or equivalent years experience
  • Sound knowledge of the electricity/energy sector and regulatory issues in emerging and transitioning economies
  • Experience with USAID regulations and procedures
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Superior communication, organizational, and computer related skills
  • At least 5 years of work experience, with 3 years of experience organizing in-country workshops, trainings and exchanges
  • Project/program management experience
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Political Science, Energy and Environment, Economics or a related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably coordinating energy-related workshops and meetings
  • International work or travel experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent written, verbal, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Solid research skills
  • Well-honed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel within U.S. and overseas
  • International and domestic travel required (approx 25% of time)

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Ms. Ruth Magin, Deputy Director, International Programs, rmagin@naruc.org, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international. No telephone calls. Must be U.S. citizen or have US work permit, and valid passport. EOE.

Deadline:

January 29, 2016