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Energy Community Secretariat seeking to hire Electricity Expert

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October 11, 2018

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The Energy Community Secretariat is looking for a professional to fill in the vacant post of Electricity Expert at Eastern Partnership Assistance Unit interested in an international employment opportunity.

The Energy Community has recently concluded a project financing agreement with the European Commission for the implementation of the Component 3 [Legislative and Regulatory Environment and Key Energy Infrastructure] of the EU4Energy Programme. The overall objective of the project is to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for the energy sector in the participating countries in line with the EU obligations and best practice. The participating countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus as well as Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit, the Electricity Expert will be responsible for the following scope of activities within the implementation of the EU4Energy project:

  • Contribute to the design of the project, countries specific work programs and reports;
  • Assist partner countries, in particular in the preparation and adoption of relevant primary and secondary legislation in the field of electricity in cooperation with Electricity Unit of the Secretariat;
  • Coordinate activities of the consultants in the electricity sector under the Project.
  • Assist in identification/development of key energy infrastructure strategic projects in the Eastern Partnership Countries;
  • Advise in transferring European best practices in implementation and contribute to the integration of partner countries’ electricity markets with the European electricity market where applicable;
  • Provide expertise on electricity market related issues;
  • Promote work of the Secretariat and the project in the relevant field at conferences, workshops and meetings;
  • Draft information for regular updates of the Energy Community webpage;
  • Performance of any other tasks as requested by the Head of Unit/Deputy Head of Unit or the Directors.

The role requires a university degree in a field relevant for the post (engineering, law, economics, or similar academic area); at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of electricity sector; experience with the implementation of the relevant EU electricity acquis; knowledge of the energy legislative and regulatory framework on European level; knowledge of the energy sectors, energy legislation and regulation; and understanding of political and economic issues in participating countries, among other skills and competencies.

Applications have to be sent by November 2, 2018.

Citizenship of a Party to the Treaty (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo*, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine or the European Union) is a prerequisite.

The selected candidate will be offered a contract for the duration of the project that will end in June 2020. A probation period of 6 months will apply.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
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