Serve as the focal project person for DISCOs and coordinate / liaise with DISCO staff to support the implementation of project activities.
Lead implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives designed under the project for the DISCOs including troubleshooting all technical, administrative and other field related issues affecting the project tasks and activities.
Undertake assessments to identify critical issues impacting the financial performance and operation of the DISCOs and based on the outcomes, develop loss reduction and commercial improvement plans.
Prepare support activities in reducing losses and improving the operational environment of DISCOs through evaluation of prior and on-going donor support activities.
Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and control the execution of operational improvements and provide feedback on implementable actions to ensure performance improvements are achieved.
Liaise with DISCO management in order to seek buy-in on all major project activities and regularly apprise them on progress and development.
Prepare detailed activity reports for the client on the tasks under execution / implementation on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Carry out other duties assigned by the COP related to the project.
Essential KSA's Required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.) :
Advanced degree in energy policy, business, finance, or engineering.
10+ years of experience in the electric utility sector and at least 5 years of experience in electricity distribution commercial operations.
8 years of technical expertise and proven management experience in key areas of the electricity distribution.
Prior experience working on a distribution privatization program.
Demonstrated experience with commercialization, revenue protection and management, loss reduction and metering programs within the distribution utility.
Experience managing complex energy distribution related activities, organizational units, and / or energy sector development and reform activities.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet tight deadlines under demanding conditions.
Excellent communication, writing and computer skills with a demonstrated ability to present complex technical proposals
Valued but not required KSAs :
Experience working on USAID distribution utility projects
Prior experience working on donor-funded projects
Fluency in Urdu
Prior experience working in Pakistan