WS/2666 - Project Co-Ordinator - Regulatory Framework Project

Job ID

2666

Discipline/Category:

Management/Project Management

Position

Project Co-Ordinator - Regulatory Framework Project

Type

Contract

Remuneration

A competitive Day Rate is on offer depending on skills and experience. The Company will organise all mobilisation/demobilisation, accommodation etc.

Location

Namibia

Open To

All Nationalities

Start Date

February 2019

 
Overview
An established Energy Consultancy is tendering for a project to develop a regulatory framework for the wider energy markets of Africa and the Indian Ocean. Working alongside the already established Management Team, you will take overall responsibility for the co-ordination of all aspects of the consultancy service. Applicants are invited with a strong focus and aptitude for operational excellence, strong stakeholder management and a passion and enthusiasm to drive what is considered a major market changer across key energy supplying countries.

The project consists of a regional grouping of 19 countries which have agreed to promote regional integration through trade development and investment and spearhead this project on the enhancement of a “Sustainable Regional Energy Market” in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region.

The Energy Consultancy Company is dedicated to ensuring that the supply of natural resources required is undertaken in a responsible and professional manner across different countries and improving the economics of prospective and existing projects. They pride themselves on technical and commercial excellence and supplement business management and leadership in order to mitigate emerging risks. The players have circa 30+ energy industry experience, are well respected spokespeople on the world energy stage and actively assist governments in devising and implementing strategic energy plans. They are well placed to be tendering for this proposal.

The base station for this Consulting Project will be in Namibia. The governing body will provide office space and entry and exit visas.

The Tender deadline is the 14th January and the project is expected to commence on 1st February 2019 and run for 4-5 months. The team has already been assigned but the Company recognise that they now need to include a Co-ordinator to assist. As time is of the essence, please express your interest as soon as possible, detailing your availability and day rate.

 
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Project Manager, you will undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities:
  • Become knowledgeable and competent in the overall remit of the project.
  • Understand the finer details – objectives, challenges, constraints, drivers, deliverables, timeframes, players, stakeholders…
  • Build good working relationships with the Project Team– the other project team players will reside in London, Nigeria and Georgia.
  • Build good working relationships with all external stakeholders – e.g. government agencies, regulatory bodies, regional power pools, commissioning body (i.e. funding the project), national energy ministries, trading standards and markets, rural electrification agencies, utilities and other key players in regional energy policy.
  • Liaise regularly with the Project Team – via phone, email, video conferencing or direct meetings. Ensure that all players are aware of project status, action items, deliverables, timeframes etc.
  • Co-ordinate across all stakeholders the overall deliverables, identify forthcoming challenges and issues and ensure they are addressed and resolved, mitigate risk….
  • Strive for exceptional quality assurance across all deliverables. It is key that deliverables are met, are on time, and delivered to the highest standard. As the Co-ordinator you will be tasked to constantly monitor, review and ensure that levels of satisfaction are maintained
  • Report on a regular basis to the Project Manager and Team players – keeping them abreast of status, and of any potential delays or issues that require assistance.
  • Report on a regular basis to external stakeholders - managing the relationships with these players is key to ensuring a high degree of project success.
  • The Project Manager is tasked with a great deal of reporting to the funding body. You will assist in
    • Defining methodology and work plan for the study
    • Potentially visit with regional institutions and member states for meetings and interviews with relevant stakeholders such as regional regulators, regional power pools, national energy ministries, national regulators, rural electrification agencies, utilities and other key players in regional energy policy;
    • Assist in the preparation of inception and draft final reports for each of the sub-tasks
    • Assist with presentation of study findings, proposals and roadmap at consultative, validation and dissemination workshops
    • Assist with final report writing, presentations and dissemination to all stakeholders.
 
Preferences
The successful candidate will have:
  • A minimum of 8 years work experience essential.
  • An understanding of the Energy trading/investment business advantageous.
  • Previous experience in devising/managing a “regulatory framework” desired.
  • Strong demonstrable project management/co-ordination skills essential – preferably on complex projects involving multiple stakeholders (many with different agendas), players in various countries, concurrent deliverables….
  • A strong understanding of reporting specifications, accurate interpretation into reporting requirements and its associated reporting workflows essential.
  • Adept in delivering a structured and methodical approach to co-ordinating this scale of project.
  • Proven track record of delivering results on high profile projects desired.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience essential - Can gain trust and inspire confidence. (NB. varying levels of people involved from government to energy/utility companies, across many countries, with varying agendas…)
  • Previous working with/reporting to a funded body. Relationships and good reporting to be maintained.
  • Excellent interpersonal and formal communication skills
  • High level of diplomacy required.
  • Highly motivated - can manage their own time and deliver to tight project deadlines.
  • Great team player who integrates well and can maintain the respect of their peers and stakeholders.
  • Highly articulate - able to convey thoughts and status in a simple and coherent manner – both verbally and in reports.
  • Can run meetings effectively and deliver presentations.
  • Highly methodical - ability to multi-task, prioritise, with attention to detail but constantly paying attention to the overall project deliverable.
  • A mature and professional attitude - able to co-ordinate effectively across all players.
  • Willingness to live in Namibia for 4-5 months.
 
Other Information
Package: A competitive Day Rate is on offer depending on skills and experience. The Company will organise all mobilisation/demobilisation, accommodation etc.
 
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