Key Expert 3 – Power Engineer and Electricity Utility Expert (820 WDs)

Posted on
16 Mar, 2023
Application by:
15 Apr, 2023
Project status:
Project title:
Technical Assistance Energy Support Programme in Tajikistan
Period of Project:
indicative start date: 01.11.2023
Duration of assignment:
48 months from this date
Duty station:
Job code:

Project description

The project will promote Sustainable Energy in Tajikistan by supporting the institutional, legal and regulatory environment in the energy sector, improving the capacities and efficiency of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MoEWR), Barqi Tajik operators (BT Generation, Transmission Operator and System Operators), as well as the Electricity Regulation Department of the Antimonopoly Service. This will make the electricity market fairer and more transparent, based on non-discriminatory and cost-reflective tariffs and thus attractive for the private sector, and able to cope with the requirements of an efficient regional power market. The project will enhance the interaction and coordination between energy and water sector stakeholders, and support activities that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate change adaptation.

Job description

The Key Expert 3 will be responsible for improvement of Generation-Transmission-Distribution Operators’ regulatory compliance of organisational structures, sustainability of operations and cost-reflectiveness.
The Key Expert 3 will be responsible for overall implementation of the activities of Sub-Task 3.1 “Capacity Building in organization, work processes and operational practices (rules and procedures)”; Sub-Task 3.2 “Adaptation of the ICT systems”; and Sub-Task 3.3 “Adaptation of the Management Systems”.
During the third and fourth year of the project, the Key Expert 3 will support the Key Expert 1 “Sustainable Energy Expert” in undertaking the overall responsibility for maintaining the results of the activities of Sub-Task 1.1 “To support MoEWR in enhancing policy development, as well as organisational, and implementation capacity”; Sub-Task 1.2 “To enhance inter-sectoral communication and cooperation in electricity and water sectors, along with the MoEWR internal communication and coordination”; Sub-Task 1.3 “To enhance Policy - Strategy - Planning Frameworks for the Green Transition of the Electricity Market”; Sub-Task 2.1 “Review and strengthen the Legal, Institutional, Regulatory and Technical Frameworks (Support to the MoEWR)”; and Sub-Task 2.2 “Review the organization and structure of the independent Electricity Regulator and reinforce its capacities to strengthen the Electricity Regulatory Framework in Tajikistan (Support to the Electricity Regulator)”.


  • Post-secondary degree in power or electrical engineering or equivalent followed by a Master’s Degree or equivalent (in any field).
  • At least a level of C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in written and oral communication in English and Russian. A good command in Tajik would be an asset.
  • Advanced communication skills (demonstrated e.g. through public speaking, delivering presentations or interventions and/or moderating in conferences/events; drafting reports).
  • Advanced IT skills (MS office tools).
  • At least 12 years of relevant professional experience in the field of electricity such as generation, transmission and distribution power grid operation, sustainable energy, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience working in Central Asian countries in sectors such as energy, climate, environment, trade or other sector relevant to the assignment.
  • At least 5 years of experience in working for or consulting an electricity utility or regulatory body in a variety of issues (e.g distribution, transmission, commercialisation, generation, unbundling process).
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in power market transition, sharing EU policies in non-EU countries under EU-funded projects is required.
  • Having participated in minimum 4 outreach activities to disseminate practices and experiences (e.g international conferences, workshops, study tours, training, etc.) related to sustainable energy issues in non-EU countries. Must have experience on similar assignments of minimum 2 reference long term projects (minimum 1 year each).

Contact Person

  Severine Rix

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