Senior Director (Energy), MC-301-2D

Washington, D.C
May 16, 2022
May 21, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As Practice Leader and Senior Director, the incumbent serves as the leader of MCC's programs, policies, and practices for the energy sector. The incumbent reports to the Managing Director of the Infrastructure, Environment, and Private Sector Division and provides leadership, strategic guidance, and oversight of the execution of MCC's Energy sector portfolio. As Senior Director you will:
  • Provide quality control over the development of projects including supervising a team of technical experts to complete analysis of energy sector systems, policies, markets, and institutions; review of project notes and concept papers; assessment of detailed project proposals; as well as project design, conditions precedent, and financing modalities for proposed compact activities.
  • Supervise and develop staff resources to ensure MCC provides sufficient oversight, assistance and support to compact projects or activities. Work with staff to recruit, deploy and manage consultants to provide expert advice, due diligence, and oversight of specialized aspects of energy sector project development and implementation.
  • Exercise technical and administrative supervision of subordinates ensuring a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Direct the implementation and closure of projects including technical input and no-objection on key project documents, contractor deliverables, management of independent engineer and other consultancy services, field missions, workplans and other tasks.
  • Ensure that MCC's oversight of compact closeout of projects in the Practice Unit (Energy) leads to the completion and responsible hand-over of energy sector projects to partner government authorities.
  • Develop sector strategies, plans and practices to improve compact performance and resolve unanticipated program problems and issues that could involve exceptional risk or controversy or have a major impact on MCC's programs.
  • Serve as a recognized expert and senior advisor to agency leaders on issues related to the Practice Unit (Energy)and engage with all levels of management, other Federal agencies and international development partners to ensure policy and program coordination.
  • Coordinate with other Federal agencies, international institutions and other donors on matters related to in-country energy sector resources and activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required


To qualify for pay band 2d you must meet the following:
Have at least one year of specialized experience comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3a or GS-15 or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. This experience must include activities such as: experience leading large energy sector initiatives focused on sustainable energy sector development, especially as related to increased affordability, reliability and access to energy; experience in the analysis of energy sector systems, policies, markets, and institutions; experience providing advice to senior management officials on matters relating to energy sector initiatives, programs and enabling policy and institutional environment; experience working with country counterparts to identify, design, develop and administer large infrastructure investments; experience incorporating climate considerations into programs, working with countries to improve energy master plans consistent with NDCs, and resilient infrastructure design. Note: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application.

Highly Desirable: French or other foreign language skills. (Please include language and level of proficiency, orally and in writing, in your resume.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Additional information

  • Millennium Challenge Corporation will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing our workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
  • The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.