Technical Advisor, Energy Regulation, International Programs

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications; generous benefits package.
Posted
Aug 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Hours
Full Time

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Technical Advisor for its international energy regulatory programs. 

The Technical Advisor will serve as an in-house technical expert to guide and support NARUC’s international projects that work with energy regulators in transitioning and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Caribbean/Latin America, Eurasia and/or other geographic regions. 

Responsibilities

The Technical Advisor will serve as a project advisor to selected projects, which can include drafting and/or reviewing project deliverables, leading workshops/trainings, and conducing in-country field work. The Technical Advisor will also review and edit project deliverables prepared by outside project consultants.  The Technical Advisor will work closely with various levels of staff in the International Department to develop and implement results-oriented project annual workplans and specific consultancy scopes of work for partners and donor approval.   In addition, the Technical Advisor will play a significant role with donor outreach and new project development.    

The position is grant-funded and is conditioned upon continued donor funding and satisfactory performance of duties. 

Requirements

Requires significant experience and practitioner-level knowledge of a broad range of technical issues, including but not limited to tariff methodology, cyber security, critical infrastructure, gas market regulation, electricity market regulation, grid system expansion and stability, independence and transparency of the regulator, unbundling and accounting, promotion of investment, etc.  Under NARUC’s programming for results design, the Technical Advisor must be able to identify necessary stepping stones and phases for various energy reform processes and be able to translate regulatory best practices from the U.S., EU/Third Energy Package and other international experiences into the context of emerging economies. 

The position also requires a proven track record of program management, including project design, monitoring and reporting throughout the project lifecycle.  The Technical Advisor will support drafting scopes of work and management of consulting agreements.  Experience working in international development with major donors is highly desirable.  The position requires strong strategic-planning experience, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, diplomacy and problem-solving skills.   The Technical Advisor must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  The position will work with numerous international program implementation staff within the department and must be able to juggle multiple projects with short deadlines. 

International travel required (approx 25-40% of time). 

Education and Experience

An advanced degree and 6-8+ years of professional experience in energy regulation is required.  Experience in working with emerging and transitioning economies is desired.  Must have excellent writing and communication skills. 

Must be US citizen or have US work permit.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history.