Vacancies At ICF Ghana 2018

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10 Jul, 2018

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Job Description

Job Title: Ghana IRRP Energy Modeler

Energy Modeler (Power Sector) – Accra, Ghana
USAID/Ghana Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) Project

ICF is seeking applications for an energy modeling related position for the Accra-based U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project on Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP). The IRRP project seeks to improve power sector planning in Ghana, and has been supporting the Ghana power sector agencies for the last two years.

The Energy Modeler will work closely with the Chief-of-Party and the Senior Power Sector Expert on improving existing, and developing new power sector planning models; supporting ICF’s capacity building activities, particularly in power sector planning, transmission and distribution; and supporting the implementation of the Integrated Power Sector Master Plan (IPSMP). Applicants must be able to demonstrate related experience in Ghana or West Africa and ability to work closely with various power sector stakeholders in achieving key project deliverables.

The Energy Modeler will be a key member of ICF’s team based in Accra, Ghana. Hiring for this position is contingent on approval from USAID.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with data collection and analysis for power sector modeling projects (i.e., technology characterizations, regional load and energy demand forecasts, power plant technologies cost and performance, resource assessments, fuel price forecasts)
  • Researching energy and environmental regulations and policies
  • Reviewing literature on cost and performance of power plants, transmission lines, and distribution systems
  • Supporting the transmission and distribution modeling and analysis, including power flow and production cost modeling
  • Supporting the assessment of transmission and distribution capacity needs
  • Coordinating with other members of project teams throughout the company

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Operations Research, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Science, or other related fields

  • 5+ years of experience in the energy sector

  • Ability to demonstrate strong quantitative and/or modeling skills, specifically database management and data analysis skills

  • Managing, manipulating and analyzing large datasets

  • Developing code and macros to process and manage large datasets

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of linear optimization and energy/environmental markets is an advantage

  • Demonstrated strong quantitative modeling skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel and Access) skills

  • Familiarity with GIS modeling for transmission and distribution systems is an advantage

  • Strong interest in economics and finance in the energy industry

  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Ghana.

  • Experience with USAID programs and international donor programs related to energy

  • Relevant work experience, including experience with a contractor or international NGO managing an office or program

 Professional Skills:

  • Organizes tasks and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.

  • Organizes written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience.

  • Prepares high quality written and electronic products

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, public policy experts, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success.

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