The West African Power Pool (WAPP) is a Specialised Institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) established by the Authority of Head of States and Governments of ECOWAS Member States to ensure the integration of the national power system operations into a unified regional electricity market in order to provide the citizens of ECOWAS Member States with a regular, stable and reliable electricity supply at affordable costs, over the medium to long term. This aims to encourage industrialization, improve Health and Education, Reduce Poverty, Create Employment Opportunities etc…
The Headquarters of the WAPP General Secretariat is based in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
The WAPP Secretariat in view of achieving its global Vision, intends to increase its staffing by filing the following job vacancy:
Department: Department of Planning Investment Programming and Environment Safeguards (PIPES)
Position Title: Project Coordinator
Position Type: International recruitment
Contract Type: Permanent Contract
Location: Cotonou, Benin Republic
Reports to: Head of Division, Planning Projects Studies and Financing
The Project Coordinator shall be mainly responsible for preparing pre-investment studies for priority projects identified in the WAPP Master Plan for the purpose of implementing them within the required time frame.
The Project Coordinator reports to The Head of Division Planning, Projects Studies and Financing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Academic and Professional Qualifications Required
BSc in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering are required. Master in Project Management would be in an asset
Professional Years’ Experience
Minimum seven (7) years’ experience in the field power system planning and a good knowledge of international donors’ procurement procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
The applicant shall have
Fluent in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language
Particular & Application information:
a) Particular Conditions of Work:
Possible extended working hours and under pressure
Candidates should not be over 50 years old at the point of recruitment
The position is on Grade P4 of the WAPP Secretariat pay scale. The starting point will depend on the qualification and experience of the incumbent. The WAPP Secretariat offers a competitive compensation packages comparable to those offered by similar regional/ international organisations.
d) Equal Opportunitiesmust be a WAPP Member State Citizen. WAPP is an equal opportunity employer that offers equal chances to men and women. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Both internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position must apply online by visiting the following HYPERLINK “http://www.ecowapp.org/careers’’
All Applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Applications sent after the required submission deadline will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for the next stage of the recruitment process.
Applications for the position shall be received from 3rdDecember 2018 to 1stFebruary 2019 included. The closing date for this position is 1stFebruary 2019 at 6.00pm, Benin local time (GMT +1).