Project Coordinator at West African Power Pool (WAPP)

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) is a Specialized Agency 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 industrialisation, improve Health and Education, Reduce Poverty, Create Employment Opportunities, etcThe WAPP Secretariat, in view of achieving its global Vision, intends to increase its staffing by filling the vacant position below:Job Title: Project CoordinatorLocation: Cotonou, Benin RepublicDepartment: Department of Planning, Investment Programming and Environmental Safeguards (PIPES)Position Type: International recruitmentContract Type: Permanent ContractReports to: Head of Division, Planning, Projects Studies and FinancingJob SummaryThe 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 ResponsibilitiesThe Project Coordinator’s key tasks shall be:Participating in identifying WAPP power facility projects and prioritizing their implementation;Preparing funding requests with Donors for conducting pre-investment studies of proposed power projects;Preparing the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the recruitment of Consultants for the purpose of conducting pre-investment studies and ensuring their coordination;Participating in the selection process for the Consultants in charge of carrying out the pre-investment studies;Coordinating data and information collection pertaining to the pre-investment studies in the concerned countries and/or utilities;Reviewing the reports submitted by the Consultants and preparing the relevant comments;Coordinating the release of reports on various pre-investment studies and the collection of comments with the stakeholders;Update the indicative development plans for WAPP priority projects;Ensuring the monitoring and timely delivery of pre-investment study reports;Organizing feedback meetings and coordinating the participation of all the stakeholders to the projects;Updating information relating to the studies’ progress report in the WAPP database, as well as the funding requirements and sources of funding;Drafting quarterly activity reports and other specific activity reports on activities and status of projects under study;Organizing and actively taking part in monitoring and consultation meetings for projects at the preparation stage;Coordinating the establishment and activities of focal points within concerned utilities and/or countries;Preparing and providing presentations on the progress report of WAPP Priority Projects;Performing such other duties that may be assigned by the Head of Division, Planning, Projects Studies and Financing.

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