Job Title Deputy Project Director
Abt Associates seeks a Deputy Project Director for the Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA). The activity will advance Africa’s goals to improve health and well-being of communities in sub-Saharan Africa by drawing on private sector capacity and resources to provide rural and semi-rural health facilities with clean, reliable electricity generation and internet connectivity. The activity will address the above challenges in health electrification through a market-based approach, leveraging technical and financial resources. These efforts will complement USAID’s Global Health Strategy and the forthcoming USAID Climate Strategy through the promotion and uptake of cleaner, renewable energy solutions that power health facilities and, in turn, mitigate air pollution and carbon emissions from this growing sector while improving progress toward health goals.
The Deputy Project Director will be a senior member of the HETA management team and will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and performance of renewable energy installations, including quality assurance and ongoing operation and maintenance (O&M). They will provide oversight of country programs and partnerships with private sector firms to ensure financially sustainable systems are implemented. The Deputy Director will also oversee the Quality Assurance and Standards Development Director and the Systems and O&M Lead.
The position will be based in sub-Saharan Africa, with travel as needed to individual countries where project activities are implemented. The successful applicant may be expected to travel internationally up to 25% of the year.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Bachelor’s Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
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