Economic Development Associate-Electricity

Partner Office of Quartet
Job categories Engineering, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5106/18782
Department/office MR, JRS, Jerusalem
Duty station Jerusalem
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 3 months
Application period 29-Oct-2019 to 11-Nov-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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In September 2016, the agreement 'Principles for Financial Clearance, Resolution of the Palestinian Electricity Debts and Establishment of a New Energy Market in the Palestinian Sector’ ('the Electricity Agreement’) was signed by the Palestinian and Israeli parties. If implemented in full, the Electricity Agreement will transfer significant control and authority over the electricity sector in the West Bank from the Israelis to the Palestinians. The agreement also provides an opportunity to resolve the longstanding Palestinian debt to the Israel Electric Company (IEC) and will pave the way for the establishment of a new Palestinian electricity market.

Implementation of the agreement requires the Palestinian Authority (PA) to assume significant additional responsibilities for the sector for which technical, financial and institutional capacity-building is necessary. The OQ has facilitated the development of a detailed 'Implementation Plan’ for the agreement and has developed an 'Electricity Agreement Tracker’ which is being used by the PA and the OQ to track progress, identify financing and capacity gaps, and flag risks on an ongoing basis. The timeline to fully implement the Electricity Agreement is two years, commencing after the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Although implementation has been slower than planned, the first major step was taken on July 10, 2017 when the interim PPA for the Al-Jalama substation in Jenin was signed and the substation energized. This has facilitated the negotiations of the main PPA for the sale of electricity from IEC to the Palestinian Electricity Transmission Company (PETL).

The EDA will support the work of the OQ’s Energy Team, particularly focussing on supporting the further implementation of the Electricity Agreement and, more generally, the development of the Palestinian electricity sector.  The work is of a highly confidential nature and the EDA must maintain the highest standards of confidentiality.

The EDA will contribute to the following deliverables: Project Management and De...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Education: Advanced Degree (Master’s/MBA/PhD etc.) in a relevant ...

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Contract type: LICA Specialist  Contract level: LICA 10 Contract duration: ...

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