Senior Media & Communications Analyst

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5317/17597
Department/office AFR, GHOH, Sierra Leone
Duty station Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration On going
Application period 27-Mar-2019 to 11-Apr-2019

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In Sierra Leone, the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP), a DFID-funded project, is collaborating with the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to supply up to 5 MW of sustainable renewable electricity in rural communities through installations of at least 94 solar mini-grids to be operated and managed by private sector partners.

The implementation of the project is developed around five Work Packages (WP):

Work package 1 / 1+:  6kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) generation plants at 54 Community Health Centres (CHCs) were installed between April and July 2017. These generation plants were then extended into small mini-grids with a capacity between 16kW and 36kW and distribution networks installed which will eventually connect all other public institutions and households in 50 of these communities. All 50 mini-grids are installed and ready for operation as of October 2018.

Work package 2: aims to bring the country’s photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity up to 5MW by attracting the private sector to invest in the mini-grid market while drawing on the lessons of WP 1/1+. WP2 will install mini-grids in additional 40 communities with >36kW systems (up to max. 200kWp) using sustainable business and delivery models developed by the private sector.

Private sector operators have been selected through a competitive tender process, and will take on operation and maintenance of WP1/1+ mini-grids and co-invest in the development of the WP2 sites. The operators will be responsible for the last mile connection to identified customers and the in-house wiring of customer homes.

Work package 3: provides Technical Assistance (TA) and institutional capacity building to the Ministry of Energy, the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission, other relevant government agencies as necessary, as well as to private sector companies selected to operate WP1 sites and co-invest in and operate WP2 sites.

Work Package 5: This work package focus majorly on the Monitoring and Evaluation function. An M&E Plan including Impact Evaluation design will be developed for learning and accountability.

Work Package 6: Private sector development. Through this work package, RREP seeks to develop a private sector engagement and strengthening strategy, underpinned by a keen understanding of local market systems, to promote productive use economies in mini‐grid catchment areas; supporting both the commercial viability of the privately operated mini‐grids.

In its two years of implementation, RREP has installed 50 mini-grids. These installations will be expanded in capacity throughout the life of the project to 2020, with 44 additional installations. The RREP mini-grid sites are poised to be hubs of new and improved economic activities generating better employment opportunities and incomes and fostering greater social and economic welfare for communities. 

UNOPS, Sierra Leone is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Senior Media & Communications Analyst to develop the communication strategy and action plan to support the objectives of the RREP project with the aim of expanding the visibility of the project and the developmental results delivered and, ensure the project is branded or marketed in way that is consistent with its intended developmental outcomes.  He/she will report to the Team Leader, RREP Communications Sub Work Package, collaborate with a small team dedicated to communication activities of the project.

Communications strategy for RREP Develop, implement and manage a commun...

Education: Master’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketi...

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

Contextual Skills International organisations experience Cross-institut...

Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA) Contract level: Local...

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