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18 Apr 2023

Technical Leads, Empower Western Africa at Chemonics

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Job Description


Technical Leads, Empower Western Africa 

Chemonics International seeks Technical Leads for the anticipated USAID-funded Empower West Africa (EWA) Activity. The purpose of the activity, under the Power Africa initiative, is to increase the availability of and access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and clean energy in West Africa in order to reach measurable economic growth, development outcomes such as reducing poverty, improving livelihoods, and increasing inclusive access to electricity enabled services in such areas as health, education, sanitation and food security. The potential objectives of the Activity are to:


  1. End energy poverty by increasing access to affordable, reliable energy which can support increased economic activity and improved living standards.
  2. Increase the supply of electricity in Western African countries through clean energy solutions.
  3. Remove constraints to investment in Western Africa energy sectors and to increase innovation.

The Technical Leads will provide technical leadership and guidance across a wide range of program objectives in Western Africa. The Technical Leads shall review and develop technical deliverables from EWA’s work in the region, ensuring high quality and technical excellence. The position will support the Chief of Party (COP) and Senior Technical Advisor and provide technical advisory support to all elements of program implementation. He/She will perform both an internally-facing and externally-facing role in Western Africa. He/She will guide the EWA technical team in identifying and prioritizing country-specific activities and will regularly liaise with the Power Africa Coordinator’s office and other USAID Mission and office. This position will be based in West Africa. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical leadership in delivery of expected results in the West Africa region.
  • Manage, supervise, and coordinate technical services, prioritize the activities in the Western Africa region, and provide thought leadership and technical support as needed to accelerate a support activity.
  • Regularly liaise with the USAID missions in West Africa, Power Africa Coordinator’s Office, and other USG agencies, as appropriate.
  • Maintain strong relationships with relevant regional organizations and with private sector companies and host country governments.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience implementing energy programs. West Africa work experience is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, written and oral communications skills.
  • Fluency in English and French.
  • Demonstrated ability to promptly address ad hoc requests.
  • Regional experience in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).

Method of Application

Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by May 30, 2023. Early applications encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please.

EEO Statement:

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

COVID-19 Recruitment Information:

Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually.

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