Energy Specialist in Himma Consultancy Ltd Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia


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Himma Consultancy is seeking an energy specialist with an advanced degree in energy, power engineering, renewable energy, or a related field, at least five years of relevant experience working in the energy sector in East Africa (or a context similar), and experience collaborating with international and non-governmental organizations to advance work in the targeted area of intervention.


-Master’s degree in engineering, energy planning/economics, business administration, or equivalent areas relevant for energy/extractives sector development;

– At least 5 years of combined experience with international institutions and/or companies, government agencies, and/or power sector utilities with consistent record of successful engagement with complex projects;

– Understanding of energy policies, regulations, technologies or strategies, private sector participation, and institutional development needed to support development and for the success of project and analytic work; experience leading and/or playing key roles in policy dialogue with clients and partners;

– Strong experience in planning, designing, and implementing power infrastructure projects including renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution, and on-grid and off-grid electrification and access projects; Hands-on experience with infrastructure projects with power sector utilities will be a distinct advantage;

– Strong knowledge of at least one of relevant thematic business lines such as Energy Access; Economics, Markets & Institution; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Energy Finance; Hydropower; Power Systems & Technologies.

– A consistent track record in carrying out high quality and timely analytical reports and activities would be advantageous;

– Active listening skills, excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence the audience and build positive relationships with clients, different partners and colleagues across units and departmental boundaries in a multi-cultural environment with disperse teams located in different countries.

– Experience working with large global teams, producing high-quality results and outputs with minimal supervision; Proven record of teamwork and ability to lead and mentor junior staff, to advise and guide senior staff in your core skills, to produce high-quality policy and project related written outputs with autonomy and in a highly visible country profile;

Technical competencies

– Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Translate technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level;

– Policy Dialogue Skills – Anticipate needs and requests in the field and conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners;

– Integrative Skills – Understand relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations;

– Energy Sector Technologies – Deep experience applying knowledge (hydrocarbon, power generation, transmission and distribution, renewables, and energy efficiency) to policy-related decisions and advice;

– Energy Policy, Strategy and Institutions – Proven understanding of energy policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.


-Master’s degree in engineering, energy planning/economics, business administration, or equivalent areas relevant for energy/extractives sector development;

– High level of excitement, ability to work independently, taking initiative, and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements.

– Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms and to engage in evidence-based dialogue with clients.

– Full proficiency in spoken and written English.

How to Apply

email: [email protected] with subject line: “Energy Specialist,” including your CV and motivational statement, by 13 December.

Company: Himma Consultancy Ltd

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location:  Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia

Application Deadline: N/A

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