Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) is seeking a Senior West Africa Technical Lead in the energy sector to guide and support the West Africa Energy Program (WAEP) under the Power Africa Expansion Program. WAEP will target advancing the energy sector, specifically as related to facilitating the financial closure of power transactions and strengthening the enabling environment for private sector investment in West Africa’s power sector, while addressing key constraints to such investment and strengthening the human and institutional capacity of key national power sector entities, including utilities, on - grid connections, and regional power trade. Service geographies will target Anglo and Franco - phone West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea - Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects will be performed in close coordination with US funding agencies and local stakeholder counterparts. Extensive experience living and working in West African countries is highly preferred.
This full - time position will be based in Accra, Ghana, and will require frequent travel to in - country project sites. Wood’s Senior West Africa Technical Lead will provide technical leadership, project management, and strategy and project formulation support for all desired outcomes of the Regional program; the successful candidate will report directly to the project COP.
Technical areas of expertise sought include:
Contract length: Four (4) years with possible option years
Skills and Qualification