Start date: April 2019
End date: March 2023
Status: Full time
Prosperity Fund Mexico - Energy Strand
Funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the objective of the Energy Strand is to support Mexico’s efforts to increase productivity and reduce poverty by addressing key market failures in the energy sector.
The Strand aims to support the consolidation of a solid and stable energy market that drives economic growth as well as increase access to energy services through lower electricity prices and creating formal employment opportunities to reduce poverty levels. The Strand aims to do this by matching UK capabilities with the identified market failures through capacity building and sharing best practice within the workforce, businesses and regulatory institutions. The Strand’s planned Interventions aim to deliver more productive and resilient men and women, businesses and government officials that support Mexico’s transition to a low carbon economy.
DAI has recently won a four-year contract to deliver the Prosperity Fund Mexico Energy Strand Programme. Over the course of the next four years, DAI will develop three locally-run Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs) that will offer targeted workforce skills development, international certifications, apprenticeships, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) accelerator programmes, mentorship, capacity building for energy regulators through trainings, and government-to-government exchanges. The ultimate goal of these Centres is to leverage local content in the Mexican energy sector to create sustainable energy practices, foster cross-sectoral socio-economic development, and generate new market opportunities.
DAI seeks a driven and innovative professional to lead Intervention 3 - Regulatory Capacity, of DAI’s Energy Strand programme in Mexico.
Specific responsibilities include inter alia:
Drive strategic direction, programmatic design and offer outstanding technical advisory on Tertiary-Level and Government Regulation issues
Be the Mexican Centre for Energy Innovation (El Centro de Inversión Energia México - CIEM) Core Regulator Advisor, leading the development of a regulator capacity building strategy:
Conducting capacity needs analysis of the energy regulation institutions (e.g. CRE, CNH, ASEA)
Working with each regulatory institution to develop 12-month improvement action plans and KPIs
Executing and updating of Capacity Needs of Energy Regulators
Developing a roadmap to fill the capacity needs for energy sector regulators, focusing on technical upskilling, communications strategies and partnerships
Working with Mexican government institutions related to energy and sustainability, academic institutions, and UK Regulators, to design and develop skill-sharing schemes for energy policy stakeholders, which include a realistic development plan with fit-for-purpose capacity building activities
Working closely with the Gender and Social Inclusion Lead and other team members and partners, to:
a. Develop a Gender Sensitivity Training Programme for national regulatory institutions (e.g. ASEA, CRE)
b. Delivery of a Gender Sensitivity Training Programme - building on the Gender Inclusion Multi-Stakeholder Workshops and Mainstreaming Strategy and Action Plan implemented in the Inception Phase for government institutions related to energy and sustainability
c. Design gender sensitivity training programmes for energy and sustainability government stakeholders, focusing on the needs, priorities, and expectations of both male and female public officers, and working to define and address structural barriers to gender inclusion
Alongside the other two thematic leads for Workforce Development and Supply Chain, and in conjunction with the Team Leader, identify, manage and quality assure opportunities to engage consultants in technical assistance assignments to deliver specific activities, ensuring these are aligned with the agreed annual workplan
In close collaboration with the Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation and Learning Manager, monitor the effectiveness of the programme’s Intervention 3, and make recommendations for programme improvements and adaptations, and document and incorporate lessons learned
With the other team members, nurture and maintain team spirit and a collegial working environment that reflects DAI’s core principals of integrity, responsibility, excellence and global citizenship
Comply with DAI ethics, safeguarding and security policies and procedures
Reporting and support
The post holder will be supported and line managed by the Team Leader.
27 March 2019 (by 23:59 UK time - 17:59 Mexico time)
This vacancy is archived.
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