Energy Expert, Evaluations of USAID/South Africa Power Africa Projects, Remote

  • Contract
  • remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Social Impact

4 Energy Experts, Evaluations of USAID/South Africa Power Africa Projects, Remote

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing a five-month contract to evaluate four USAID/South Africa-funded projects. These evaluations will help Power Africa meet Agency requirements, make improved informed strategic and management decisions around program implementation, and advance Agency learning. The projects that will be evaluated are:

  • USAID East Africa Energy Program (EAEP)
  • USAID Nigeria Power Sector Program (NPSP)
  • USAID Power Africa Off-Grid Project (PAOP)
  • USAID West Africa Energy Program (WAEP)

Position Description: SI is seeking four consultants to serve as Energy Experts, respectively on each of the four evaluationsto support the evaluation activities, including data collection. The Experts will be expected to advise on electricity access and supply in Southern Africa, as well as key constraints to the energy sector investment, through strengthening regulation, improving planning and procurement, improving management of electricity trade, demonstrating and scaling energy efficiency technologies and practices, and providing capacity building to institutions and human resources for energy sector management.

SI will conduct all four evaluations remotely and no travel to the programs’ place of performance is required.

The consultancies will be a set number of days over the five-month period of performance.


  • Provide key sectoral advice on electricity access and supply in Southern Africa, as well as key constraints to the energy sector to inform the evaluation.
  • Support in the evaluation design, tools and methods development, and analysis of evaluation data.
  • Support the Team lead in managing and implementing the evaluation.
  • Participate in remote data collection activities.
  • Contribute to the evaluation report, findings, and analysis.


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant subject area.
  • At least eight years of experience in the energy sector in Africa. Focus on energy sector in respective regions/countries in Africa is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of evaluation methods preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Fluent in oral and written English; proficiency in local languages appropriate to the region/country of the project is an advantage.
  • Experience in specific regions/countries in Africa associated with the respective project is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of USAID as a donor, their operational structure and evaluation strategy is preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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Closing date: 9/2/2022