Rusumo Power Project to start soon

THE Rusumo power project will take off soon early next month, will cost about TZS 6bn/-, and it covers three countries, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.The power plant once completed will produce about 70 megawatts of electricity. Each country will be supplied with not less than 20 megawatts depending on factors like ownership and demands of the targeted population, .

More information here http://allafrica.com/stories/201204130083.html

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Affordable power better tool of regional integration

East Africa can build roads, commission regional railways and port projects but all that will amount to nothing if the people will not have affordable electricity so that they can produce goods at affordable cost for cost-effective exchange on the improved infrastructure within the region. Integration can then take a natural course.

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Hydropower Expert Job Vacancy

Suitable candidates are hereby invited to apply for the post of Hydropower Expert who will serve the Greening the Tea Industry in East Africa (GTIEA) Project, located in Mombasa, Kenya.

Project Background

The GTIEA Project is a Global Environment Facility supported project being co-implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), and executed by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA).

The Project aims to increase investments in small hydropower projects in tea industries in East Africa and thereby reduce cost of electricity, increase supply reliability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the PMO Director, assist in the overall co-ordination, management and oversight of the project.
  • Provide technical assistance to project developers to ensure successful project implementation in consultation with other experts.
  • Conduct training and capacity building activities for project developers, including on-site training, select study tours, etc.
  • Formulate mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of capacity building activities.

The details on the scope of work are available on the website.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree in engineering, preferably Masters degree
  • 10 years experience in planning, design, construction supervision and contract management of hydropower projects, preferably small hydropower projects.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with wide stakeholders in the private/public sectors, NGOs, community based organisations and donors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Expected salary of USD 5,000 — 5,500 only per month consolidated depending on qualifications and experience.

Non-Kenyans are tax exempted.

The term of the job shall be to July 2011, with the possibility of extension.

Applicants should send a cover letter stating dearly their suitability for the position substantiated by past experience and a completed application form (available on the website), to reach the undersigned not later than 25th June, 2010 at the following contact address:

PMO Director,

East African Tea Trade Association — (GTIEA) Project,

P.O. Box 85174— 80100, Mombasa — Kenya

Tel.: +254-41-231941617 Fax: +254-41-2319417

Email: recruit@gtiea.org and/or bhola.shrestha@gtiea.org

Web: http://greeningtea.unep.org

Only short-listed applicants shall be notified