Vacancy: Technical Expert to the Central African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CEREEAC), Deadline for applications: 10 May 2023
Under the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) program, UNIDO supports the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in the establishment of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Central Africa (CEREEAC), which aims to accelerate the energy and climate transition by providing support „from the region for the region“. The geographic scope of the centre includes Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe. The Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) through the Ministry of European and International Affairs (BMeiA) is providing financial support for the first operational phase of the centre.
The technical and institutional design of the CEREEAC is the result of a comprehensive consultative preparatory process, which was undertaken by UNIDO and ECCAS between 2020 and 2021. The centre was adopted by the Energy Ministers on 8 June 2021 and formally established by Decision No. 04/CEEAC/CCEG/XIX/21 of the 19th Conference of Heads of State and Government held on 30 July 2021 in Brazzaville. Following a competitive selection process, Luanda, Angola was designated as the host location of the CEREEAC Secretariat. The Secretariat will operate through a network of National Focal Institutions (NFIs) and Thematic Hubs (THs) among all ECCAS countries. The CEREEAC management operates under the guidance and oversight of a Ministerial Steering Committee and an Executive Board.
Therefore, as part of the peer-to-peer institution building efforts, UNIDO is recruiting a Technical Expert (TE), to be located in the CEREEAC Secretariat in Luanda, Angola, and support the Interim Executive Director (IED) in the establishment of the centre.