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Market-based Urban & Renewable Energy Specialist

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA, is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for Senior Technical Specialists positions on an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded environment and natural resources project in Zambia. The purpose of USAID Alternatives to Charcoal Activity is to reduce charcoal energy consumption in Zambia, and catalyze an increase in the use of private sector-led low emissions charcoal alternative technologies and/or fuels in order to reduce deforestation directly attributed to charcoal production. Tetra Tech seeks experienced candidates for the following positions:


  • The Market-based Urban & Renewable Energy Specialist will provide technical expertise to support the design and implementation of project-supported interventions to promote the adoption of alternative energy sources and efficient cooking technologies to reduce urban reliance on charcoal.
  • S/he will lead a team to design and support market-driven approaches to ensure wide-spread adoption of the most promising commercially viable technologies (avoiding reliance on subsidies).
  • Experience promoting private sector investments that address the affordability, availability, accessibility and scaling the adoption of alternative energy sources and efficient cooking technologies in Zambia.
  • Experience with other innovative realistic household fuels alternatives is preferred.
  • Robust private sector networks and strong existing Government of Zambia relationships.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

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Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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