Job offer type
Type of contract
Climate and Energy
Duration of the assignment
Département Développement durable - DD > Pôle Energie
Published on : 07/10/2021
Expertise France is recruiting an energy expert located in Albania and familiar with the Albanian electricity sector to support the development and the implementation of an Action Plan to be adopted by the Albanian Government in order to mitigate energy poverty in Albania.
The Expert will work under the supervision of the Expertise France Team leader in Albania, in the framework of the Technical Assistance Program granted to the Albanian Authorities as indicated below in the project and context description.
As part of several commitments undertaken by Albania in pursuit of its accession to the European Union, the country is engaged in an in-depth reform of its energy sector, with a focus on electricity production, transport and distribution, at all levels of these functioning processes, including operational, financial and structural aspects. A strategic document describing the steps to be taken during this transition phase is a Policy Roadmap, which elements (the “Policy Reform Elements” or” PREs”) are to be implemented during an agreed period of time by the Albanian authorities (and more particularly by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE)) with the support of two bilateral development agencies, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the German Development Bank (KfW).
In order to support the MIE in this endeavour, the AFD has launched a Technical Assistance (TA) program led by Expertise France (EF) which goal is to help designing the measures to be taken and defining the activities (through an Activity List) to be executed, in close liaison with the Albanian stakeholders and official institutions.
Among the various PREs mentioned above, PRE 9 is the main focus for the proposed mission. It targets the adoption and implementation of a Social Support Scheme (SSS) ensuring that market-opening and price deregulation have minimal economic negative impact on vulnerable customers and households already suffering from energy poverty or possibly entering in that category. The final elaboration of this SSS is the specific objective of the expert to be recruited through the present process.
During the last months, a preliminary analysis has been carried out in order to get as much as possible information and reliable data on the situation in Albania as regards the population access to electricity and related issues. On that basis, the intention is now to go further and provide additional support to the MIE with the view of designing an Action Plan to be adopted by the Albanian Government leading to the implementation of concrete recommendations regarding a Social Support Scheme for Vulnerable Customers, to be precisely argued formulated and defined by the recruited expert.
In this framework, the expert tasks will be as follows:
 Documentation related to the PREs and Action List will be made available to potential candidates upon request.
Qualifications and skills
Documents to submit:
Together with CV and/or company details, the candidates have to present their financial offer to Expertise France.
The selection process for candidates will be based on the following criteria :
Deadline for application : 29/10/2021 23:59
Expertise France is the public agency of French international technical cooperation. The agency operates around four priorities:
In these areas, Expertise France carries out engineering and implementation missions for capacity building projects, mobilizes technical expertise and acts as an aggregator of projects involving public expertise and private know-how.
With an activity volume of 233 million euros, more than 400 projects in portfolio in 80 countries, and 63,000 days of expertise, Expertise France focuses its action towards France’s solidarity policy, influence and economic diplomacy.