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  • Posted: May 14, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cy...
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    Lead Transaction Advisor

    Tetra Tech is searching for a Lead Transaction Advisor (LTA) for an anticipated USAID energy project for Southern Africa. The LTA provides project leadership and technical expertise on advancing energy sector transactions in the region, as further detailed below. The position is a fixed-term appointment with benefits and is contingent upon contract award. Non-South African candidates must be willing to relocate to Pretoria, South Africa for the duration of the project.



    • Advance energy sector transactions by tracking key actions, engaging with stakeholders, and recommending specific technical assistance to either remove obstacles or to expedite transactions to financial close
    • Identify/anticipate long-range activities and problems/constraints of all projects
    • Interact with USAID, USG officials on technical issues of projects to propose and agree on necessary activity and deliverable changes and innovations
    • Accelerate transaction development, provide independent advice on key transaction issues (particular to host governments), and build capacity of key ministries to fast track transaction approval / implementation and adoption of reforms necessary to increase private sector investment
    • Work on existing and develops a future pipeline of transactions that are promising private sector driven, high‐impact power sector transactions
    • Carry out preliminary technical, commercial, financial, and social due diligence (e.g., project merit, competence of project developers, risk factors, etc.) of promising private sector driven, high impact energy projects--including identifying available funding sources and technical assistance
    • Maintain close relationships with important private sector and government actors, including project developers, regulatory bodies, commercial banks, investment funds, pension funds, and other donors to obtain alignment and buy-in
    • Assist in the implementation of new IPP frameworks, and develop strategies that address capacity shortcomings and thus contributes to accelerated implementation of the IPP framework and adoption of policy reforms and project implementation
    • Promote due attention to issues concerning environment, social soundness, renewable and clean energy, climate change, and gender
    • Participate and assist in setting up and undertaking periodic reviews sponsored or requested by clients
    • Other duties as assigned


    KSA’s Required (experience, Skills, Education, Certification, Etc.)

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field
    • 10+ years’ investment experience, including developing country work, in origination, structuring/execution and post-deal maintenance of various power sector transactions
    • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience with advising on power sector transactions in Southern Africa
    • Prior experience with managing a team of subject matter experts and/or a team of transaction advisors

    Valued But Not Required KSA’s

    • Prior experience with utility unbundling and energy sector restructuring desirable
    • Prior experience with cross border power trade, and power pools desirable

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Tetra Tech on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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