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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Energy Finance Expert - Sustainable Energy Facility

Location: Europe
Location: Worldwide
Job Code: 4422


Energy Finance Expert – for EU Global Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for sustainable energy (location – Brussels/home based)

DAI is preparing to bid on the implementation of an EU-funded Technical Assistance Facility for sustainable energy. For this project, we are looking for a long-term expert in Energy Finance.

The anticipated starting date is November 2019, with an initial implementation period of 48 months. The expert should either be based in Brussels or be available on short notice for meetings in Brussels.



Qualifications and skills

  • At least a 4 year’ University degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; reporting skills and computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proven communication skills (oral and written) in English (and preferably one or more of French, Spanish or Portuguese)


General professional experience

  • At least 7 years of development cooperation experience (in areas including project development and finance) in the energy, banking, finance or investment sectors


Specific professional experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in carrying out renewable energy project appraisal and/or support to due diligence for financial institutions and/or investors, preferably in LDCs
  • Renewable Energy project financial analysis/advisory and/or appraisal for financial institutions (indicatively solar power plants, hybrid systems, mini-grids, solar home systems, hydropower, wind power)
  • Renewable Energy Energy project due diligence for financing;
  • Knowledge of blended finance structures to leverage private capital to impact investments in emerging markets


Please note that, even though some of the requirements are recommended, we would prefer candidates who complied with all the requirements.


About the project:

Building on the experience of the EU's Technical Assistance Facility for sustainable energy for all (SE4ALL), the EU is launching a new global Technical Assistance Facility in response to partners’ requests and to cover existing needs for policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in support of regulatory reforms and investments in sustainable energy.

The new Technical Assistance Facility will contribute to improved sector governance and increased investments and to the creation of a conducive business environment by assisting the partner countries in increasing their capacities in the energy sector, in line with the EU External Investment Plan and regional blending platforms. The Technical Assistance Facility will work in all the fields related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7 (“Ensure access to affordable reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”) and SDG13 (“Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”). There will be a need to support partners in diverse fields, tasks and activities in order to reach both SDG7 and SDG13 goals and the EU related policies. The geographical coverage is global and most of the intervention will focus on developing countries. 


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