Company Description

Since 1962, NRECA International has developed programs that promote economic prosperity in developing countries through technical assistance and training in rural electrification.

NRECA International strives to create permanent business cultures and operating environments in which local electrification institutions are able to survive, compete, prosper and grow.

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Institutional Development
  • Productive Uses and Economic Development
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Rural Electrification Planning
  • Rural Electrification Project Design
  • Utility Operations and Management

Job description

NRECA International is currently operating the 10 MW HFO-diesel power plant located in the Caracol Industrial Park (CIP) as part of the Pilot Project for Sustainable Electricity Distribution (PPSELD), funded by USAID/Haiti. The objectives of the PPSELD project are to:

  • Establish a new pilot electric service provider in Caracol.
  • Provide modern electricity services to the CIP.
  • Progressively provide modern electricity services to several neighboring communes.

PPSELD is currently the only utility in Haiti providing reliable electric service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. PPSELD serves all tenants of the industrial park, as well as the park management unit which is responsible for several services that require electric power (water treatment, street lighting, and workers’ residence buildings).

NRECA International is seeking to hire a Utility Financial Advisor for the project who will be based in Haiti.

The Utility Financial Advisor will perform the following duties:

  • Provide oversight of PPSELD utility accounting functions and financial reporting.
  • Management/oversight of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payment of current accounts, and all PPSELD banking functions.
  • Preparation and presentation of PPSELD annual budgets.
  • Oversight of information technology support (data processing support).
  • Define training activities to support finance, accounting and administrative staff development.
  • Direct modifications and improvements to PPSELD business systems, including the customer information system (CIS), accounting program, human resource programs, annual performance appraisal process, and other business and management systems as needed.
  • Assist accounting and finance manager to define accounting policies and procedures, produce periodic financial reports, and to present the data and information needed to monitor PPSELD performance to PPSELD and NRECA International management, as well as to USAID.
  • Review performance of PPSELD subcontractors on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of contract agreements.
  • In collaboration with other PPSELD advisors, develop and implement monthly performance monitoring report to cover all technical, financial and institutional performance targets.
  • Define training activities to support finance, accounting and administrative staff development.
  • Other duties assigned by PPSELD general manager and/or Chief of Party.

Deliverables:  Provide activity reports to the NRECA Project Director.  Reports shall include:

  • Monthly progress/activity reports.
  • PPSELD monthly financial reports.

Requirements for the Utility Financial Advisor:

  • A degree in Accounting.
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience in electric utility accounting and/or financial operations.
  • Relevant, hands-on, proven experience in developing procedures, processes, and systems to effect streamlined financial operations of a new utility.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets and financial reporting systems.
  • It is desirable to have a successful record of training senior and junior staff to conduct necessary financial operations independently.
  • English language is a must and French language is desirable.

Applicants should send an up-to-date CV, contact information and a cover letter describing relevant experience, to nreca.international@nreca.coop

Source: http://www.nrecainternational.coop/about/job-opportunities/

Deadline:

As soon as possible