EU Integration and Energy Efficiency Expert/Експерт (-ка) з євроінтеграції та енергоефективності


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EU Integration and Energy Efficiency Expert/Експерт (-ка) з євроінтеграції та енергоефективності

EU Integration and Energy Efficiency Expert

Project Summary

The Energy Security Project (ESP) is a seven-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the largest USAID project in Ukraine so far. The USAID ESP is implemented by a USAID Contractor, Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a California-based leading provider of services in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

The USAID ESP mission is to enhance Ukraine’s energy security, improve the energy legal and regulatory environment in the country, and increase the resilience of Ukraine’s energy supply. This will help to support the country’s economic development and sustain its democracy. USAID ESP is working closely with the Government of Ukraine (GOU) to develop competitive energy markets. By doing so, USAID ESP will facilitate private sector-led energy investments to provide affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure energy for all Ukrainians. USAID ESP is currently in the fifth year of implementation and will run through June 2025.

* Please note: Only citizens of Ukraine are eligible for this position. *


ESP is assisting the Government of Ukraine (GoU), the Ukraine’s national regulatory authority (NRA) in the energy sector entitled the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), as well as all other relevant public stakeholders to establish and properly implement competitive energy markets in compliance with the European Union (EU) energy legislation (acquis), thereby enabling Ukraine to facilitate private sector-led energy investments, achieve the country’s clean energy and climate goals, and provide secure, sustainable, reliable and affordable energy for all Ukrainians.

Position Summary

USAID ESP is looking for an EU Integration and Energy Efficiency Expert, who will be assisting the NEURC in meeting some of their obligations under the new efficiency law, more specifically, on some, if not all elements of the secondary legislation pertinent to responsibilities below. This is a long-term, full-time position based in Kyiv, Ukraine. The position will report to ESP’s Energy Market & Institutional/Regulatory Advisor.

Main Responsibilities

  • Expanding the use of highly efficient cogeneration technologies and the utilization of waste heat energy potential in accordance with the principles and provisions of the EU acquis;
  • Implementing energy efficiency measures for the reduction of costs in electricity and gas distribution and transmission networks;
  • Introducing the mandatory incentive-based regulation (incentive-based tariff setting) mechanism in the area of energy and utilities:
  • Introduce requirements to information as indicated in energy bills to improve awareness of customers in terms of energy efficiency potential;
  • To work with SAEE on:
    • „Approval of the Methodology for Determining the Target Indicator of Annual Reduction of Energy Consumption “
    • „Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On Approval of the Procedure for Collection of Primary Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the Implementation of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency“.                                                                                                                                                                                            
    • Any other tasks, which may relate to EE, or embedding the EU energy acquis of the Clean Energy Package in electricity (and the expected – in gas) in the Ukrainian legislative framework and be involved in the other areas of work pertinent to ESP’s concentration.


      • A master’s degree or equivalent in economics, energy, engineering, finance, management, policy, legal, and/or other related fields;
      • Minimum 3-5 years of experience supporting or leading energy sector projects;
      • Experience supporting USAID or other donor-funded energy projects in Ukraine required;
      • Experience in supporting the electricity and gas sector regulators, ministries, or the relevant energy efficiency institutions and operators in pursuing their tasks and duties over a cumulated period of minimum 3 years;
      • Working experience with the drafting, development, or implementation of the relevant EU acquis compliant legislation and frameworks supporting the energy efficiency and/or promoting the utilization of the highly efficient CHP;
      • Good understanding and experience in assisting implementation of various aspects of the EU Third Energy Package and recently adopted new energy package (Clean Energy for All Europeans), EU energy market features, structures, facilities, and mechanisms. Knowledge of EU REMIT, or ombudsman-related legislation and requirements will constitute an asset;
      • Excellent English oral and writing skills and experience with report- and presentation-development is a must;
      • Ability to build effective relationships with peers, supervisors, clients, and stakeholders;
      • Knowledge of Ukrainian will constitute an asset.

       In return the EU Integration and Energy Efficiency Expert will get:

      • The potential to rapidly progress the career by working on some of the most important political and economic issues in Ukraine and the region today;
      • The ability to shape and manage own career in a modern, inclusive work environment of international and Ukrainian energy sector experts.;
      • Consistent exposure to EU, US and international leading organizations, global experts and institutions;
      • Exposure to senior level Ukrainian government, regulatory and commercial sector stakeholders;
      • A work/life balance, as well as paid 24 working days of vacation and 12 working days of sick leave.

      To apply: Please submit a CV in English and a brief cover letter with the title of the position in the subject line to [email protected] 

      There is no deadline associated with this position, USAID ESP may fill the position when a qualified person is found.  Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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