EOI – Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme (AHMP) Programme Officer – PERN at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Expressions of Interest: Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme (AHMP) Programme Officer – PERN

Location: Home Based
Consultant Type: Individual Consultant
Job Family: Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth


  • The African Development Bank (AfDB), as the administrator of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), hereby invites Individual Consultants (Consultants) to indicate their interest to provide their services as Programme Officer (PO) for the Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme (AHMP).
  • SEFA is a Special Fund that provides technical assistance and concessional financing to unlock private sector investments into renewable energy generation across the African continent.
  • AHMP is a programmatic approach to hydropower modernisation across the continent.
  • The AfDB together with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have identified a pipeline of 15 projects to be supported under AHMP. Ten of these projects will receive technical assistance to conduct preparatory work (technical and legal) and five projects will receive grant funding for small but impactful rehabilitation works.
  • The PO will oversee the implementation of AHMP and will be supported by the AfDB-AHMP team as well as by technical and legal consultants.

The selected Consultant’s core duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Program coordination and implementation: Day-to-day programme management including monitoring of progress, budgets, and timelines for their timely progression to completion. Coordination with all involved stakeholders which include but are not limited to utilities, private sector sponsor, consulting firms, Original Equipment Manufacturers, AfDB and partner institutions.
  • Procurement: The PO is being procured in parallel with AfDB legal and technical advisors, which will support the PO/AfDB during the implementation of the programme. PO will have to procure the various consulting firms supporting the beneficiaries to conduct the preparatory work in accordance with the AfDB procurement framework.
  • Verification of Results: The PO will coordinate the collaboration of the various parties and even though he will be supported by AfDB’s technical and legal advisors, he is responsible for the sign-off on conducted work (physical and digital) for disbursement.

The Consultants should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in the management and implementation of hydropower (modernisation) programmes/projects – gained in more than one African country – and working experience with international financial institutions/development organizations are required.
  • Proficiency in both English and French is preferable.

Application Closing Date
16th June, 2023 at 11:59 pm GMT time

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expressions of Interest (CV, References to similar services, demonstration of experience in comparable assignments, etc.) to: l.ruppert@afdb.orgcopy t.mungai@afdb.org and g.lima@afdb.org using ” AHMP Programme Officer” as the subject of the mail.

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For Attention:
Mr. Joao Duarte CUNHA,
Division Manager PERN3,
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department


  • Interested eligible Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to provide the services (Documentation such as CVs, References to similar services, demonstration of experience in comparable assignments, etc.).
  • The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a shortlist and the selection procedure shall conform to AfDB’s Rules and Procedure for the Use of Consultants under projects financed by the AfDB Group.
  • Please note that the expression of interest by a consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the AfDB to include the Consultant in the shortlist. The AfDB retains the right to postpone or cancel this recruitment process.