NTU International A/S
NTU is implementing the contract “Technical Assistance package for the Sustainable Energy Support Programme in Tajikistan” . Within the duration of the project, NTU will secure reliable green and affordable energy, in line with the European Union’s approach to climate-resilience, risk-information and sustainable development through: Better governance of Green Transition in Electricity Sector in Tajikistan. Improved Legal and Regulatory frameworks for the establishment of a transparent, effective, and competitive power market in Tajikistan, and, Enhanced organisational and financial capacity of the Generation-Transmission-Distribution Operators. We are looking for an Energy Economist / Financial Expert interested in working in Tajikistan. Minimum requirements: Skills and qualifications: A University degree in Economics, Finance, or a related field. General Experience: Excellent leadership and team management skills. Strong analytical, communication, and project management abilities. Fluency in oral and written English and working proficiency in Russian and/or Tajik languages. Specific experience: Minimum of 12 years of professional experience in economics and/or finance. Minimum of 3 years of specific professional experience in the energy sector, particularly in roles focusing on economic and financial aspects. Experience in guiding energy sector reforms, particularly in unbundling utilities and regulatory establishment. Strong knowledge in tariff setting mechanisms for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. Proficiency in scenario development, investment project analysis, and financial statement auditing. Expertise in quantitative data collection, analysis, and tool design for performance monitoring and benchmarking. Familiarity with both local and international standards in the utility sector. Proven ability in organizational restructuring, tax compliance, and optimization. Experience in designing tariff applications and conducting customer capacity-building programs. Tasks include : Guiding Energy Transition and Sector Reforms: Lead initiatives for unbundling energy and water utilities. Play a pivotal role in establishing an independent energy regulator in Tajikistan. Advise on policies and strategies for sustainable energy development. Utility Growth and Investment Projects: Develop scenarios for utility growth, considering economic and environmental factors. Conduct economic and financial analysis of investment projects in the energy sector. Assist in preparing investment project applications, ensuring alignment with EU standards. Financial Expertise and Compliance: Demonstrate knowledge of international audited financial statements. Engage in quantitative data collection and analysis. Implement data gathering tools for economic and financial performance monitoring. Benchmark the electricity sector utilities against local and international standards. Cost Verification and Control: Oversee cost verification processes and implement control mechanisms. Streamline organizational structures to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Tax Compliance and Optimization: Ensure adherence to local tax laws and regulations. Develop strategies for tax optimization while maintaining compliance. Electricity Tariff and Customer Relations: Design electricity tariff applications that are fair and sustainable. Lead customer capacity-building initiatives to promote understanding and support for tariff changes. If you are interested, please apply to be included in our pool of potential experts. Please note, due to an increased volume of applications received, we will be able to reply to shortlisted candidates only. Keep updated and follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ntu-international for more information on our projects.