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Key Expert 3: Economist and financial analysis expert
Expected start
16 January 2023
880 working days
26 September 2022
Greg Barker (

Detailed description Back

The Malawi Energy Programme is relevant for the Malawi Agenda 203014, and contributes primarily to the progressive achievement of the following SDGs:

  • SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy);
  • SDG 5 (gender equality);
  • SDG 9 (resilient infrastructure); and
  • SDG 13 (combat climate change).

The Overall Objective (Impact) of this action is to support the modernisation and industrialisation of the Malawian economy and of the electricity sector by implementing the necessary reforms and promoting private sector investments.

Within the framework of the Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2021-2027 for Malawi, the Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative (AEGEI), the achievement of the SDG 7, and the objectives set by the Paris Agreement at the COP21 to fight climate change, this Technical Assistance should be understood as one of the first steps in a short- to medium-term EU comprehensive programme to address the energy access issue in Malawi.

The Specific Objectives (Outcomes) of this action are the following:

  • Specific Objective 1 (SO1): Enhance the governance of Malawi’s energy sector; and
  • Specific Objective 2 (SO2): Improve access to energy in Malawi.

The target groups are Malawian authorities (i.e. Ministries, Departments, and Agencies) that are active in the energy sector and operators/entities of the electricity sub-sector.

The principal stakeholder and lead beneficiary involved in the project is the MoE. The Technical Assistance will support the MoE, the other energy sector’s entities and the public sector’s capacity to deliver on its mandate, while strengthening the role of the private sector.


Qualifications and skills:

  • University degree in finance/economics or similar;
  • An advanced university degree in finance/economics or similar will be considered an advantage.

General professional experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in fields related to this contract.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in providing capacity building and/or consultancy services in economic and financial analysis of energy projects;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the area of investing, finance, private sector/business development, development economics/business growth strategies.

The expert shall demonstrate experience in at least one but preferably two of the following areas:

  • Experience working on financial aspects of the electricity sub-sector restructuring;
  • Experience in the electricity utility finance modelling and accounting;
  • Experience in the development and structuring of financing solutions for infrastructure projects with IFIs including through either blending operations or guarantee instruments.

In-country experience in Sub-Saharan Africa may be considered as an asset.

All experts mobilised under this Contract must:

  • Be proficient in English;
  • Have excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Be proficient in report drafting;
  • Have excellent team working abilities; and
  • Have adequate user skills of PCs and MS Office or equivalent.