Smart Power Myanmar (SPM) is an integrated country platform that will accelerate rural electrification to spur economic growth and transform rural communities. With an initial investment from The Rockefeller Foundation, SPM aims to catalyze investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to support the rollout of thousands of mini-grids and other rural electrification solutions. SPM is received additional support from its Founding Members: The World Bank, USAID, Shell and Yoma Strategic Holdings.
Smart Power Myanmar’s vision is a natural extension of achievements made by Pact over several years under the Ahlin Yaung program which has brought energy to rural communities in Myanmar on a household-by-household basis. Fortified by additional evidence and insights into current and potential energy use (see our recent study Bridging the Energy Gap), Smart Power Myanmar will identify and promote business models to stabilize and strengthen the rural market for renewable energy, addressing both demand- and supply-side challenges.
SPM is seeking highly experienced energy professionals with significant experience from both the private and public sector who are committed to improving access to energy and economic growth.
The Energy Policy Advisor will utilize her/his networks, policy experience and advocacy skills in to augment SPM’s visibility in Myanmar and the region as the premier organization accelerating rural electrification for economic growth in rural areas. The Energy Policy Advisor will provide guidance on navigating the energy policy environment inside and outside of Myanmar. The Energy Policy Advisor will make introductions for SPM to stakeholders relevant to its objectives. The Energy Policy Advisor will seek and cultivate opportunities to raise SPM’s profile and advance its objectives in national forums in Myanmar as well as regional and global forums.
Score (Out of 100 total pts.)
Familiarity with Myanmar off-grid energy policy environment
Strength of off-grid energy policy network
Experience advising on rural electrification/renewable energy policy/off-grid distributable energy