Smart Power Myanmar is an integrated platform working towards accelerating rural electrification to drive economic growth and transform rural communities. Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed by Pact, Smart Power Myanmar aims to catalyse investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to rollout decentralised solar mini-grids across Myanmar. Smart Power Myanmar is focused on working with the private sector to expand access to reliable and affordable electricity across the country.
Our data-related support for Myanmar’s emerging decentralized energy sector will be based around three sets of interventions: 1) an assessment of the existing data availability and use of electricity in Myanmar, 2) development of data solutions that will have the most impact on filling gaps and addressing key identified needs, and 3) exploring opportunities to provide capacity building support to relevant actors in uptake of data solutions. In line with our core strategy, Smart Power Myanmar will focus our interventions in three focus areas: integrated on-grid and off-grid resource planning, consumption behaviours, and off-grid viability. Smart Power Myanmar has provisionally identified some specific data solutions we expect to be developed under our emerging strategy, but the Data Strategy Lead will be responsible for conducting a data assessment during inception to inform the final selection of data solutions and associated capacity building needs.
Smart Power Myanmar is seeking a qualified candidate for a 2-month consultancy as Interim Data Lead, contingent on funding. The successful candidate will work with us and our partners to lead the design and development of our 2020 – 2022 integrated electrification data strategy during the 2-month inception period.
The Interim Data Lead will have outstanding strategy development skills and a strong familiarity with business intelligence tools, systems and processes. Over 2 months in late 2019 and early 2020, the Interim Data Lead will be based in Yangon, Myanmar and will develop a comprehensive strategy, workplan and staffing/partnership plan. This position is contingent on funding and will require travel to Nay Pyi Taw and potentially to remote communities around Myanmar.
Following the inception period, Smart Power Myanmar will also be looking for a permanent Data Lead and welcomes applications from candidates who may be interested in both the short-term and long-term positions.
The Interim Data Lead will work across data disciplines to develop Smart Power Myanmar’s data strategy and action plan through a combination of internal design workshops and consultations with key stakeholders, working in close consultation with Smart Power Myanmar’s leadership as well as data specialists at The Rockefeller Foundation and Pact. Key responsibilities will include the following critical activities and deliverables: