Infrastructure Coordinator (Energy, Roads, & Communications) Job Summary: The Infrastructure Coordinator will support the Cluster Team in implementing the goals of the UN Millennium Villages. He/she is the technical head of the Infrastructure sector with overall responsibility of coordinating the design and implementation of activities mainly in transport (roads), energy, water and sanitation, and communications in the Cluster. The Infrastructure Coordinator will work with other team members (Sector Coordinators) to ensure that the appropriate Infrastructure interventions are planned annually, monthly and implemented at the village level with the respective village planning teams Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Development and implementation of the strategy for the infrastructure sector; Plan, manage, coordinate, and ensure achievement of performance targets in the areas of energy (electricity, improved stoves and cooking, mechanical power), and, to support Information Communication Technology (ICT) interventions; Develop and manage effective partnerships with national, district and local government authorities responsible for energy services and ICTs; Develop and manage effective partnerships with NGOs, CBOs, private sector, and donors that work in water, roads, energy and ICT and are active in or near the Project area; Manage water, roads, energy and ICT activities well within the MVP by overseeing work of facilitators and other MVP staff, while ensuring close coordination with other sector leaders to ensure synergies across MVP sectors; Design and organize trainings and other capacity building measures to ensure safe and technically and economically sustainable use of technologies; Provide technical oversight of repair and construction of wells, boreholes, storage systems, pumps and sanitation facilities for community level and institutional level needs; Assess the cluster’s potential for rainwater harvesting structures for both irrigation and domestic water needs; Strengthen and ensure close coordination with other sector leaders to ensure synergies across sectors; Manage and creatively contribute to scientific research undertakings such as developing and implementing research methodologies and protocols for evaluation of technologies and impacts. Research and map existing local infrastructure (electricity grids, market centers and mechanical power sites, Internet) and their conditions. Assess electrical and mechanical needs at key cluster institutions (schools, health centers, market centers and agro-processing sites). Develop a year-by-year energy plan to meet power needs at these points using a combination of grid power and off-grid technologies, considering needs over the short and long term. Work with the Community Coordinator to establish a community centers with basic physical infrastructure (power, and ICT, where applicable). Research existing successful operations in the region that are making or using improved stoves, Internet facilities, solar power, grinding mills, and generators, as well as health facilities with well-functioning energy services. Negotiate with equipment suppliers and procure (through UNDP procedures) solar equipment, engines and generators, ICT equipment, and other energy technologies, plus related maintenance services; Coordinate between the community, project staff and consultants and/or vendors to plan installation and secure maintenance of Internet connection (possibly VSAT). Undertake resource mobilization for the sector including but not limited to writing sound proposals Publish papers in referred journals and write posters Participate in conflict resolutions and management on matters affecting the community but related to the project; and Undertake any other duty as may be assigned by management Qualifications and Experience: At least three (3) years field experience with hands-on responsibility in at least two of the energy- related areas listed above (grid power, improved stoves and cooking, and mechanical power/engines/generators); A degree in a relevant field of engineering or relevant discipline (applied physics); Ability to comprehend and use complex engineering models, system design tools and methods, and evaluation techniques; Project management experience, including: ability to design and evaluate proposals and work plans and implement projects to budget; familiarity with management tools such as Gant charts and cost-benefit analysis; With assistance from consultants or other specialists, ability to negotiate and review multi-year grid extension and ICT plans, purchase and cost-sharing agreements, and contracts; A demonstrated track record of achievement in the successful delivery of rural infrastructure; Proven ability to lead and motivate people and to have a proactive approach to ensure the effectiveness of systems and information flows; Demonstrated familiarity with maintenance requirements, operational costs and capital costs of different types of water pumping infrastructure (e.g., solar, diesel, hand pumps) and open wells; Previous experience with Cost-Benefit Analysis; A high level of initiative, creativity, and judgment; Excellent skills in computer packages (including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); working knowledge of computer administration especially Linux is a plus; A sound basis in use of GPS technologies; familiarity with GIS is a plus; Proficiency in spoken and written English.