Deadline: Mar - 07 - 2020
Deadline: Mar - 07 - 2020
For successful RE and EE installations and projects, there is a need for quality assurance at various levels. This includes quality assurance of equipment e.g. through the establishment and enforcement of product standards. However, high-quality products will only provide the desired services if RE and EE systems are designed, installed and maintained by highly qualified individuals.
As such, ECREEE in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and other partners initiated the establishment of a Regional Certification Scheme (RCS) in 2015 for member states.
The RCS is based on a Job-Task-Analysis (JTA) and initially focusing on certifying the competencies and skills of off-grid photovoltaic systems technicians but will gradually covers other RE and EE professions. By certification of skills, there is a reassurance that a technician/professional has the competencies required to complete a job safely and effectively. Lastly, certification requires (i) regular training that forces the practitioner to stay current, and (ii) work on multiple types of jobs, learn new skills, and network with peers.
The RCS will provide quality credentialing for practitioners who will be participate and be successful in these competency-based examinations. These credentials will be recognized in all ECOWAS Member States and promote mobility of these Certified Sustainable Energy Practitioners (CSEP). Again, in order to strengthen the reputation of the Scheme at the regional level, ECREEE as the Regional Certification Body will seek accreditation to the international standards such as ISO/IEC 17024:2012 norm “Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons”. Persons who want to acquire these credentialing of the RCB must meet all the requirements set by the Scheme and pass the regional competency-based examinations that will be hosted by selected Partner Examination Centres (PEC) in each member state. Inexperienced persons that want to be certified will be trained in Partner Training Centres (PTC) selected by the RCB.
As the RCB is created and operational, ECREEE seeks to recruit a Unit Coordinator of the implementation of regional certification activities in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
All necessary information to apply can be foound in the ToR attached bellow.
Interested candidates should send their technical and financial offer to ECREEE by email on or before 6th March 2020 using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org ONLY, clearly indicating in the subject: “IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ECOWAS CERTIFICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SKILLS (ECSES). The individual email size should not exceed 10 MB and should not be in zip format. For any clarification or information, please contact Mr. Baboucarr Njie email@example.com and Mr. Ibrahim Soumaila firstname.lastname@example.org .