Recruitment of a Financial Management Specialist

ECREEE Desert-to-Power Initiative Projects

The African Development Bank’s flagship Desert-to-Power (DtP) initiative is complementing national and other regional efforts at addressing energy sector challenges in the Sahel. The initiative aims to harness the solar potential of the 11 Sahelian countries to deploy 10 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) by 2030 and provide access to electricity to around 250 million people who currently lack it, through a combination of on-grid and off-grid solutions. The first phase of the DtP program will benefit Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

a) West Africa Regional Energy Program (WAREP)-Phase 1

The West Africa Regional Energy Program (WAREP) seeks to catalyze growth in access to electricity by addressing primarily financial barriers to private sector-led distributed power generation and mini-grid development from renewable energy in the Member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It is a component of the African Development Bank’s flagship renewable energy and economic development initiative known as the “Desert to Power” (DtP) program and is being implemented by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

b) Regional Technical Assistance Program for the Sahel (ReTAPS)

The Regional Technical Assistance Project covers Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal and is a core component of the African Development Bank’s Desert to Power (DtP) Initiative. It aims to provide technical assistance to create an enabling environment for solar power projects in the Sahel while unlocking private sector investments in both the on-grid and mini-grid space.

ECREEE has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) whose responsibilities include, among other things, planning and implementing the technical activities as well as tasks related to administration, financial management, procurement, quality control, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.

Based on the above, ECREEE is seeking to recruit a Financial Management Specialist. The expression of interest document should not exceed six (6) pages, and should include the following:

  1. Cover letter (maximum 1 page);
  2. CV (maximum 5 pages);
  3. Certificates; and
  4. Any other information deemed relevant.

Instructions for Submission of EOI

  • The expression of interest must be submitted by email to only
  • Clearly state in the subject line Financial Management Specialist, ECREEE DtP Initiative Projects’.
  • The deadline for submission is no later than 23:59 GMT-1 (Cabo Verde time) on the June 19, 2024
  • Further information/clarification can be obtained at the following email addresses: and Please do not copy any of these two email addresses when submitting your documents.