18 January, 2016

6048 Principal Economist

Utilities Regulatory Authority of Vanuatu

Government Department
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Due Date

Job Description:
The URA was established under the Utilities Regulatory Authority Act No. 11 of 2007. The Authority acts independently of the Government and its primary purpose is to increase access to safe, reliable and affordable electricity and water services, and to promote the long-term interests of consumers throughout Vanuatu. In addition, the Authority assists to resolve consumer complaints and disputes and advises the Government on matters related to electricity and water. It also reviews tariffs under the rules of the Concessions Agreements and relevant legislation.

The Utilities Regulatory Authority (“the URA”) is seeking a Principal Economist in utility regulation The URA is seeking to engage an individual to a Consultant position of Principal Economist for a period of one (1) year with renewal subject to work requirement and performance

Successful candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • An advanced degree in economics, or finance/accounting or business
  • At least 8 years work experience in applied economic analysis, financial modeling, and consulting and project management
  • Knowledge of and some experience in economic regulation, preferably for utility services
  • Proven track record in capacity building and training
  • Proven track record of successful work as a member of a diverse team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, knowledge of French and/or Bislama an advantage and
  • Experience in Vanuatu and/or other developing country contexts an advantage.


        Candidates with advanced degree, higher levels of experience and analytical skills will be given preference and suitable compensation.


        English, Bislama, French

        How To Apply:
        Interested applications for the above post may send in their cover letter, CV and reference to the email/postal address provided before 8th February 2016 4:30pm.
         If you are interested in this position, please obtain information from Ms. Lizzie Taura-Govan on the scope of work for this position.

        Contact Person:

        Ms.Lizzie Taura-Govan


        (+678) 23335
        The Manager Regulation, URA Office, PMB 9093, Port Vila,Vanuatu 



         Not Stated

        18-Jan-16 Direct from Employer

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