Graduate Interns – Renewable Energy (x2)

Energy Regulation Board (ERB)

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is a statutory body established under the repealed Energy Regulation Act of 1995 and continued under the Energy Regulation Act No. 12 of 2019 to regulate the energy sector in Zambia. The ERB in Collaboration with the US National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has internship opportunities for which suitably qualified Zambian women graduates are invited to apply. The program is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Zambia and Power Africa.

NARUC is the national association representing the State Public Service Commissioners who regulate essential utility services in the United States. NARUC members are responsible for assuring reliable utility service at fair, just, and reasonable rates. Founded in 1889, the Association is an invaluable resource for its members and the regulatory community, providing a venue to set and influence public policy, share best practices, and foster innovative solutions to improve regulation.


Contract Period: 1 year

Reporting to the Manager – Renewable Energy, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  1. Participate in compliance monitoring audits of licensees to ensure adherence to infrastructure technical standards, guidelines, codes, License conditions and Board orders in order to safeguard the environment, property, human life and reliability of supply
  2. Undertake technical assessment of License and investment endorsement applications in the Renewable Energy sub-sector
  3. Undertake technical review of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports and carry out site verification inspections for Renewable Energy projects
  4. Participate in the development and review of regulations, standards, guidelines, codes of practice and best practice for the Renewable Energy sub-sector
  5. Carry out incident and accident investigations in the Renewable Energy sub-sector
  6. Carryout technical investigations of consumer complaints in the Renewable Energy sub-sector
  7. Participate in the implementation of various technical guidelines and codes of practices such as Renewable Energy Regulatory Framework
  8. Review of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
  9. Review of weekly and quarterly reports such as power system performance reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIS), Power Quality Performance
  10. Participate in providing input into policy advisory in the renewable energy sub-sector
  11. Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Manager – Renewable Energy

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  1. A minimum of Grade 12 with University entrance passes
  2. Bachelor degree in in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics or equivalent from a reputable University (Attach the University’s recommendation letter).
  3. The applicant to have graduated after January 2019
  4. Member Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

Key skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  1. Good analytical skills
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Proficiency in computer skills and ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  4. Efficient and organized with good attention to detail
  5. High integrity level
  6. Excellent report-writing skills
  7. Eager/willingness to learn; and
  8. Ability to work in a dynamic team
  9. Ability to handle large volumes of work within a short period of time

Mode of Application

Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with the application letter with envelope marked “USAID/NARUC Women in Energy Regulation Internship Program” should be addressed to and reach the undersigned by Friday 8th October 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Director General
Energy Regulation Board
Plot 9330 off Alick Nkhata Road
P.O. Box 37631,

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