Research Analyst - #130208

RTI International

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manila, Metro Manila
Contract type: Full time
The USD 34 million USAID-funded Energy Secure Philippines (ESP) Activity focuses on advancing inclusive economic growth and resilient development through increasing private investment to promote advanced technology deployment and boost the energy sector’s resilience to shocks and stresses
In response to the request of the Office of the Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, USAID ESP Lead Consultants will conduct a study on the enhanced benchmarking exercise covering all Private Investor-Owned Utilities (PIOUs) and compare the EC and PIOU sectors using relevant key performance indicators (KPIs). The extended study also aims to identify the regulation and policy implications of the benchmarking and financial modeling exercises conducted for the DU sector, including providing recommendations to enhance DU accountability for pass-through costs to consumers and addressing the financial underperformance of a majority of the ECs

Statement of Work:

1. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators, evaluate the performance of the Private Investor-Owned Distribution Utilities (PIOUs) by utility and as a sector. Compare the EC and PIOU sectors using relevant KPIs
2. Provide technical support in the determination of factors that correlate to/contribute to the financial performance of the PIOU sector, including, among others, means analysis, ANOVA, correlation, and ordinary least squares
3. Provide technical support in the investigation of factors affecting purchase power costs of the DU sector to include, among others, the impact of fuel sources (including renewables), the influence of size and scale of operations, and the competitive selection process (CSP) mandated for the DUs
4. Recommend regulations and policy implications of the benchmarking and financial modeling exercises conducted for the DU sector
5. Provide support in the collection, encoding, and evaluation of data toward the creation of an online database with updating capabilities
6. Participate in stakeholders’ meetings and contribute in documentation and reporting required for the project
7. Perform other research and technical support tasks that may be required for the delivery of the objectives of the project
The consultants shall report to the ESP Chief of Party and Lead Consultants
Level of Effort (LOEs):
Anticipated level of effort is up to 90 days referenced period of performance. The Contractor is expected to be flexible and communicative with USAID ESP Activity during this time


  • Master’s degree in engineering, economics, finance, or a related field and 5 years of related professional experience or bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, or a related field and 10 years of related professional experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in finance-related work.

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