The United States Energy Association (USEA), headquartered in Washington, DC, is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies.
Through a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), USEA implements an Energy Utility Partnership Program (EUPP) available to all USAID-assisted countries and USAID Missions. The goal of the EUPP is to increase access in USAID-assisted countries to environmentally sound energy services, to effectively manage and operate power systems, run financially viable businesses, adopt new business models, and integrate diverse energy resources to improve utility performance and increase energy security.
USEA seeks an experienced Business Process Management Facilitator to assist with the execution of a USAID-funded Business Innovation Partnership (BIP) under the EUPP. The BIP has invited a select group of five USAID partner country utilities to receive support to develop business process management skills.
Over a period of two years, BIP envisions convening a global virtual working group to discuss innovating business practices, particularly with respect to business change management, and business process management. We will also be holding a workshop and working with member utilities to certify working group members in these areas.
With assistance from the facilitators, Team members will be expected to develop Action Plans for applying business process management techniques to a chosen project. It is expected that these practices will enable the utility to:
- Improve core business operations: Capitalize on technological innovation and efficient processes to improve performance.
- Explore new revenue streams: Assess emerging technology, business models, and new partners to accelerate growth.
- Strengthen agility: Understand and assess core business threats, identify, and implement opportunities to drive innovation.
- Execute business process improvements: Understand the business process strategies required to boost productivity.
Additionally, each Team will make a presentation outlining the facilitators approach to implementing business process changes.
For more information on the BIP, visit Business Innovation Partnership (BIP) | United States Energy Association (usea.org).