Application for Research Development Officer

The Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) has been created to oversee and promote the development of Renewable Energy in Mauritius and operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities. The Agency intends to fill the following vacancy and invites candidates who have the necessary experience, expertise, interpersonal skills and drive to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, MARENA is inviting applications from qualified candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as Research Development Officer for two-year contract basis, renewable if necessary. 



  A.      Candidates should possess –

            (a)        a degree from a recognised institution or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the        

                       Board; and 

           (b)       a Master’s degree in Economics or Econometrics or an equivalent qualification acceptable to
                    the Board. 

B. Candidates should –

(i) reckon at least three years’ experience in energy/renewable energy sector or related areas. 

(ii)   possess good conceptual and analytical skills 

(iii) be able to work in multi-disciplinary teams; and 

(iv)  be computer literate.

Candidates should produce written evidence of experience/knowledge claimed 

Salary Scale: Rs 31525

Mode of Application:

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.


Main Duties: 

1.     To keep up-to-date with research/ policy developments and to assist in the preparation of technical, policy, strategy papers; 

2.     To undertake and manage research/surveys/studies;  

3.     To write research proposals and undertake research needs analysis;   

4.     To search and retrieve information from various sources using a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods;      

5.     To liaise with stakeholders, researchers and with relevant organisations locally and overseas;   

6.     To organise stakeholders’ meetings;               

7.     To initiate and assist in the conduct seminars/workshops for proper dissemination of research findings/outputs;

8.     To participate in the execution of strategic plans for the renewable energy; 

9.     To initiate, develop, conduct and lead sub-programmes/projects of the Agency;   

10.  To prepare project requirements, objectives and research reference terms and to assist with the monitoring of project deadlines;

11.  To prepare articles, briefs, brochures, leaflets, reports and other documentation materials related to the programmes of the Agency; 

12.  To develop relevant performance indicators; 

13.  To carry out modelling using software tools; 

14.  To collect/compile data and maintain various research databases; 

15.  To update the Management Information Systems of the Agency.

16.  To perform such other duties directly related to the main duties listed above or related to the delivery of the output and results expected from the Research Development Officer/Senior Research Development Officer in the roles ascribed to him.