Energy Sector Project Manager NGO Job Placement – GIZ

Job Title:         Energy Sector Project Manager
Organization: GIZ
Project Name: Energising
Development (EnDev)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Country
Project
About US:
GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an
experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its
objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven,
tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.
About GIZ EnDev:
Energising Development (EnDev) is a global multi-donor partnership
implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
that facilitates access to modern energy services in 24 countries worldwide. In
Uganda, EnDev, under the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Programme (PREEEP) cooperates closely with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development (MEMD). EnDev Uganda facilitates access to modern energy services
through market development with the private sector for improved cook stoves
(ICS) and solar PV products. In its ICS programme component, EnDev Uganda
supports Ugandan ICS companies to increase their production capacity, improve
their product and service quality as well as competitiveness and marketability.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Concept development and provision of
    support to partner companies and NGOs in regard to successful project
    management and implementation
  • Providing strong energy sector expertise
    and coordination with other development partners and governmental entities
  • Coordination of field activities with our
    up-country offices and partnering NGOs
  • Guiding the development of innovative
    approaches and pilot projects
  • Supporting the supervisor in his
    management and technical tasks as well as in the further strategic
    development of the programme
  • Tasked with the development of concepts,
    strategies and budgets with private sector j cook stove and solar
    companies and NGOs to strengthen their business operations for the
    achievement of sales and household j energy access targets
  • Preparation and management of contracts
    with partner companies | and NGOs as well as consultancies
  • Providing strong expertise within the
    energy sector and representing j GIZ in technical and policy meetings and
    establishing very good j working relations with other relevant
    stakeholders
  • Project management and regular monitoring
    to ensure successful implementation of interventions
  • In charge of the coordination of field
    activities with the EnDev Uganda upcountry offices in Gulu and Arua as
    well as partnering NGOs in addition to regular monitoring and coordination
    visits to project areas
  • Knowledge management, communication,
    networking and reporting
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Master’s
    degree in a relevant area such as development studies, renewable energy,
    environmental management, business or social administration or other
    related fields
  • Possession of a relevant postgraduate
    qualifications are an added advantage
  • At least five years of professional
    working experience in a similar position in the energy sector, including
    at least three 3 years of active engagement with the private sector, ideally in
    a management position
  • At least five years of professional
    experience in project management and staff and consultant coordination
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    energy sector in Uganda and of international energy trends in regard to
    household energy access
  • Highly experienced in communication
    related tasks, concept development and reporting
  • Very good practical and theoretical
    knowledge about monitoring and verification
  • Previous experience in working independently
    and result oriented with a minimum of supervision
  • Previous experience in market-based
    approaches and/or in the household energy sector are added advantages
  • Excellent communication skills, both
    orally and written
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Computer literacy with good knowledge of
    MS Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to continuous learning
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications with detailed CVs and a one-page cover letter addressing the
applicant’s motivation by email to
recruitment-uganda@giz.de
Deadline: 7th April
2017

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