Solar Energy Expert Job Placement – GIZ

Job
Title:         
 Solar
Energy Expert
Organisation: GIZ
Project Name:
Energising Development (EnDev)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Head of Country Project
Ref. No: GIZ
– EnDev/SEE01196
About US:
Energising Development (EnDev) is a global multi-donor partnership implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) that facilitates access to modern energy services in 25 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).    


In its solar component EnDev Uganda aims at growing the market for off-grid solar PV systems for SMEs (Productive Use PU) and social institutions (SI) through results-based business development support for solar distributors as well as capacity building for distributors and end users. EnDev Uganda’s interventions strengthen the expansion of distribution networks, marketing outreach, service and product quality, as well as awareness and knowledge among the targeted users. Possible solar-powered solutions include electrical appliances such as energy-efficient ICT, cooling, irrigation, agro-processing, electric mobility and other power tools.


 To implement its solar market development activities and increase access to off-grid solar PV solutions for SMEs and institutions, EnDev Uganda is looking for a skilled and experienced Solar Energy Expert

Job Summary:  The Solar Energy Expert is responsible for;
·        
Support
to the design, implementation and monitoring of solar PU and SI project
activities.
·        
Regular
interaction and coordination with MEMD, sector institutions and implementation
partners.
·        
Assisting
the supervisor in his technical and management tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Solar Market
Development
·        
Support
to the further development of EnDev Uganda’s off-grid solar PV PU and SI market
development approach as well as concrete interventions through his/her solar
technical and business expertise
·        
Communication
and engagement with implementation partners and relevant stakeholder through
coordination meetings, field visits, trainings etc.
·        
Management
of partner and consultancy contracts incl. regular monitoring of activities and
achievements and support to partner reporting
·        
Preparation
and implementation of other activities such as promotions, exhibitions,
workshops and field research
·        
Any
other duties assigned and agreed to by GIZ
Knowledge
management and M&E
·        
Regularly
updates the head of project, the head of the solar component as well as EnDev
team members on the progress of ongoing and planned solar related activities
and key sector trends
·        
Compiles
up to date project activity information and documents approaches and lessons
learnt as factsheets, papers and presentations.
Other
duties/additional tasks
·        
Performs
other duties and tasks at the request by the Head of Country Project.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, industrial
engineering or business and engineering with a focus on solar off-grid PV
energy
·        
Relevant
training and postgraduate qualifications are an added advantage
·        
At least
five years of professional working experience in the energy sector, including
at least 2 years of active engagement with the private sector.
·        
Experience
in the technical design, profitability analysis and costing, as well as
implementation and monitoring of off-grid solar PV PU and SI solutions.
·        
Comprehensive
understanding of the Ugandan and/or East-African off-grid Solar PV sector and
its PU and SI trends.
·        
Experience
in working independently and result oriented.
·        
Experience
in consultant and stakeholder coordination
·        
Experience
in project and contract management incl. steering multiple tasks under tight
deadlines
·        
Prior
working experience with GIZ is an added advantage
·        
Strong
organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure
with minimal supervision.
·        
Good
working knowledge of ICT (related software, phone, email, the internet) and
computer applications (e.g. MS Office databases).
·        
High
degree of self-motivation and team spirit in multi-cultural and
inter-disciplinary team.
·        
Excellent
knowledge of written and spoken English language.
·        
Very
good communication and presentation skills
·        
Very
good practical and theoretical knowledge of data analysis and compilation
·        
Willingness
to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their
application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to
the Human Resource Department through email: recruitment-uganda@giz.de quoting
the position you are applying for as the subject.
NB: This is a
national position. Application and CV should be in one document.  Only the shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 31st January 2019 by 5.00pm
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