PEP Technical Advisor – Project Development Programme (PDP) Jobs – GIZ

 

Job
Title:
   
 PEP Technical Advisor – Project Development Programme (PDP)

Organisation: GIZ

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager

Ref. No: GIZ – PDP/TA/122071

 

About Project:

The German Energy Solutions Initiative was launched by the German
Bundestag in 2002 to make a significant contribution to climate change
mitigation by promoting German quality products in the field of renewable energy
technologies (RET). Support has since been provided to small and medium-sized
German enterprises (SMEs) in the fields of renewable energy (RE), energy
efficiency (EE), smart grids and storage technologies as they seek to position
themselves on international markets. The Project Development Programme (PDP)
for developing countries and emerging economies is a major pillar of the German
Energy Solutions Initiative along with the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad’s
Business Trip Programme, the German Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Solutions
Programme and the Foreign Trade Fair Programme.
PDP is
implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ) GmbH.

 

Context

In recent years companies in Uganda have faced
unstable grid supply and many rely on diesel generators that massively increase
their electricity cost. The current status of the market for RET in Uganda shows
significant development in the sector of large-scale hydro and some utility
scale projects in PV solar, while reference projects for commercial and
industrial clients exist only marginally. Reasons are that potential end
consumers and companies either lack awareness of RE applications and their feasibility
or have been hesitant to invest due to insufficient access to financing options.
Therefore, PDP is looking to hire a PEP Technical Advisor to
develop the PV market for commercial and industrial clients.

 

GIZ looking for a PEP Technical Advisor to support in the implementation of its programme.


 

Key Responsibilities

Technical Advisor will be in charge
of:

·       
Early
stage project development services for solar PV solutions, including site
audits and load measurement of the electric consumption at specific production
facilities
.

·       
The identification of project opportunities,
initiation of project development, contact management of German and local
project partners as well as knowledge management all within the field of renewable
energies.

·       
Collaboration with private as well as with public
stakeholders.

 

Specific Tasks

PEP Technical Advisor also performs the following tasks:

Project Development

·       
Compiles information on renewable energy market, the
energy legal framework business opportunities in Uganda;

·       
Proactively builds networks within industry and
identifies project opportunities and future project partners with promising
ideas and development potential

·       
Acts as a facilitator for RE and EE project development:
Supports and advises stakeholders and potential partners in the process of generating,
structuring and formulating project ideas and concepts.

·       
Conducts
engineering site audits to collect and verify structural and electrical data (number
of connection points, current supply situation, description of energy mix, energy
consumption and load, tariff structure, equipment in use, outages and resulting
electricity costs, pattern of operation) as well as other site related information
like roof quality and accessibility, availability of roof (orientation and
inclination) as well as ground spaces (shading)

·       
In cases
of insufficient load data, management of load measurements or load modeling necessary
for further technical and financial simulations. Must be discussed with and approved
by the GIZ PDP Country Manager, Bonn.

·       
Works
closely with
PDP Country manager in Bonn and third-party consultant in the design of solar PV systems and
cash-flow modeling in the commercial and industrial sector using selected simulation
tools

·       
Works closely with local banks, auditors and
regulatory authorities

·       
Presentation
of results to client (local off-taker), with the goal to convince the client to
opt for the proposed system.

·       
Supports
on technical and financial tender evaluation, where needed.

·       
Manages administrative procedures within the GIZ
country office, such as contracts with third parties, travel bookings, visa
procedures and others

Coordination

·       
Plans,
coordinates and documents meetings, workshops, seminars and other project
activities; 

·       
Organizes,
prepares and implements professional information and expert workshops;

·       
Manages
and aassists short-term experts / consultants assigned to projects/programmes
in completing their tasks (e.g. consultancy for load measurements)

·       
Supports
in implementation of business trips organized by the Delegation of German
Industry and Commerce (AHK), where necessary for German renewable energy
companies to Uganda;

·       
Compiles
an overview of programme activities, deadlines etc. as discussed in team
meetings and presents this regula
rly during the meetings.

Implementation of
project activities

§  Implements
activities outlined in the existing PDP operation plan and to the satisfaction
of PDP and the private partners.

§  Assists in activities in line with the PDP
collaborations with industry associations.

Communication,
knowledge management and monitoring

·       
Represents
PDP Uganda in regional conferences, workshops, seminars and relevant events in
collaboration with the project coordinator.

·       
Identifies
Uganda-specific tenders in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency,
which are relevant to German companies.

·       
Prepares
PR contributions, identifies appropriate distribution channels in case of
significant PDP events, and compiles articles for newsletters.

·       
Assists
with PR work for the programme.

·       
Organises
and updates programme documentation in the data management system.

·       
Continuously
updates the PDP Uganda’s contact database.

·       
Updates
information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the PDP
monitoring platform.

·       
Assists
with report writing for all project activities
undertaken

Other
Duties/Additional Tasks

Carries out other tasks at the request of the superior.

 




Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications

·       
University
degree in energy, engineering, economics or related field

 

Professional experience

·       
At least
five years of working experience in industry or engineering, preferably in
project development, business development, market development, or energy sector.

·       
Knowledge
in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency; knowledge inside audits
and specifically performing load measurements is an advantage.

·       
In-depth
experience in project development (renewables or other industry) is a
prerequisite.

·       
Existing
network within the RE and/or EE industry and/or any other industry with high
energy consumption, especially the textile industry, is a plus.

·       
Excellent
networking skills.

·       
Strong
organizational skills, administrative and event organization experience is a
plus.

·       
Highly
motivated to work in a multicultural environment.

·       
Willingness
to travel abroad and to project sites across the country.

·       
Very
good knowledge of English, both spoken and written

 

How to Apply


All interested and qualified
persons are strongly encouraged to apply via email to hr@futureoptions.org. Applications and
CVs should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only. Please include
name and contact of three references in the CVs. Please quote the position and reference
number in the subject line. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 21st
December 2020
. Please note: This is a national position. Only the shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

We encourage women,
people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is
committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.

 

Deadline: 21st
December 2020

 

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