GIZ

Junior Technical Advisor– Energy Efficiency

GIZ

Junior Technical Advisor– Energy Efficiency

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks a Junior Technical Advisor with a focus on energy efficiency to work with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP). REEEP is a technical cooperation project agreed between the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the Federal Republic of Germany. With support of the GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), REEEP is executed by the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation and sets out improve the preconditions for planning and implementation of measures for the efficient use of energy in Nepal. The main objective of REEEP is to create the regulatory, institutional and private-sector conditions for disseminating renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in Nepal. REEEP uses a multi-level approach consisting of 4 output areas components, viz. Output 1: Policy- Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) at National Level; Output 2: Institutional Frameworks for RE and EE at Subnational Levels; Output 3: Sustainable Market Development for RE and EE; and Output 4: Dissemination of Results in the field of RE and EE.

The Output 1 - Policy component of REEEP focuses on the establishment of the regulatory and institutional framework at the national level, e.g. coordinate and support multi-stakeholder processes, recognition of 'energy auditors' as an official occupation); support to the EE legislation adoption process and the elaboration of pertinent rules, regulations and standards, including the endorsement and implementation of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP); train relevant federal personnel in the fields of outreach, energy efficiency and IT and support the compilation of guidelines and tools; advise on revision of EE policy and the existing framework for RE/EE financing (e.g. inclusion of EE in priority sector lending on energy), etc.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks a Junior Technical Advisor with a focus on energy efficiency to work with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP). REEEP is a technical cooperation project agreed between the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the Federal Republic of Germany. With support of the GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation …

Junior Technical Advisor– Energy Efficiency

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Pogramme: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP) 
Duty Station: Kathmandu with some travel to field outside of Kathmandu  
Duration: February – December 2022 

The position holder shall work under REEEP’s Output 1- Policy: Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) at National Level and in close cooperation with its partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate and support multi-stakeholder processes (NEEAP, EE & EC Bill, recognition of energy auditor as an official occupation in Nepal)

  • Support to ongoing cooperation with MoEWRI, AEPC, IoE and CTEVT
  • Support to planning and implementation of financial agreement between GIZ and the partners
  • Support in planning and implementation of stakeholders’ consultations
  • Prepare the implementation reports of events, workshops and consultations 

2. Support the EE legislation adoption process and the elaboration of pertinent rules, regulations and standards, including the ratification of the NEEAP)

  • Support to prepare necessary supporting and main documents as required by MoEWRI and AEPC 
  • Support in planning and implementation of stakeholders’ consultations
  • Support to relevant partners in implementation of identified EE measures as included in the financial agreements
  • Prepare the implementation reports of events, workshops and consultations

3. Advise on organisational aspects involved in establishing a fund (or modifying existing energy funds) for EE measures and a mandated EE agency (preparatory documents)

  • Support to collect data and information regarding a possible EE fund 
  • Support to prepare relevant background documents in relation to the EE fund 
  • Support to plan and implement stakeholders’ consultations 

4. Training of relevant federal personnel in the fields of energy efficiency, outreach, and IT as well as support the compilation of guidelines and tools

  • Support to carry out capacity need assessment of relevant partners in the field of energy efficiency, outreach and IT
  • Support to collect data and information 
  • Support to compile the guidelines and tools 
  • Support to implementing partners e-learning platform and helpdesk 

5. Support reporting and knowledge management related to REEEP activities.

  • Assist Senior Energy Specialist in REEEP’s knowledge management and documentation of learning and innovations
  • Assist in preparation of periodic progress status reports, collection of energy related national news, updating REEEP webpage 

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar fields
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in the field of energy efficiency, knowledge on energy efficiency strategy and policy related matters 
  • Experiences in energy efficiency project implementation including planning and execution of stakeholders’ consultations on energy efficiency 
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing diverse stakeholders and promoting consensus
  • Preferably experience working with the Ministries and government partners
  • Very good working knowledge of IT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal & management skills and excellent team player, networking with the ability of advocacy and negotiation
  • Coordination with partner organizations, willing to travel extensively to the field to support partners
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Nepali (both written and verbal)

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