Technical Advisor – Renewable Energy Outreach

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites applications from suitable professionals for joining the Renewable Energy for Rural Areas II (RERA II) Programme. Within the framework of bilateral Development Cooperation between the Government of Nepal and the Federal Republic of Germany, the RERA II Programme is jointly implemented by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and GIZ. The programme supports the renewable energy sector in Nepal to transition to the new federal structure. Thereby RERA II capacitates and enables sub-national governments (municipalities and provinces) with a focus on Province 1 and Sudoorpaschim Province to meet their new mandate of promoting Renewable Energy.

Technical Advisor – Renewable Energy Outreach

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Duty Station: Dhangadhi

Starting From: 1 May 2020


  • Capacitate local governments in creating awareness, orientation, promotion, and deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs)
  • Support the establishment of Renewable Energy Units in local governments and provide support in planning (baseline study, municipal energy plan), resource mobilization (e.g. budgeting), policy formulation, monitoring, and quality control
  • Support to establish functional linkages between local governments, provincial governments, AEPC and service providers in the province
  • Support local governments and the private sector in planning and implementing financially and commercially sustainable RE projects
  • Support the implementation of innovative business models (e.g. municipality as utility, pay as you go, fees for service, etc.) for governments and private sector
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) approaches and principles on local level
  • Develop and implement approaches to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged groups and women through the productive use of energy
  • Design and organize activities for financial institutions to mobilize credit financing for RETs (e.g. financial literacy, development of loan products, etc.)
  • Oversee the development of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials such as brochure, flyers, posters, factsheet, success stories, case studies, and other relevant materials
  • Work in close cooperation and coordinate with other programme of AEPC and other rural energy programs/projects of AEPC in the province to ensure synergies
  • Design, plan, coordinate and conduct capacity development activities, awareness, workshops, orientation programmes 

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, (renewable) energy, management and/or related topics with 8 years of total working experience in renewable energy sector and energy related issues 
  • OR a master’s degree in engineering, environment science, (renewable) energy, management and/or related topics with 5 years of total working experience in renewable energy sector and energy related issues
  • At least 5 years of experience in capacity development and organizational development on Renewable Energy
  • At least 5 of experience working on renewable energy in rural areas 
  • At least 2 years of experience working with local governments and providing policy support
  • Experience in improving livelihoods of disadvantaged groups and women through Productive Energy Use
  • Proven track-record in leading work-packages independently and supervising (teams of) consultants and managing contracts
  • Work experience with public private partnerships and innovative market-based business model will be an added advantage
  • Work experience in promoting access to credit finance for renewable energy will be an asset
  • Working experience in/with international donor funded projects/assignments is of advantage 
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Power point and Outlook.
  • Excellent language skills (oral and written) in English and Nepali

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send an application with a CV (not more than 3 pages) including two referees and an application letter (not more than 2 pages) to RERA II via email at  [email protected] by 11 March 2020. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for  Ref. Nr 20005 “Technical Advisor - Renewable Energy Outreach”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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