Technical Advisor - Renewable Energy

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

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Duty Station: Kathmandu

Starting From: 1 May 2020


  • Support in the development of the strategic and institutional framework for renewable energy (RE) service delivery through sub-national governments (municipalities and provinces)
  • Design and organize capacity development activities for provincial and local governments and stakeholders
  • Develop, implement and scale-up approaches for Productive Energy Use targeting Disadvantaged Groups and Women to improve their livelihoods
  • Develop and implement digital solutions (e.g. apps, websites, webinars) that allow mass-capacitation of subnational governments and stakeholders on RE development
  • Support all three level of government and the private sector in development of market based RE project that are based on principles of financial and commercial sustainability
  • Support development and upscaling of innovative technologies and financially sustainable business models of small scale RE products and services.
  • Develop and implement a quality control mechanism for RE in the new federal context
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of RERA II programme activities 
  • Support the knowledge management, experience sharing, and communication of successes of the programme
  • Build network and partnerships to create synergy in the sector with other multilateral and bilateral development projects at the provincial level

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, (renewable) energy, management and/or related topics with 10 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 8 years of total working experience in renewable energy sector and energy related issues
  • At least 10 years of experience in renewable energy sector and energy related issues (experience in the rural energy sector would be an added advantage)
  • At least 5 years of experience in capacity development and organizational development on Renewable Energy
  • At least 5 years of experience in leading work-packages independently and supervising (teams of) consultants and managing larger contracts
  • At least 3 years of experience in improving livelihoods of disadvantaged groups and women through Productive Energy Use
  • Work experience in developing and implementing digital solutions (apps, webinars, etc.) 
  • Experience in policy support and in working with different RE-related government levels in the federal context (AEPC, local and provincial governments) is a must
  • Working experience with market-based approaches and public private partnership model 
  • Experience in working in rural areas of Nepal is an advantage
  • Experience with working in donor funded projects will be an asset
  • 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 20004 “Technical Advisor - Renewable Energy”

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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