Senior Technical Advisor (m/f)

GIZ – Cooperação Alemã para o Desenvolvimento

GIZ is recruiting for the Programmes EnDev and Green People´s Energy a Senior Technical Advisor (m/f) for a rural electrification component with a special focus on PAYGO business models, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The technical advisor for PAYGO is responsible for:
  • Providing technical support in the coordination of the activities of the rural electrification component with a special focus on PAYGO business models implemented by the programmes Energising Development (EnDev) and Grüne Bürgerenergie (GBE) in close cooperation with the director of the programmes
  • Providing professional advice to partners and cooperating with important stakeholders
  • Innovation and knowledge management and communication of innovations to a broad target group
  • Integrating results and experience into teamwork and the work of all relevant groups
Professional advisory services
  • Plans and supports implementation of RE measures and especially for productive use of energy (PUE) and social infrastructure (SI) actions
  • Assesses information and provides support on requirements for successful implementation of PAYGO approaches in rural electrification projects
  • Advises partner institution(s) on clarification(s), identifying needs, developing concepts and strategies on PAYGO models, including technical input
  • Supports with supervising the electrification of Social Infrastructure and PUE facilities (e.g. dimensioning of the solar systems)
  • Develops and organizes quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives for the support of companies with PAYGO approaches
  • Is responsible for seeing that the services provided by the EnDev and GBE programmes in terms of PAYGO approaches are aligned with the partner’s needs
  • Gives technical assistance to the Monitoring Team in the designing of studies about PAYGO approaches and their impacts
Networking and cooperation
  • Ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners; carries out PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organizations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project/programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • Communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programmes
  • Disseminates information to a variety of stakeholders, facilitates partnerships and connections along the value chain, consumer outreach and marketing, etc.
  • Travels (abroad) in the region, in accordance with project requirements
Knowledge management and Capacity development
  • Compiles information on the rural electrification, especially solar sector in Mozambique and internationally and ensures knowledge transfer
  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • Draws up reports and presentation documents
  • Develops and defines capacity building and dissemination interventions for RE
  • Other duties/additional tasks: Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  • Qualifications required, skills and experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of engineering and/or renewable energy management, or related fields
  • Relevant professional experience in renewable energy, marketing or related
  • Relevant experience in productive uses of energy and rural electrification via PAYGO business models
  • Experience in market and business development, programme development, knowledge development, proposal writing, international donors- private investor relations management
  • Experience in project management: planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management
  • Experience in capacity building, facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes
  • Experience of working in sub-Saharan Africa, understanding of energy/development linkages
  • Be a self-motivated self-starter with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, leadership, communication, organizational skills and working in partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and fluent in writing and speaking Portuguese and English, German could be an advantage
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Publicado 16.07.2021
  • Expira 02.08.2021
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