GIZ Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor in the "Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection"(JCEE)

  • Nasr City, Cairo Full Time

Job Description

The ,,Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH“

German Development Cooperation

 

 

Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE)

18.2131.3-001.00

 

 

Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor

 

 

Starting date:                     3rd of April 2022 or as soon as possible

Duration of Contract:        14 Months, subject to renewal based on performance and project extension
 

About GIZ

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Our business volume is around 3.1 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

 

About GIZ Egypt

Operating in Egypt since 1956, GIZ provides technical expertise, develops capacities and delivers effective solutions in close partnership with local governmental and non-governmental organisations.

GIZ Egypt currently employs around 320 national and 35 international experts. GIZ supports Egypt in its efforts to achieve the “Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030” in order to create better social and economic prospects for the Egyptian people. On behalf of the German Government, the European Union and other parties, GIZ implements projects in all parts of Egypt in the areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Water Supply and Sanitation, Irrigation and Waste Management; Sustainable Economic Development for Employment; Governance and Urban Development.

For more information, please visit http://www.giz.de/egypt

 

About the “Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection “(JCEE)

JCEE is an on-going technical cooperation project that is implemented in Egypt since 2008 and funded by the BMZ. Since July 2019, JCEE launched its fourth phase with its political partner the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE) and further affiliated partner institutions with the objective of improving the operational framework for the reduction of the CO2 intensity in the electricity supply as well as at the consumer level.

Accordingly, implementation in five work fields is ongoing to achieve objectives with the following support targets to MoERE and affiliated partner institutions:

1. Improving the planning capacities of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for integration of a high share of renewables in the national transmission grid

2. Exemplary implementation of processes for the distribution of energy efficient technologies

3. Strengthening the planning and regulatory capacities of electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) for the promotion of renewables and energy efficiency

4. Improving the preconditions for the implementation of strategic, regulatory, and financial instruments for energy efficiency

5. Providing the Egyptian Environmental Agency Affairs (EEAA) with the instruments of the international climate regime for the promotion of renewables and energy efficiency. Herein, the project supports its partner institutions with comprehensive policy advice, holistic capacity development measures, educational initiatives, and technology transfer

 

 

 

 

Salary band 3 – Junior Professional 3T

Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor

Reports to:

Head of project

Deputy:

Senior Advisor, BCM

GIZ Internal Function Designation

Junior Energy Advisor

 

A. Responsibilities

The Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor is responsible for

  • supporting the project’s portfolio in the activities related to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in accordance with the project goals agreed with the partners and the superior
  • assisting project initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a range of target groups
  • supporting the innovation and knowledge management and the communication of innovations to a broad target group via active participation in fora, conferences, and other events
  • contributing to the employment of the GIZ Capacity works’ project management model in all project’s working areas

 

The Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor performs the following tasks:

 

B. Tasks

1. Implementation of project activities

The Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor

  • assists in delivering general and technical knowledge and provides consultancy in the areas of (renewable energy, energy efficiency in the industrial sector, grid modernization and digital transformation on the generation, transmission, and distribution levels)
  • assists in identifying needs for external support and advice as well as working on policy recommendations
  • supports the development and implementation of project plans and activities in close consultation with partner institution
  • assists in preparing and implementing workshops, capacity building and other events on issues connected with the project’s work-plan in the above-mentioned areas
  • supports in the identification of capacity building needs and assists in developing strategies to build up capacities of involved stakeholders
  • supports in the monitoring of project progress in the fields of work related to his assignment
  • supports in the site visits under the different project activities and support on the technical activities in terms of but not limited to measurement equipment and on job training

 

2. Knowledge management

The Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor

  • compiles relevant information to be shared with the main stakeholders of the project
  • supports in the cooperation, regular contact, and dialogue between the project partners, relevant organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders and with other projects
  • supports in the development of strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals, and procedures
  • supports in drawing up reports and presentation documents
  • supports in the preparation of appropriate input for various project reports including annual reports and outreach material
  • assists in proposing and initiating new and innovative approaches and ideas to enhance the JCEE project
  • coordinates the filing and archiving of all work documents according to GIZ rules and regulations

 

3. Coordination tasks

The Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor

  • supports in planning of activities related to his/her work fields in coordination with the project team
  • assists in the development of concepts and strategies, including preparation and organization of planning any exercises related to the project’s scope
  • ensures a regular coordination of relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the project team and in cooperation with the partners
  • provides support in the coordination with external consultants, including preparation of terms of reference (TOR) communication with GIZ procurement unit, as well as deliverables of consultants, quality assurance and reporting
  • participates in reporting the results of various partnerships and identifying best practices and lessons learned directly linked to partnership-building activities

 

4. Other duties and tasks

The Junior Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisor

  • performs other duties and tasks at request of management

 

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (mechanical or electric) or equivalent degree in an area that is related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy economy or energy management.

Professional experience

  • At least one-year experience including internships in the field of engineering, renewable energy, energy efficiency or international development cooperation.
  • Initial experience in at least one of the following fields (renewable energy, energy efficiency in the industrial sector, grid modernization and digital transformation on the generation, transmission, and distribution levels).
  • Experiences within the international development cooperation will be considered as an asset.
  • Basic understanding of the Egyptian government structure and governance of the country, especially in sustainable development and within the electricity sector.
  • Previous basic knowledge with the energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 standards.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Native language speaker Arabic and excellent English language skills (both spoken and written).
  • Ability to transmit knowledge in a user-oriented way.
  • Results- and performance-oriented.
  • Excellent knowledge of ICT technologies (relevant software, emails, internet) and MS Office computer applications, especially MS Office. (Word, Excel, PowerPoints, and Outlook).
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with various partners and involving government.
  • A strong capacity for effective teamwork, high degree of flexibility, ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and innovative thinking.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize, to work proactively and to meet deadlines according to work instructions.
  • Problem solving oriented.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Integrity and Commitment to adhere to rules.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

 

D. Submission of Application

  • Kindly send your applications in English by e-mail to HR-Egypt@giz.de by maximum Sunday, the 6th of March 2022.
  • The application must include a motivation letter and an updated CV in English language, indicating the earliest date of availability and contact details (mobile/phone no. and e-mail address).
  • Only e-mail applications mentioning the subject title Junior RE.EE Advisor – JCEE - your name will be considered. 
  • The position can be filled by the 3rd of April 2022 or as soon as possible.
  • The contract is for 14 months, but extendable, based on a successful employment period and project extension.
  • The work location will be at the JCEE project premises in Nasr City, Cairo.
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality, or a valid work permit only.
  • All applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you do not receive the automated email confirmation acknowledging receipt of your application, please check your spam or junk folder.
  • GIZ Egypt is committed to achieving workforce diversity. Female candidates and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.