GIZ Junior Advisor for the "Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency" (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 and Energy Efficiency” (JCEE)

Project No. 14.2187.4-001.00


Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of “Junior Advisor”


Starting date:  5th of August

Duration of Contract:  11 months, subject to renewal based on the project’s extension

About GIZ

The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management knowhow. We are a German federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes.

Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries and public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We are equally committed to helping our clients in the private sector attain their goals.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2016 our business volume amounted to around 2.4 billion euros. Around 70 per cent of our local workforce of 18,260 people is national personnel working in over 120 countries. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 640 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed almost 850 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2016 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.

About GIZ Egypt

Since 1956, GIZ has been present in Egypt implementing projects on behalf of the German government. We thus contribute to the economic and social stabilisation of the country. GIZ Egypt currently employs around 200 national and 50 international experts.

Our projects in cooperation with the Egyptian government focus on the areas of renewable energies and energy efficiency, sustainable economic development for employment, water supply and sanitation, irrigation and waste management, youth, women and families and urban development.

The GIZ Office Cairo supports the implementation of projects by providing logistic, financial, procurement and personnel services.

To examine Egypt’s projects’ portfolio, please visit us on

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

The Egyptian-German Joint Committee for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection – JCEE – is providing a platform for a cross-sectoral policy dialogue in the thematic focal areas Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Institutional Transformation, Awareness and Climate Change. The committee works with a diversity of stakeholders in Egypt, most of them being ministries or other governmental bodies, e.g. the Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA), the Ministry for Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE), the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).

JCEE aims to strengthen its partner institutions via comprehensive capacity development measures, educational initiatives, and technology transfer while also providing comprehensive policy advice. One of its tasks herein is to support our partners in the development of advanced climate change expertise and knowledge.

Salary band 3 – Junior professional 3T

Junior Advisor– 3T

Reports to:

Senior Technical Advisor / Business Continuity Manager




A.  Responsibilities:

The Junior Advisor provides support for

  • the team leader and other experts for whom the junior consultant/project desk officer performs technical tasks
  • coordinating project activities
  • carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of projects or programmes
  • carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project/programme
  • the team leader in carrying out project activities


The Junior Advisor performs:

B.  Tasks:

1.   Coordination and monitoring

The Junior Advisor

  • puts together an overview of project/programme activities, deadlines etc. and presents this regularly at team meetings
  • supports project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
  • draws up media analyses, participates in fora and public hearings on issues directly connected with the programme
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects
  • assists with PR work for the project/programme
  • assists short-term experts assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks
  • follows up on work streams related to counterparts and handling logistics related to activities performed for counterparts as directed by supervisor or team leader
  • prepares meetings of the Egyptian-German Joint Committee for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, JCEE (High Level Joint Committee meetings and other thematic focal point (TFA) meetings with the different JCEE stakeholders)


2.  Research

The Junior Advisor

  • in consultation with the manager or expert, prepares and carries out qualitative research and support projects (developing survey instruments, field trials, training field staff, organisational preparation in the field, collecting and analysing data)


3.  Knowledge management

The Junior Advisor

  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • establishes a project database
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting information on JCEE’s progress
  • assembles data on JCEE’s relevant fields of interventions and the related activities for the JCEE Monitoring System. organises and updates project/programme documentation, the filing systems and the programme library


4.  Implementation of project activities

The Junior Advisor

  • coordinates the activities of intervention the areas “citizen participation and awareness” and “decentralized Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency (RE / EE) ” in coordination with the Egyptian Electricity Regulatory Authority and the Energy Efficiency Unit
  • assists the partners in the development of their Operation Plans related to the intervention area “citizen participation and awareness” and “decentralized RE / EE”
  • documents the meetings related to the intervention areas “citizen participation and awareness” and “decentralized RE / EE”
  • coordinates all related activities / tasks of the awareness campaigns for kids that are currently under development
  • supervises logistical and organizational issues related to workshops / conferences and training related to the intervention area “citizen participation and awareness” and “decentralized RE / EE”
  • updates the project website content including the latest status of the JCEE activities


5.  Other duties/additional tasks

The Junior Advisor

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.  Required qualifications, competences and experience:


  • University degree in social sciences (preferably with specialisation in civil society / public participation issues), public relations or mass communication; or similar experience/education
  • Familiarity with development cooperation
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English and Arabic

Professional experience

  • At least one year experience (internship, first other job experience or similar) in the field of media and PR.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • A strong interest in energy issues is a requirement
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access or other database programme)
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management


D.  Submission of Application:

  • Interested candidates shall submit their application in English by e-mail to by maximum Thursday, the 19th of July 2018.
  • The application is to include an updated CV and a motivation letter, indicating earliest date of availability and contact details (at least mobile/phone no. and e-mail address),
  • Only applications mentioning the position title (Junior Advisor – JCEE – your name) in the subject field of the e-mail will be considered.
  • Applicants not fulfilling the required professional experience nor having the required documents, will not be considered.
  • The project’s location is in Madinat Nasr, Cairo.
  • The contract duration is 11 months, subject to renewal based on the project’s extension.
  • The position can be filled by the 5th of August 2018.
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality and holders of Egyptian work permits only.