Energy Advisor

Job Description

Title: Energy Advisor

Company Name: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Minimum Graduates from Engineering / Economics/ public policy / relevant discipline and with master's in business administration/ energy policy /renewable energy from reputed institutions.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ For the team of our "Policy Advisory for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy" (hereafter PAP) we seek applications from suitable candidates for the position of "Energy Advisor".
∎ Job Location: Dhaka with occasional field travel
∎ Contract Duration till: July 31, 2024
∎ Band: 4T
∎ Programme Background
∎ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is one of the priority areas of German Development Cooperation in Bangladesh. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme is supported by the Bangladesh Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

∎ The new German technical cooperation project "Policy Advisory for Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy" (hereafter PAP) under the priority area of `renewable energy and energy efficiency` in Bangladesh aims to improve the conditions for implementing the green energy transition in Bangladesh.
∎ The project will intervene in the following four (04) areas:
∎ 1. Improving political and regulatory framework conditions to increase the share of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the power sector.
∎ 2. Strengthening the awareness of policy makers, experts and management officials of the institutions responsible for the electricity expansion planning regarding the potentials of renewable energy for power generation.
∎ 3. Improving cooperation between public and private sector in the power sector for the development of the renewable energy and energy efficiency market.
∎ 4. Promoting dissemination of innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in Bangladesh.
∎ The duration of the project is from August 2021 to 31 July 2024.
∎ The project will be implemented by the GIZ in collaboration with Power Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and its relevant affiliated agencies including SREDA, BPDB and Power Cell.
∎ GIZ Bangladesh now seeks applications from suitable candidates to support implementation of the component -1 of the PAP project, which is linked to energy policy and regulatory framework improvement towards green energy transition.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
∎ Planning, design and implementation interventions of the PAP component 1, 'Energy Policy and Regulatory Framework' in consultation with the Project Head of PAP
∎ Analysing existing power sector strategies, policies, regulations and guidelines and formulate recommendations for their update on green energy transition (e.g. regarding RE/EE expansion targets, implementation of a gender strategy, Nationally Determined Contributions - NDCs, updating power system master plan).
∎ Advising MoPEMR and BERC on the development of various instruments for green energy transition (e.g. priority feed-in of RE electricity to the grid, introduction of auction-based tenders, energy audit regulation) to improve the policy and regulatory framework for RE and EE.
∎ Detailed analysis of existing market barriers for RE/EE technologies and derivation of recommendations for their removal, as well as implementation of sectoral benchmarking on RE and energy conservation.
∎ Technical advice to the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on the analysis and development of strategies for the gradual reduction of subsidies (e.g. Smart Cross Subsidy Scheme for clean energy).
∎ Advising SREDA on the development of a gender strategy and related action plan for increasing women's participation in the RE sector with a focus on the macro and meso levels
∎ Facilitating knowledge exchange for policy makers and other sector stakeholders for discussion and development of roadmap for removing market barriers for RE and EE.
∎ Monitoring and follow-up of the implementation of the measures agreed in the action plan.
∎ Coordinating with PR & Communication expert in developing any sorts of communication materials related to RE/EE interventions.
∎ Developing ToR and managing contracts including procurement and consulting contracts in coordination with Energy Cluster, GIZ Country office and GIZ headquarters contract teams
∎ Representing GIZ in various meetings and events as instructed by the Project Head.
∎ Conceptualizing, preparing and organizing workshops, seminars, and other events related to the programme's field of activities and submit reports on the event
∎ Submission of internal reports on conducted project events.
∎ Work closely with PAP M&E Expert to design M&E framework and provide inputs based on project component interventions.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in power and energy sector including at least 3 years in energy policy analysis
∎ Experience of working closely with Government of Bangladesh (GOB) as well as with International organizations will be considered as an asset
∎ Knowledge in the field of Bangladesh power sector, energy policy and relevant government institutions is required.
∎ Other knowledge, additional competences:
∎ Ability to successfully navigate through a politically sensitive environment
∎ Ability to work well under pressure and meet the strict deadline
∎ Must be a strong team player in multicultural environment
∎ Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
∎ Fluency in English is essential
∎ Knowledge of German Language is an asset

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 28 May 2022

Company Information:
∎ 14 May 2022
∎ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
∎ Business : As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Category: NGO/Development

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