Job Information
Advisor for Mini-Grid Component job at GIZ Rwanda
GIZ Rwanda 20 Days Ago
Overview
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 10 October 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 28-09-2021
Requirements
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 28-09-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 28-09-2065
Linkedid Twitter Share on facebook
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Advisor for Mini-Grid Component

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

GIZ Rwanda

Deadline of this Job:
10 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
In order to successfully implement this component, GIZ is searching for a candidate for the position of Advisor to manage EnDev’s mini-grid component

Tasks and responsibilities
• Responsible for implementation of the mini-grid RBF component and achievement of objectives
• Reports regularly to the EnDev country manager on the progress of the activities
• Prepares PR material (e.g. progress reports, presentations) and follows media coverage
• Coordinates planning and implementation with EnDev officer overseeing electricity activities
• Represents component internally, especially vis-à-vis GIZ Rwanda and EnDev HQ
• Represents component activities externally and ensures coordination with external actors, including GoR, local government, and other stakeholders
• Main liaison person for companies in the component, supporting their proposal development and overseeing implementation, incl. progress against timelines and quality requirements
• Develops synergies with other GIZ projects in Rwanda or other EnDev countries
• Organizes field visits, e.g. to oversee project implementation commissioning
• In charge of external consultants such as technical consultants for the evaluation of mini-grid installations and verification agents
• Leads annual mini-grids review and participates in the ongoing improvement of procedures with regards to mini-grids (institutional learning and innovation
• Carries out specific research tasks as required with sector experts in Rwanda or EnDev
• Scouts the sector for business development opportunities, incl. in new action areas.
• Keeps abreast of developments in the mini-grid space and contributes to knowledge sharing
• Engages mini-grids consultants and oversees the implementation of their assignments
• Plans organizes, and documents workshops, seminars stakeholder meetings
• Assists other experts in the EnDev country project, e.g. as expert or translator
• Represents the interest of the GIZ and always acts on its behalf
• Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
• Participates in all relevant overarching activities and initiatives of GIZ, e.g. country planning, corporate sustainability handprint

Qualifications and professional experience
• Minimum of 6 years of professional working experience in a similar position in the energy sector, including at least 4 years of active engagement with the private sector
• Proven experience in projects implemented with private companies in Rwanda, including with energy companies.
• Excellent understanding of the Rwandan household energy sector (particularly off-grid) and its trends
• Experience in financial analysis and financial modelling is an advantage.
• Experience working on donor projects is an advantage, particularly in private sector-oriented programs such as RBF and/or other
• Knowledge of and experience with the development of minigrids
• Experience in other fields of energy access is an advantage

Additional competences
• Ability to work on one’s own initiative and to work with team members in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team
• Eagerness to travel regularly to the field and engage with target groups
• Strongly skilled in engaging eloquently with private sector as well as government
• Ability to explain complex and abstract concepts to illiterate audiences (beneficiaries)
• Curious and quick learner as well as good understanding of why details matter
• Persistent and quality-focused on the tasks, but at the same time creative and open minded
• The ability for abstraction, not only fulfilling instructions without scrutinizing
• Appreciation of constructive criticism;
• Computer literacy with excellent knowledge of MS Office (incl. proficient knowledge of Excel)
• Excellent communications skills in Kinyarwanda and fluent in English; ability to express oneself in clear sentences with relevant context;
• Willingness to learn new skills as required by the tasks to be performed

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

 

Job application procedure

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 10th October 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de 


All Jobs

QUICK ALERT SUBSCRIPTION

 

Notification Board:

Join a Focused Community on job search to uncover both advertised and non-advertised jobs that you may not be aware of. A jobs WhatsApp Group Community can ensure that you know the opportunities happening around you and a jobs Facebook Group Community provides an opportunity to discuss with employers who need to fill urgent position. Click the links to join. You can view previously sent Email Alerts here incase you missed them and Subscribe so that you never miss out.

Apply Now

Caution: Never Pay Money in a Recruitment Process.

Some smart scams can trick you into paying for Psychometric Tests.