Advisor for Mini-Grid Component job at GIZ Rwanda
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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

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

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


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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 

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Job Info
Job Category: Administrative jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 10 October 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 28-09-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 28-09-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 28-09-2065
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