Clean Cooking Energy Expert Employment Opportunity – GIZ

Clean Cooking Energy Expert Employment Opportunity – GIZ

Job Title: Clean Cooking Energy Expert

Organisation: GIZ

Project Name: Energising Development (EnDev)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Country Project

Ref. No: GIZ – EnDev/CCEE01195

About US:

Energising Development (EnDev) is a global multi-donor partnership implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) that facilitates access to modern energy services in 25 countries worldwide. In Uganda, EnDev, under the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP) cooperates closely with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD). EnDev Uganda facilitates access to modern energy services through market development with the private sector for improved cook stoves (ICS) and solar PV products. In its Biomass 2 programme component, EnDev Uganda supports Ugandan ICS companies to increase their production capacity through use of efficient production techniques, increase product and service quality as well as competitiveness and marketability, and expand distribution outreach and ICS awareness through establishment of sales outlets across Uganda with dedicated sales teams. EnDev provides this strategic support largely through a results-based business development framework. In order to further implement its ICS market development activities and to increase access to ICS for households, SMEs and social institutions, EnDev Uganda is looking for a skilled and experienced Clean Energy Expert to support EnDev Uganda’s ICS partners in implementing their energy access projects.

Job Summary:  The Clean Cooking Energy Expert is responsible for;

  • Support to the design, successful implementation and monitoring of EnDev Uganda ICS project activities with partner companies and NGOs.
  • Regular engagement and coordination with MEMD, key energy sector institutions and EnDev Uganda implementing partners.
  • Assisting the supervisor in his management and technical tasks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

ICS Market Development

  • Provision of technical expertise in distribution and marketing operations of EnDev Uganda’s implementing partners to increase their outreach for ICS sold to households, SMEs and social institutions across Uganda.
  • Support input into the strategic development of the EnDev Uganda ICS market-based approach for energy access through preparation of concepts, identifying key partners, etc.
  • Management and implementation of contracts with EnDev partner companies, as well as consultancies, including undertaking regular sales monitoring and verification exercises
  • Conducting and coordination of regular ICS production site and user/agent field visits to assess project progress and evaluate interventions by EnDev Uganda’s implementing partners
  • Effective communication and strategic engagement with EnDev Uganda’s partners and key energy stakeholders through organization and facilitation of relevant meetings/workshops, trainings, presentations, exhibitions, field research etc.
  • Coordination and implementation of ICS promotional and marketing activities e.g. sales outlet/community/user activations, branding of relevant company sites, etc.
  • Any other duties assigned and agreed to by GIZ – EnDev.

Knowledge Management and M&E

  • Regularly updates the EnDev Head of Project and the Head of the Biomass 2 Component on the progress of ongoing and planned ICS related activities.
  • Updates the team on developments within the Ugandan ICS market and important sector trends, as well as assists partners in reporting activities.
  • Compiles up-to-date project activity information and prepares documents addressing lessons learnt, project factsheets with an overview of intervention areas, and relevant presentations etc.

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request by the Head of Country Project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant area such as renewable energy, environmental management, business or social administration or other related fields.
  • Relevant training and postgraduate qualifications are an added advantage.
  • At least five years of professional working experience in the energy sector, including at least 2 years of active engagement with the private sector
  • Comprehensive understanding of the energy sector and clean cooking energy sub-sector in Uganda and associated trends
  • Experienced in the management and/or operation of sales/distribution and marketing channels for ICS and other clean energy products and services
  • Effective in communication related tasks, e.g. presentations, organization and facilitation of meetings, reporting, etc.
  • Experience in assessment and evaluation of ICS production techniques, stove usability and end-user feedback
  • Experiences in working independently and result oriented
  • Experience in project, consultant and stakeholder coordination.
  • Ability to convey complex technical concepts in a clear and precise manner.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Good working knowledge of ICT (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office databases).
  • High degree of self-motivation and team spirit in multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary team
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English language.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to the Human Resource Department through email: quoting the position you are applying for as the subject.

NB: This is a national position. Application and CV should be in one document.  Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 31st January 2019 by 5.00pm

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