Technical Advisor – PV Technologies

GIZ Nepal

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 5-8 Years
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 12, 2021

Job Description

Duty Station: Kathmandu
Starting From: 15th October 2021


  • Support in steering and technical supervision of consultancy companies
  • Support and coordinate between GIZ, national and sub-national government units with special emphasis on AEPC
  • Support the development of a legal and procedural framework, as well as policies for the promotion and expansion of solar (PV) technologies for economic development at central and sub-national level, based on strong coordination mechanism between national and subnational governments
  • Support the development of measures for ensuring high quality of promoted and installed solar technologies (e.g. standards for the technologies and promotional procedures)
  • Support the development and integration of market-based promotional programmes (incentives / smart subsidies) for solar (PV) technologies at national and sub-national government
  • Support, organize and manage capacity development activities, awareness campaigns, workshops, and orientation programmes for central and local government units in regard to the promotion of solar technologies and the developed measures by the programme
  • Support, organize and manage capacity development measures for the private sector towards a deployment of the abovementioned solar technology in a sustainable manner and of high quality, and to orient the private sector in regard to the measures and outputs developed by the programme
  • Support the development of one catalogue with technical procedural regulations for the design of solar (PV) installations at central and sub-national level (with focus on Solar (PV) Water Pumps, Solar (PV) Rooftop and Solar (PV) Mini-Grids)
  • Support the cooperation between central and sub-national government units, AEPC, NEA and private and public service providers in the provinces
  • Support all levels of government and the private sector in development of market based RE initiatives and projects that are based on principles of financial and commercial sustainability.
  • Contribute to the identification of potential project opportunities and development of project proposals, as appropriate
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of POSTED
  • Support the knowledge management, experience sharing, and communication of successes of the programme
  • Oversee the development of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as brochure, flyers, posters, factsheet, success stories, case studies and other relevant materials
  • Build network and partnerships to create synergy in the sector with other multilateral and bilateral development projects at provincial level

Required Qualification & Experience

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or Power Systems, or Renewable Energies, or Energy Management, or Management, or Environment science, or Law and/or related topics with 8 years of total working experience in renewable energy sector and/or energy related issues
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or Power Systems, or Renewable Energies, or Energy Management, or Management, or Environment science, or Law and/or related topics with 5 years of total working experience in renewable energy sector and/or energy related issues
  • At least 5 years of working experience in the renewable energy sector and with the following PV technologies: Solar (PV) Water Pumps, Solar (PV) Rooftop and Solar (PV) Mini-Grids
  • At least 3 years of working experience in leading work-packages independently and supervising (teams of) consultants and managing larger contracts
  • At least 3 years of experience in project management
  • At least 2 years of working experience in capacity development and organizational development for private sector and government institutions
  • Experience in policy support and in working with different RE-related government levels in the federal context (AEPC, local and provincial governments) is a must
  • Working experience with market-based approaches and public private partnership model is an advantage
  • Experience in working directly with subnational governments (provinces or municipalities)
  • Experience in working in rural areas of Nepal is an advantage
  • Experience with working in donor funded projects
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali corresponding to C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send an application with a CV (not more than 3 pages) as a PDF file including two one-page referees (in PDF) and an application letter (not more than 1 page) in PDF to PPPN via email at by 26 August 2021. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr 21005 Technical Advisor – POSTED”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff.

Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.