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Technical Advisor- Energy Skills Development Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor- Energy Skills Development [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: GIZ

Deadline of this Job:
15th July 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Gulu , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Title: Technical Advisor - Energy Skills Development
GIZ PREEEP - Green People's Energy
Reports to: Head of Programme
Duty station: Gulu/Uganda
Ref.NO: GIZ- PREEEP/TA/071958
Green People's Energy Uganda
Green People's Energy is an initiative launched bythe German Federal Minister fo rEconomic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Gerd Muller, in June 2017 as part of the Marshal Plan with Africa. The initiative is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GlZ) GmbH in eighttocal countries: Benin, Cote d'lvoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia, The country project Uganda aims improving the access to decentralized renewable energy systems forfarmers, enterprises, cooperatives and social institutions in rural areas. In Uganda, the project will consist of three components:
Training and skills development
Trainings and curricula for renewable energy (RE) technologies will be developed (solar water pumping etc). The capacities of technical teachers shall be improved enabling them to train technicians on the proper design, installation and maintenance of RE systems. The project will partner with 2 vocational training institutes (VTls) in Northern Uganda for this purpose, Further Vils will receive support to acquire solar systems and training and demonstration installations. The project will also support the training of users of RE appliances such as farmers‘
Access on Clan Energy for Sllis, Cooperatives and social institutions “

SMEs, cooperatives and social institutions olt the well as in the reach of minigrids, will receive technical and financial support to acquire and operate off-grid solar systems and energy efficient appliances for productive use and improved services.
Investments and framework conditions
This component aims at promoting investments into decentralized renewable energy systems such as grid-connected solar systems, solar for captive power, off-grid solar etc GIZ Uganda seeks to recruit a Technical Advisor - Energy Skills Development to support the implementation of this project, particularly for component..

Key Resonsibilities
• Implementation of activities regarding the development of RE curricula, course modules, training materials and concepts
• Preparation, design and implementation of trainings of trainers (ioT) as well as trainings for technicians and RE appliance users such as farmers
• Creation of tailor-made support packages for Vils ind. solar power supply, training materials and demonstration sites
• Regular engagement with thebselected Vils andotherpartnerstoidentifyopponunities, address challenges and maintain sound relations during implementation
• Maintain communication with other Gil energy and moral development projects for coordination and implementation of synergetic and joint activities
• Monitor project progress for all activities under the skills development component
• Always uphold GIZ ‘s values of sustainable development, transparency, efficiency and anti-corruption towards public, partners, government, private sector and institutions.
The Energy Skills Development Advisor will be expected to perform the
following tasks:
Specific Tasks
• Gather and analyze information to guide project interventions, including
• Selection of motivated and strong partner training institutes as well as trainees
• Assessing the needs of the partnering VT is in order to become competent RE training centers (capacity building, curricula, equipment and materials)
• Analyzing the financial resources and avenues available to the beneficiaries
• identification of opportunities for cooperation with other GIZ projects.
• Establish sound and transparent relations with partnering VTls and all other partners
• Cooperate within the project team to design efficient modes of support
• Conduct regular’ monitoring visits to partnering Viis and other implementation partners
• Conceptualize and implement user trainings to assure proper usage and maintenance of all provided trainings materials, equipment demonstrators
• Design, coordinate and monitor consultancies
• Develop joint activities with other Gil projects for the training of RE appliance users (farmers etc.)
• Design sustain ability strategies for the partnering Wis
• Maintain equitable, transparent and fair delivery of support services to all partners Project administration
• Documentation of project activities and support to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
• Ensure correct visibility for the project and contribute to communications materials
• Adherence to GIZ regulations and standard
• Regular communication with project manager and development advisor.
• Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management.

• Bachelor's or master ‘s degree in RE,electrical engineering or similar disciplines
• Minimum 5 years working experience, at least 2 years in vocational training and/or RE

Professional Competences
• Ability to meet commitments, plan ahead of time, observe deadlines, achieve results
• Ability to express him/herself clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
• Polite and professional manner in conduct, in person, by phone and email
• Strong ability to work within a team and follow a common goal
• Computer literacy with excellent knowledge of MS Office and experience in using energy software design tools
• Excellent English language skills..

• Experience in the design and implementation oi RE curricula and trainings
• Practical experience in vocatiunaitraining and teaching
• Experience with RE technologies and agricultural equipment such as pumps, mills, driers, cooling and other appliances
• Sound understanding oi the Ugandan vocational training sector
• Ability to convey complex technical matters in a comprehensive manner
• Experience in stakeholder consultation and coordination is an advantage
• Appreciation of the social, gender and youth aspects oi energy and rural development
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.

Job Education Requirements: Master's degree

Job application procedure
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 Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by email: , Tel: +256 414 231204/6. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 15th July 2019.
Please note: This is a national position. Application and CV should be in one document including the relevant attachments. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place