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Technical Advisor – Productive Use of Energy – Supply Side at GIZ

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Job Title: Technical Advisor – Productive Use of Energy – Supply Side

Project Title: Energising Development (EnDev) – Make Energy Work!

Start Date/End date: 01.05.2024 – 31.12.2024, potential for extension

Deadline for Application: 31.03.2024

Reference code: EnDevMW/2024/03/PUESS/Your Full Name

Project Brief

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise. GIZ supports the Federal German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years.

GIZ implements the Energising Development (EnDev) project in Malawi and is looking for skilled and passionate team members to help improve access to energy throughout Malawi. EnDev promotes sustainable access to modern energy services worldwide, with a particular focus on the poor. Through its bottom-up approach, EnDev also contributes to creating positive economic, social and environmental impacts. By December 2021, EnDev has helped 25.8 million people worldwide to gain access to either electricity or improved cooking technologies in households. In addition, 30,900 social institutions and 81,700 small and medium-sized enterprises have benefitted from sustainable access to modern energy services. The Energising Development (EnDev) partnership is a multi-donor energy access programme currently financed currently by four donor countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH acts as lead agency for the implementation of the programme and cooperates closely with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) as well as other local implementation partners.

Component: Make Energy Work!

The Make Energy Work! Component is co-financed by the European Delegation to Malawi and aims at creating an impact regarding strengthening the market for needs-based, climate-friendly technologies and services for PUE and, thereby, contribute to the socio-economic development of Malawi.

The Outcome of the project component is to improve the access to and uptake of distributed, stand-alone PUE technologies and services, with an increased participation of women, youth and people with disabilities, as well as improving framework conditions for investing in PUE technology and services.
This shall be achieved through a market-based, ecosystem approach with targeted demand and supply side interventions, as well as strategic enabling environment measures.

Supply side interventions will focus on increasing the availability and improving the quality of PUE technologies and services. To that end, the project aims at de-risking the commercialisation of PUE technologies and services, supporting companies to introduce/ expand the offer of PUE solutions, and scaling up distribution structures and sales to MSME. A complementary combination of two main instruments will be applied on the supply side: 1) a business development support (BDS) facility and 2) a results-based financing (RBF) approach.

Demand side interventions will focus on supporting relevant MSME along (agricultural) value chains to gain capacities and knowledge to successfully adopt PUE technologies and services. Actions to stimulate demand, accelerate the adoption and optimised use of PUE technologies and services will address two main dimensions: 1) increasing awareness and decision-making capacity about PUE and 2) building the capacities of MSME to maximise the benefits of PUE adoption.

The Enabling environment activities include cooperation with universities on PUE research projects, private sector coordination through REIAMA, access to consumer financing as well as policy advocacy.

Your Tasks

  • Technical management of the supply side interventions to promote the productive use of energy market in Malawi (including implementation of business development support for PUE supplying companies and a result-based financing approach for PUE appliances), responsibility for proper service delivery and use of funds
  • Coordination of the dialogue with implementing partners (in particular with the RBF Fund Manager) as well as clients (PUE supplying companies) with the project management
  • Implementation of the operational plan of activities together with the other team members and coordination with the partnering PUE companies.
  • Development of terms of reference and technical specifications for service contracts and procurement of material goods and technical coordination of local or international procurement procedures
  • Management of international and national experts in the context of project implementation and responsibility for quality assurance of service provision
  • Support for impact monitoring and reporting of the country measure as well as public relations work
  • Collaboration in the conceptual (further) development of innovative approaches and in the creation of concepts for business development.
  • Support the development of relevant research questions along the PUE market to inform project design and planning, orient the private sector, pilot new technologies and related businesses cases based on PUE solutions, and providing evidence of impact

Your Profile

  • Completed university studies in the field of energy, agriculture, irrigation, environment, international cooperation, economics or business administration or comparable qualification
  • Several years of professional experience in the development sector
  • Several years of professional experience in the energy sector, preferably in the field of decentralized renewable energy for productive use
  • Expertise in private sector development and financing are an advantage, preferably in the off-grid energy or agricultural sector
  • First experience working with GIZ or GIZ projects and activities are an added advantage.
  • Commitment, team spirit, reliability, proactivity, and intercultural understanding
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with GIZ/EnDev colleagues, implementing partners, and Donors.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office tools (MS Teams/Word/Excel/PowerPoint), and business management software.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English

Method Of Application

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit their electronic detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of certificates, and one-paged cover letter, demonstrating how you are meeting the above requirements, to

The following reference code of the call for application is strictly to be indicated in the subject line of the applicant’s email: EnDevMW/2024/03/PUESS/Your Full Name

All applications should be addressed to:

The Head of HR
GIZ Malawi
P.O. Box 31131
Lilongwe 3.

The deadline for receiving applications is 31st March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic. We embrace diversity and believe that inclusivity in the workplace is essential to our success, and we are committed to creating a work environment where all employees are valued and respected.

Within its activities, GIZ is promoting and protecting human rights, health, and wellbeing, and wishes to contribute to a world free from harm, exploitation, and abuse. Prospective candidates should be willing to adhere to GIZ’s Child Protection Principles, and Prevent Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment.