We provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.
All these commissioning parties place their trust in GIZ by working together with us to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. This makes us a reliable service provider that people can trust. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2015 our business volume exceeded 2.1 billion euros. Of our 17,319 staff in over 130 countries, around 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 730 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed almost 1,000 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2015 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.*
*Figures as at 31 December 2015
The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) is co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented jointly by Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It aims at enabling and fostering investments in a domestic market for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and improve access to electricity in Nigeria.
As part of the programme and in close collaboration with its public and private partners, the unit on business models and implementation mechanisms aims at supporting RE grid integration and providing rural dwellers with access to sustainable energy. More particularly, the Unit supports the integration of additional RE generation capacity into the grid and improved operations on the transmission level. The Unit may also support activities on the distribution/retail levels. Concrete partner MDAs and activities will be established with FMPWH as part of the programme steering based on se sector stakeholder analysis.
As one of the unit’s advisors, under the supervision of the Head of Unit and in close collaboration with the FMPWH and relevant Government MDAs, your job will be to support the integration of RE generated electricity into the grid. This includes support towards the bulk procurement mechanisms for electricity generated from RE resources, support in enforcing guidelines and grid codes for the feed-in and operation of the transmission grid as well as supporting enhanced efficiency in transmission and dispatch of electricity with fluctuating resources. The Unit may also support activities on the distribution/retail levels (eg bulk procurement of generation, operations incl. metering and load management).
Technical advice on:
is familiar with all components of the programme, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff;
represents the interest of the GIZ and the programme and always acts on its behalf; and carries out important tasks for the programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description; performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management.
Required qualifications, competences and experience: C. Required qualifications, competences and experience
Other knowledge, additional competencies
Fluent written and oral knowledge of English
Advanced knowledge of MS Office. Knowledge of renewable energy/power system design software like HOMER or GIS would be an asset.
Ability and willingness to travel regularly to any region in Nigeria (including rural areas).
Submission Guideline: You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation with complete contact details :
GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are encouraged to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.