24 Jan 2023

Energy Advisor at Future Options Consulting Ltd

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Job Description

Ref. No: GIZ – EnDev/EA-ABC/0123002

Knowledge, Skills & Competences
1. Comprehensive understanding of the Ugandan Energy sector including the specific trends related to biodigesters.
2. Ability to process, analyze, and synthesize complex technical information from different disciplines in the areas of energy, policy development and regulation among others.
3. Ability to network, build and maintain professional relationships with government, development partners, civil society organisations, and private stakeholders.

Other knowledge/skills

1. Computer literacy with excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as online meeting and conference tools and optional experience in using energy software design tools.
2. Strong organisational skills, self-motivation, and ability to work independently.
3. Highly motivated to work in a multicultural and inter-disciplinary team.
4. Excellent oral and written English language skills.
5. Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills.
6. Willingness to travel to project sites across the country.
7. Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.

The Energy Advisor- ABC is responsible for:

Key Responsibilities

1. Support the design, implementation, and monitoring of the project’s activities in fostering the enabling environment for biodigesters in Uganda.
2. Working closely with representatives from the respective ministries, sector associations and other stakeholders. Tangible outcomes and quantifiable results are expected.
3. The Energy Advisor- ABC performs the following tasks:

Specific Tasks
Support to national sector organisation

1. Support the sector associations to build capacity in order to provide strategic input into policy frameworks and facilitate awareness engagement through the development of crucial visibility activities.
2. Coordinate information sharing between GIZ EnDev and other sector support projects to achieve shared goals.

Evidence-based advocacy & technical assistance to relevant government agencies

1. Support the organization & implementation of joint stakeholder workshops aimed at sharing best practices and lessons learned in the area of biodigesters.
2. Provide technical assistance to relevant government agencies on topics like policy development, sector regulation, technical standards etc.

Knowledge management, M&E and other tasks
1. Ensure key lessons, updates on progress and potential challenges are communicated regularly to the lead implementer of ABC as well as other critical stakeholders.
2. Regularly plan together with the Junior Energy Advisor ABC & update the project manager, the coordinator of the cooking energy component as well as EnDev team members on the progress of ongoing and planned biogas related activities and key sector trends.
3. Support the preparation of reports and project proposals as needed.
4. Support/lead the preparation of factsheets, presentations, articles and other communication and visibility materials as needed.
5. Support the coordinator of the cooking energy component in monitoring and evaluation including the data collection, and analysis and documentation of lessons learned from the enabling environment support activities.
6. Supervise and guide consultants.
7. Comply with procedures within GIZ, such as tenders and contracts with third parties.

Other Duties/Additional Tasks
Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


1. Bachelor’s degree in an energy or sustainability related field, international relations, or business management and administration.
2. A Master’s degree in related field with 3 years professional work experience is an added advantage
3. Details of experience
4. At least 5 years of professional experience in the implementation of energy related projects including at least 2 years of active engagement with the biogas sector.
5. Experience in policy development, sector coordination, capacity building for sector association and similar topics.

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Method of Application

Interested candidates should send their documents to; [email protected]  not later than Sunday the 5th of February 2023

Application deadline: 2023-02-05


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