Advisor in the Project “Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition”

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Advisor in the Project “Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition”

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Advisor in the Project “Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition”
Bonn, Eschborn
  • Germany
Europe and Central Asia
Type of job
consultancy contract
40 months
Language of description
Job description
Job Description:

The global project “Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition” contributes to a just transition of the energy sector in selected developing countries and emerging economies. The project will support key stakeholder in coal regions to develop and implement plans for a just energy transition, away from coal and towards renewable energy and other sustainable economic activities. In its global component, the project will support the establishment of an “Interregional Platform” for Just Energy Transition in Coal Region to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, capacity development, technical assistance, policy dialogue and knowledge exchange across coal regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project will be commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (International Climate Initiative), its global component receives co-funding by the European Commission. The project will be implemented jointly with five other project partner organisations, in a consortium led by GIZ.

Your Tasks:

  • Technical and conceptual implementation of the projects work package “International Policy Dialogue”, including the design, implantation and follow-up on of different dialogue formats on just energy transition in coal regions
  • Technical coordination of the dialogues with relevant international initiatives and organisations, the target group and the commissioning parties as well as the projects consortium partner on respective activities under their responsibility
  • Conceptualisation, development and backstopping of the roll-out of the policy advise, capacity building, support and technical assistance on/for just energy transition implemented in the project´s “Interregional Network of Coal Regions”, including quality control
  • Integration and alignment of work packages and activities by GIZ and all project consortium partner within the project´s global component
  • Support to the project lead in the strategic and conceptual design of the project, and the elaboration of annual work plans for the global component, including guidance from the commissioning parties
  • Support budget planning and expenditure monitoring of the project’s global component

Responsible for quality and knowledge management of the segment, as well as, monitoring, reporting and external communication

  • Liaison with the commissioning parties, consortium partner as well as other relevant organisations and initiatives based on sound expertise and represent the project lead in key aspect of the project towards them

Your Profile:

  • Degree-level qualification in economics, social science of engineering, or a comparable qualification
  • Several years of professional experience in providing advisory services on regional green economic development strategies, energy transition and emission reduction, climate change, labour market and/or, management of natural resources, preferably related to coal regions
  • Experience in working in complex projects and programmes, ideally abroad funded by the German International Climate Initiative and/or the European Commission
  • Strong managerial skills in the context of international development cooperation
  • Dedicated, reliable team player, good diplomatic and intercultural skills and a sound awareness of gender issues
  • Strategic and analytic thinking and acting, able to grasp new concepts rapidly and prioritise key topics
  • Business fluent in English and fluent in German; fluent in Spanish is a benefit
Further details:
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