All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply! Please submit applications via the online recruitment site until 15 November, 2009.

Country of assignment: Indonesia, Jakarta

Duration: Next possible entry date - September 2012

Application deadline: 15 November, 2009

Project

The current phase of Energising Development (EnDev) - the global partnership programme between the Dutch Directorate General of Development Cooperation (DGIS) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) - aims to lift three million people out of energy poverty. Within this context, Indonesia is being assisted in expanding its small hydropower sector. The MHPP2 component helps the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources consolidate and institutionalise existing knowledge and the wide range of experience gained in the small hydropower sector in Indonesia over the past decade. Advisory services are geared towards developing a strategy to promote small-scale hydropower that will have a broad-based effect and towards setting up an innovation network with the private sector, technology centres and universities. They also focus on improving the setting for renewable energies, for example the conditions under which small hydropower plants feed electricity into the public grid.

Responsibilities

You will advise Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on optimising its support for the small hydropower sector. You will use existing networks, cooperation with knowledge carriers and previous experience to institutionalise the knowledge available, improve management and network with other institutions. You will support the Participatory Capacity Needs Assessment (PCNA) in the small hydropower sector, assist the ministry in using its results for the strategy development process and for implementing organisational changes in the national promotion system. Your tasks as an advisor will also include improving the cooperation between the private sector, technological centres and universities. You will bring to the preparation of policy making your own international experience of supplying electricity to national grids from independent renewable sources. As well as continuing to develop concepts to promote rural energy service providers, you will assist the project manager in carrying out coordination and management tasks. If necessary, you will also represent the project at the national and regional levels. Results monitoring, knowledge management and the recruitment of national and international expertise will also form part of your work.

Qualifications

You have a degree in economics, social science or engineering. You have gained long years of substantial advisory experience in the area of renewable energies in international projects, possibly within the framework of development cooperation in South-East Asia. You take pleasure in shaping policy dialogue and general conditions within the context of complex change processes, and you will enjoy organising communication and coordinating activities with national and international experts, government authorities, implementation partners in the private sector, other international cooperation projects and GTZ Head Office. Your political sensitivity, intercultural awareness, and proven sectoral skills enable you to quickly win partners over to your way of thinking and promote acceptance of the project. You apply your excellent managerial, organisational and networking skills in a targeted manner. You need good rhetorical skills in English. Knowledge of German would be an advantage, and we will teach you basic Bahasa Indonesia.

Corporate Profile

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Working under difficult conditions, GTZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people's living conditions on a sustainable basis.

GTZ is a federal enterprise based in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main. It was founded in 1975 as a company under private law. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is its major client. The company also operates on behalf of other German ministries, the governments of other countries and international clients, such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as on behalf of private enterprises. GTZ works on a public-benefit basis. All surpluses generated are channeled back into its own international cooperation projects for sustainable development.

Currently, GTZ employs over 14,000 staff in more than 130 countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Eastern European countries in transition and the New Independent States (NIS). Around 11,000 of these staff are national personnel. GTZ maintains its own offices in 87 countries. Some 1,780 people are employed at Head Office in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main.

Contact

Astrid Wollermann
+49 6196 79-6185 Email: astrid.wollermann at gtz.de

Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
PO Box 5180
65726 Eschborn
Germany
www.gtz.de/en

Further details

Learn more about GTZ in Indonesia at: http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/asien-pazifik/608.htm

Learn more about the project at: http://www.mhpp.org/

Please go to the GTZ website for all details.