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(Closed)Vacancy: Renewable energy and energy efficiency expert for Central America and the Caribbean

The Coordination Office for Development Cooperation of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) in Managua (Nicaragua) requires a Renewable energy and energy efficiency expert for Central America and the Caribbean.

The ADC is dedicated to enhance sustainable development in Central America and the Caribbean region, among others by promoting renewable energy systems and energy efficiency. In order to increase its impact, the ADC intends to employ a half-term energy expert (20 hours per week) to enrich our competent team.

Duties:

  • Support in all aspects related to the implementation of energy related projects / programmes
  • Project appraisals and monitoring (according to technical, quality criteria and from a developmental, social, sustainability etc. point of view)
  • Monitoring visits to the Central American and Caribbean region
  • Identification and planning of new energy projects / programmes in alignment with the ADC energy policy; with the Business and Development Partnerships and NGO-Cooperation; with other financing instruments on Austrian, multilateral and local levels
  • Technical support for tendering processes
  • Actively participate in REN and EE discussions in the region; compiling policy briefs and analyses, monitoring and activity reports
  • Organisation of workshops in cooperation with the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy etc.

Requirements:

  • At least an university degree in engineering or economy with a strong focus on renewable energy (REN) and energy efficiency (EE)
  • Masters level with at least 5 years working experience (incl. private sector)
  • Knowledge of REN and EE in the region and of a broad range of sustainable technologies
  • Practical knowledge of technical, economic and financial issues related to energy project appraisal, development and implementation
  • Project management skills and sound understanding of PCM (project cycle management)
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Computer skills
  • Languages: Spanish (perfect), English (very good, both oral and written), German would be an asset

Documents to be presented:

  • CV (Spanish and English)
  • Letter of motivation incl. salary expectations
  • List of relevant projects co-implemented/managed and duties fulfilled by the expert in the context of these projects

If you have interest in this challenging position, then we encourage you to apply until 21st of December 2009 at the ADC Office in Managua via e-mail to: managua@ada.gv.at and cc: to martin.lugmayr@ada.gv.at; Subject: Energy Expert / name.



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