Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.
GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-project: „ Global Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) for sustainable energy”.
The overall objective of this contract is to contribute to establishing the necessary conditions for achieving the SDG 7 goals in sustainable energy and possible interlinkages with other SDGs. It will as well contribute to the SDG 13 goals related to climate action in Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) eligible countries with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
The purpose of the contract is to deliver high level technical assistance and policy advice at country, regional and global level through expert missions that will be mobilised at short notice to support committed countries and partners to reach the SDG7 objectives. It will support developing countries to improve their policy and regulatory framework conditions aiming at providing attractive and enabling conditions for increased public and private investment in energy access, renewable energy as well as energy efficiency taking into account climate change, gender and health impacts especially under the framework of the EIP.
Key experts have a crucial role in implementing the contract. They will need to be able to manage missions combining a wide range of thematic issues that will be much wider than their specific profile. Experts could be assigned to manage missions in a specific geographical area. However, this geographical distribution can be modified based on the project’s needs.
Key experts will have the responsibility for designing and delivering the technical assistance packages and quality control under their country or thematic responsibility. They will be in charge of other non-key experts in their domains of intervention and can act as mission or task responsible and lead the non-key expert teams along with assuming drafting roles if needed.
Qualifications and skills
Post-secondary degree in finance, economics, banking, industry, business administration, engineering, law or equivalent, followed by a Master’s degree or equivalent (in any field);
Fluent in spoken and written English. French is an asset.
Advanced communication skills
Advanced IT skills
General professional experience
At least 12 years of professional experience in the field of finance and/or investment
Specific professional experience
At least 5 years of experience in project finance in a financial institution or as a consultant including due diligence of investment projects preferably in the energy sector;
At least 2 years of experience in the energy sector;
Experience in financial models and cash flow analysis is an asset;
Experience in developing countries is an asset;
Experience in mobilisation of funds and/or the leveraging of private investment is an asset;
Experience with large donor organisations and especially EU-funded projects in blending is an asset.