|The technical assistance project “Green Municipalities” supports Algerian municipalities in their quest to utilize RE and EE technologies in order to save energy and costs as well as to contribute towards the national climate goals. The political sponsor and implementation partner for the project is the Ministry of the Interior, Local Authorities, and Spatial Planning (MICLAT), which plays an important role in regard of moving economic and social development in Algeria’s administrative regions (wilayas) and municipalities forward.
Both Germany and Algeria are committed to lower GHG emissions within the framework of the UNFCCC climate negotiations. As an industrialized nation Germany is also supporting the emission reduction efforts of developing countries and emerging economies. As an emerging economy Algeria has stated in its NDC that the ambitions of its climate goals are dependent on the availability of international financial and technical support. By 2030 the NDC foresees a reduction of greenhouse gases emissions compared to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario by 7% to 22%. The 7% GHG reduction can be achieved with national means while international support is needed to achieve the 22% reduction. The project is thus fully aligned with the quest of both countries to pursue low-carbon development.
The project’s objective is to improve the energy management of Algerian municipalities regarding their climate impact and their financial sustainability.
The target groups of the project are administrative staff and elected officials in Algerian municipal governments, relevant government agencies in the energy sector as well as enterprises, associations and civil society. The project works closely with four pilot municipalities as well as an additional 30 municipalities that are participating in an energy management network. Approximately 300 individuals will see their capacities enhanced by the project. They are the initial target groups of the project that, via reduced energy costs and emissions, will eventually benefit all Algerian citizens.
There exist great differences between Algerian municipalities in terms of their population, their economic structure and their ecological and climate zones. This diversity was taken into when choosing the four pilot municipalities: Bechar, Djelfa, Relizane and Souk-Ahras.
|Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
- Education/training: University degree (bachelor’s/master’s) in Engineering, Energy Management, RE, or similar field
- Languages: Knowledge of French, B2 and English, C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- General professional experience: 10 years of professional experience in the energy sector, ideally with two years of experience on a continent other then the native one (international context)
- Specific professional experience: a total of 5 years of professional experience in Energy Management, RE, Municipal Energy projects or implementation of energy efficiency networks
- Leadership/management experience: 5 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
- Regional experience: 3 years of work experience in the MENA region
- Development cooperation (DC) experience : 5 years of experience working on DC projects
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with further details and invited for next stage of our selection process. Thank you for your understanding
Elodie Prugnat Prugnat@gfa-group.de