The Renewable Energy for Rural Areas (RERA) is a joint technical support programme for the Nepalese small-scale renewable energy sector of the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The over-arching vision for RERA is ‘to ensure efficient and effective service delivery of small-scale renewable energy through improved outreach and enhanced local cooperation in a federalised and decentralised Nepal’. This vision will be delivered through improving and developing a framework for participatory and demand-led promotion of small-scale renewable energy in central, provincial, and local government authorities, ensuring the effective cooperation with civil society and the private sector in the context of federalisation and constitutional reform.Amongst other measures, RERA aims to do this by helping the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) in its transition to a more decentralised service delivery and supporting the setting up and operationalization of 2 provincial offices (one in the West and one in the East Nepal).
The programme will also support local level – and potentially federal -governments, work together with civil society, the private and banking sector to improve service delivery of small-scale renewable energy. The programme is divided into four components: 1. Supporting central government institutions to help them prepare for decentralised energy service delivery 2. Supporting AEPC in establishing a decentralised outreach structure so that they are enabled to implement support programmes in collaboration with local and central government structures 3. Promoting local energy service delivery through effective institutional engagement with local governments, civil society, the private and banking sector 4. Involving disadvantaged groups (DAGs) and women to ensure their engagement in the energy service delivery as decision maker, implementers and beneficiaries
Key tasks of the long-term Team Leader include: • Responsible for the management and delivery of the overall contribution by the Consultant Firm to RERA • Regular reporting to RERA’s Chief Technical Advisor and support in reporting activities to AEPC • Supervision of own staff in the provincial office in Province B • Foster cross province cooperation and exchange between AEPC’s Provincial Offices in Province A and B as well as vertical cooperation with AEPC’s Central Office and Local Governments and stakeholders • Responsibility for carrying out financial control of the funds and financial planning in consultation with the officer responsible for the commission at GIZ • Preparing regular reports in English • Coordinating all stages of the project with key stakeholders and ensuring transparency for the partner • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project design on the basis of the five success factors of Capacity WORKS • Ensuring the connectivity of project/programme management with established GIZ practice by applying Capacity WORKS • Identifying the need for short-term assignments, as well as local subsidy contributions and financial agreements, as well as PPP, planning and steering the assignments, and supporting the local and international short-term experts • Coordinating the organisation/running of training measures which are in the scope of the Consultant Firm. • Monitoring and documenting work progress • Ensuring a monitoring and evaluation system is in place that is aligned with RERA’s M&E framework. • Supporting the officer responsible for the overall commission in preparing and adapting the plan of operations • Planning and supporting project-related research • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in preparing and conducting the interim evaluation • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in preparing the follow-on phase • Manage and supervise local subsidies, financing agreements and public private partnerships provided by GIZ to organizations in Province B.
The international long-term expert has: • at least 5 years of experience in the field of technical advice and capacity development support in the context of governance and Renewable Energy • at least 3 years of experience in the field of decentralization of government functions a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in either Governance, Renewable Energy, Social- and Economic Sciences, Public Administration, Engineering or related subjects is a must. • Proficiency in spoken and written English is a must. • Working Experience in South Asia/ (prefered Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan) is an asset. • Knowledge on GIZ’s Capacity WORKS management model is an asset.