Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Advisor, Import Process For Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency

Consulting & Strategy

Nigeria - Abuja | Full Time | NGN Confidential


Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • The Advisor will work within the Unit on Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments.
  • The Advisor will support the Head in the general management of the Unit.

Tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit the Advisor, Import Process for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will:

1. Support the streamlining of import procedures and practices on the importation of RE/EE equipment:

  • Development of guideline on import process and customs procedures on the importation of RE/EE equipment.
  • Reviewing existing framework and procedure for importation of RE/EE equipment.
  • Facilitating and steering policy level cooperation agreement towards a streamlined import process for renewable energy and energy efficiency equipment.
  • Coordinating with GIZ ECOWAS programme, NESP procurement team and other components on import related issues.  
  • Organizing market survey (sector studies) on import process for RE/EE equipment and gap analysis.

2. Explore digital solutions in the context of renewable energy and energy efficiency importation procedures and practices:

  • Developing concepts for digital solutions regarding the topics on importation process for RE/EE equipment.
  • Supporting digitalization of import documentation (based on UN-ADS) and upgrading import-export commodity database (IECD) for RE/EE equipment.

3. Activity Coordination:

  • Organizing field missions and events (for NESP local partners and/or consultants incl. workshops, awareness campaigns, meetings, study tour, trainings, etc).  
  • Capacity building for key partners including Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Ports Authority, Terminal Operators and Clearing Agents at the port.
  • Supporting project planning, implementation and coordination of activities (incl. ToRs for consultants, concepts, budgeting, review of consultants’ invoices, sector studies and reporting).
  • Reviewing project’s operational plan periodically to ensure that proposed activities are meeting specified outputs in line with the project’s indicators

4. Overarching tasks:

  • Knowledge management of the work results (organize and update project documentation, filing, data base).
  • Ensure communication and visibility of the results in line with NESP’s Communication and Visibility Plan/Strategy.
  • Support in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of Unit activities (incl. drawing up monitoring/progress reports).
  • Establish collaborations with public and private partners including the Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Ports Authority, Terminal Operators and Clearing Agents at the port

General obligations:

The advisor;

  • Is familiar with all components of the programme, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff. 
  • Represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf. 
  • Carries out important tasks for the programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description. 
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management.


Required qualifications, Competences and Experience:

  • A university degree in energy studies, electrical engineering, business administration, economics or any relevant field of study. A Masters’ degree is an added advantage.

Professional Competencies and Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience in the energy sector with demonstrated ability in implementing renewable and energy efficiency projects.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, regulations and plans in Nigeria.
  • Familiar with renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of custom’s procedures and environment is regarded as an asset.
  • Hands-on project management experience and ability to efficiently manage numerous activities simultaneously, a flair for problem-solving and an ability to self-navigate through complex bureaucratic environments.

Other Knowledge and Additional Competencies:

  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English. Knowledge of local languages would be an asset.
  • A very good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with internet-based information platforms and aspects of digitalization would be an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to any region in Nigeria (including seaports and land borders).

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