Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Advisor On Hydrogen Diplomacy

Community & Social Services

Nigeria - Abuja | Contract | NGN Confidential

Job Description/Requirements


Activities and Deliverables:  

  • Support in implementation and project management in  close coordination with the component head in Abuja and  programme management in Berlin 
  • Contribute to the support and technical design of the  foreign energy policy dialogue with Nigeria in close coordination with the German Embassy as well as with the  political partners and the stakeholders of the German Nigerian Energy Partnership
  • Contribute to advising the German Foreign Office and the  German Embassy on hydrogen and energy transition  issues; and regular reporting on energy policy developments in Nigeria
  • Supporting the networking and involvement of political  partners, private sector actors, think tanks, civil society and  EU representatives 
  •  Assist in the implementation of capacity-building formats  for Nigerian ministries and other Nigerian stakeholders (e.g. technical workshops, study tours, expert studies) 
  • Plan, prepare and conduct high-profile conferences,  workshops, study trips and other events
  • Provide support to research and analytical work
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of the Head  of the component

Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications 

  • A degree in political science, economics, engineering,  geosciences or comparable academic qualifications 

Professional Experince

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public and private sectors, ideally related to the energy transition, renewable energies and business development.  Expertise in the field of energy policy and hydrogen is an  advantage 
  • Experience working with government stakeholders in national and/or regional policy development and implementation in energy transition activities.
  • Experience across multiple contexts and an understanding of international policy debates and challenges in climate and economics. 
  • Proven experience in building up and maintaining  cooperation networks and partnerships
  • Proven conceptual and strategic skills, high self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure

Required Experince and Skills

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal  communication skills across a range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to network and develop partnerships across a range of stakeholders and track record of managing complex multi-stakeholder strategies and plans.
  • Strong understanding of energy transition issues including the global environment and development dynamics that influence resource allocation by governments and development organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management with senior leaders and high-level audiences. 
  • Business fluent in English. German is an advantage

Contract Duration

  • 24 months, preferably 15th August 2021 - 14th August 2023.

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