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Technical Advisor - Project Development Programme (PDP)

Kenya

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Technical Advisor - Project Development Programme (PDP)

Closing: Feb 11, 2022

13 days remaining

Published: Dec 9, 2021 (2 months ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

The Project Development Programme (PDP) is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) within the scope of the German Energy Solutions Initiative and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Since 2007, PDP has been supporting the energy transition in the partner countries through concrete project development and project initiation in the field of renewable energies. Support has been provided to small and medium-sized German enterprises (SMEs) in the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage technologies as they seek to position themselves on international markets. In cooperation with other GIZ projects and local German Chambers of Commerce abroad (the AHKs), PDP develops solutions for market development, to establish partnerships between German and local companies, and promote climate friendly energy solutions. PDP is active in the following target regions: West Africa, South and East Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asia.

In future, solutions in hydrogen and PtX are to be added to PDPs scope of activities as green hydrogen (H2) is the key missing element to enable a substantial decarbonization of the industry in the PDP partner countries.

The Project Development Programme: Green Hydrogen

The aim of the Project Development Programme Green Hydrogen (H2-PDP) is to contribute to the global market ramp-up for green hydrogen. The programme’s objective is pursued in Kenia through several sets of measures, which include:

· Monitoring of the market for promising green hydrogen segments

Detailed analysis of sectors with early business cases for green hydrogen use (e.g., fertilizer production, refineries, metallurgy, glass) is made available to the suppliers of hydrogen solutions. The focus of the studies is on those industrial segments in which grey hydrogen is used today, which could be replaced comparatively easily by green hydrogen.

· Development of green hydrogen projects

Concrete project opportunities of green hydrogen projects are identified, pre-developed and brokered in the industrial sector. Most projects will not be economically viable and depend on subsidies. H2-PDP supports local companies in the search, identification and, if necessary, also in the definition of suitable funding programs.

· Market development via trainings and networking events

Trainings for local H2 customers and local project developers will be carried out as awareness raising measures to support a fast and cost-efficient development of green hydrogen projects in Kenia. German solution providers will use the innovative training formats to present practical
examples of successful green hydrogen projects to the participants and to discuss possible collaborations.

The H2-PDP Team will furthermore initiate and organise dialogue processes between stakeholders in politics and business to improve the regulatory frameworks for green hydrogen projects through trade fair appearances, participation in events and conferences as well as the
organization of expert workshops in Kenia.

Therefore, the Project Development Programme is looking to hire a technical advisor to
support the development of green hydrogen activities
in Kenia.


Responsibilities

The Project Development Programme (PDP) is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) within the scope of the German Energy Solutions Initiative and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Since 2007, PDP has been supporting the energy transition in the partner countries through concrete project development and project initiation in the field of renewable energies. Support has been provided to small and medium-sized German enterprises (SMEs) in the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grids and storage technologies as they seek to position themselves on international markets. In cooperation with other GIZ projects and local German Chambers of Commerce abroad (the AHKs), PDP develops solutions for market development, to establish partnerships between German and local companies, and promote climate friendly energy solutions. PDP is active in the following target regions: West Africa, South and East Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asia.

In future, solutions in hydrogen and PtX are to be added to PDPs scope of activities as green hydrogen (H2) is the key missing element to enable a substantial decarbonization of the industry in the PDP partner countries.

The Project Development Programme: Green Hydrogen

The aim of the Project Development Programme Green Hydrogen (H2-PDP) is to contribute to the global market ramp-up for green hydrogen. The programme’s objective is pursued in Kenia through several sets of measures, which include:

· Monitoring of the market for promising green hydrogen segments

Detailed analysis of sectors with early business cases for green hydrogen use (e.g., fertilizer production, refineries, metallurgy, glass) is made available to the suppliers of hydrogen solutions. The focus of the studies is on those industrial segments in which grey hydrogen is used today, which could be replaced comparatively easily by green hydrogen.

· Development of green hydrogen projects

Concrete project opportunities of green hydrogen projects are identified, pre-developed and brokered in the industrial sector. Most projects will not be economically viable and depend on subsidies. H2-PDP supports local companies in the search, identification and, if necessary, also in the definition of suitable funding programs.

· Market development via trainings and networking events

Trainings for local H2 customers and local project developers will be carried out as awareness raising measures to support a fast and cost-efficient development of green hydrogen projects in Kenia. German solution providers will use the innovative training formats to present practical
examples of successful green hydrogen projects to the participants and to discuss possible collaborations.

The H2-PDP Team will furthermore initiate and organise dialogue processes between stakeholders in politics and business to improve the regulatory frameworks for green hydrogen projects through trade fair appearances, participation in events and conferences as well as the
organization of expert workshops in Kenia.

Therefore, the Project Development Programme is looking to hire a technical advisor to
support the development of green hydrogen activities
in Kenia.


Key tasks and duties

The Technical Advisor will perform the following tasks:

Project Development

· Act as a facilitator for on-site green hydrogen project development for industrial off-takers: Supports and advises stakeholders and potential partners in the process of generating, structuring and formulating green hydrogen project ideas and concepts

· Conduct engineering site audits to collect and verify required data (current hydrogen supply and hydrogen costs, number of grid connection points, current electricity supply situation, tariff structure, pattern of operation) as well as other site related information like space availability, roof quality, accessibility, orientation, and inclination, as well as ground spaces

· In cases of insufficient/ unavailability of data, contract and manage data measurements or modelling necessary for further technical and financial simulations, to be discussed with and approved by the Country Manager in Berlin/Bonn.

· Work closely with the Country manager in Berlin/Bonn and third-party consultant in the design of on-site green hydrogen solutions and cash-flow modelling in the commercial and industrial sector using selected simulation tools

· Compile information on the hydrogen market, legal framework, local and international financing landscapes, and business opportunities in Kenia

· Proactively build networks within industry and future project partners with promising ideas and development potential

· Work closely with local banks, energy service providers and regulatory authorities

· Present results to clients (local off-taker), with the goal to convince the client to opt for the proposed green hydrogen solution

· Support on tendering process, technical and financial tender evaluation, where needed

Coordination

· Plan, coordinate and document meetings, workshops, seminars, and other project activities

· Organize, prepare, and implement professional information and expert workshops as well as public outreach events

· Manage and assist short-term experts / consultants assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks (e.g., consultancy for H2-sector studies)

· Compile an overview of programme activities, deadlines etc. as discussed in team meetings and presents this regularly during the meetings

· Manage administrative procedures within the GIZ country office, such as contracts with third parties, travel bookings and others

Communication, knowledge management and monitoring

· Assist with communication and PR tasks

· Organize and update programme documentation in the respective data management system

· Continuously update the local contact database

· Update information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the internal monitoring platform

· Assist with report writing for all project activities

Qualifications

· University degree (MSc, BSc.), in energy, engineering, renewable energy economics or comparable studies

Professional Experience

· Several years of relevant professional experience in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Experience in the field of hydrogen, PtX, natural gas is a plus

· Practiced knowledge on the topic of site auditing and specifically performing load measurements is an advantage.

· At least 5 years of working experience in industry or engineering, preferably in project development, business development, market development, preferably in the energy sector

Additional competences

· Broad existing network in the field of energy and hydrogen is a prerequisite

· Knowledge in project finance is an asset

· Excellent networking skills

· Strong organizational competence, administrative and event organization experience is a plus

· A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility and work independently

· Highly motivated to work in a multicultural environment

· Willingness to travel abroad and to project sites across the country

· Language skills: business proficiency in English

Duty station: Kenya

Assignment Period- February 2022- December 2022 with possibility of extension


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