GIZ Indonesia for the Strategic Exploration of Economic Mitigation Potentials through Renewables (ExploRE): Advisor on RE Technology

 The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organization which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has years involvement in the area of renewable energy in Indonesia.


GIZ is currently implementing a project, funded by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), called “Strategic Exploration of Economic Mitigation Potentials through Renewables“or ExploRE. The project aims to enhance strategic options on the renewable energies (RE) in the energy, climate, development and financial sectors and to help create a more coherent environment between key players.


The project organizes the activities in Indonesia under four outputs. Those are:

1.    RE deployment strategy

2.    Political instruments and financial environment

3.    Institutional building

4.    Innovation


To support implementation of the project, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for the following position:


Advisor on RE Technology



A.  Responsibilities


  • Key advisor for activity related to renewable energy (RE) technology topics, especially solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, biomethane and green hydrogen, and its pilot project implementation.
  • Guiding and coaching RE Technology team of ExploRE to provide technical advice and assistance on RE technology implementation (include bioenergy, biomethane, solar PV, green hydrogen, etc.) to the project team and stakeholders (government institutions, relevant organisations and institutions, and other GIZ implemented projects)
  • Identify, design and coordinate the implementation of pilot project activities with an innovative approach and in collaboration with the public and private sectors in the field of solar PV, bioenergy, biomethane, green hydrogen and other new technologies as requested and within project mandate.
  • Facilitate communication between the project owner, private sectors and other relevant stakeholder related to pilot project implementation
  • Disseminate and promote pilot project upscaling to different location or field
  • Provide facilitation for project owner with the technology provider, vendor, investor and/or financial institution for the implementation of pilot project.
  • Monitor RE technology activities to stay in line with project strategy and potential cross cutting issues or collaboration with other GIZ implemented projects



B.  Tasks


1.   Management

  • Supervise tasks and set deadlines for technical team members
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the technical implementation
  • Ensure team members follow all procedures and processes in line with their responsibilities
  • Monitor team performance, indicators and milestones achievements of ExploRE
  • Together with Team Leader, identify training needs to develop the capacity of the technical team members
  • Together with Team Leader, provide encouragement to team members, including communicating strategies and plans
  • Coordinate regularly with Team Leader on tasks and responsibilities


2.   Professional Advisory Services

  • Identify pilot project potential with innovative approach in term of business model, technology or financing, in close cooperation with advisors for RE technology
  • Lead the development, supervision and monitoring of implemented project activities
  • Oversee the implementation of pilot project and any joint activities with private sector partners with regards to project mandate and associated risks of the activities
  • Assess technical and economic feasibility of pilot project activities in collaboration with public and private sectors by conducting preliminary study, site visit and workshop in cooperation with external consultant, if necessary
  • Review technical reports and monitor project progress including determine bottlenecks in the implementation of project activities and recommend alternative course of management action to the Team Leader
  • Provide facilitation to project owner for technology selection, business model and financing option that suitable for the project requirement, in close cooperation with key advisor RE finance
  • Support the dissemination, replication and scaling up of successfully implemented pilot projects jointly with involved stakeholders


3.   Coordination and Networking

  • Coordinate with other advisor, external consultants, political partner (DG NREEC, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources), other GIZ implemented projects and other related stakeholders for the implementation of ExploRE activities related to RE Technology
  • Maintain and develop close contacts to relevant private sectors in the field of bioenergy, biomethane, solar PV and green hydrogen applications and other RE technologies, e.g. technology providers, EPC, project developers and utility (PLN).
  • Maintain and develop close contacts to relevant Government of Indonesia (GoI) counterparts, especially to Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Planning (BAPPENAS), Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment and other related government stakeholders
  • Maintain and develop close contacts with relevant GIZ cluster, internal forum, working group and networks, e.g. GIZ Energy Programme Indonesia, IKI Cluster Indonesia, TUEWAS Renewable Energy working group, GIZ Power-to-X forum, etc.


4.   Knowledge Management

  • Lead the preparation of reports and publications of the pilot project and other relevant activities
  • Document experience from pilot projects (challenges and best practices) for policy input and review
  • Prepare presentation materials such as brochures, fact sheet and power-point presentations as outputs from pilot project results, RE technology evaluations or other related activities, in cooperation with KIM advisors
  • Contribute to project planning, monitoring and RE strategy development, in cooperation with other advisors
  • Stay abreast of developments in global and Indonesian approaches for renewable energy technologies and projects
  • Stay updated for newest regulation, technology and development in renewable energy field in Indonesia and internationally, in cooperation with KIM advisors


5.   Other Duties / Additional Tasks

  • Subject to discussions with the Principal advisor. The RE advisor may be allocated additional tasks and other duties for shorter periods.
  • The advisor shall be prepared to work in different GIZ offices in Jakarta on regular schedule and to work on ExploRE project related issues as well as cross-program topics.


C.  Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • Science/engineering orientated master’s degree in environmental or electrical engineering or comparable with good understanding of technical and economic aspects of renewable energy
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in related field and comparable position
  • Familiar with the major issues of renewable energy in Indonesia, ideally with working experience in energy-related company and project development field


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good communication and networking with national stakeholders, project developer, EPC, vendor and other private stakeholder in renewable energy field
  • Focused and proactive working attitude
  • Knowledge and experience in bioenergy/photovoltaic software products is preferable
  • Very good knowledge of English, including writing capabilities
  • Availability to travel within Indonesia for short-term project visits
  • Positive attitude in taking responsibilities and new activities
  • German language skills are considered an advantage.


Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: a.s.a.p.

Direct Supervisor:  Principal Advisor of ExploRE project


Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by June 30th, 2021 with subject line ExploRE – Advisor RE Technology.


Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference– the attachments are not more than 300 KB.


Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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