Renewable Energy Engineer SB 4/I

Kathmandu

Background

The Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) is a joint programme of the Government of Nepal/Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (GoN/AEPC) and UNDP Green Energy Fund (GEF). In continuation to UNDP’s support to the energy sector and UN’s commitment towards ensuring universal access to modern energy services, UNDP Nepal as well as the GON/AEPC has agreed to extend the partnership in this sector to scale up decentralized energy systems for better linkages with the enterprise development and livelihood enhancement. The RERL will operate within the broader framework of National Rural Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) of AEPC. It aims to provide support particularly in mini hydro, large solar PV, productive end-uses and renewable energy financing. It contributes to economic, environmental and social benefits of the rural people by removing barriers that have hindered the wider use of renewable energy resources in rural Nepal.                                                              

Duties and Responsibilities

The Renewable Energy Engineer (REE) will work directly under the supervision and overall guidance of the National Project Manager (NPM). The REE will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing renewable energy projects by Alternative Energy Promotion Centre/Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (AEPC/RERL). The REE will also be responsible for preparation of energy plan at local level and provide planning support to AEPC at provincial and federal level. The REE will support AEPC/RERL and other agencies in developing technical guideline, manuals, planning documents for local and provincial level projects. The REE will support AEPC to develop, revise and finalize policy and programs related to renewable energy in Nepal. The incumbent may have to directly supervise personnel, as directed by the NPM. The REE will also closely liaise with relevant UNDP, RERL-GEF personnel, as needed and/or as directed by the NPM.

Specifically, the REE will, as directed by the NPM:

Support AEPC/RERL in all aspects related to implementation of renewable energy projects in Nepal including:

  • Design mini/micro, solar Photo Voltaic-mini grid and  Photo Voltaic Power Systems (PVPS), renewable energy based irrigation and end-uses;
  • Development of technologies’ standards, guidelines and manuals including electric cooking for Global Alliance of Clean Cooking (GACC);
  • Implementation of strategies and recommendation of policy and program to AEPC;
  • Site identification, feasibility study, procurement support, installation, after sales services of renewable energy projects;
  • Support communities for institutional development, Operation and Maintenance and Sustainable Management.

 Energy Planning at local, provincial and federal level:

  • Develop methodologies for energy planning including steps, identification of activities and tools, preparation of guideline, coordinate with municipalities; implement and finalize energy plan;
  • Coordinate with AEPC and partner organization in development of Geographical Information System (GIS) based energy planning toolkit including Best Available Technology (BAT);
  • Strengthening technical capacity of local level government, agencies and other institutions engaged in renewable energy sector.

Support AEPC in policy and strategy related to renewable energy program:

  • Develop strategies and institutional mechanism for AEPC based on the Constitution and prevailing local, provincial and federal act;
  • Support establishment of regional offices and capacity development related activities;
  • Provide AEPC in policy and program level activities and create enabling environments for renewable energy sector reform and governance.
  • Provide additional support as requested by the NPM as required to make this program a success.

Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI): 

  • Ensure that project benefits are distributed equally among different marginalized categories of the society;
  • Demonstrate good level of understanding of issues related to gender and climate change adaptation and incorporate GESI in all relevant aspect of the project activities;
  • Pay special attention to include socio-economic and gender disaggregated indicators.

Competencies

  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualification:

  • Completion of Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering with specific study in Energy System.

 Experience:

  • 3 years of experience for Master’s degree or 7 years of experience for Bachelor’s degree with strong background in assessment, designing and implementation of renewable energy project;
  • The candidate with experience in strategizing and planning projects and program will be an added advantage.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Grade: SB-4, Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Energy sector
    • Engineering
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-29

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