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For our operations in Eschborn/Germany, we are looking for an
ADVISOR (M/F/D) ENERGY AND FINANCE
The Energising Development (EnDev) partnership is a joint impact-oriented global programme of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Sweden. The objective of the program is to provide access to modern energy services to households, social institutions as well as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). About 21,3 million people have gained access to either electricity or improved cooking technologies in households. Social institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises have benefited from sustainable access to modern energy services. The GIZ Financial Systems Development (FSD) Sector Project works on a variety of financial sector topics. This includes but is not limited to areas such as financial inclusion, digital finance, impact investing and long-term finance. Jointly the projects work on topics of access to energy and access to finance as well as finance solutions and business cases for stand-alone energy solutions for sustainable electricity, cooking and productive use.
Work closely with the financial systems development team as well as the Energising Develop-ment (EnDev) Team both in Eschborn and on the ground, where projects are implemented
Conduct field missions (e.g. scoping-, appraisal missions) in relevant project countries, mainly in sub-Sahara Africa
Develop activities to promote the interest of local financial institutions and investors in order to finance local SMEs and start-up entrepreneurs in the off-grid energy space (e.g. solar, clean cooking, mini-grid, etc.)
Implement activities in partner countries together with local partner organization and colleagues on a regular basis, including meetings with relevant stakeholders in both the energy and finan-cial sector as well as preparing and implementing workshops, trainings and other activities
Follow and contribute to the activities of the Global SME Finance Forum and other relevant working groups on SME finance
Collaborate with stakeholders and partners by participating in and jointly organizing conferences, workshops, webinars, or trainings
Prepare terms of reference for consultants and follow up on contractual issues (international and local consultants and experts)
University degree in a field relevant to the position
Several years of professional experience in economics, financial systems development or energy finance
Solid financial sector background, ideally including experience in one or several of the following areas: SME finance, regulation (e.g. Central Banks), financial infrastructure (e.g. Credit Reference Bureaus), financial consumer protection (e.g. responsible finance), digital finance (e.g. mobile mo-ney, agent banking) or energy finance
Working experience in Africa and sound understanding of the "access to energy" landscape will be an advantage
Fluency in both German and English is essential, command of French and/or Portuguese are an advantage
If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 09/05/2019.
Internal Number: 6278340
About GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
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