Advisor Renewable Energy (RE)

SNV – the Netherlands Development Organisation – is an advisory organisation that promotes market based solutions for the poor in 33 countries around the world. Our advisors, and the local capacity builders we work with, deliver support to over 2,000 clients. SNV works in the agricultural and forestry, tourism, renewable energy and water and sanitation sectors.
The award winning Biogas Project Program phase II aims to support construction of 168,000 domestic biogas plants in 58 provinces of Vietnam by end 2010. The project in mid 2010 operates in 45 provinces and has supported 78,000 biogas digesters and is well on its way to achieve its overall purpose of the project is “to develop a commercially viable domestic biogas sector”.
Vietnam recently initiated the Vietnam Biogas Association (VBA), supporting the biogas sector in Vietnam. Biogas Program Division (BPD) and SNV are supporting the VBA with this initial starting phase.
Furthermore the SNV RE team is implementing other Renewable Energy projects in Vietnam at the moment like Medium Scale Biogas and Improved Cookstoves. Furthermore SNV is continuously scoping for other RE potentials in Vietnam.

The Advisor RE provides:
Technical advice to the Biogas Program II: (75% of the time)
Assists in the development of new RE programs: (25% of the time)

Main Responsibilities:

Positioning and Strategic Scoping:
Further strengthen SNV’s niche and reputation in the RE sector among key stakeholders in Vietnam and Asia,
Support the development of new programme concepts and proposals.

Advisory Services in cooperation with the Programme Leader Renewable Energy:
- Support the Biogas Program II  with the preparations for 2013 and onwards
- Support BPD with the first Monitoring (report) for VGS purposes in 2012
- Strengthen BPD’s promotion activities to rural Vietnam

Job requirements:
- Academic level of working in rural development/renewable energy;
- Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience;
- Experience and knowledge of medium and large scale biogas technology;
- Good international network in Biogas / Renewable Energy;
- Strong advisory skills;
- Experience in Biogas/ Renewable Energy projects would be an advantage;
- Experience with (co-writing) (successful) proposals is an advantage;
- Experience with the CDM/VGS cycle is an advantage;
- Active knowledge of English (verbally & written);
- Project design, implementation and evaluation;
- Institutional development/organizational strengthening activities.

Contract and duration: consultancy contract of 1 year (it will end 31st of December 2012)
Salary: They offer a competitive associate - consultancy package
Desired start date: As soon as possible, ideally in January 2012.

How to apply: Please send application letter and CV (in English) to Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai Yen at [email protected] by 24th of November 2011.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2011-11-24