Renewable Energy Advisor

SNV Vietnam is seeking a Renewable Energy Advisor
Based in Hanoi, Vietnam
(The position will be confirmed subject to donor approval of the project)

SNV is an internationally renowned non-government organisation that has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation and REDD+(Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

SNV is in the process of bidding for an upcoming project funded by an international donor looking to support innovation in the energy/agriculture nexus. SNV intends to build synergies between intensive pig farming and rice farming sectors by employing medium-scale biogas technology and utilising co-products to produce high marketable solid organic fertiliser. This project builds on SNV’s experience with medium-scale biogas, extensive work in the rice sector and the development of value chains. The project would be implemented in Northern, Central and Southern regions of Vietnam.
SNV is seeking a Renewable Energy Advisor to assist in the coordination of the project (subject to project approval).


- Assist farmers and private sector partners to implement low-cost and reliable medium scale biogas technology
- Assist in the process of technology optimisation to ensure maximum benefits of utilising biogas and bioslurry are realised
- Provide technical guidance relating to the biogas and renewable energy aspects of the project and be hands-on in implementation
- Work closely with the Project Manager and Senior Advisor and contribute to the project work plan, developing technical guidelines and tools
- Assistg in site energy planning and optimisation, quality control
- Collaborate with partners, reporting and other related tasks

Candidate profile

- Committed Vietnamese citizen
- University degree in engineering, energy or related field
- At least 5 years of relevant working experience preferably with an international development organisation
- Practical and technical renewable energy knowledge, preferably related to biogas
- Project management skills and experience with financial management, budgets, etc
- Highly proficient skills in report writing and general written communication
- Good team worker with a positive outlook and attitude
- Experience establishing good working relationships with diverse stakeholders
- Good training/capacity building skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English (spoken & written)
- Computer proficiency in Windows and Office based programs
Contract Duration

One-year associate advisor contract with the possibility of extension (subject to project approval). The project duration is 3 years. We expect confirmation of the result between May and June and for work to commence from August 2013.

How to apply?

Please send application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by 20th February 2013.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview when further details will be provided. The selected candidate will be integrated as part of the SNV team applying for the tendered project.
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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2013-02-20