Renewable Energy Advisor

US Agency for International Development Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (USAID V-LEEP)
Renewable Energy Advisor

Job Description

Position Title: Renewable Energy Advisor
Reports To: Component 2 (Renewable Energy) Lead


USAID V-LEEP helps the Government of Vietnam (GVN) establish an effective policy, regulatory, and incentive environment for low-emission growth in the energy sector, while simultaneously attracting investment in renewable energy (RE) development and energy efficiency. V-LEEP accomplished this work through close collaboration with private companies to support leading practices in developing, financing and implementing grid-connected renewable energy (RE) projects throughout Vietnam. V-LEEP’s efforts also include close collaboration with the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam to design and enable corporate procurement of RE through a Direct Power Purchase Agreements (DPPA). Finally, V-LEEP supports the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade to design, refine, and implement policies and programs that encourage and enable RE.

Position Description

V-LEEP is recruiting an experienced full-time Renewable Energy Advisor to join its Hanoi-based team. The successful candidate will be willing and eager to take on this challenge and will be inspired to make a difference by adding clean, reliable power to Vietnam’s electricity grid.

Duties and responsibilities of the Renewable Energy Advisor include:

  • Support implementation of V-LEEP’s work with public sector counterparts including ERAV and may include:
    • Support design and implementation of a Direct Power Purchase Agreements (DPPA) pilot program for Vietnam
    • Monitor the utility RE market, and in general the Vietnam power market, for developments and activity
    • Help to maintain relationships with relevant project stakeholders
  • Provide targeted support to specific RE projects and developers. This may include:
    • Strengthen their prospects for attracting investment by assessing how projects comply with international practices for mitigating commercial, environmental, and social risks.
    • Help RE companies improve their internal project development capacity by guiding them through better understanding and application of international leading practices.
    • Coordinate development activities with focus on technical, regulatory and permission aspects with project developers.
  • Support other tasks, responsibilities, or duties deemed necessary by the Component 2 Lead.

Skills and Experience

In addition to having the ability to fulfill the responsibilities noted above and past experience which demonstrates this ability, the following skillset/experience is desired:

  • Vietnamese nationality
  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in a related field (energy/electric power, business and finance, environment)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in finance, business, project development, renewable energy, or a related field
  • Basic understanding of project development
  • Good understanding of the technical aspects of renewable energy
  • Ability to use project management skills in support of V-LEEP goals
  • Experiences working with international donor organizations preferred
  • Flexible, effective and customer-oriented communication skills, collaboration in a multi-cultural team
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation, ability to work both independently and within a team, and hands-on approach
  • Good client management skills
  • Demonstrated capability to manage, coach, and support other team members
  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Willingness and ability to travel

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but this application window will close on COB May 19, 2019. To apply, please send cover letter and CV only to [email protected]. Other supporting documents are not required until the final round of interview. The subject line email of application should follow this format: Application_Renewable Energy Advisor_First Name Last Name. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

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Sun, 2019-05-19