GIZ - Civil Engineer or Architect

GIZ - Civil Engineer or Architect

The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) is looking for a Civil Engineer or Architect with expertise in construction works in residential buildings to join the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy team in Chisinau. The project component is financed jointly by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU).

Based on the anticipated commission this position is planned to start in August 2024 and last for a 12-month period with the possibility to be extended, based on a successful employment period and project extension. The Civil Engineer or Architect will be in charge of technical analyses, knowledge management and policy recommendations linked to construction works on energy efficiency and renewable energy in residential buildings, managing external consultancy contracts and services, and contributing actively to construction work procurement as well as construction site management and quality control in the context of pilot projects within the Moldovan Residential Energy Efficiency Fund (MREEF). The permanent workplace for this position is in Chisinau. The overall responsibilities covered by this position are as follows:

  • Advise and support on/to the project’s partners concerning the implementation of pilot projects within the MREEF: deliver first-hand knowledge, expertise and ad-hoc advice on construction works to MREEF beneficiaries (house- / homeowners) and the National Center for Sustainable Energy (CNED); conduct technical analyses related to energy refurbishments in buildings; support to the procurement, supervision and quality control of construction works; ensure the correct application of national and international norms and standards related to construction works; contribute to the development of policy recommendations and capacity building measures; manage the sound implementation of GIZ-commissioned external consultancy services; facilitate workshops and discussions among project implementing partners and beneficiaries (house-/homeowners, CNED, construction companies, external auditors, etc.); assist in project monitoring and reporting;
  • Contribute to knowledge management and exchange: coordination of the exchange of information between external and internal structures; support knowledge transfer and cooperation in the field of energy efficiency- (EE) and renewable energy- (RE) related construction works between different projects, implementing partners and international development cooperation institutions in Moldova; contribute to knowledge sharing, communication campaigns and outreach of the project; provide contributions to the presentation of best practices, publications, etc.;
  • Coordination: assist in the project and activity planning and develop project concepts; coordinate relevant project activities at national level in consultation with the GIZ management and in close cooperation with the implementing partners (CNED; etc.); coordinate external consultancy services, including preparation of terms of reference / tender documents, contract negotiations, communication with the GIZ procurement unit, as well as deliverables of the consultants, quality assurance and internal / external reporting;

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or architecture with a focus on construction works in buildings
  • recognized expertise and work experience in construction work procurement, site management, supervision and quality control
  • good understanding of the Moldovan governance structures and national norms and standards related to the building sector
  • at least 5 years professional experience related to construction works in buildings, preferably under consideration of energy efficiency aspects
  • language skills: native Romanian and excellent English (both spoken and written); knowledge of German an asset
  • strong work ethics and sense of responsibility
  • diplomatic and context-sensitive facilitation skills and skills for arbitration in case of dissent among stakeholders
  • organizational and task / activity management skills
  • very good communication skills and commitment to teamwork
  • ability to provide substantive, clear and concise contributions to knowledge products
  • excellent knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed within the project - corresponding measures will be agreed with the management
  • skills in defining problems, collecting data and processing information
  • ability to organize, to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • ability to transmit knowledge in a user-oriented way
  • result-oriented performance
  • willingness to travel (locally and abroad) occasionally
  • Moldovan citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Moldova. 

Applications, including detailed CV, references, and motivation letter (in English) shall be sent not later than 10th of July 2024, time 15:00 to the address .

Please mention the position name in the title of your application message. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked for an interview. The finalist will be offered a fixed-term employment contract based on a 40-hour weekly work programme and concluded in line with the national labour legislation.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. GIZ retains the discretion to re-advertise the position, to cancel the recruitment or offer an appointment at a lower grade or with a modified job description.

GIZ is committed to employment equity in the workplace and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.