GIZ - Component Manager

GIZ - Component Manager

The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) is looking for a Component Manager to join the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy team in Chisinau. The related project component inside the overarching GIZ energy project is financed jointly by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU).

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 Component Manager will be in charge of supporting the Project Manager in steering the activities of the EU co-funded component of the GIZ Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy project, managing and taking on responsibility for the implementation of the EU-funded pilot on energy renovations of vulnerable single-family houses under the Moldovan Residential Energy Efficiency Fund (MREEF) program, providing professional advice to implementing partners and cooperating with important public and private stakeholders, assuming supervision and technical leadership of subordinated GIZ staff in the component, monitoring and steering the component’s budget flows and ensuring compliance of GIZ rules and regulations, establishing and managing external consultancy contracts and services, ensuring knowledge management and knowledge transfer and ensuring monitoring and reporting of the component activities and financial flows. The permanent workplace for this position is in Chisinau. The overall responsibilities covered by this position are as follows:

  • Management tasks: assume responsibility for the implementation of the component including administrative and financial aspects as well as the proper application of GIZ's Capacity Works; coordinate and monitor the development and implementation of the component's operational plans and activities in close consultation with the Project Manager and the project’s political and implementing partners; represent the component as well as the overarching project in missions or meetings as agreed with the Project Manager; ensure effective planning and expenditure of project funding / budget as well as an appropriate mix of implementation instruments; ensure technical leadership and orientation of the component's staff in accordance with GIZ employment principles and guidelines; develop and organise quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives of the component; coordinate and assure the component´s results-based monitoring; draft project reports including annual reports; ensure communication and visibility activities of the component in line with the donor’s requirements; apply appropriate risk management in the component; performs other job-related duties and tasks, which may emerge during project implementation;
  • Advisory tasks: drive forward the capacity development of the National Center for Sustainable Energy (CNED) and other relevant institutions in the area of sustainable residential housing; contribute to the development of policy recommendations in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy; deliver first-hand knowledge, expertise and ad-hoc advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy measures to MREEF beneficiaries (house- / homeowners) and the National Center for Sustainable Energy; enhance mutual learning between stakeholders taking into consideration cross-cutting issues as gender, LNOB aspects and sustainable development; participate in the development of ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures; manage and ensure the establishment and implementation of GIZ-commissioned external consultancy services and contracts in the context of the component; facilitate workshops and discussions among project implementing partners and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge management and exchange: coordination of the exchange of information between external and internal governance structures; support knowledge transfer and cooperation in the field of sustainable energy between different projects, implementing partners and international development cooperation institutions in Moldova; organise communication campaigns for the wider public and outreach of the project; presentation of best practices, publications, etc.;

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering (with preference for civil, energy or mechanical engineering), architecture, economics or other relevant fields;
  • At least 8 years of professional working experience in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy or building construction projects with a focus on project management, steering and supervision;
  • Work experience in residential energy efficiency refurbishment is an asset;
  • Proven track record in providing high-quality, development-relevant analysis and policy advice;
  • Professional experience in development cooperation is required;
  • Experience in coordinating complex multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Proven experience in coordinating and implementing capacity development programmes;
  • Excellent network within the governmental and private sector environment in Moldova; ability to establish and coordinate networks consisting of a wide range of partners from diverse backgrounds, including high-level government official and private sector executives;
  • Solid competences in the field of context and conflict sensitive environments;
  • Problem-solving skills, the ability to negotiate, team skills, and excellent communication skills, interpersonal and management skills;
  • Leadership skills and motivation to take over complex tasks and responsibility;
  • Proven excellent written and verbal skills in Romanian and English and exceptional writing skills both for traditional and electronic media are mandatory. This also includes the ability to write reports for project donors. Proficiency in Russian and/or German language would be an advantage;
  • Fluency in the use of software applications, such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Teams as well as other widely used applications;
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines with excellent time management skills;
  • 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.