Vacancy Announcement Advisor Renewable Energy - SNV Vietnam

Based in Hanoi, Vietnam with frequent travel
(International associate consultancy contract)

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

The multiply awarding Biogas Program (BP) has been under implementation since 2003, and has supported construction of over 130.000 domestic biogas digesters in 53 provinces in Vietnam. The program is going through some major changes, taking the last steps towards its goal “to develop a commercially viable domestic biogas sector” in Vietnam.

As part of these changes, some of the key activities of the program (i.e. quality control and training activities) will be transformed into a sustainable mechanism. Furthermore, a solider focus on enterprise development with the support of a Result Based Finance (RBF) mechanism is the other key area of change.

These modifications are financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS) already donor to the program since 2003, Energising Development (EnDev) a new donor committed to the RBF component of the program from June 2013 until June 2017, and by the sales of Voluntary Gold Standard Carbon Credits (VERs).


·          Lead the EnDev funded Program “Creating a market driven Biogas Sector in Vietnam”
·          Provide technical advisory to the Biogas Program for the execution of the project as contracted with EnDev
·          Develop sustainable solutions for some core components of the current biogas program
·          Strengthen the Biogas Program’s approach towards Business Development, Marketing and Sales activities of domestic biogas
·          Support the development of new programme concepts and proposals related to biogas

Job requirements

·          Master degree in rural development, renewable energy or related subjects plus a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
·          Or Bachelor degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
·          Sound knowledge of renewable energy technology, especially domestic and medium scale biogas technology (preferably)
·          Experience in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) / Rural Enterprise business development
·          Extensive network in international Biogas / Renewable Energy community
·          Experience in donor (financial) reporting and establishing good working relationships with diverse stakeholders
·          Strong advisory skills
·          Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English (spoken & written)
·          Experience in project design, implementation and evaluation
·          Experience in proposals development is an advantage;

Information on duty station

Medical facilities:There are several international standard healthcare facilities in Hanoi.
Educational facilities: There are international schooling systems up to IB level in English and French in Hanoi.
Security situation: Very good; peace and security throughout the country.
Accessibility: Daily flights.

Contract Duration: one-year associate consultancy contract with a possibility of extension for further 2 years.

 Desired start date: As soon as possible, ideally 1st of September, 2013.

How to apply?

Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package to snvvietnamjobs@snvworld.org by 7th August 2013 with reference number 11272.

For more information on SNV, please refer to our website: www.snvworld.org

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