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Short-term Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings


As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

Job description

The project "Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector (REEEPublic)" supports the Government of Ghana in reducing the electricity costs of public institutions by improving energy efficiency (EE) in buildings and own generation based on renewable energy (RE). The project aims at five essential outputs: (1) Advice on provisions of the revised RE Act (2) Improving the regulatory framework for EE in buildings (3) Strengthening the ongoing ‘Government goes solar’ initiative promoting EE and RE in public institutions (4) Supporting selected public institutions at national, regional and district levels in implementing pilot measures to improve the energy performance of their buildings (5) Training and capacity building of experts for EE and RE.

Your tasks

  • Facilitating the planning and implementation of pilot measures related to energy efficiency measures or renewable energy in public buildings
  • Coordinating project activities with Regional Coordinating Councils, Municipal and District Assemblies, public hospitals or other relevant public institutions
  • Coordinating training and awareness raising measures on RE and EE for partner organisations in selected districts
  • Ensuring monitoring of all project activities in the respective region and districts
  • Ensuring that implemented activities are in line with GIZ quality standards

Your profile

  • Master’s Degree in a subject relevant to the project objectives, for example engineering, economics, political science
  • Several years of professional experience in a comparable position
  • Strong interpersonal skills, work experience in an intercultural environment is an asset
  • Fluency in English (written and oral)

Location information

Please use the following link for information about living and working in Ghana. The project location in Ghana is Bono region.

The security situation is tense. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. The freedom of movement is restricted. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

The location in Ghana is Bono region.


Please note that this position is a short term position! Only candidates can be considered who had already a minimum of 1 year contract as a development worker according to the Entwicklungshelfergesetz (EhfG).

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.

A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

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Municipal/regional development, infrastructure


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