GIZ Indonesia for the ‘Support for Energy Access Entrepreneurs Project (SEE)’: Advisor for Green/Clean Technology Innovation

 The ‘Support for Energy Access Entrepreneurs Project (SEE)’ is funded by and implemented in partnership with New Energy Nexus and supports the establishment of an innovation and early-stage start-up ecosystem in the field of ‘access to modern energy’ in Indonesia. New Energy Nexus is part of the Make-IT Alliance and the SEE project is implemented closely with Make-IT Indonesia to strengthen a digital economy that promotes development in Indonesia. 

Through two main pillars – the (1) Energy Access and (2) Community Entrepreneurs Tracks – GIZ facilitates the transfer of experiences, network and technical expertise to entrepreneurs willing to form their innovative ideas into successful and sustainable businesses with special relevance to the energy challenges of Eastern provinces. To foster the success of start-ups, GIZ provides mentorship, online learning formats, local facilitation in rural areas, technical advice on newest technologies and success factors / lessons learned. Through ideation challenges and outreach activities with local partners as part of the project, the ecosystem support is extended to rural areas. 

SEE is adjacent to the open incubation and accelerator programmes provided by New Energy Nexus. The project is furthermore integrated into the GIZ-supported Energy Programme Indonesia/ASEAN, a cluster of German-Indonesian Technical Cooperation Projects funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and jointly implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE). 

To support implementation of SEE, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for:  

Advisor for Green/Clean Technology Innovation 


A.    Responsibilities 

The key function and responsibilities of the Advisor for Green/ Clean Technology Innovation are related to nurture and expand entrepreneurship and innovation supports for early-stage companies (start-ups) on energy and green/ clean technology topic under the SEE project and for Make-IT Indonesia.

·    Design and implement project activities in coordination with New Energy Nexus and other partners, to build and expand the early-stage start-up ecosystem for energy and green/ clean technology topic
·    Advise to expand supports for pre-seed and early-stage startups in green/ clean technology, covering good innovation practices, engage with experts, and partnerships
·    Coordinate and operate online learning for pre-seed and early-stage startups as well as public participants in the topic of entrepreneurship and innovation for energy and green/ clean technology
·    Advise on practices in prototype development and pilot project, include act as mentor/tutor, and engage with experts and partners with relevant skillsets and experience, such as product development and design thinking
·    Coordinate implementation of demonstration project and prototyping (mentoring), with close coordination with New Energy Nexus and other initiatives within Make-IT project
·    Support Make-IT Indonesia on expanding innovation ecosystems for green/ clean technology in Indonesia
·    Documentation, monitoring and evaluation of start-up progress and pilot projects 

B.    Tasks 

Project Implementation

·      Support the (1) Energy Access and (2) Community Entrepreneurs Tracks and mentor start-ups
·      Advise on developing effective and pleasant learning experiences for early-stage ventures on energy and green/ clean technology
·      Advise on recent technology development and innovative application to expand the use of electricity from renewable energy
·      Devise planning, execution, and evaluation of training and mentoring programmes for pre-seed and early-stage ventures working on/with energy and green/ clean technology topic
·      Devise planning, execution, and evaluation of pilot projects with pre-seed and early-stage ventures on energy and green/ clean technology
·      Provide technical advice to start-ups for product enhancement and successful pilot project demonstration
·      Support the implementation of activities and workshops together with New Energy Nexus
·      Monitor start-up progress together with the Project Manager 

Networking and Cooperation

·      Stay abreast of ecosystem developments in Indonesia related to renewable energy and green/ clean technology, also for Make-IT Indonesia
·      Actively engage with innovative institutions in energy and green/ clean technology sector, such as research institutions, companies with strong innovation culture, and relevant partners
·      Support the formation of new partnerships together with the Project Manager
·      Coordinate with other advisors, external consultants, partners, other GIZ implemented projects and other related stakeholders for the implementation of activities
·      Maintain and develop contacts to target communities and relevant service providers for monitoring, evaluation and feedback mechanisms for pilot projects.
·      Conduct field visits (independently or as part of a team) to regions in accordance with requirements of the project.
·      Coordinate and cooperate closely with the other GIZ projects particularly the under the Energy Programme and relevant topics with green/ clean technology innovation 

Knowledge Management

·      Independently prepare and provide input for reports/documentations/publications used in the project, including progress reports, annual reports, and contribute to other knowledge products as required by the project.

·      Maintain, improve, and develop strategy to anchor e-learning into Indonesian non-profit institution(s)

·      Assist with reporting to New Energy Nexus, GIZ Headquarters, other partners.

·      Contribute in developing learning concepts based on guidelines, manuals, and procedures for rural electrification.

·      Independently prepare and contribute devising presentation materials such as power-point presentations, brochures and factsheets. 

C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience 

  • Science orientated master’s degree in electrical / physics engineering or comparable with good understanding of technical aspects of renewable energy
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experiences in a related field
  • Experiences in product development, such as design thinking process, especially for electronic / renewable energy appliances or information technology
  • Experience in project management tools, such as SCRUM, agile development, etc.
  • Experience in managing or conducting a training, online or offline
  • Have experiences in:
    • working in/with early-stage ventures or start-up ecosystem
    • working on expansion of access to energy or with rural and remote communities (bottom-of-the-pyramid market)
    • managing activities both online and offline, such as training
  • Good writing skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Able to work both independently and within the team to do individual research in relevance with work
  • International experiences are a benefit
Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: a.s.a.p
Direct Supervisor:  Team Leader (DV) 

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by 11th, January 2022 with subject line SEE – AGTI 

Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference)



Only short-listed candidates will be notified.