GIZ Indonesia for the "1,000 Islands - Renewable Energy for Electrification Programme Phase 2" (REEP2): Advisor

 The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GIZ has been working in Indonesia since 1975 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

The bilateral project "1,000 Islands - Renewable Energy for Electrification Programme Phase 2" (REEP2) has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in July 2020 and will be implemented between January 2021 and December 2023. The project builds upon the ongoing project REEP, which will phase out on 31st December 2020. 

REEP2’s aims to support Indonesia to improve the institutional, regulatory and technical conditions for achieving the policy target of 23% of renewable energy in the energy mix in 2025 at the national and regional level.” This objective is to be achieved through three areas of intervention, clustered in three outputs:

  • Output 1 aims to improve the regulatory framework for promoting decentralized RE by means of adapted or new regulations.
  • Output 2 pursues the goal of introducing decentralized RE technologies in PLN-internal planning processes as alternatives to conventional power generation technologies.
  • Output 3 aims to promote the expansion of RE by introducing the previously unused concept of load shifting, especially in small island grids, through private sector participation 

REEP2 is implemented jointly with the political partner, the Directorate General for New and Renewable Energies and Energy Conservation (Direktorat Jenderal Energi Baru Terbarukan dan Konservasi Energi, DJ EBTKE) under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral, KESDM). It further works closely with KESDM’s Directorate General for Electricity (Direktorat Jenderal Ketenagalistrikan, DJ Gatrik) as well as the state-owned utility PLN, in particular on Output 2. Within Output 3, the project will work with the private sector to develop and apply innovative RE  technology and business models. 

REEP2 will be implemented by GIZ with a team consisting of several Output advisors, a Project Lead, and the Senior Liaison Officer of the Energy Programme. REEP2 will be embedded in the larger GIZ Energy Programme, and work in synergy with other existing energy projects, in particular the “Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for South East Asia Programme” (CASE) and the project “Strategic Exploration of Economic Mitigation Potentials through Renewables” (ExploRE). 

To support implementation of REEP2, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for: 


(for Power System Planning with High Shares of Renewable Energy) 


A.    Responsibilities

    • Support the implementation of activities under Component 2 “Power System Planning, System Operation and RE Project Engineering” of REEP2
    • Provide technical supports in the subject of power system planning, operation and RE engineering to other activities under REEP 2
    • Support management of international and local consultants
    • Contribute to capacity development activities on subjects related to REEP2 project objective and indicators, working closely with the Capacity Development Coordinator
    • Monitor project progress, assess and review technical reports and documents concerning project progress, determine bottlenecks and recommend alternative courses of management action to the Component 2 Lead and/or Renewable Energy Advisor
    • Prepare reports, power-point presentations and brochures as outputs from pilot project results or other related activities
    • Support communication and cooperation exchange between the Project and key implementing partners, in particular PLN HQ and Wilayahs, PLN Pusdiklat as well as technical sub-directorates of DJ Gatrik, DJ EBTKE, and provincial government units, in close cooperation with the Component 2 Lead and/or Renewable Energy Advisor
    • Assist in the development of capacity building curricula and facilitate training activities in close collaboration with key implementing partners and other related international projects/programs
    • Provide inputs to project management and activity planning tasks related to component 2  

B.    Tasks

1)    Technical Advice

In close cooperation and coordination with the Component 2 Lead, Capacity Development Lead, and technical advisors and in coordination with the local and international consultants, help drive the implementation of technical advisory under component 2 of REEP2 with the aim to strengthen the capacities of the national electricity supply company PLN at national and regional   level in three target regions (Sulawesi, Bangka-Belitung, and NTT). This entails:

a)    Implementation of variable Renewables (vRE) power system planning activities

      • Support the implementation of vRE power system planning activities in large grids (Sulawesi       grids) and their interconnection, including grid optimization and RE utilization
      • Support the implementation of vRE power system planning activities in small grids (Sumba, Timor, and Flores grids), including demonstration of least-cost system planning.

b)    Implementation of power operation and vRE integration activities

  • Support technical studies on vRE system operation, including operational procedure, vRE Forecasting, and SCADA infrastructure
  • In close coordination with component 3 advisors, provide advice for load-shifting opportunities utilizing dispatchable RE and productive use

c)    Implementation of vRE project engineering activities

  • Support the development of guidelines, including on vRE project  feasibility study, vRE testing and commissioning, and vRE O&M for island grids, aimed to improve the capacity of PLN, as well as local project developers in developing vRE projects.
  • In close coordination with component 3 advisors, support the implementation of technical study on the optimization of operation strategy for PV hybrid system. 

2)    Capacity Development for PLN

In close cooperation with the Capacity Development Coordinator and technical advisors:

  • Support the development of a capacity development strategy for component 2 (as part of the project wide capacity development strategy)
  • Support coordination with PLN and regulators in identifying additional capacity development needs with regards to power system planning and operation as well as reviewing and assessing the RUPTL
  • Contribute to the development of curricula and syllabus in areas of grid integration, power system planning and power system operation and support the coordination between the external consultants and PLN Pusdiklat.
  • Contribute to the development of curricula and syllabus in areas of RE project engineering and design, support the coordination between the external consultants and PLN Enjiniring.
  • Provide technical inputs to further develop and implement capacity development measures in the area of grid integration, system planning and operation for PLN and regulators (DJ Gatrik and DJ EBTKE).
  • Support the dissemination and development of trainings materials to introduce developed planning guidelines to the target group (PLN Wilayahs, local project developers), to conduct training and peer learning on island planning and hybrid design
  • Support development of information and training materials for the grid operator for pilot grids on the integration of vRE 

3)    Support to Component 1 “Policy Advice”: Technical advice for Regulatory Framework

In close cooperation with the policy advisors under REEP2:

  • Support policy advisors in component 1 by providing technical advice with regards to the  development of regulation or technical code regarding power system planning, RUPTL assessment and review, grid operation and vRE grid integration.
  • Link power system planning with policy advocacy, e.g. by supporting the development of policy input papers aiming to increase the utilization of RE, which can feed into provincial and national planning documents and energy development plans (RPJMN, RUKN, RUKD, RUED, RUEN, RPJMD), and can further be used for policy dialogue purposes 

4)    Management and Coordination

In close cooperation with the Component Lead 2 and/or Renewable Energy Advisor,

  • Support annual operational planning for REEP2 by preparing inputs for activities, and contribute to budget planning for these activities
  • Develop technical Terms of References (ToR) for contracted third parties (e.g. external consultants and/or service providers)
  • Support supervision and management of contracted third parties according to agreed deliverables as stated in ToR
  • Monitor project progress, assess and review technical reports and documents concerning project progress, determine bottlenecks and recommend alternative courses of management action to the Component 2 Lead and/or Renewable Energy Advisor
  • Support conceptualization, preparation and implementation of workshops, trainings, and study tours on subjects that are related to REEP2 project's key performance indicators
  • Assist in developing and submitting proposals for further development initiatives
  • Contribute to the result-based monitoring system for REEP2 by collecting data and reporting against project indicators (progress reporting), as input for annual reporting towards the partner and the donor 

5)    Networking and Cooperation

In close coordination with the Component 2 Lead and/or Renewable Energy Advisor

  • Develop and maintain close contacts with PLN Pusat and PLN Wilayah
  • Develop and maintain contacts with other relevant stakeholders such as education and training institutions (PLN Pusdiklat, UPDL Semarang, etc), R&D institutions, finance institutions, associations, NGOs and donors that are working in the same target regions and possibly also with PLN on power system planning and operation
  • Develop and maintain information exchange between REEP2 project and other international projects and/or working groups related to power system planning and RE grid integration, in the target regions 

6)    Knowledge management and dissemination

  • Stay abreast of developments in global and Indonesian approaches for renewable energies (including hybrid) and grid integration
  • Prepare presentation materials such as brochures and power-point presentations as outputs from pilot project results or other related activities
  • Provide inputs to and develop ideas for knowledge products to be developed jointly with the communications unit of the energy programme / the Senior Liaison Officer 

7)    Other duties / additional tasks

  • Subject to discussions with the Component 2 Lead and/or Renewable Energy Advisor, the Advisor may be allocated additional tasks and other duties for shorter periods.
  • The Advisor shall be prepared to work in different GIZ offices in Jakarta or in regions on regular schedule and to work on REEP2 project related issues as well as cross-program topics 

C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience 


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with good understanding of technical and economic aspects of renewable energy grid integration. Master’s degree in electrical engineering is an advantage.
  • The ideal candidate preferably has the following knowledge/skills in:
    • Technical evaluation of electric power systems including power transmission, distribution and generator management
    • General understanding of grid-impact of variable RE systems to the grid
    • General understanding of economic feasibility calculations in renewable energies (including hybrid) and grid integration applications
    • General understanding of energy modelling and optimization software (preferable for power electric) as well as grid simulation software is desirable
    • Knowledge in electrical measurements / electrical installation
  • Good working knowledge of IT, communication technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office)
  • Very good communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia, including speaking and writing 

Professional experience

  • Interest and sufficient knowledge in major issues of renewable energy and grid integration in Indonesia and international
  • Three years prior working experience in energy-related private sector and/or PLN is advantageous. For master graduate, one year working experience is advantageous. 
  • Good network across renewable energy sphere in Indonesia, in particular for PLN & PLN Wilayahs but also project developers, EPCs, etc is a plus
  • Insight into the International Development Cooperation work
  • Some experience in events preparation, coordination and organization 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Focused, proactive and positive working attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aware of social and intercultural sensitivities, flexible and possess a sense of diplomacy
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Availability to travel within Indonesia for short-term project visits on short notice
 Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: ASAP
Direct Supervisor: Component Lead 2 

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by 14 June 2022 with subject line REEP2 – PSP HSRE 

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.