GIZ Indonesia for the “Solar Cold Chains for a Green Economy in Indonesia” (SOCOOL) Project: Junior Advisor on Refrigeration and Energy Efficiency

 The GIZ-implemented Energy Programme Indonesia/ASEAN supports the Indonesian Government in a partner-based approach in achieving its targets for a sustainable energy transition. These include realizing 23% renewable energy in the power mix by 2025 and 34% by 2030, achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2060 and mainstreaming low-carbon technologies as part of an overall economic transformation. 

As one of the measures under the Energy Programme, the “Solar Cold Chains for a Green Economy in Indonesia” (SOCOOL) Project shall create suitable technological and market framework conditions to enable a long-term reduction of CO2 emissions in Indonesia's cooling sector. An industry-based, national approach in partnership with the Ministry for Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry for Fisheries and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment shall ensure contributions towards Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contributions and renewable energy targets while achieving socio-economic improvements in related sectors of the economy with high demands for cold chain expansion and preservation of goods. 

The Project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with an overall duration of four years (01/2023-12/2026) and has the general objective:” Solar cold chains are rolled out in key sectors of the economy as a contribution to climate-friendly green transformation”. Its main outputs are: 

  • Government advice and national planning: Instruments for quantitative and qualitative monitoring support the use of solar technologies in cold chains for national planning processes.
  • Alliances and market development: Technology partnerships have developed adapted technical solutions for solar cold chains.
  • Demonstration: Pilot applications with state actors and the private sector have shown technologically and economically viable examples for the dissemination of solar cold chains. 

The Project closely interacts with other initiatives under the Energy Programme Indonesia/ASEAN. To support implementation of SOCOOL, we seek one (1) motivated and qualified Indonesian candidate for:  

Junior Advisor on Refrigeration and Energy Efficiency 

A.    Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Project with technical know-how on refrigeration systems, cooling and energy efficiency
  • Supporting tech innovation, development and transfer, especially on refrigeration systems
  • Supporting government advice towards KKP and ESDM related to cold chain expansion and national planning (e.g. on remote monitoring systems)
  • Staying abreast of new developments and technical innovations available and relevant for solar cooling
  • Supporting knowledge management and transfer, e.g. towards associations and manufacturers
  • Contributing actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, and other related tasks to reporting and communication for the Project  

B.    Tasks

1. Coordination and monitoring

  • supports the implementation of pilot projects through partner coordination and technical advice
  • supports activity monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
  • assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
  • assists short-term experts assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects 

2. Research

  • in consultation with the Principal Advisor and other team members, prepares and carries out qualitative research projects (developing survey instruments, field trials, training field staff, organisational preparation in the field, collecting and analysing data)
  • independently conducts research e.g. by mapping of the RAC sector  

3. Knowledge management

  • supports two-way knowledge transfer and exchange among European/German applied research institutes and Indonesian associations and manufacturers
  • informs him-/herself on the newest developments in the RAC sector and relates them to the Project
  • supports the documentation of best practices of cold chain infrastructure management (e.g. on maintenance and business models) for further replication and upscaling
  • maps the RAC sector, incl. a database of manufacturers, associations and international technology providers relevant for the Project
  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting information 

4. Implementation of project activities

  • in tandem with other advisors, supports tech innovation under the SOCOOL Project and cross-border cooperation among research institutes and the private sector under Output 2
  • in tandem with other advisors, supports realisation of pilot projects on a technical level under Output 3
  • supports assists the establishment of a monitoring system for the use of solar technologies in cold chains under Output 1
  • assists as a technical resource person across all activities of the Project
  • supports the work with associations and manufacturers and maintains communication
  •  follows-up with project partners on agreements
  • contributes to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, and other related tasks to reporting and communication for the Project 

5. General obligations

  • is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description 

6. Other duties/additional tasks

  • assists the Principal Advisor in general tasks for the successful implementation of the project
  • assists other experts, if necessary, as translator 

C.    Required qualifications, competences and experience

The junior advisor should have the following qualifications, competences and experiences:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or scientific fields with a focus on refrigeration systems, mechanical engineering or energy efficiency (related to cooling) 

Professional experience

  • at least 1 year of professional experience in the field of refrigeration and/or air conditioning
  • network within the refrigeration and air conditioning sector in Indonesia
  • familiar with cold chain technologies/applications
  • knowledge of supply chain or cold chain management is an advantage  

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic team
  • Good interpersonal skills and a willingness to cooperate effectively with colleagues and partners across projects
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 
  • Advanced working knowledge of ICT technologies (related to software and online work environment), MS Excel and general office applications 
Duty Station: Jakarta
Joining Date: ASAP
Direct Supervisor: Commissioning Manager of Solar Cold Chains for a Green Economy Project 

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to by 27 November 2023 with subject line SOCOOL – JAREE 

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.