Coordinator - Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) for Productive Use

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Duty Station: Windhoek, Namibia

Expected Date for Entry on Duty: 1 February 2021

Duration of Appointment: 24 Months - Fixed

      The Project Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Renewable Energy Expert and he/she will

      perform the following functions:

  • Identify remote agricultural-based communities (smallholder farmers) without access to clean energy services and perennial water in each selected SADC MS.
  • Identify suitable RE sources/technology for productive use at the selected sites
  • Design and build DRE systems with the support of a consultant for RE powered irrigation systems.
  • Train local communities on operation and management of the DRE systems, RE powered irrigation systems, and other technologies as well as establish / enhance management structures.
  • Create and enhance value chains from the opportunities enabled by the WEF nexus interventions.
  • Identify institutions dealing with social welfare improvement in relation to WEF nexus in targeted rural communities.
  • Assist in the establishment of structures and systems to operate and maintain installed RE irrigation systems for productive use
  • Develop knowledge management products; document and disseminate lessons learnt across the SADC region.
  • Develop stakeholder meetings and training workshop agendas in local communities for DRE systems.
  • Provide general support to the day-to-day project activities encompassing monitoring and evaluation of project activities as per work plan and time schedule to ensure its effective execution.
  • Conduct research on relevant documentation, track relevant initiatives, track budget expenditure, and proactively contribute innovative ideas and improvements to the operation of the programme.
  • Ensure that all project meetings are effectively organised and recorded.
  • Maintain effective records and administration.
  • Communicate regularly with all stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties, as may be required.

      Minimum Requirements 


Citizen of a SADC member country. Women are encouraged to apply.


  • A university degree in sustainable development; environmental related studies, renewable energy, or rural development, energy economics, business studies, other related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in PURE work and project implementation preferably in a rural environment.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with geographic information system (GIS) and financing models for scaling up the deployment of PURE systems would be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Word, Excel and Outlook is necessary.

Application Submission:

Qualified candidates from the SADC Member States are encouraged to apply for the above-mentioned vacancy by submitting a complete and comprehensive CV and a letter of interest, including details of three professional references by email to:  

Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted, and candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview.  These candidates will be notified about the outcome of the selection process and no direct contact with SACREEE will be allowed.

SACREEE reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post. It also reserves the right to appoint a candidate to balance the Member State quotas at the institution in line with SADC requirements.

For more details please see the attached Terms of Reference.


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