Green Energy Analyst (multiple positions) - IPSA 8 - Office-based

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This is a IPSA-8 contract. This kind of contract is known as International Personnel Services Agreement. It is normally internationally recruited only. It usually requires 1 years of experience, depending on education. More about IPSA-8 contracts.

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Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

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Office/Unit/Project Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office of Information Technology and Management (ITM) is the organization’s primary provider of ICT systems and Green Energy services to a global network of above 155 Country Offices and UNDP partners worldwide.

The mission of ITM is to develop Smart Facilities which guarantees efficient, innovative and sustainable management of technologies for UN facilities and other partners, in consistency with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other technologies, we are committed to offer a framework of best practices, and to deliver resilient, highly available and sustainable green energy solutions and services that enable innovation to flourish throughout the organization. A high degree of integration and inter-operability of different technologies underpins the success of Smart Facilities across the organisation.

Our primary motivations are to accomplish the transition to greener technologies and to increase connectivity in challenging locations, in pursuit of “leaving no one behind”. Increasingly, we are actively participating in Covid-19 Crisis Response, as the pandemic has given impetus to the need for sustainable and reliable energy sources. On a more broader level, we do this to maintain organizational productivity using technology, increase stakeholder satisfaction, enhance value-for-money, and deploy projects that serve as a showcases to influence development at local, country or regional level.

The ITM office in Copenhagen is expanding the team to cover all respective green energy services which include, but not limited to, Vehicle-Grid Integration (GVI), solar PV installation, energy efficiency, training and capacity building, and waste management. The services are aligned with the organization’s Digital transformation agenda and the Smart Facilities initiative.

Institutional Arrangement

  • On a day-to-day basis, the Green Energy Analyst will be working with and directly reporting to the Green Energy Team Leader.
  • The Chief of Smart Infrastructure Services has the overall responsibility.
  • Progress reporting will be done in the weekly and monthly team meetings.

Travel

  • UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home country upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
  • Included is any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The Green Energy Analyst is required to play a significant role as guided by the Global ICT Analyst and Team lead in achieving the following tasks:

  • Energy Assessment & Training: play an active role in energy assessment in assigned locations earmarked for installation of solar PV systems. The bulk of the exercise will be conducted remotely in liaison with an assigned focal point on site. Using provided tools and procedures, the analyst will conduct data analysis of data collected through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors deployed in Country Offices and information collected through an online App. Linked to energy assessment, the Analyst will conduct hands-on training and capacity building for field-based participants, including webinars for Country Office focal points;
  • Solar PV Implementation: under guidance of the supervisor, provide technical expertise and project management on solar PV to premises undergoing installations, as part of quality assurance measures for resilient installations. This includes review of proposed technical designs, keeping track of implementation status of each assigned project, and coordinating activities of all stakeholders in assigned projects;
  • Operations & Maintenance: following defined procedures, the analyst will conduct regular monitoring of operational installations and attending to problems as may be reported by focal points or as may be detected from live monitoring of the systems. As part of bi-annual reporting, the Green Energy Analyst is expected to provide analysis of the system and propose improvements for system optimization;
  • Promoting Adoption of Green Energy: taking the initiative and being proactive in identifying opportunities for implementation of green energy solutions and services in Country Offices. This includes taking advantage of opportunities to make presentations or conduct webinars for different audiances that may benefit from ITM green energy services, creating business cases for presentation to management of potential project sites;
  • Energy Efficiency: playing a lead role in creating business cases for energy efficiency measures in assigned offices, including providing technical expertise in implementation of the identified measures. The Green Energy Analyst will also play an active role in refining processes and procedures for effective support to Country Offices, in line with ISO9001 Quality Management System;

Competencies

Required skills and competencies

  • Knowledge and expertise in designing and sizing hybrid and off-grid solar PV systems using software packages like HOMER, PV*Sol, PVSyst, etc.
  • Expertise in solar PV operation and support, including requirements of regular maintenance is required;
  • Ability to efficiently handle and manage solar PV projects based on PRINCE II or PMP or other standards is required;
  • Ability to compile and analyze technical and financial data, and produce initial system design and key figures for decision making is required;

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Exposure and/or knowledge of Electric Vehicle charging systems is an added advantage;
  • Exposure and/or knowledge of waste management is an added advantage;
  • Ability to work effectively in collective tasks and rally the team together for high quality output is an added advantage;
  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge is an added advantage;
  • Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency is an added advantage;
  • UN/NGO experience is an added advantage;
  • PRINCE II and ISO9001 certifications are an added advantage;

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required;
  • Fluency in one or more additional UN languages will be an added advantage.

Professional Certificates

  • Any related industrial certification will be an added advantage

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

Min. Academic Education

  • Master’s Degree in Green Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field, or Bachelors Degree with minimum 2 years of experience can be considered in lieu of Master´s.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • Min 0-6 months relevant work experience in a technical capacity, particularly solar photovoltaic systems Is required
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