Consultant for Renewable Energies (f/m/x), Africa

Germany, Germany
3 Years
Consultant for Renewable Energies (f/m/x), Africa
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Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will advise Misereor's local partner organizations on the planning and implementation of community-based renewable energy (RE) projects. The focus of the work of the partner organizations is on the construction and operation of small hydropower plants.
  • You accompany the continuous consultation processes of the project managers with Misereor staff and external actors. In doing so, you will expand the competencies of the partner organizations on the application of RE technologies and regarding the necessary legal and administrative framework.
  • Furthermore, together with the partner organizations you are responsible for the qualification of the user groups in handling, management and maintenance of the installed systems for sustainable use.
  • Furthermore, you will network partner organizations that implement similar projects.
  • Furthermore, together with the partner organizations, you will plan, accompany and analyze the implementation of planning studies for energy supply projects that correspond to the state of the art and Misereor's in-house requirements (for example, topographical studies, environmental impact studies, technical feasibility studies, socio-economic baseline studies, etc.).
  • As part of your work as a consultant, you will be involved in the concept expansion for the use of renewable energies at Misereor.

Your profile

  • You have a university degree, e.g. in engineering, business or electrical engineering, renewable energies or in a comparable field.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in the planning and execution of technical projects, also in a consulting capacity.
  • Furthermore, you are experienced in the design and execution of remote consulting processes in addition to on-site consulting.
  • Your French skills are business fluent, your English skills are at least good. Good German language skills are desirable.
  • You move confidently in an intercultural and ecclesiastical context, are able to assess perspectives of different people and groups well and deal with culturally sensitive issues.
  • You remain capable of acting in a politically unstable, at times volatile development environment characterized by outbreaks of violence.
  • They are available for employment as soon as possible.

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"It is important to empathize with the local partners and to take their perspective."

AGIAMONDO Consultant about her daily work

Your work together with AGIAMONDO and Misereor

Electricity is a basic requirement for social and economic participation in times of increasing digitalization.

In the regions of Africa where Misereor's partner organizations are active, the aim is to provide people with affordable access to electrical energy in order to meet their everyday needs and enable local business development. Furthermore, partner institutions, for example in the health or education sector, need a reliable and affordable power supply.

In view of the climate crisis, a sustainable energy supply can only be developed based on renewable sources. Especially in remote regions without connection to national power grids, the use of solar, small hydropower, wind and bioenergy offers the best conditions for the development of decentralized, reliable supply structures and additional job opportunities. In this field we want to strengthen the know-how and competences of our local partners

Misereor works with various church and secular partner organizations in the field of climate protection and climate resilience. This includes the dissemination of the use of renewable energies.

As a temporary consultant at AGIAMONDO, you will work closely with the local stakeholders and Misereor in Aachen. In Germany, you will work on a mobile basis and undertake approximately four to six trips per year to the African partner countries, currently with a regional focus on Eastern Congo and Rwanda.



Sara Auth


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