| Norwegian Embassy, Patan, Bakhundole

Vacancy as Energy Advisor

His Excellency Ambassador Lasse Bjørn Johannessen visiting HydroLab, a research centre to study and solve the complex issues and problems associated with hydraulics and sediment in its Himalayan steep rivers for sustainable water resources development. (C) Norwegian Embassy 2018.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu has a vacant position for an advisor on hydropower, transmission lines, regulation, energy market and climate.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage program/project support and undertake follow-up and quality control of ongoing programs (assess progress/financial reports and work plans, prepare for and participate in annual meeting, reviews, etc.).
  • Facilitate development of new programs/projects in dialogue with partners in compliance with grant management rules (prepare agreements, decision documents, terms of reference for appraisals, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain a constructive dialogue and network with national stakeholders and donors.
  • Prepare sector analysis, relevant reports and analysis for the embassy.
  • Undertake any other duty as required.

Qualifications/skills required:

  • A university master’s degree in relevant sciences.
  • Knowledge of the energy sector policy and institutions in Nepal, including a sector-wide approach, and preferably a strong network in the energy sector.
  • Experience with project management of development cooperation projects is an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written Nepali and English.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in an international and culturally diverse environment.
  • Good networking ability and diplomatic skills. Ability to work in close collaboration with representatives from other development partners (donor agencies) and the government of Nepal.
  • Excellent team player and ability to work independently.
  • High standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Qualified and eligible female candidates and those from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will get a contract for an initial term of two years. There might be a possible extension after that. The first six months is a probationary period. Short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview, including a written test and oral presentation. Salaries and benefits are competitive at national level and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu was established in 2001 and employs 22 people, including eight Norwegian diplomats. It is centrally located in Patan, Bakhundole. Norway’s other development priorities in Nepal are focused on primary education and good governance.  

Application and CV, including references should be sent by e-mail emb.kathmandu@mfa.no to the Embassy not later than 25 June 2018. Preferably as one .PDF-file. The title should be “Energy Advisor”.

Download the vacancy in .pdf / printable version here.