Advisor On Hydrogen Ramp - Up Program (H2 - Uppp)
Giz Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria
5d ago
source : Fuzu


  • On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the project "Implementation of the International Hydrogen Ramp-up Program" (H2-Uppp) promotes green hydrogen (H2) and power-to-X (PtX) projects, especially in developing and emerging countries, by means of partnerships with industry.
  • The aim of the project is therefore to further develop markets for green H2 / PtX technologies, particularly in developing and emerging countries, through partnerships with the private sector and publicprivate pilot projects.
  • One element of H2-Uppp is formed by PPP projects with the private sector, in which GIZ acts as a public partner and which are selected through regular idea competitions.
  • Through H2-Uppp, which is modelled on the develoPPP programme, GIZ provides technical support for the PPP projects and can assume a share of the implementation costs if the partner companies make appropriate contributions of their own.

  • For a successful energy transition in the long term and to achieve the Paris climate targets, there needs to be a complete shift away from fossil fuels in all sectors.
  • In addition to the massive expansion of renewable energies (RE), sector coupling and increasing energy efficiency, green hydrogen (H2) produced from RE represents an important building block for this.

  • Especially for the decarbonisation of industries that are difficult to electrify, such as the steel, chemical or aviation industries, green H2 and power-to-X technologies (PtX) can play a key role.
  • The H2-Uppp approach is based on the idea that the use of public funds for project development has a great leverage effect, attracts private investments, and thus favours local market development.
  • For the implementation in Nigeria, a H2-Uppp Office will be set up in Abuja, which will implement the identification of pilot projects, technical support for H2 pilot projects via PPP approaches with German / European companies & business case analyses, networking and outreach.
  • In collaboration with selected partners, the aim is to bring green H2 / PtX projects into life.

  • A H2-Uppp team in Germany supports exchange of stakeholders and experiences across sectors and macro-regions and facilitates the dialogue with German and European associations.
  • Required Qualifications, Competences, and Experience

    Qualification :

  • A University Degree (MSc, BSc.), in Energy, Engineering, Renewable Energy Economics or related field.
  • Professional experience :

  • Five+ years of professional experience in public and private sectors, ideally related to energy transition, renewable energies and business development.
  • Expertise in the field of energy policy and hydrogen is an advantage
  • In-depth experience in project development (renewables or other industry) is a prerequisite.
  • Experience across multiple contexts and an understanding of international policy debates and challenges in climate and economics.
  • Proven conceptual and strategic skills, self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge in project finance is an asset.
  • Required Experience and Skills :

  • Existing network within the energy intensive industry and / or any other industry, especially the oil & gas sector, is a plus.
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility and work independently in a multicultural environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation process within a highly demanding and competitive environment
  • Willingness to travel abroad and to project sites across the country.
  • Understanding of energy transition issues including global environment and development dynamics that influence resource allocation by governments and development organizations.
  • Experience in relationship management with senior leaders and high-level audiences is an advantage
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills across a range of stakeholders
  • Very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written, German would be an asset.
  • Responsibilities

  • The main role of the Advisor at the Hydrogen Diplomacy Office in Abuja will be to support in the implementation of the country component "Nigeria" of the global project.
  • The Advisor will contribute to the technical support for green H2 / PtX pilot projects in Nigeria via PPP approaches in partnership with the private sector for the joint implementation of green H2 / PtX projects with German / European companies.
  • The Advisor will support to identify economic production and use paths, project opportunities along the value chain and to develop business models as well as to improve the regulatory framework for green H2 and its downstream products.
  • Tasks (Activities and Deliverables) :

    Identify pilot projects for H2 market ramp-up in Nigeria :

  • Active search for project opportunities along the value chain of green H2 and PtX, taking into account economic viability and sustainability
  • Technical advice and political support in idea development and project preparation
  • Navigation with regard to suitable funding instruments and orientation in the application process
  • Networking with political decision-makers, German and European companies as well as local business partners and technology users
  • Involvement and capacity building of local project developers
  • Identification of customers for H2 produced in the partner country.
  • Technical support of H2 pilot projects in Nigeria via PPP approaches with German / European companies :

  • Implementation of the PPP ideas competitions
  • Performance contracts within the framework of the PPP projects and their implementation Business case analyses, networking and outreach
  • Analyses and technical studies on global and local market and trade developments, country and sector specific supply and demand potentials as well as business models and H2 / PtX projects
  • H2 readiness analyses on the design of conducive framework conditions in Nigeria
  • Approach, exchange and networking with companies and industry associations as well as think tanks and specialised institutions in Germany / Europe and Nigeria
  • Communication, knowledge transfer and capacity development
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of the Head of component or programme
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