Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH
Technical Expert (Environmental Sustainability)
Technology Associate, Technical Assistant,
Bangalore Karnataka
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 25 2021


Reference # 58/07/2021/TE/GUMP/Bangalore

Project: Green Urban Mobility Innovation

Position: Technical Expert (Environmental Sustainability)

Band: 4

Location: Bangalore

How to Apply: Please send your application in GIZ application form along with the following to with the reference number in the subject line.
• a statement of suitability for this position
• expected salary and notice period
• a maximum of 2 pager note on any one of the topics given below:

-Explain briefly your ideas about the potential innovations in green urban mobility in Indian cities with a special focus on reduction of air pollution. Please propose a scoring mechanism to rank mobility innovations that have the potential to reduce air pollution in Indian cities.
-Explain in brief three possible pilot interventions that the project could take up within its time frame to reduce air pollution in Indian cities through innovative technology solutions

A. About GIZ India

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B. Project Background

As part of the Indo-German bilateral cooperation, the Government of India and Government of Germany have agreed upon a strategic partnership - Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP) between Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Within the framework of the partnership of technical and financial cooperation, the German government will support improvements of green urban mobility infrastructure and services, strengthen capacities of national, state, and local institutions to design and implement sustainable, inclusive, and smart mobility solutions in Indian cities. As part of the GUMP partnership, Germany will also be supporting in expanding the public transport infrastructure, multimodal integration, using low-emission or zero-emission technologies, and promoting non-motorised transport in India. Through this strategic partnership, India and Germany intend to jointly achieve effective international contributions to fight climate change. Currently, GIZ is implementing the bilateral technical cooperation project “Integrated Sustainable Urban Transport Systems for Smart Cities (SMART-SUT)“ commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India. The objective of the project is to improve the planning and implementation of sustainable urban transport systems in selected Indian cities.

Complementing the bilateral efforts in the area of Green Urban Mobility, the Green Urban Mobility Innovation Project is a flagship cooperation project between GIZ and the private sector to improve the framework conditions in select Indian cities for Green Urban Mobility. The proposed project aims to set up an industry-led, pre-competitive multi-stakeholder innovation platform for green urban mobility innovation and establish a so called ‘Living Lab’, a real-life testing environment for green urban mobility innovations. Special focus will be given to mobility innovations that have a high social and environmental impact and provide accessible, affordable, safe, frequent, and convenient mobility solutions for all.

C. Responsibilities

GIZ is looking for a Technical Expert on Environmental Sustainability for the Green Urban Mobility Project,working in a small team of passionate and goal-driven individuals and responsible for design, planning, implementation and monitoring of project pilot and prototyping interventions related to mobility solutions, ensuring project progress and achievement of its vision, objectives and results. Areas of responsibilities as below;

a) implementation and prototyping interventions of the Living Lab related to congestion alleviation, air pollution reduction and clean air as well as capacity building interventions.
b) He/she would work closely with Innovation Manager and Technical expert in Green Urban Mobility to design, plan, implement and monitor pilot and prototyping interventions and ensure project results.
c) Activities would also include the identification and assessment of innovations related to green urban mobility innovations according to criteria such as viability, feasibility, desirability, social and environmental impact etc;
d) Development, up-scaling and technology adoption of the innovations tested in the Living Lab
e) The Technical Expert would be responsible for the engagement and dialogue with relevant public sector stakeholders and ministries relevant to the project.
f) The candidate would contribute to quality management, documentation and dissemination tasks, application of specialist expertise for performing advisory functions and other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time

D. Core Scope of Tasks

1. Project Management & technical advisory
• Technical implementation of the project, including implementation of the activities as per the cooperation agreement between GIZ and the private partner, achieving outputs/indicators as defined and showcasing of results and outcomes in line with the project mandates.
• Application of GIZ project management tools for effective and efficient management of the projects.
• Contribute to management of the Secretariat, comprising of a team of GIZ and representatives from the private sector
• support in project management and progress review
• set up of the Living Lab, including the infrastructure set-up, design, operationalization of the sustainability model, operating model, financial management, fundraising and corporate partner on- boarding
• Contract management – development tender documents, contract management, facilitation
• Documentation of all proceedings including meetings, workshops and technical sessions and follow-up with stakeholders if require;
• documentation of best practices, project success stories and replicable models under the project; formulating appropriate input for various project reports.
• Quality management – ensure quality of the outputs/deliverables, ensuring efficiency – costs, time and results.

2. Application of specialist expertise
• Technical advice & management of the pilot and prototyping interventions of the Living Lab

3. Networking and Stakeholder Engagement
• Coordination and communication with partners and stakeholders of the projects, including those at the national level as well as in the selected cities and project areas.
• Partnership facilitation with public sector stakeholders for project activities such as pilots, upscaling plan and technology adoption, capacity development

4. Documentation and dissemination ·
• Development of communication material, success stories, publications etc. and their dissemination.
• Contribute to preparation of progress reports, documentation, dissemination, ensuring usage of outputs/deliverables by partners.

5. Other duties, additional tasks
• Assist the Project Manager of the project.
• Support in representing GIZ and the management decisions within and outside GIZ.
• Assistance in representation of the assigned project to the outside.

E. Required qualifications, Experience and Competencies

1. Qualifications
• 1st class post-graduate degree in engineering/transportation, economics, environmental technologies, public policy or related fields from a recognised university or institution OR PhD in sciences or environment or related fields from a recognised university or institution.

2. Professional experience
• 7+ years of proven practical experience relevant to the project and across roles in strategy, consulting, development organizations, banking or investments, corporate research, new product development or related fields.
• Experience in innovation management; pilot design; partnership facilitation; public-private dialogue;
• Significant experience of working in private sector or private-sector led initiatives or platforms, preferable in the mobility space.
• Prior experience in transport and mobility sector required, preferably in private sector organization.
• Experience in working on change and innovation processes with the public sector; any prior experience in working with ministries at national level will be an asset.
• Self-starter and entrepreneurial mind-set; experience in the Indian or international startup ecosystem is an advantage.
• Experience of working with development cooperation agencies - international bi- and multilateral donors and financing organizations is advantage but not a requirement

3. Other knowledge, additional competences

• Excellent command of English, spoken and written
• Proficiency in local language
• Excellent strategic and analytical skills
• Excellent communication and networking skills.
• High business acumen and entrepreneurial skills
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally as and when required.

4. Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

5. Duration of the contract: Until 31st July 2024

6. Last date of receiving application: 25th July 2021

Application without GIZ application form will not be considered
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• GIZ supports Work-Life Balance.
• GIZ promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.

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