Graduate Internship: Public Sector
Energy Efficiency Projects
GIZ Programme: Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings and
Infrastructure Programme (EEPBIP), support to Department of
Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE)
Programme Manager: Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings and
Infrastructure Programme (EEPBIP)
(Day to day reporting to DMRE Director for Energy Efficiency)
Duration Six (06) Months
A. RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Main Outputs for the internship
Theproviding technical and logistical support in the development of a pipeline of public sector
energy efficiency projects – their tasks will therefore comprise support to following activities, but
not limited to:
- The development of a public sector energy efficiency project database, including-
• Cataloguing all potential energy efficiency projects at the various stages of development
(concept through to feasibility). Information will be source from various national and donor
programmes, NGOs, academic institutions and direct from public institutions;
• Monitoring the status of the project pipeline;
• Identification of high priority projects/ projects at advanced stage of development, including
next steps for development.
- Support to Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) programme, including
- Preparation of briefing reports on public sector energy efficiency.
- Conducting and supporting activities as and when required.
B. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPRERIENCES
• An Undergraduate degree in an area related to: energy, engineering, environment,
economics or related subject.
- PROJECT BACKGROUND
The Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings and Infrastructure Programme (EEPBIP) aims
to employ a South African graduate for the purpose of an internship. The EEPBIP, funded by
the NAMA Facility, supports the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) in
scaling-up energy efficiency projects in public sector institutions.
The Job description below is for an intern to be employed to support DMRE in activities with
energy efficiency project identification for municipalities, provinces, national
government and State-Owned Entities. The position will be based at the DMRE offices
within the Energy Efficiency Branch in Visage Street, Pretoria.
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• Candidates in the possession of, or in progress of completing a postgraduate degree will
• Minimum of 1 year experience in energy project development;
• Experience with project management;
• Experience working with public sector institutions;
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written English);
• Excellent MS-office skills (outlook, power point, word, excel);
• Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision.
• Knowledge of a range of energy efficiency technologies, including small-scale
embedded generation, will be advantageous:
o Understanding of building energy efficiency, including lighting, HVAC, water heating
and building management systems;
o Understanding of energy efficiency in street lighting/ traffic lights
o Understanding of water/ waste-water treatment plant operations and energy efficiency
o Understanding of the application of small-scale embedded generation technologies on
C. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• This Internship will be based at the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE)
within the Energy Efficiency Branch in Visage Street, Pretoria;
• The internship period for this position is only six (06) Months.
D. APPLICATION PROCESS
Suitable candidates may apply by submitting a motivational letter and detailed CV indicating
their nationality, with the job title quoted as a subject line for the attention of Head of Unit:
Human Resource. Application must be submitted by following this link:
Closing date for applications: 09 June 2020
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed!
Applications without a motivational letter will not be considered!