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23/04/2014

Position: Junior Expert

Input: 150 man days                   Period: 19 May 2014 to 31 January 2015

Location: Multi-country (Tbilisi, Georgia; Kiev, Ukraine and Brussels, Belgium)

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014

Job Description:

The Junior Expert shall assist in the successful implementation of Component D activities on Energy Statistics in the INOGATE Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) as well as undertake ad hoc tasks as may be required to support all components of the whole ITS project. The new Junior Expert will be working closely with the Junior Expert based in Brussels, under the guidance and supervision of the Key Expert.

Specific tasks:

·         Assist in the organisation and implementation of Component D activities as defined in the work programme

·         Active participation in the implementation of energy statistics action plans, support in the evaluation of energy data quality

·         Active participation in events related to Awareness Raising and Networking

·         Participate actively in the presentation and promotion of project goals

·        Assist in translation of all Component D documents from English to Russian and Russian to English, and when necessary, provide consecutive interpretation during meetings and other events

·         Assist in writing of reports and other required documents

Qualifications and Skills:

·      University degree or equivalent education in Engineering, Economics or Statistics

·      Full working knowledge of English and Russian

·      Excellent knowledge of EU policies and best practices in statistic sector

·      Excellent communication skills

·      Statistical and analytical skills

Work Experience:

·      At least 5 years of experience in statistics sector; experience in energy statistics and understanding of energy flows is a huge advantage

·      Experience working with statistics related issues and in technical assistance projects in the ITS Partner Countries is an advantage

·      Experience in translation of statistical documents as well as consecutive interpretation from English to Russian and Russian to English

 

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their CV (EC CV format template) to the following: Ms. Gloria Aguinaldo, Key Expert, Energy Statistics, Email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , cc. Mr. Tomasz Trus, Junior Expert, Email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , no later than 2 May 2014. Questions and queries can be sent to the same email addresses.

 
14/04/2014

The INOGATE Technical Secretariat jointly with the State Committee on Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus and the EBRD/CEI Project “Belarus - Capacity building of the Belarusian Renewable Energy Association (BREA) for active involvement in policy- and decision-making processes” will organise and implement the International Forum “Investments in Renewable Energy for Sustainable Energy Development”. The event will take place in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus, on 22-23 April 2014 and will be hosted by the Belarusian Renewable Energy Association (BREA).

The objectives of the International Forum are as follows:

∙             to provide a platform for exchange of views and experience  of about 75 investors, project developers and policy makers in how to create the best policy/investment environment  for introducing RES;

∙             to present practical experience in investments in RES by European investors and representatives of INOGATE Partner Countries;

∙             to identify areas of cooperation for enhanced convergence of legislation in Belarus and other Partner Countries with that of the EU;

∙             to establish new business contacts for development and financing RES projects;

∙             to promote both national and European investments in RES projects in Belarus.

 

More information you can find after the completion of the event here

 
18/03/2014

INOGATE Technical Secretariat will organise a Study Visit on the development, use and integration of DVGW Gas Transmission standards. The event is scheduled to take place in Bonn and Essen, Germany, from 9th to 11th April 2014 and will be hosted by Deutscher Verein des Gas und Wasserfaches (DVGW), in collaboration with Open Grid Europe (OGE) and Gas und Wärme-Institut Essen (GWI).

During the study visit speakers will explain the development and use of DVGW gas standards and how they can be combined with other European and international standards to help INOGATE Partner Countries to modernise their standardization system and improve gas safety. The study visit will also provide examples of how a European transmission network operator and a technical gas institute function.

The overall objective of this study visit is to reinforce the effort made by the PCs to their further attempt at harmonizing relevant European gas standards and updating their standardization systems. It will provide an insight into good practice by a European Member State. The topics of the agenda will include:

·         The role of DVGW and DVGW standards in the legal framework in Germany

·         Application of DVGW Technical Rules in relation with European Standards

·         Demonstration at the gas damage facility

 

One of the aims of the INOGATE Technical Secretariat project is to promote the harmonisation and use of European and international gas and electricity standards.

More information about this event you can find here.

 
18/03/2014

We are happy to provide you with the Survey that was prepared in the framework of Sustainable Energy Component of the INOGATE Technical Secretariat project. The baseline survey highlights an independent view on the legislation and regulatory frameworks in sustainable energy in INOGATE Partner Countries, namely Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The Survey also serves as a tool for comparison of RES/EE policies in INOGATE Partner Countries and for identification of reforms needed to achieve sustainable development of their economies.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Baseline Survey_final_rev.pdf)Baseline Survey
 
12/03/2014

On 3-7 March 2014, the INOGATE experts conducted their second working mission to Yerevan, Armenia to continue technical assistance (TA) two universities in developing advanced curricula on sustainable energy.

The European experts have been working with the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) and the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) to improve curricula in 5 topics:  energy efficiency in buildings, industrial energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, sustainable energy policy and sustainable energy economics. The TA strengthened training capabilities of the professors involved.

During this visit, the INOGATE experts presented 5 of the 14 new lectures that they developed. These experts also discussed curriculum recommendations in each of the 5 topcis with the beneficiary universities.  The professors will be able to continue the training as well as revise and update the lectures in the future.

Overall, this TA will contribute to preparing more qualified professionals in EE and RES thereby supporting longer term development of sustainable energy in the country.

 

 
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