Office Driver Cum Office Assistant

Nepal Renewable Energy Programme (NREP)

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Office Driver Cum Office Assistant

Job Title: Office Driver Cum Office Assistant

Full/Part-Time: Full Time

Reports to: Operations Manager

Primary Position Location: NREP Kathmandu Office with frequent field visits.

Programme Background

The Nepal Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) is a Government of Nepal programme funded by the British Embassy-Kathmandu (BE-K) aiming to transformational change in Sustainable Energy development in Nepal through increased private investment resulting in low-carbon economic growth and sustainable energy access for all. NREP operates in three Provinces: Madhesh, Lumbini, and Karnali. The Programme is implemented by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) with financial support from UKAid through the British Embassy-Kathmandu. the DAI Global UK Consortium—including DAI, Winrock International, Policy Entrepreneurs Inc., and Samriddha Pahad provides Technical Assistance to the programme.

Briefly, NREP has been designed to increase private sector investment to develop distributed renewable energy markets, primarily in commercial, institutional, and industrial market sectors; increase universal energy access, and a corresponding higher quality of life, to Nepali citizens living in remote regions and facilitate a policy, planning, legal construct, and regulatory environment conducive to both enabling and sustaining progress in RE market development and universal energy access.

NREP goals, categorized by functional areas shown below in the left column, include:

MARKET ASSESSMENT & DEVELOPMENT
  • To develop 16 MW of distributed renewable energy (DRE) projects, capped at 1 MW/project, by assessing the technical and economic merits of DRE projects and by offering financial assistance to:
    • Commercial, Institutional & Industrial markets,
    • 200 schools & health centres institutions,
    • 500 small businesses, and
    • Electric Vehicle charging stations.
UNIVERSAL ENERGY ACCESS
  • To increase universal energy access (UEA) by the facilitation of:
    • 95,000 households being served by DRE, e.g. with electric induction cooking,
    • Solar microgrids, and 
    • Grid-connected micro-hydro plants
INNOVATIVE FINANCE
  • To de-risk private sector investment in DRE and UEA projects through Viability Gap Funding-based Sustainable Energy Challenge Fund (SECF) with specific Funding Windows designed to meet NREP Market Development & Assessment goals.
  • To identify financing mechanisms, that may not be currently used in Nepal, that will attract private sector investment in DRE.
ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
  • To strengthen institutions and policies, e.g.: 
    • Developing the capacity of public sector entities such as AEPC, NEA, MoEWRI, ERC, provincial governments and local governments.
    • Developing the capacity of private sector entities such as the solar PV and battery energy storage industry associations, DRE project developers and investors, banks and lending institutions, and other market-driven interests, and
    • Strengthening DRE-related policies and regulations such as the National Renewable Energy Policy, and the related Renewable Energy Act and Electricity Act; Public-Private Partnerships; net metering and PPA agreements; electricity and EV charging tariff analysis; and Long- Term Strategy of Net Zero Energy by 2050 with Cross-Border Electricity Trade.
CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION
  • To reduce CO2 emissions, by:
    • Reducing the emissions and human health hazards related to woody biomass and animal dung used in traditional cooking by facilitating market-driven solutions to widespread electric induction cooking and other clean cooking solutions.
    • Displacing diesel back-up generators with solar/storage systems at end-user sites; replacing significant portions of Nepal’s imported coal- generated energy with larger solar PV projects.
    • Contributing to Net Zero Emissions by 2050 status, e.g. with hydro/solar seasonal complementarity and Cross-Border Electricity Trade with, e.g., India and Bangladesh.

Scope of Work

a.  Office Driver

  • Serve as the office driver for official staff travel within Kathmandu, and frequent travel to Province Offices and other working districts as and when required;
  • Monitor the vehicle condition on daily basis, and notify the Operations Manager of any technical problems that exist in the vehicle;
  • Update logbooks and maintain clear-cut records of the vehicle movements, obtain signatures from the relevant users and indicate the purpose for which the vehicle was used;
  • Be up-to-date on driving regulations in Nepal and follow changes that occur;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is roadworthy, insured, and meets the official requirements and documentation of the Nepal Transport Authority.

b.  Administrative Assistant

  • General clerical duties such as photocopying, binding etc.
  • Maintain office inventories of utilities, tea/coffee i.e. water, gas, toilet paper etc.
  • Supervision on water supply and sewages system and report to OM for necessary action.
  • Collect and deliver official documentations from and to offices
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualification:

  • School Level Certificate (SLC); a good track record of safely driving vehicles and experience in general office administration duties such as visa processing, banking, etc.;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in driving vehicles (e.g., jeeps and cars) in other organizations; Experience of driving in remote district of Kathmandu specially in Province Karnali
  • Experience in carrying out various administrative tasks; • a thorough understanding of international organization rules and regulations for safe driving; • excellent driving skills; • good communication skills in English (verbal and written), and the ability to communicate effectively with the government officers; • basic mechanical/handyman skills; the flexibility to work extra hours when required, and be honest and reliable; and a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact, and the ability to work with people from different nationalities and cultural

Application Instructions

If you are interested and meet all above requirements, please send us your application along with your recent curriculum vitae via email by 31 May 2022 to NREPrecruitment@NREPNEPAL.COM, using the title of the vacancy in the subject line.

While we appreciate your interest in supporting NREP, we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

NREP is an equal opportunity employer and promotes inclusion within the workforce. Qualified female candidates from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 20 May, 2022
Apply Before 31 May, 2022
City Kathmandu