Friday, May 31, 2019


The Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) is an innovative south-south and triangular multi-stakeholder partnership to accelerate the energy and climate transformation in developing countries. GN-SEC is coordinated by UNIDO in partnership with various regional organizations. In line with the SDGs, the GN-SEC works towards a new global business model that allows to produce more of the goods and services required by a growing world population, while using fewer resources and producing less waste and pollution. The network considers the deployment of sustainable energy and climate technologies (SECTs) as an effective tool to tackle economic/industrial productivity and competitiveness, energy security, energy access/affordability and negative externalities of conventional energy systems (e.g. GHG emissions, local pollution) simultaneously and in an integrated way. As a member, the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) is benefiting from the shared institutional knowledge through GN-SEC. Through GN-SEC, EACREEE participated in the International Sustainable Energy Conference 2018 (ISEC2018) which took place in October 2018.

As a follow up of the ISEC2018 on “Renewable Heating and Cooling in Integrated Urban and Industrial Energy Systems,” held in Graz, Austria, the GN-SEC and its members are partnering with the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency and the AEE INTEC to promote the use of all aspects of solar thermal energy. This targets to increase the relevance of the Solar Heating and Cooling program to the needs and requirements of the developing and emerging countries.

The Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme (SHC TCP) is one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency to accelerate the pace of technology development, promote standardization, and enhance research and development programmes. As one of the leading institutes for applied research in the fields of solar thermal energy, low-energy and zero energy buildings as well as in energy efficiency in industry, AEE INTEC considers networking and coordinated approach as an important element in production and publication of annual Solar Heat World Wide Report with up to date information.


As a GN-SEC member, EACREEE is seeking to nominate a volunteer expert from a technical institute to participate in the IEA Heating and Cooling Program technical task meetings. This call is focused on building on our local experts’ portfolio in developing and emerging countries.


The technical expert is expected to;

  1. Be a member of the IEA Heating and Cooling Program technical task meetings and participate in the meetings;

  2. Offer advice to the IEA Heating and Cooling Program on matters relating to solar heating and cooling developments and trends in the region;

  3. Offer support to the IEA Heating and Cooling Program in engagingrelevant stakeholders in solar heating and cooling;

  4. Offer support in monitoring, appraising and evaluating IEA Heating and Cooling Program programs and projects;

  5. Support in collection and sharing of data and information on solar heating and cooling and contribute to the strengthening of the knowledge base;

Eligible applicants

A thermal-physics expert from a recognized public or private University or technical institute or a research organization/institute within the EAC Partner States. The nominee’s employer should have at least 5 years of active training or research in solar heating and cooling covering one or more of the following aspects: Solar thermal markets, solar process heat, solar district heating, domestic, commercial and industrial solar hot water heating, swimming pool heating, and solar air conditioning and cooling.

Eligible countries

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


This is a volunteer position that attracts no salary. However, participation the cost of participation in meetings as well as other services, where applicable, will be covered.

Application procedure

Interested candidates who meets the above requirements are encouraged to fill the attached nomination form alongside the applicants CV and written request in English language and submitted through no later than 31 May 2019.