The Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) is a global non-profit foundation working to accelerate the production and use of green hydrogen. Through its multi-stakeholder approach, GH2 convenes regional alliances to bring together governments, industry and civil society to share good practices and policies that will support the growth of global green hydrogen markets. To realise the potential for green hydrogen production and use in the Asia and Pacific region,
GH2 is initiating an alliance of government, industry, finance and civil society leaders, focusing in particular on Japan, Singapore and South Korea as leading markets.
To support this effort, GH2 is seeking a part-time consultant based in Tokyo to contribute to the establishment of the Asia Green Hydrogen Alliance and market acceleration efforts in the Asia and Pacific region, focusing on Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
The work is expected to take on average approx. 2 days per week, for the period January – December 2024, with some busier periods expected.
Scope of work
- Support the activities of the Green Hydrogen Organisation in Asia, including the establishment of the Asia Green Hydrogen Alliance and outreach to members and supporters.
- Facilitate outreach and policy engagement with key government ministries in Japan, South Korea and Singapore, with a focus on developing and enhancing policy and financing mechanisms to facilitate green hydrogen projects.
- Develop and present actionable recommendations for leveraging financial policies and incentive schemes to promote green hydrogen production within the Asia Pacific region.
- Organise regional forums and national roundtables, convening policy and industry leaders to exchange lessons and build a compelling business case for green hydrogen to policymakers.
- Contribute to developing innovative financing solutions to reduce investment risks in emerging economies, designed for replication and scalability in emerging markets.
- Identify flagship green hydrogen projects in collaboration with government and corporate partners to be presented as regional exemplars to attract investor interest.
- Establish an industry-led buyer and supplier trade group dedicated to expediting key projects and trade.
- Identify opportunities to establish green trade corridors within the region, connecting suppliers with potential off takers.
The consultancy is expected to be completed within the period January – December 2024, with the possibility of extension based on project needs.
The consultant shall be based in Tokyo, Japan. It primarily involves remote work, although the consultant may be invited to contribute to and participate in-person events in alliance member countries, in which case GH2 will seek to cover cost related to travel and participation.
- A passion for fighting climate change and making the energy transition happen globally and in the Asia and Pacific region.
- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Strong project management, organisational and administrative skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Japanese is required. Fluency in written and spoken Korean is a strong advantage.
Qualifications and Expertise
- Relevant advanced university degree, ideally within economics or finance. Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in a relevant subject is highly desirable.
- Experience with the energy industry and policy in Asia Pacific region is required.
- Experience working with governments on policy and public administration is required.
- Experience with renewable energy markets and industry is highly desirable.
- Experience working in an international environment and liaising with government representatives, development partners, renewable energy industry and civil society actors is an advantage.
Together with the GH2 team, the consultant is expected to deliver:
- Successful outreach, alliance membership and new partnerships with key government and industry players in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
- Policy analysis and recommendations on incentive schemes and offtake opportunities for green hydrogen in Japan.
- Presentation of a compelling business case for green hydrogen to policymakers.
- At least two roundtables and several government/industry meetings on green hydrogen incentive schemes and offtake opportunities.
- Mapping of flagship projects and financing opportunities for green hydrogen projects in the Asia and Pacific region.
- Establishment of an industry-led buyer and supplier trade group dedicated to expediting key projects and trade.
- Mapping of opportunities to establish green trade corridors within the region, connecting suppliers with potential off takers.
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Consultants will be evaluated based on their experience, qualifications and cost-effectiveness.
Interested consultants should submit their expression of interest outlining relevant experience and financial proposals at earliest convenience to Ines Marques (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.