The task of the International Consultant will be to ensure the essential steps in the process of scoping the UNDP-GEF FSP “Green Urban Lighting” and development of the relevant Project Document to be submitted for CEO Endorsement/Approval are undertaken in line with respective GEF guidance.
To this end, the International Consultant will be responsible for leading national technical experts for planning and effectively undertaking the required surveys and preparatory field work, establishing a dialogue and a working relationship with stakeholders (funding partners, national counterparts and local communities), and the timely delivery of the agreed documents.
Under the overall guidance of UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator, UNDP CO and in coordination with the national consultants and as informed by guidance from the UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Advisor, the International Consultant/Energy Efficient Lighting Expert (acting in his/her individual capacity) will be tasked with the following duties and responsibilities:
Elaborate the framework for developing the replication strategy based on lessons learned from demonstration projects and define a strategy to integrate pilot project results and lessons learnt in national policies on energy efficient lighting in Armenia
Baseline data collection and information gap analysis for preliminary assessment of energy efficient lighting in Armenia
- Baseline data on power consumption in urban lighting sector and information gap;
- Information on existing policies, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for promoting energy efficient urban lighting in Armenia collected by local experts;
- Gaps in the policy and legal framework to promote EE lighting;
- Draft the situation analysis;
- Review and analyze the description of barriers to the effective promotion of EE lighting;
- Development of a strategy and a set of measures to remove the identified barriers based on the approved project logframe presented in the Project Identification Form (PIF).
Institutional capacity assessment, regulatory and legal context in terms of promotion energy efficient lighting in Kazakhstan
- Analyze information on existing policies, legal and regulatory and institutional framework for promoting energy efficient lighting in Armenia collected by local experts;
- Define deficiencies in the policy and legal framework;
- Provide expertise on the international best practices and lessons learnt in the design and implementation of EE lighting policies and programmes;
- Provide expertise regarding adequate policy frameworks, legislation and standards;
Scoping of demonstration projects
- Finalize the scoping of demonstration projects to be implemented within the FSP;
- Finalize lessons learning and replication strategy;
- Elaborate the framework for developing the replication strategy based on lessons learned from demonstration projects and define a strategy to integrate pilot project results and lessons learnt in national policies on energy efficient lighting in Armenia.
Full-sized project scope and logical framework
- Define the full-sized project scope and logical framework based on the results of baseline analysis and approved PIF:
- Assist in the preparation of project’s logical framework and M&E plan with a set of measurable impact and progress indicators:
- Review baseline and barrier information delivered by the local experts;
- Assist local project team to define project scope and provide recommendations on the suggested project strategy and design;
- Assess sustainability of suggested project outcomes and outputs;
- Revise the elaborated FSP scoping to address the comments/suggestions made by GEF Secretariate, STAP and other reviewers;
- Finalize and submit to UNDP the Request for CEO Endorsement/Approval document and Project Document for the UNDP-GEF FSP.
The International Consultant must ensure timely preparation and submission of the Request for CEO Endorsement/Approval and comprehensive Project Document for UNDP-GEF FSP “Green Urban Lighting”.
All reports must be submitted in the UNDP CO in Armenia and made in accordance with GEF-UNDP’s templates and requirements to reporting (available at www.thegef.org). The reporting language is English.
The payments will be made to the Individual Expert based on the daily fee and number of days worked, converting the US$ amount to AMD with the UN exchange rate.
In the course of the assignment, the consultant will be expected to undertake 1 mission to Armenia, which tentatively will last for 6 days. The dates for this mission will be agreed upon between the consultant and UNDP-Armenia.
Deliverable 1: Analysis of the baseline and draft project logframe-end of October 2012
Deliverable 2: Draft Request for CEO Approval and UNDP/GEF FSP Project Document-end of December 2012
Deliverable 3: Final Request for CEO Approval and UNDP/GEF FSP Project Document -end of February 2013