CONSULTANT: SPECIALIST IN ENERGY SECTOR, TO DEVELOP LOCAL ENERGY PLAN (LEP) FOR MUNICIPALITIES OF ANDRIJEVICA, BIJELO POLJE AND CETINJE AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘LEARNING BY DOING’ TRAININGS TO RELEVANT OFFICIALS FROM MONTENEGRIN MUN
||home based, Podgorica, Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje,, MONTENEGRO
|Application Deadline :||08-Aug-12|
|Additional Category||Environment and Energy|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1st September 2012 – 1st February 2013|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 45 working days, within the period 1st September 2012 – 1st February 2013|
The Government of Montenegro adopted the Small Hydro Development Strategy in April 2006, as a politically acceptable way in which to reduce its dependence on energy imports. With the GEF project Power Sector Policy reform to promote small hydropower development in the Republic of Montenegro. UNDP is supporting the government in realizing its goal of 15 to 20 MW of new small generating capacity by the close of the project, instead of 2015 as declared by the Energy Development Strategy for Montenegro until 2025. Furthermore this project will support the government in securing that additional capacity in a more cost effective, and therefore in a more politically sustainable manner. In so doing the project will avoid between 402,360 to 536,480 t CO2 eq in GHG emissions over the 20 year life of the new small hydro generating facilities.
According to the Energy Law adopted in May 2010, municipalities have the obligation to develop and adopt the Local Energy Plan (LEP) for the period of 10 years. The concept of this plan is defined in the Energy Law and the municipalities had a deadline of one year from the adoption of the law to adopt this plan. The plan defines energy supply and consumption as well as existing natural resources and potential for their efficient use. In addition LEP identifies the most economical projects that could help municipality become more sustainable and energy secure, in accordance with Energy Development Strategy for Montenegro and Programme for use and development of renewable energy sources. Up to date Municipality of Kolasin is the only municipality that prepared partial draft version of LEP focusing mainly on hydro potential. Energy Policy of Montenegro, adopted in 2011, defines sustainable energy development as a priority for Montenegro. Therefore, in order to assure sustainable development of Montenegro, sustainable development of municipality presents a main step forward. Therefore, UNDP Montenegro in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Energy Department and Association of Municipalities of Montenegro contracted an international consultant in 2011 who prepared a template of LEP to be used by all municipalities for development of their LEP according to the Energy Law. The LEP template was presented and sent to all municipalities in March 2012 so it could be a basis for preparation of the actual LEP.
Aside from preparation of LEP template that is to be adopted by municipalities, the next challenge represents building up capacities within the municipalities for preparation and development of LEP and regular updating of LEP according to the Energy Law and municipality needs. Therefore in order to strengthen capacities of all municipalities in Montenegro in preparation and development of LEP the goal is to provide ‘Learning by doing’ trainings which will be conducted and showcased on the examples of Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje Municipalities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment:
The assignment has two components, i) development of LEP for Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje municipalities and ii) organization and implementation of a set of trainings on preparation of LEP for Montenegrin municipalities. Therefore the international consultant will have the assignment to develop the LEPs for Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje and in parallel provide support in organizing and implementation of a set of four ‘learning by doing’ trainings which will accompany the progress in development of LEPs for the three municipalities. These trainings will target local officials from Montenegrin municipalities, including those that were involved while preparing a template for LEP, to strengthen their capacities in preparation of LEP for their municipalities.
Under direct supervision of UNDP Project Manager and in close cooperation with Office for Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Department, Ministry of Economy the consultant will be responsible for development of a Local Energy Plan (LEP) for the municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje and for providing support in organization and implementation of four ‘Learning by doing’ trainings, in the five months timeframe, for relevant officials from all 21 Montenegrin municipalities for preparation of their LEPs. These activities will be implemented within two parallel components i) development of LEPs for municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje and ii) support in organization and implementation of a set of trainings on preparation of LEP for Municipalities in Montenegro. The selected consultant will work in close cooperation with another international consultant who will be responsible for reflecting environmental impact, related strategies and regulations and economical aspect during preparation of LEP, especially planning sustainable energy projects, and for organization and implementation of trainings. Municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje in cooperation with Office for renewable energy sources will establish local Working teams which will support the consultant in collection of existing/ available documentation and statistical data for Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje, and will be responsible for review, comment and adoption of all deliveries of the consultant.
- Activity 1 - Preparing basis for development of the LEPs: Based on the existing LEP template, the Consultant will collect and summarize existing information and studies in the field of energy relevant for the LEP of the municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje, which will then serve as the basis for making the LEPs. In addition, all available information shall be verified and harmonized with data and information from other sources, such as the existing national strategies and local strategic, planning and development documents. For preparation of LEPs the above mentioned LEP template will be used.
- After completion of this activity, consultants will jointly prepare an overview of existing data needed for LEP and potential lack of information that could be collected by the end of the study, or that could be a part of some future study for this municipality. This overview should also contain suggestion for organization of trainings. The overview document of maximum 20 pages, will be sent to local Working teams for comments and suggestions.
- Activity 2 - Preparation of part I of LEP: The Consultant will use existing/available documentation and statistical data on local and national level, and elaborate chapters 1 to 4 of the LEP in detail, i.e. energy supply, production and distribution of energy, as well as analyzes of energy consumption in Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje and related emissions of greenhouse gases. Consultants will jointly prepare draft LEP I-IV and deliver it to the Working teams. After receiving comments and suggestion on prepared draft LEP I-IV the first one-day workshop for representatives of local governments responsible for the LEP will be organized in order to present activities 1 and 2 and their results.
- Activity 3 - Preparation of part II of LEP: Based on the existing documentation and statistical data at both local and national level, the consultant will elaborate chapters 5-6 of the LEPs in detail, i.e. analyzes of local energy resources in Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje including energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, and provide rough estimation plans of future energy consumption for the period of 10 years. Consultants will jointly prepare the LEPs V-VI and deliver it to the local Working teams for comments and suggestions. After the LEPs V-VI is accepted by the local Working teams, the second one-day workshop for representatives of all municipalities will be organized.
- Activity 4 - Preparation of Part III of LEP: Based on existing documents, statistical data and existing local and national strategic documents, Consultants will prepare detailed chapters 7-10 of the LEPs, i.e. define energy goals of Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje, analyze measures for achieving goals of the municipalities of Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje, and define the necessary financial resources. Following completion of the LEPs VII-X based on comments and suggestion of the Working group, the third one-day workshop for representatives of all municipalities will be organized..
- Activity 5 - Presentation of LEP in Municipality Andrijevica: Presentation of the final LEPs document for the municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje. The Consultants will deliver the final LEP documents to the local Working teams for final comments and acceptation. Consultants will together with the local Working teams, present the draft LEPs of Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje to the representatives of the three municipalities and to other local governments and state institutions. The final LEPs will be submitted to the municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje upon the preparation of final documents based on the comments and suggestions from above mentioned presentation given in written form by the local Working teams.
The expected results:
Result of Activity 1:
- Initial report that provides an overview of existing information and data on supply, production and distribution of energy, the analysis of energy consumption in local government, potential of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures, maps, and existing studies of utilization of energy resources, and identification of deficiencies in the data. This report should also include the plan for organization of workshops.
- Report of the field mission and training conducted; One field mission to Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje, Cetinje and Podgorica, Montenegro for starting activities for preparation of the LEPs (1st field mission 7 days), that will include meeting with the local Working teams.
Result of Activity 2:
- The LEPs I-IV accepted by the local Working teams that will consist of Chapters 1-4 of LEP template;
- Providing support in organizing and implementation of the 1st one-day workshop with representatives of all Montenegrin municipalities where results of Activity 1 and 2, organization of the document, issues that had to be overcome and difficulties will be presented. All workshops will be organized in the way to reflect and showcase, apart from the reports, modalities of data collection and organization of the work for each phase in preparation of the LEPs separately.
- Report of the training conducted; One field mission to Podgorica, Montenegro for implementing training for relevant officials for LEP and for organizing next steps in preparation of the LEPs (2nd field mission 5 days);
Result of Activity 3:
- The LEPs V-VI – Draft LEPs for chapters 5-6 adopted by the local Working team;
- 2nd workshop for representatives of all municipalities organized. The workshop as previous should give an overview of Activity 3 and explain needed steps, issues and how they can be overcome
- Report of the 2nd workshop conducted; One field mission to Podgorica, Montenegro for implementing training for relevant officials for LEP and for organizing next steps in preparation of the LEPs (3rd field mission 5 days);
Result of Activity 4:
- The LEPs VII-X - Draft LEPs for chapters 7-10 adopted by the local Working teams;
- 3rd training for representatives of municipalities dealing with LEP regarding Activity 4 of TOR.
- Report of the training conducted; One field mission to Podgorica, Montenegro for implementing training for relevant officials for LEP and for reviewing and organizing next steps in preparation of the LEPs (4th field mission 6 days);
Result of Activity 5:
- Seminar to present the LEPs for Municipalities of Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje organized;
- The final text of LEP of Municipality Andrijevica adopted by the local Working team:
- The final text of LEP of Municipality Bijelo Polje adopted by the local Working team
- The final text of LEP of Municipality Cetinje adopted by the local Working team
- Report of the training conducted; One field mission to Podgorica, Montenegro for implementing training for relevant officials for LEP and for presentation of final LEPs (5th field mission 7 days);
Timing and reporting:
Consultant to develop the Local Energy Plans (LEPs) for the Municipalities Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje and Cetinje, and support organization and implementation of ‘Learning by doing’ trainings to relevant officials from Montenegrin municipalities will be engaged under Individual Contract (IC) on short-time base, immediately after the completion of the recruitment procedure. The tentative start date of the contract will be 1st September 2012
Time duration and travel:
The Consultant is expected to spend up to 30 days in Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje, Cetinje and Podgorica, Montenegro; (first visit in duration of 7 days in the first week of September, 2,nd visit in duration of 5 days in the first week of October, optional 3rd visit in duration of 5 days in the first week of November, 4th visit in duration of 6 days in the first week of December and last visit 5th in duration of 7 days in last week of January 2013) . The rest of the time, 15 days, the consultant will be home based collating the received documentation and statistical data and writing the key outputs. The consultants will be obliged to deliver tasks set in these terms of reference no later than 1st February 2013.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrates ability to manage complexities and work under pressure, as well as conflict resolution skills.
Required Skills and Experience
- Degree in engineering, preferably in the field of energy i.e. renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, energy use.
- At least 10 years of working experience in energy sector;
- At least 3 years in last 5 years experience in the development and presentation of energy plans and/or strategic documents at local level, preparation of energy action plans and implementation of sustainable energy projects;
- Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
- Experience in workshops/trainings;
- Good time-management, organizational and interpersonal communication skills;
- Excellent computer literacy.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and knowledge of local language;
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications to UNDP Office in Podgorica by e-mail to email@example.com by August 8th, 2012.
The application should contain:
1. Duly completed Personal History Form (P11) can be downloaded from
2. Cover/Motivation Letter
The short-listed candidates only would be requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work and travel (5 visits, up to 30 working days) envisaged in the section "Duties and Responsibilities".
UNDP is an equal opportunity employer.
*********** Procurement Notice on this vacancy can be found on: http://www.undp.org.me/files/jobs/2012/12-052%20notice.pdf .
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.