UNDP Energy and Environment Unit is looking for an International Consultant who could provide the consultancy services as per the attached TOR. The interested professionals are requested to submit their Technical and Financial proposals in sealed envelope at the following address no later than 13th August 2012.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to email@example.com. She will respond in writing to the concerned individuals.
Noor M. Zia
United Nations Development Programme
4th Floor, Serena Business Complex, Sector G-5
Follwoing are the TORs. Detailed document can be downloaded from http://undp.org.pk/ic-notice-mid-term-review-pure-project-team-leader.html
Country Programe Action Plan:
In Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), UNDP amongst other targets pledges to support the management of the environment and natural resources. UNDP tackles environment at two levels, one at the local level and second to respond to the global environmental challenges. UNDP-Pakistan's environment programme supports upstream policy advice at the federal and provincial levels and also keeping in view the devolved nature of development issues, on-ground activities are carried out through local institutions and communities.
As part of the result oriented monitoring & evaluation activity, UNDP Pakistan is planning to undertake an in-depth mid-term review of “Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE)” which is under implementation since 2009. The purpose of the review is to provide impartially derived first hand information on the status of the project and its effectiveness in attaining the project objectives as listed in Project Document. The findings of the review allow for mid-course adjustment and will be useful for understanding the management and technical issues of the project and will specify the need for re-orientation and re-prioritizing of project activities.
To conduct the review process the Mission Members will perform, but not limited to, the activities summarized for individual Members in the following sections.
Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation Policy in UNDP/GEF:
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) policy at the project level in UNDP/GEF has four objectives:
- to monitor and evaluate results and impacts;
- to provide a basis for decision making on necessary amendments and improvemet
- to promote accountability for resource use; and
- to document, provide feedback on, and disseminate lessons learned.
A mix of tools is used to ensure effective project M&E. These might be applied continuously throughout the lifetime of the project – e.g. periodic monitoring of indicators - or as specific time-bound exercises such as mid-term reviews, audit reports and independent evaluations.
Mid-term reviews are intended to identify potential project design problems, assess progress towards the achievement of objectives, and to make recommendations regarding specific actions that might be taken to improve the project. It is expected to serve as a means of validating or filling the gaps in the initial assessment of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency obtained from monitoring.
PAK/00071448- Productive Use of Renewable Energy:
This project aims at removing barriers to the adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs) by promoting productive uses of energy in one of Pakistan remotest areas: the District of Chitral. The project will create new local jobs and sources of income while directly mitigating some 109,000 tons, and indirectly mitigating 390,000 tons, of CO2-equivalent over 30 years. This will be achieved through the promotion of mini/micro hydropower (MHP) that is linked to income generation and productivity enhancement that adds value to local produce and resources. The sustainability of the productive uses will be enhanced through natural resource management approaches where projects are developed, by providing the necessary technical and institutional support for implementation at the district and the community level, and by supporting a national and local multi-stakeholder dialogue for long-term collaboration. The total required budget for this venture, which is complementary to ongoing efforts of the Government of Pakistan on rural electrification and sustainable rural development, is estimated at USD 5.625 million, with USD 1.0 million solicited from the GEF to cover incremental costs.
Project outcomes are fourfold and will focus on:
- Development of off-grid MHP projects, which generate at least 1.4 MW of renewable energy,
- Identification and development of productive uses of renewable energy that will directly and indirectly benefit poor rural dwellers through employment generation and added purchasing power,
- Strengthened capacity for MHP planning, including watershed management; and
- Promotion of a sound legal, institutional and regulatory framework preparing the ground for project replication.