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Solar Water Pumping Site Reconnaissance and Installation Design Consultant
|Location :||Harare travelling to Mudzi, Lupane, Bulilima, Gokwe South, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||28-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 days|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP has been working with the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development (MMMD) collaborating with Environment Management Agency (EMA), Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) and Pact to implement the “Preparatory support to the Sustainability of the Extractives sector in Zimbabwe project”. The Result area 2 of the project entails support to Safe Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Investments including livelihoods diversification through support to nutrition gardens, borehole drilling and water provision. The water systems are earmarked to provide water for the main existing livelihood options other than gold mining in Makaha. The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is leading the interventions to address environmental degradation mainly attributed to mining activities by providing and enhancing the livelihoods of communities in ward 14, Makaha in Mudzi district. The proposed integrated community-based management approach seeks to promote sustainable land management while improving community livelihoods. The Agency seeks to enhance and build on already existing livelihoods options. The main existing livelihood option other than gold mining in Makaha is nutrition gardening. However, gardening is being threatened by shortages of surface water for irrigation purposes. All the water channels in the area are heavily silted due to gold mining activities and are therefore no longer flowing especially during the dry months of the year. There are also shortages of drinking water for livestock and the ever-increasing population in Makaha. Water shortages have also been compounded by lack funds for the communities to drill boreholes and tap into the abundant underground water. EMA therefore is working with communities and schools in an endeavour to provide them with solar powered boreholes to meet their water requirements.
Under Supporting Enhanced Climate Action for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development Pathway (SECA) Project, several community level livelihoods are being supported and they require sufficient water. In Bulilima, at Malalume, there is need to develop the equipment and material specifications for water reticulation component supplied by two boreholes. In Lupane, a single borehole has been drilled and capacity tested and require solarization. In Gokwe South, the two microproject site boreholes at Mubvumbi Nutrition Gardens were drilled and capacity tested, and they require technical specifications for solar water pumping, storage and piping.
It is against this background that UNDP is seeking the services of an Expert Consultant/s to conduct a site reconnaissance and installation design for Solar Water Pumping, Storage and Piping in Mudzi, Lupane, Bulilima, and Gokwe South. The scope of work is further elaborated below.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the guidance of the Head of the Poverty Reduction, Environment and Climate Change in the UNDP Zimbabwe Country Office, and in consultation with the government and other partners, the consultant will be expected to:
The three(3) key deliverables under this consultancy are:
IMPACT OF THE RESULTS
The purpose of the consultant is to provide a specialised technical support to the UNDP Country Office Zimbabwe and its partners to ensure the production of high quality technical specifications for the installations at the 4 areas.
Ability to work under stress and work overtime when required.
Required Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree in Environmental/Civil/Energy Engineering, Environmental Management, Agriculture Engineering or Irrigation Technology or related field with knowledge and/or experience of solar energy, solar water pumping, irrigation, water and sanitation required.