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National Consultant - TRAINING SPECIALIST FOR THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING CURRICULA ON LOW CARBON URBAN TRANSPORT AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||for One-hundred ninety (190) person-days spread over 9 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March - November 2022|
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.
TRAINING SPECIALIST FOR THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING CURRICULA ON LOW CARBON URBAN TRANSPORT AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES
A. Project Title
Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems in the Philippines (LCT) Project
B. Project Description
In the Philippines, the transportation sector accounts for almost 37% of total national energy consumption, whereas road transport typically consumes about 80% of this share. More alarmingly, the sector is one of the fastest-growing consumers of fossil fuels and sources of CO2 emissions. With rapid urbanization, energy consumption and CO2 emissions by urban transport are increasing as well.
In the past decades, transport planning models adopted by the Philippines, as other Asian countries, prioritized the movement of motorized vehicles to facilitate the growing demand for mobility of passengers and goods. Unsurprisingly, urban and inter-regional transport are primarily dependent on road-based transportation such as buses, cars, motorcycles and tricycles, jeepneys, and utility vehicles. The number of utility vehicles and cars, in particular, is increasing significantly with over 50% of the registered vehicles located in Metro Manila and its adjacent regions. As such, there has been an increasing preference for private fossil fuel-based motorized travel and fewer investments have been made for sustainable public transport and non-motorized transport such as walking and cycling. However, there is still more work to be done in order to improve the efficiency of the urban public transport system, considering the growing number of people commuting regularly between Metro Manila and adjacent provinces.
The Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems in the Philippines (LCT) Project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and supported by the Global Environment Facility, aims to create an enabling environment for the commercialization of low carbon urban transport systems (e.g. electric and hybrid vehicles). The proposed project targets mass public transport vehicles such as electric and hybrid buses, e-jeepneys, etc. It does not include support for private cars.
The three components of the project are as follows:
Component 1: Policy support for the promotion of low carbon modes of transport
Component 2: Awareness and institutional capacity development
Component 3: Private sector participation and investment in low carbon transport systems in the country
As identified in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan (NTESDP) 2018-2022, the transport sector belongs to the industries that have large employment bases and are growing very rapidly. These industries are expected to create the highest number of jobs during the Plan period. Reinforced by the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the DOTr, there is a growing potential and demand for green jobs in the public transport industry. As the adoption and deployment of low carbon modes of public transport increase, so does the demand for the services of local technicians in the manufacturing, parts production and repairs, and maintenance for low carbon transport.
Given this, the development of a sufficient number of skilled local technicians in various aspects of low carbon transport and support infrastructures such as testing standards, protocols, operation, and maintenance is seen as a significant aspect of ensuring the confidence of fleet operators and commuters to patronize low carbon transport. Thus, the need for competency standards and curricula to ensure the required skills and competence
of these local technicians for low carbon transport and Electric Vehicles are developed. Toward this end, the LCT Project is hiring a Training Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities
The needs assessment and the development of training curricula for low carbon transport and electric vehicles shall be conducted in close coordination with the TESDA, University of the Philippines Vehicle Research and Testing Laboratory (UP-VRTL), and other academic institutions from the Regions where the LCT Project pilot cities are located. Close collaboration with related agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) and the DOTr is also essential in the conduct of the assessment. The objectives of the consultancy are as follows:
Specifically, the consultant shall perform the following tasks:
B. Expected Output and Deliverables
The Consultant shall report directly to the Project Manager and National Project Director. Throughout the duration of the contract, the Training Specialist is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the DOTr and concerned project stakeholders. As needed, the DOTr staff shall provide administrative and logistical assistance to the Consultant in order for her/him to accomplish enumerated outputs. For the LCT Project Management Unit (PMU), the consultant will work with the Capacity Development Officer in coordinating with the TESDA Offices and TESDA accredited institutes in the scheduling of the workshops and sending invitations to the target participants.
The Consultant is expected to provide his/her own laptop for the work requirement. S/he will also be supported by UNDP staff for administrative and logistic requirements, as necessary.
D. Duration of Work
The expected duration of work is estimated to be working for One-hundred ninety (190) person-days spread over 9 months. The target date for the start of work is March 1, 2022 and the completion date is November 31, 2022.
E. Duty Station
The duty station is in Metro Manila and the Consultant shall report to the DOTr and UNDP Office as needed. Primary mode of working will be by telecommuting.
The position may also require possible travel to support the PMU in its meetings, presentations, workshops, data gathering, and related events, whenever necessary. The consultant shall attend and participate in LCT Project activities as required by the Project Manager. If travel outside the duty station is required, UNDP will shoulder expenses with prior agreement with the consultant.
Required Skills and Experience
A. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
The consultant should have the following minimum qualifications:
B. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposal should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e., professional daily fees X number of person-days, communications and etc.) to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
Payments will be made when specific outputs have been submitted, as outlined below:
C. Recommended Presentation of Offer
For purposes of generating Offers whose contents are uniformly presented and to facilitate their comparative analysis, it is best to recommend the preferred contents and presentation of the Offer to be submitted, as well as the format/sequencing of their presentation. The following documents may be requested:
D. Criteria of the Best Offer
The combined scoring method where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30 points shall be adopted.
The CV will be reviewed using the criteria in the table below. Only offerors who will obtain a minimum of 70% or 49 out of 70 obtainable points will be shortlisted and considered for evaluation of financial proposal.
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents mentioned above.
Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.
Please see the deadline of submissions above.
Because of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.