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National Consultant- Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for IMPRESS (IC2022/WSM/001)
|Location :||Apia, SAMOA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 19h 25m|
|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 :||60 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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.
Samoa is a small island developing state in the Pacific that is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and it is only responsible for an insignificant amount of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, Samoa is committed to combating and addressing issues associated with climate change including adaptation and mitigation measures to demonstrate to the world that all nations can take responsibility for a low-carbon future. Samoa submitted its Samoa’s Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2007 and submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) and information to facilitate the clarity, transparency and understanding of the contribution in September 2015.
It is clearly highlighted in the INDC report that the Energy Sector with a focus on the Electricity sub sector is the main target sector for Green House Gas (GHG) emission reduction, and Samoa aims to achieve 100% electricity generation from RE by 2025. Assistance required to reach this target include human, technological and financial resources. Further economy-wide emissions reductions are conditional on Samoa receiving external financial assistance from the international community.
This project does not only directly respond to the requirements highlighted in the INDC report, but also complement the Strategy for the Development of Samoa (SDS), the Samoa Energy Sector Plan and the Energy Bill being planned and implemented by Government of Samoa (GOS). Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) is the designated implementing agency for this GEF-funded project, and the key agency for Renewable Energy (RE) development and implementation in Samoa with key partners beings State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) such as Samoa Trust Estate Corporation (STEC) and Electric Power Corporation (EPC).
The objective of the IMPRESS project therefore is the improved sustainable and cost-effective utilization of indigenous renewable energy resources for energy production in Samoa. This will be realized through development of Renewable Energy (RE) and Demand-Side Management (DSM)/ Energy Efficiency (EE) policies and regulatory frameworks, adoption of RE- based technologies in electricity generation and financing RE, and DSM/EE investments in Samoa. The project comprises the five (5) components:
This project will be implemented over a 60 months period and is expected to achieve GHG emission reductions through the displacement of diesel electricity generation. Direct GHG emission reduction over the lifetime of the project is estimated to be 25,267 tCO2e.
The project is implemented over the course of 5 years and has started in 2017. UNDP is the GEF Implementing Agency and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), is the project’s lead Implementing Partner and STEC and EPC being responsible parties.
The project is being nationally executed as per UNDP National Implementation Modality (NIM) procedures. According to UNDP guidelines on National Implementation Modality (2011), the Government is responsible for the management and delivery of programme activities to achieve project outcomes/outputs. Government regulations, rules and procedures therefore apply to project implementation to the extent that they do not contravene the principles of the Financial Regulations and Rules of UNDP.
Project monitoring and evaluation will be conducted in accordance with established UNDP and GEF procedures and will be provided by the project team and the UNDP Multi-Country Office (UNDP-MCO) in Apia with support from the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific (RBAP) region in Bangkok.
Expected Outcomes and Deliverables and payment schedule:
This section of the document defines the deliverables tasks that the CTA is expected to complete.
All payments will be done upon submission of each deliverable and acceptance by UNDP and the GoS.
The consultant shall receive his/her payment in 3 instalments from UNDP as follows
In the case of unforeseen travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed based on provision of supporting documentation.
For mission travel, the consultant will be responsible for making his/her mission travel arrangements in line with UNDP travel policies; and the Individual Contractor shall receive a per diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance. The mission travel cost will be excluded at this time from the price proposal.
Duration and timeframe of the Work:
The contract is expected to commence around end of Febuary 2022 and will run through end of August 2022.
The consultant can either be based in Samoa, within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
This section of the document defines the responsibilities and tasks that the CTA is expected to assume over the time period required i.e. a total of 6 months over the next year starting Febuary 2022.
The scope of work for the CTA includes the following key activities:
1. Formulation and finalizing of Project Tracking Tools and the Review of the Renewable Energy Policy and Regulation
2. Preparation of the Due diligence report, provide Verification of the Carbon Footprint and prepare a draft exit strategy
3. Review of the Business and Financial Scheme of the project, preparation and completion of the Evaluation Report for the National University of Samoa on Renewable Energy Research, and the completion of the Finalised Exit Strategy for the Project
4. Relationship building
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Technical Evaluation Criteria (based on the information provided in the CV and the relevant documents must be submitted as evidence to support possession of below required criteria:
Recommended Presentation of Proposal:
Please use the template available (Letter of Offer to complete financial proposal in Annex 1).
CVs with a proposed methodology addressing the elements mentioned under deliverables must be submitted by 30 January 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Proposals must include:
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