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IC-047-22- National Individual Consultant- National NAMA Strategic Planning Specialist
|Location :||Baghdad, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||16-May-22 (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 :||8 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.
1. Facility for Economic Reform (FFEER)
Facility for Economic Reform (FFER) is a programme of support financed by the USAID and implemented by the UNDP to support the Government of Iraq (Federal) and the Kurdistan Region in carrying out their economic reform agenda. Given the high importance of Climate Change, Environment and Energy issues to the reforms, based upon request of the GoI, the USAID and UNDP have agreed to provide advisory support on a number of aspects of the climate change adaptation and mitigation, especially with regards to formulation of policies and strategies.
2. Assignment Context:
Iraq is recognized as one of the most affected countries by the harmful effects of climate change. The average temperature is expected to rise by two Celsius degrees and the rainfall is expected to fall by 9% by 2050 due to climate change. Iraq ratified the UNFCCC in the end of 2009 to start its paradigm shift plan to develop non-fossil fuel – dependent industries and develop renewable energy plans and strategies as well as design its national adaptation plan to tackle climate change.
Iraq Vision 2030 is in alignment with the environmental goal to create a clean, safe and sustainable environment for the current and future generations. Iraq ratified the Paris Agreement on January 14, 2021. President Saleh said at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit; “This move marks the Iraqi government’s intention to shift from relying heavily on oil to more renewable energy sources.”
Iraq has approved its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which define Iraq’s strategic objectives and commitments towards climate change adaptation and mitigation. Iraq plans for transition towards green economy. More than ever before, it recognizes that a healthy and sustainable economy is that the diversified and green one, this includes renewable energy and environmentally-sound technologies and enhance the resilience of communities most vulnerable to climate change.
According to the NDC, Iraq aims to achieve reduction between 1% and 2% of its total emissions between 2021 to 2030 through the national effort and 15% subject to the international financial and technical support. Iraq aims to develop its National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) with priority to the electricity sector by investing in renewable energies of up to 12 GW based on the Cabinet's economic decisions for 2021.
To support the GoI with implementing its NDC and NAMA, UNDP FFER-Federal is seeking a National Specialist with the following scope of work and qualifications.
Duties and Responsibilities
3. Scope of Work
The overall objective of this assignment is to support the Ministry of Environment and other line ministries in establishing the national capacity for formulating and seeking support for NAMAs, and further develop the local capability to design and implement NAMAs in the energy sector (in coordination with the Ministry of Electricity). This will help not only to compile information on NAMAs, but also set the ground for NAMAs implementation, particularly internationally supported NAMAs.
The work under this consultancy will help to establish institutional mechanisms for cross-sectoral engagement and build consensus among policy makers and other stakeholders on lower carbon development path. The work would involve identification priority activities and analyse potential NAMA projects.
For the duration of this post, the National Specialist will be working under the overall guidance and supervision of the International NAMA Strategic Planning Expert and in coordination with the special advisor to the Minister of Environment. The National Specialist will report to the International NAMA Strategic Planning Expert and the Portfolio Manager of the UNDP EECC. For technical purposes, the National Specialist will coordinate with the Climate Governance Technical Lead/FFER and the UNDP gender focal point to generate NAMA strategic plan for Iraq.
Key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
4. KEY DELIVERABLES EXPECTED:
The consultant is expected to prepare a detailed work plan in coordination with the Government counterparts (Ministry of Environment and others as needed), the International NAMA Strategic Planning Expert and the EECC Portfolio Manager of UNDP. Below table includes the list of deliverables expected to be supported by the National Specialist together with the International NAMA Strategic Planning Expert. The deliverables might be subject to review and revision by UNDP in the event of unexpected changes to the context or request from the Government of Iraq during the consultancy period. Payments to the National Specialist will be made on monthly basis upon acceptance and approval by UNDP of the planned deliverables. In case the quality of deliverables is not satisfactory to the UNDP or the GoI, the payments may not be processed until the satisfactory completion of the works.
The expenditures for mission travel will be paid separately upon submission of the relevant documents and receipts duly approved by the Supervisor.
5. Location and Timeframe for The Assignment Process
An assignment implementation workplan will be agreed-upon between the Consultant and UNDP. The assignment will take place between 1st June 2022 – 28th February 2023. The security situation in each location will be reviewed to make a decision on different activities. The assignment and final deliverable are expected to be completed no later than 28th February, 2023 as per the details in the Scope of Work and the Deliverables tables. The consultant is expected to be either based in Baghdad or travel to Baghdad and other locations as required. The Consultant my carryout certain activities from home, but for coordination with UNDP and stakeholders and conduct of workshops/training etc, the consultant will have to travel to Baghdad, Erbil and other areas of Iraq.
6. Management and Implementation Arrangements
The assignment is commissioned by UNDP Iraq’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Pillar (EECC) with funding from the FFER Project. The main UNDP Focal Point will be the Portfolio Manager (PM) of the EECC pillar. The Portfolio Manager will serve as the focal point to provide substantive and logistical support to the Consultant/s. Assistance will be provided by the PM to make any refinements to the work plan of the selected Consultant/s (i.e. coordination with target entities, access to relevant documents, survey coordination and organization of interviews). This TOR shall be the basis upon which compliance with assignment requirements and overall quality of services provided by the Consultant will be assessed by UNDP.
As part of the assignment:
7. Required Competencies, Qualifications And Experience:
The consultant will require the following qualifications, experience, competencies and language skills. Only applicants who meet these criteria will be short-listed and will be contacted.
A. Education and Professional Qualifications Required:
B. Experience Required:
Required Skills and Experience
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal. The consultant shall then submit a price proposal when requested by UNDP, in accordance with the below:
UNDP reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultant will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%)
Financial Evaluation (30%):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested international Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNDP Iraq. UNDP Iraq will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Note: Incomplete application will result in automatic disqualification of candidate