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National Consultant – Identification of 10 Local Authorities with the potential to implement Waste to Energy Systems – Reference No. IC/BIOMASS/2022/23 - for Sri Lankans only
|Location :||Home based / Colombo, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||16-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||160 days within 7 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.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as the development arm of the United Nations, works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to empower lives and build resilient nations.
In Sri Lanka, UNDP has been working as a key development partner of choice since 1967, to achieve sustainable human development on economic, social, and environmental fronts. Working closely with the Government at national, regional, and local levels, civil society, and the private sector. UNDP aims to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion to protect both people and the planet.
Climate change is the single greatest challenge humanity has ever faced, threatening water and food security, health, livelihoods, and the safety of billions of people. The global response to this challenge must be just, inclusive, and leave no one behind, while seeking the most efficient climate solutions that advance multiple Sustainable Development Goals at once.
UNDP, Sri Lanka is assisting the Government to work towards a sustainable Sri Lanka building up institutional, legal, and individual capacities to respond to the effects of climate change as well as adherence to global commitments such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Support with signature solutions is provided to the government in a mix of policy advice, technical assistance, finance, reporting, and further extension of benefits to those affected by implementing pilot projects and programmes.
In 2015 UNDP assisted, technically and financially, the Kaduwela Municipal Council to set up a pilot waste to energy plant to demonstrate effective municipal waste management. In 2017 Kaduwela Municipal Council and UNDP through a government cost-sharing project successfully scaled up the waste to energy plant to treat 10 MT of biodegradable waste to produce electricity and organic liquid fertilizer. A 40 kW three phase generator operating on biogas currently provides the inhouse load at the waste collection and processing center and exports any excess to the grid through a net-metering connection. Due to financial, environmental, and social benefits from the 10 MT plant, Kaduwela municipal council with the technical support of the UNDP is in the process of expanding the waste to the energy system to treat a further 20 MT of biodegradable waste.
As the waste to energy system at Kaduwela Municipal Council has been highly successful, UNDP, with the aim of assisting the government towards sustainable development, has allocated funding to identify 10 other municipal councils that can benefit from replicating the waste to energy system at Kaduwela Municipal Council.
The objective of this assignment is to identify 10 local authorities with the potential to replicate the waste to energy system demonstrated at Kaduwela Municipal Council as a sustainable solution for biodegradable waste collected by local authorities. The study should reveal the technical and financial feasibility of implementing biogas systems and with the application of generation of power or any other suitable application of the biogas generated and the accompanying environmental and social impacts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will carry out the following under this assignment.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The following results are expected from the consultant:
1 Inception report with the methodology of the assignment - 01st June 2022
2 First set of three (03) reports identifying three local authorities with the potential to replicate a waste to energy system for biodegradable waste - 01st August 2022
3 Second set of three reports (03) identifying three local authorities with the potential to replicate a waste to energy system for biodegradable waste - 01st October 2022
4 Third set of four reports (04) identifying four local authorities with the potential to replicate a waste to energy system for biodegradable waste - 15th December 2022
TIMEFRAME OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The prospective consultant should, as a minimum, have the following competencies and qualifications;
Required Skills and Experience
c. Languages/ Other
HOW TO APPLY
The application should contain:
All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR ( )
Amount in words: LKR ( )
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES
Payments will be based on milestones as approved by the Programme Coordinator (Energy &Waste ) of the Climate and Environment Team.
The National Consultant shall receive payments in according to the following instalments from UNDP:
Deliverable 1: 20% 2nd week
Inception report with the methodology of the assignment
Deliverable 2: 25% 10th Week
First set of three (03) reports identifying three local authorities with the potential to replicate a waste to energy system for biodegradeable waste
Deliverable 3: 25% 18th Week
Second set of three reports (03) identifying three local authorities with the potential to replicate a waste to energy system for biodegradeable waste
Deliverable 4: 30% 28th Week
Thrid set of four reports (04) identifying four local authorities with the potential to replicate a waste to energy system for biodegradeable waste
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting. Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria noting that an interview will be conducted with the shortlisted candidates.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) during the desk review/interview are acceptable would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workplace, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.