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National Consultant – Energy Act and IRR Development (Outputs 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4)
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 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.
The Facilitation of the Achievement of Sustainable National Energy Targets of Tuvalu (FASNETT) Project is aimed at facilitating the development and utilization of feasible renewable energy resources and application of energy efficiency technologies for achieving the Government of Tuvalu’s updated target of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from the electricity generation (power) sector by 100% by 2025 based on the country’s INDC in November 2015. According to the NDC Registry, Tuvalu is listed as having submitted a first NDC (which was its iNDC) effective when the Government of Tuvalu became a Party to the Paris Agreement based on Decision 1/CP.21. Currently, Tuvalu plans to enhance its NDC including updating the timeframe for achieving the target from 2025 to 2030. The facilitation or enabling objective is meant to address, i.e., eliminate the identified barriers to the cost-effective application of RE technologies using the country’s indigenous RE resources, as well in the effective and extensive application of EE measures and techniques. The overall project goal will be achieved through the implementation of:
This TOR covers the implementation of remaining activities and outputs under Component 2 towards achieving Outcome 2: Coherent and integrated implementation of enhanced policies, regulations and projects on energy development and utilization with the country’s energy act in support of national economic development. It is involved in activities resulting to Outputs 2.2 to 2.4 as defined in the FASNETT ProDoc. It involves the development and facilitation of promulgation of the Energy Act, development and adoption of the requisite implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) and establishing the institutional mechanisms and structure to effectively implement the Energy Act, in consultation with DOE, TEC and key stakeholder groups related to the energy sector to meet the 100% GHG reduction target, energy integrated energy planning, application of EE/RE technologies operation and maintenance, and techniques and practices for sustainable development.
The Project is financially supported through the GEF (USD 2,639,725) and co-financed by the UNDP (USD 250,000), the Government of Tuvalu (USD 8,250,000) and Tuvalu Electricity Corporation (USD 7,400,000).
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of work of this TOR for National Consultant I includes providing inputs and support in the remaining activities and outputs under Outcome 2, particularly, Outputs 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 as defined in the FASNETT Project Document (ProDoc) which will be done with guidance and direction by International Consultant (IC) for Outcome 2 covered by the IC Contract/TOR.
A draft Energy Bill has been developed in consultation with DOE, TEC and other stakeholders and was endorsed by the Cabinet to the Attorney General’s Office for review and submission to the Parliament, which will start its sessions in mid August 2022. The International Consultant (IC), working hand in hand with the National Consultant (NC), will develop and implement a strategy on how the finalization of the draft Energy Bill will proceed based on the deliberations; identify and recommend a list and descriptions of necessary standards, policies and implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) in the context of Tuvalu; and, facilitate the initiation of activities and necessary documentations and recommendations for the Government of Tuvalu (GoT), through MTET and the FASNETT Project, to realize this Output towards the promulgation of the Energy Act and the priority IRRs as much as possible before the end of the FASNETT project on February 2023.
This Output will include the following:
Preparation, facilitation of the approval and implementation of the Tuvalu National Integrated Energy Plan (Activity 2.3.4)
The Activities under the above-mentioned Outputs, shall be implemented according to a proposed Activity Work Plan in order to optimize the time involved so that all outputs will be delivered within the duration of the Project as indicated in the approved timetable:
Deliverable #1: Inception Report
Deliverable #2: Output 2.2
Deliverable # 3: Output 2.3
Deliverable #4: Output 2.4
The Consultant will work in close consultation with the DOE Director (acting as the FASNET National Project Director), the TEC General Manager and the PMU Project Manager and other government counterparts, UNDP and other relevant stakeholders. The consultant will work in close monitoring of Project Implementation Support Officer and under the close guidance of CTA. , The National Consultant- Energy Act and IRR Development will perform and take responsibility for the following tasks to be done on-site with guidance and advisorship by the IC:
Duration of the Work
Because of the prevailing pandemic travel restriction and protocols, the International Consultant will work as home-based assignment in providing the leadership, direction and overall responsibility in the accomplishment of the tasks and the expected deliverables, while the NC, be based in Funafuti, Tuvalu, will provide the data/info gathering, direct support, material inputs and local facilitation, until the IC is possibly permitted to travel to Tuvalu within the duration of the Contract. If any local travel needed, the cost will be reimbursed by the FASNET Project as per actual basis.
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency of English language is required
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted. The successful consultant shall opt to sign an Individual Contract or a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) through its company/employer with UNDP.
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