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International Consultant Senior Advisor -Public Sector Management (Benchmarking) Advisor
|Location :||Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Feb-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|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.
Saudi Arabia, under the prudent leadership of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz, has launched the Saudi Vision 2030, which seeks to achieve a diversified, prosperous economy. In achieving this vision, it is expected that all ministries and Government bodies would strive for organizational excellence, improving their services and qualified personnel, and building high-performing manpower.
The electricity sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing a major transformation with a number of ongoing initiatives which aims to increase efficiency of the sector and the added value, at the time which the energy mix is being diversified in the country. According to the general policies of the Ministry of Energy (MoE) and the tasks entrusted to it, the Deputyship of Electricity Affairs (DoEA) seeks to provide a comprehensive and efficient electrical service -not less than the best global practices-, achieve sustainability, participate in preparation of policies and supervision of their implementation to raise the quality of electrical service, provide the necessary electrical safety conditions within the electrical system in the Kingdom, propose policies and strategies for achieving the sustainability of electric energy and follow up their implementation in coordination with the relevant entities. Therefore, the ministry needs to obtain the technical and administrative support in order to contribute to the implementation of national priority initiatives and programs to achieve the vision and objectives of Ministry within the vision of KS 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020, with the aim of upgrading electrical services and obtaining high reliability.
The KSA overall ‘umbrella’ project, which is supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), aims to provide technical and advisory support to Deputyship to improve its efficiency in implementing its tasks, initiatives, and plans, and overseeing achievement of its future strategic objectives. Moreover, "As per UNDP’s new Strategic Plan 2022-2025, one objective of UNDP is increasing energy access for those furthest behind. By speeding up investment in distributed renewable energy solutions, especially for those hardest to reach and in crisis contexts, it aims to increase access to clean and affordable energy for 500 million people."
The project will achieve this goal through a six-pronged strategy: (1) prepare and develop policies, strategies, and plans related to electricity sector, and support their implementation after the adoption, (2) prepare and conduct the technical studies and consultations related to the electricity sector, (3) provide advisory services to support the implementation of awareness campaigns on the Deputyship's functions, (4) provide the administrative and technical support to the Deputyship's departments, (5) support the cooperation with national and international entities and authorities, (6) strengthen the capacity of the Deputyship.
The six outputs are interlinked and will synergize each other. Overall, the project will complement and accelerate efforts of Saudi Arabia to achieve its goals in Vision 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Strategy Implementation and Organizational Development TA component (‘sub-project’) of UNDP’s programme of work with the Ministry will support the MOE in five areas to:
Duties and Responsibilities
This TOR will work towards addressing area B (see above)
In addition, and depending on available resources, the consultancy will support the Deputyship to:
The Senior Advisor will work under the supervision of the UNDP National Project Manager, work directly with the managers and staff of the MoE DoEA and work closely with the Strategy Implementation and Organizational Development Advisors, and a research assistant, as required.
Duration of the Work
Note: A written approval from UNDP and relevant authorities will be required to facilitate the consultant's travel to any locations than stated on this TOR on official missions where necessary.
Management and leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience
Relevant professional Experience
Scope of Costs and Schedule of Payments
* Payment is also dependent on any programme reporting and project board meetings.
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: