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Consultant for summarizing achievements of the Small Hydropower plant project in Montenegro
|Location :||Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||02-Dec-12 (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 :||December 2012-February 2013|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 working 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 Government of Montenegro adopted the Small Hydro Development Strategy in April 2006, as a politically acceptable way in which to reduce its dependence on energy imports. With the GEF project Power Sector Policy reform to promote small hydropower development in the Republic of Montenegro UNDP is supporting the government in realizing its goal of 15 to 20 MW of new small generating capacity by the close of the project, instead of 2015 as declared by their strategy. Furthermore this project has supported the government in securing that additional capacity in a more cost effective, and therefore in a more politically sustainable manner. In so doing the project will avoid between 402,360 to 536,480 t CO2 eq in GHG emissions over the 20 year life of the new small hydro generating facilities.
Main of the project objectives have been achieved to the end of 2012:
In order to disseminate the result of the UNDP Small Hydropower project and attract attention of wide local and regional audience to the renewable energy development the UNDP plans to publish a report with main results and achievements of the project and will hire an International Expert, as his/her services are required to prepare a comprehensive report summarizing the achievements of the UNDP Small Hydropower plants project in reforming the power sector policy to promote small hydropower plant developments in Montenegro, lessons learnt and recommendations for future of the small hydro power plant developments in Montenegro.
Information about the UNDP small hydropower plant project, reports and studies, energy sector, RES policy and regulation, related information will be provided by the UNDP project team. Information relevant to the UNDP small hydropower project can be obtained at the website developed through the project www.oie-res.me .
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment: The purpose of engagement of the international consultant is preparation of comprehensive report summarizing the achievements of the UNDP Small Hydropower plant project in reforming the power sector policy to promote small hydropower plant developments in Montenegro, lessons learnt and recommendations for further steps regarding small hydro power plant developments in Montenegro. The report will be issued in a form of publication and disseminated.
Job content: Under the direct supervision of UNDP Project Manager, the consultant will be responsible:
Preparation of the comprehensive report summarizing the achievements of the UNDP Small Hydropower plant project in reforming the power sector policy to promote small hydropower plant developments in Montenegro, lessons learnt and recommendations for future further steps regarding small hydro power plant developments in Montenegro.
The key product expected from this work is a comprehensive analytical report that should, at least, include the following contents:
The expected results:
The consultant shall present the results in the form of a written report in standard format (as a word and PDF file and in electronic version) with an executive summary; a draft version of the report is to be submitted for comments to the Ministry of Economy and UNDP office in Montenegro before its finalization.
Presentation should be done in Power Point.
Reports to the Project Manager and relevant staff at UNDP country office in Montenegro
Timing and reporting:
The consultant to prepare a comprehensive report summarizing achievements of the Small Hydropower plant project in Montenegro will be engaged under short-term Individual Contract (IC) on short-time base, immediately after the completion of the recruitment procedure. The tentative start date of the contract will be beginning of December 2012. The consultant will be obliged to deliver tasks set in these terms of reference no later than 28th February 2013.
Time duration and travel:
The consultant is expected to spend up to 5 (five) days in Podgorica, Montenegro. The rest of the time, 20 (twenty) days he/she will be home based writing the key outputs.
Required Skills and Experience
The application should contain:
The short-listed candidates only will be requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Duties and Responsibilities".
For Procurement notice related to this vacancy, please visit: http://www.undp.org.me/files/jobs/index.html