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Consultant: Expert on Demand – Energy efficiency for gas utilization and business development
|Location :||Home-based with one mission to Armenia (Yerevan, Lori and Shirak Prefectures), TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||02-Oct-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated October - November 2014|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||estimated 10 working days in total; 5 working days for field mission and 5 days for desk work|
UNDP supports the Government of Armenia in implementation of 2014-2017 Action Plan for socio-economic development of Lori and Shirak Marzes (Prefectures) of the Republic of Armenia. UNDP implements three Integrated Border Management (IBM) related projects:
“Modernization of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan border crossing points of Armenia” (MBBG);
The overall objective of these projects is the introduction of European standards of IBM at Bagratashen-Sadakhlo, Bavra-Ninotsminda and Gogavan-Guguti Border Crossing Points on the Armenia-Georgia border.
The issue of community development is high in the agenda of Armenian authorities, especially in border neighborhood areas and the government of Armenia requested UNDP support for coordination and building upon the achieved results of IBM related infrastructure development projects. The Ministry of Territorial Administration specifically requested to implement a household survey in Bavra, Tavshut, Ghazanchi, Saragyugh, Mets Sepasar, Sizavet (Shirak Marz) and Dzoramut (Lori Marz) communities to find out whether the inhabitants of the communities are willing to join the gasification network of Armenia and share the costs associated with the installation of gas meters.
UNDP completed this survey and it appeared that 552 households out of 556 expressed their readiness to join the gas network and majority of them was positive to share the cost of installation of gas meters.
However, to be able to calculate the cost for installation of intra-community gasification network, the in-depth feasibility study will be required in those 7 communities.
To this end, UNDP is looking for an expert, who could provide consultancy and recommendations on how to apply energy efficient solutions for gas utilization at homes and commercial buildings, including possibilities for establishment of efficient production of biological fertilizers, meat and dairy products aimed at communities’ development. The activity is funded by the Czech-UNDP Trust Fund within its scheme Expert on Demand and its aim is to transfer lessons learnt, know-how and good practices from Czech transition to democracy and market economy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and supervision of UNDP IBM Portfolio Manager and in close cooperation with MBBG and BSIBM project management, the consultant will provide the consultancy on evaluating the financial stability among selected communities, feasibility of installation of gas network, potential of its efficient use by the households for heating and establishment of businesses:
Organize and undertake in cooperation with the project expert team:
The expert will be hired for the field mission and desk work and upon completion of the mission, but not later than in 14 working days will deliver the report on how to apply energy efficient solutions for gas utilization at homes and commercial buildings, including possibilities for establishment of efficient manufacturing of biological fertilizers, meat and dairy production with the ultimate goal of communities’ development.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
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.