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National consultant for research, data collection and calculation methodologies on agricultural biomass in Republika Srpska
|Location :||Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||August 2017 - October 2017|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 15 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.
National consultant for research, data collection and calculation methodologies on agricultural biomass in Republika Srpska will provide local support and expertise in accordance to the agreed methodology by established working group for Biomass mapping in B&H, developed by international experts and adopted for B&H context. Consultant will conduct research through visit of all relevant institutions which can provide information on agricultural biomass potentials in Republika Srpska (ministries responsible for agriculture and energy at state and entity levels, agency for statistics of B&H and Republika Srpska, Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska etc.) and collect available data and assess the data collection and calculation methodologies used by those institutions. Final list of relevant institutions will be made after the selection of national consultant. The data collection should be done according to the previously developed questionnaire / template that will be translated and submitted to the Consultant.
The activity would result in collection of all available data on agricultural biomass from relevant institutions (ministries responsible for agriculture and energy at state and entity levels, agency for statistics of B&H and Republika Srpska, Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska etc.) as well as the methodologies which have been used so far to obtain and calculate the existing data. The data collection should be done according to the previously developed questionnaire / template that will be translated and submitted to the Consultant. The main topics of developed questionnaire are the following:
By signing the contract on joining the Energy Community, B&H is obliged to use 40% of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Amongst the increasing share of other renewable energy technologies, this goal shall be fulfilled by higher bioenergy shares in the energy matrixes for electricity, heating, and cooling. For this reason, the general strategic goal for the implementation of the politics regulating renewable energy sources, i.e. biomass in B&H, is ensuring the basis for reaching defined goals and creating a sustainable biomass market.
The activities of national consultant are designed in order to support drafting of the study on biomass potentials in B&H by data collection on agricultural biomass in Republika Srpska from all relevant institutions (ministries responsible for agriculture and energy at state and entity levels, agency for statistics of B&H and Republika Srpska, Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska etc.) and calculation methodologies for available data.
These activities are contributing to the following outcomes of mapping biomass potentials in B&H:
Duties and Responsibilities
Consultant for research and data collection on agricultural biomass in Republika Srpska will work under direct supervision of the GEF project manager while technical backstopping will be provided by Coordinator for bioenergy potential mapping on behalf of GIZ to complete all activities specified in this terms of reference.
Consultant will develop a Report, focusing on the following issues:
Deliverables and timelines
The consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points for technical criteria assessment would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial criteria: Weight: 30%, Maximum points: 30;