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|Application Deadline :||25-Jul-18 (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 :||4 months (5 weeks in Kuwait)|
Kuwait like many oil producing countries in the world with low diversity of energy mix faces sustainable development challenges related to its primary dependence on the oil sector for growth of its GDP and economic development. Low diversity means any volatility of oil prices directly affect all sustainable development activities – economic, social, and environmental. Kuwait may be vulnerable to changes in global oil demand leading to challenges related to Government revenue volatility when global oil prices change. When oil prices swing upwards, high oil prices boost Government revenues and strengthen economic growth but when they shift downwards, low oil prices could affect Kuwaiti’s energy security, its economic development and sustainability of current levels of social safety net that is mainly financed through energy subsidies. One way of dealing with the cyclic nature of revenue flows is to diversify the Kuwait energy sources while reducing energy consumption per capita. Doing so will free more oil for export from domestic use contributing to government revenue. The project is designed to address the challenge by developing a framework to strengthen the institutional capacity in the country to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix and the rate of energy efficiency by reducing energy consumption per capita in the Kuwait economy. It will achieve this by strengthening the capacity for evidence-based sustainable energy policy development by laying the foundation for an annual production of the Kuwait National Energy Outlook (KNEO) publication by Kuwait Institute of Science and Research (KISR). The KNEO publication will produce energy data sets and forecasts that will be helpful in informing the implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan and to effectively integrate sustainable energy in its strategy and framework
Duties and Responsibilities
It is expected that the contractor will work with the team of local professionals to submit a final report on the Kuwait Energy Outlook. The contractor will lead the team in writing the report with respect to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the World Energy Outlook (WEO) Format. Simultaneously, he/she will be responsible to submit the final report (English) designed according the IEA standard (Attached sample report). The report should contain the following chapters and/or equivalents based on the editorial committee’s decision.
The foreword is written as an abstract like contains a brief on the contents of the report and the final results/findings of this report and the scenario modelling. This section is at least of 250 words or 1 page. The acknowledgment section is written to address a gratitude to the team who worked on the report, the participating institutions, the editorial committee, and all the people who worked to get the report published according to the international standards. At least 2 pages lengths. The table of contents addresses the details of the report, the same should include Chapters’ titles, sub titles, and their linked page numbers. The Table of contents will be written after finalizing the report contents. The executive summary is written to summarize the whole report and its content. This should be addressed to high level executives or general readers to understand the report without the heavy technical language. This summary must be at least 3 pages and not less than 1500 words.
This chapter is written to describe today’s system and its recent development, what are the trends, policies etc. on supply, demand, trade, reliability of supply, environmental performance, infrastructure etc. This chapter is not less than 8000 words or at least 20 pages (excluding the exhibits).
This chapter is written to present the scenario and the final model results. The following areas must be considered in the report:
This chapter is not less than 8000 words or at least 20 pages (excluding the exhibits).
What are the policy messages? What are the Implications for investment, security of supply, emissions etc.? What could be done to improve the outcomes?
This chapter is not less than 8000 words or at least 20 pages (excluding the exhibits).
Annexure A: Kuwait’s Projections, General note to the tables, Definitional note to the tables.
Annexure B: Includes the Definitions, Energy Conversions, and Currency Conversions.
Annexure C: References should be arranged and categorized based on chapters.
The report to be published in English language on the WEO formatting. The Final report InDesign should be submitted by the contractor. UNDP and KISR are responsible for the final Kuwait Scenario/model. However, the designed graphs are the responsibility of the contractor (this includes the graphic design/art of the exhibits and the report). He/She must assure that the graphs and models are according to the IEA standard and based on the approval of UNDP and KISR. The contractor is also responsible for the overall design of the report as well chapter by chapter including the executive summary, table of contents, annexures, etc.
It is expected that the consultant/contractor will extend his/her support services to KISR team during the whole period of the contract (September/December). This includes writing of the current report (KNEO) or developing a new working plan for the same report for the next years. The respond time should be within less than 48 hours from the date of inquiry.
1. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The duration and timeline of the deliverables is indicated in the below table:
2. Institutional Arrangement
The final report should be submitted in the specific timeframe as above ready to print and according to the standards of the WEO.?
3. Duration of the Work
The overall duration of this consultancy will be 4 months.
4. Duty Station
He/ she needs to be physically in Kuwait 5 weeks (any time from 2 September – 31 December), rest of assignment home based. 1 round trip will be covered under this assignment.
5. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposal submitted shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. The financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, living allowance, and the number of anticipated working days).
Travel: All envisaged travel and other related costs must be included in the financial proposal.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging, and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed
Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight - 70%. 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight - 30%. 300 scores maximum
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR to determine whether they are compliant/non-compliant.
2nd stage: Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
3rd stage: Financial evaluation
Cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology: All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion according to the formula:
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Following documents should be submitted:
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications:
II. Years of experience:
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.