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4 Solar Systems Technical Evaluation Consultant
|Location :||Sanna', YEMEN|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 month|
The recent crisis in Yemen has reached unprecedented levels of intensity which has exacerbated income losses, rising goods and commodities prices, leading to a significant decrease of households’ purchasing power endangering their abilities to meet basic needs. The average monthly expenditures for each family is spent on basic needs such as staples, water, medicines and gas. Price increases (gas prices increased more than four-fold, and water trucking three-fold) have fueled negative coping mechanisms such as sale of household’s assets (cattle and jewelry) that can trigger dangerous asset depletion and additional descent into poverty. Six months into the crisis, over a quarter of businesses had already closed, and half of businesses managed by women had also closed thereby highlighting an unequal impact of the crisis.
The overall objective of the ERRY project is to enhance the resilience and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities through support to livelihoods stabilisation and recovery, local governance and improved access to sustainable energy. ERRY is an ambitious programme which will be articulated through the achievement of two outcomes:
• Outcome 1: Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion.
• Outcome 2: Institutions are responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified needs.
ERRY’s target groups is focused on the most vulnerable such as women, the unemployed, youth, the Muhamasheen (a socio-economically marginalized group found in the peripheries of urban centers), internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed host communities, using inclusive, participatory and conflict-sensitive tools to mobilise and involve them in the proposed activities.
The solar energy component aims to build community energy resilience in the target areas. Through its interventions it enhances community-based access and application of sustainable solar energy across rural communities in the project targeted areas. Priority has be given to rural basic services such as health, education, communal services, market places and so forth that contribute and build community energy resilience. It also promotes application and spreading of the use of solar water pumps in the agriculture sector within a comprehensive package including use of efficient water irrigation system. Furthermore, it will encourage micro solar-based business development through supporting the UNDP 3x6 beneficiaries of the project in the target areas to venture in solar energy related businesses. As such the solar energy intervention is directly building rural community resilience complementing other areas of works undertaken through the ERRY joint programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP seeks to recruit a national consultant to: -
Prepare technical evaluation for the bidder’s proposal against UNDP technical specification.
To review all the proposals against the ITB document and provide first draft report.
Due date: 4 days.
To review and amend comment from the UNDP project manager and to finalize the report.
Due date: 7 days
To Provide final report
Due date: 10 days
To answer any clarification request from UNDP Procurement and its committee.
Due date: during the contract period.
Payment terms : 100% after delivery of the above mentioned tasks.
Time and Method of payment:
· Payment shall be provided upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables outlined in the table above. Payment requests submitted by the Consultant must be certified by the supervisor(s)
· Payments are to be made within 30 days from receipt of invoice.
· a certification of payment needs to be signed and approved by the direct supervisor (ERRY PM) attached to it explaining the accomplishment of the tasks.
Key Performance Indicators during implementation of Services:
Overall, the Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on the following key criteria:
· Planning and Organizing skill: Identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
· Communication skill: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
· Client Orientation skill: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Meets time line for delivery of product or services to client.
· Quality of deliveries: Professional skill required for delivering outputs will be assessed.
· Satisfactory and timely completion of tasks and submission of the deliverables within the provision of above explained deliverables and outputs. Upon signing of the contract, a detailed work plan will be prepared by the experts with activities, outputs and performance indicators and to be agreed with the supervisor as implementation follow ups and performance yardsticks.
The consultant selected will be hired under a lump-sum contract, where all costs (per diem, communications, taxes etc.) are included.
Institutional Arrangement: The successful consultant(s) will report directly to the ERRY Solar Specialist.
· Shows pride in work and in achievements, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
· Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and Organizing:
· Identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work, Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
· Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect, Meets time line for delivery of product or services to client.
· Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
· UNDP will not provide office facilities during this assignment.
· The consultant is expected to bring his/her laptop with him/her.
· Consultant is expected to come well-equipped with his/her own technological solutions (i.e. roaming mobile, personal email address).
Required Skills and Experience
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIANCE
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Documents to be included when submitting the Proposal: Interested individual consultants must upload the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications and interest.
The candidate should upload all the following document in one file (including CVS, methodology, dully accomplished letter of confirmation of interest and availability/Finacial proposal.
The award will be based on the Combined Scoring method 70% technical evaluation (60 + 10 interview) and 30% financial evaluation (highest ranked candidate).
The technical evaluation process is as follows.
First the technical committee will identify the long listed the candidates according to the TOR requirement then will do the shortlist candidates for most preferable candidates according to the below criteria and the final shortlisted candidates will conduct interview process.
Financial evaluation: 30 %:
To be computed as a ratio of the Proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP. In this methodology, the maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
A suggested formula is as follows:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
The candidate obtaining the overall highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal should be selected for the award.
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.