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International consultant for transfer of knowledge from the Czech Republic for backstopping and support to the development of the Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Location :||Home-based with travel to BIH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||October 2018 – June 2019 (approximately 20 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 International consultant for transfer of knowledge from the Czech Republic for backstopping and support to the development of the Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina will contribute to the successful implementation of the Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project (2016–2019) financed by the Czech Development Agency. The Project aims to further strengthen and enhance the energy safety of rural communities throughout the Country, while fostering the development of enterprises for processing locally available wood biomass, and setting up sustainable partnerships, that contribute to the economic development of micro-regions.
The Project outcome is: “Higher renewable energy share in the BiH energy mix as a part of the global new sustainable development agenda”.
Duties and Responsibilities
Component 1 of the Project (Policy development for sustainable wood biomass utilization in Bosnia and Herzegovina), activity 1.2 (Development of effective policies and legislation framework) aims to develop a comprehensive overview of potential policy and legislative framework amendment recommendations. In addition, this activity includes development of a Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focused on the forestry operational practices and methods, management operations and best available technologies to contribute to facilitation of increased use of wood biomass including involvement of wide variety of stakeholders from the relevant sectors.
Purpose of the consultancy
As per the Project Document and in agreement with the Project Board, it is planned to engage a local service provider to lead the implementation of this activity. The local service provider will be a company (or a group of local consultants) selected with the task to develop the “Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. The Guide should be prepared in English language and have a strong emphasis on the practical use. Draft version of the Guide will be translated to local languages and delivered to relevant stakeholders for review and approval. A short draft of the further steps, how to use the Guide in the practice will be included.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The international consultant for transfer of knowledge from the Czech Republic for backstopping and support to the development of the Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager of the “Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security” project, funded by the Czech Development Agency, who will approve and confirm the quality of outputs, to complete all activities specified in this Terms of Reference.
Scope of work:
The selected international consultant will be responsible for accomplishment of following tasks:
Backstopping for development of a methodology for development of the “Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina” which should focus on:
Development of a detailed content of the Guide including but not limited to following aspects that have to be taken into consideration while developing best practices of wood biomass utilization:
Provision of a plan for stakeholder engagement and consultations, including detail description of strategies and methods to involve representatives of important forest-related sectors and list of relevant stakeholders (to be prepared by selected local service provider). The plan for stakeholder engagement and consultations should be focused at identification and proper inclusion of the various interests of stakeholders during the process of its development as way to assure stakeholders’ involvement during the practical use of the Guide.
Periodic monitoring of quality and dynamics of preparation of the Guide including backstopping and technical support when needed;
Preparation of specific chapters of the Guide, in agreement with selected local service provider. As already given in the Purpose of this assignment, the Guide should be prepared in English language. Draft version of the Guide will be translated to local languages and delivered to relevant stakeholders for review and approval. The translation of the Guide on local languages will be organized by the Project implementation team. Selected local service provider will be responsible for checking the quality of translation. Translations of the draft versions of the Guide shall be send to relevant stakeholders by Project implementation team at least 15 days prior to its presentation. The cost will be fully covered by the UNDP´s Country Office in Bosnia and Hercegovina and/or the Project.
Presentation of the draft version of the Guide on best practices and recommendations to increase utilization of wood biomass in Bosnia and Herzegovina jointly with engaged local experts. The presentation of the draft Guide will be organized as one of the regular meetings of the Bioenergy Working Group (established within Bioenergy Joint Program) with possibility to invite external stakeholders relevant for the preparation of the Guide.
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to Be Included When Submitting the Proposals
Personal CV including relevant past experience and at least 3 references.
The financial proposal 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. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diem, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP does not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
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