Lecturer/Trainer on Energy Statistics


Location : Kuwait, KUWAIT
Application Deadline :06-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :14d 17h 22m
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jan-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :3 weeks


Background

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.

As part of KNEO project, it is important to understand and conform to international conventions in monitoring and reporting as well as providing a reliable data that will create accurate models that reflects the real status of the energy in the country. This workshop should provide the participants with the essential definitions, methods and tools for developing comprehensive national energy balances and reporting on a wide range of energy parameters. The workshop should also focus on how to develop and improve national energy statistics as well as offering hands-on training and internationally recognized methodologies and tools for collecting and organizing national-level energy data by different fuels and sectors of the economy. 


Duties and Responsibilities

The workshop will take place in KISR tentative days January 1st,2019 – February 1st,2019. The consultant will be responsible for development of training material content, delivering the workshop and post assessment of participants, providing recommendations of findings, and further improvement recommendation. The workshop, and all related materials/reports shall be submitted in English.

The following areas, should be addressed in the workshop: Energy Statistics

  • The fundamentals of energy statistics.
  • Monthly and annual data: Coal, Oil, Gas, Electricity and Heat, Renewables
  • The Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI)
  • Energy statistics and Energy Balances.
  • Reading and dealing with IEA data.
  • Estimating carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Harmonization of energy statistics and definitions internationally.
  • Using data to build energy efficiency indicators.
  • Energy prices and taxes.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables: The duration and timeline of the deliverables is indicated in the below table:

Deliverable 

Description

Due Date

Payment Structure

Approvals Required

Deliverable (1)

Developed workshop material, presentation, and handouts.

5 days from contract issuance date

30%

KISR/UNDP/ GSSCPD

Deliverable (2)

Conduct 1-week workshop in Kuwait, tentative dates are between 1st– 31st January 2019.

In between 1st – 31st January, 2019

50%

Deliverable (3)

Report on conducted workshop covering findings, post assessment and recommendations on improvements.

By the end of 3rd week from contract issuance date

20%

Institutional arragment: 

  • The consultant shall report directly to UNDP Project Coordinator and KISR Project Manager.
  • Preparation and timely submission of correct invoices and reports is personal responsibility of the consultant.
  • All submitted reports and relevant files are subject to prior approval from UNDP, KISR and GSSCPD. These interim and final reports will be used as justification of payment release.
  • Failure in the implementation of the activities in full according to the section “Scope of Services” shall be the reason for the termination of the Contract.
  • UNDP will manage printing workshop materials and handouts provided by the consultant, arrange venue and all other logistical support.

Duration of work: The overall duration of this consultancy will be 3 weeks.

Duty station :The trainer needs to be physically in Kuwait 1 week between (1st January – 31st January 2019) the exact dates to be defined later. 1 round trip will be covered under this assignment.

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

Evaluation

Cumulative analysis

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.

Shortlisting criteria

1

Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Information Technology, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Business or any related field.

2

Fluency in English.

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.

Technical Evaluation Criteria (Desk review and Interview based)

Maximum obtainable points – 700;

Threshold – 490 points

PhD in above mentioned fields is a definitive advantage.

100

5 years of hands-on experience in energy statistics, policies or other energy related fields within governmental, international, private or other institutions.

For each additional year of experience – 10 points, but no more 100 points in total.

175

 

 

100

Excellent drafting, presentation and reporting skills (to be confirmed by submission of 2 links or drafts for developed reports/presentations – 75 points for each).

150

Knowledge of the International Energy Agency (IEA) energy balances or other energy balances, statistics is a definite advantage.

100

Knowledge of the International Energy Agency methodologies is desirable

75

Financial Evaluation Criteria

Maximum obtainable points – 300 (30%)

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:

Formula applied

P=y(µ/z)

P=points for the financial proposal being evaluated

 

y=maximum number of points for the financial proposal equal to 300

 

µ=the lowest priced proposal

 

z=price of the proposal being evaluated

 

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:


Competencies

  • Reliably delivers on promises and honours commitments, holding himself/herself accountable for actions taken.
  • Gains cooperation from others through understanding of the political and organizational culture.
  • Works collaboratively with team members sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Synthesizes multiple/complex messages, identifies appropriate key points for different audiences and communicates concepts in a manner that influences the perceptions/behaviours of others.

Expresses own point of view in a neutral manner rather than in an argumentative tone, avoiding unproductive conflict.


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Information Technology, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Business or any related field.
  • PhD in above mentioned fields is definite advantage.

II. Years of experience:

  • 5 years of hands-on experience in energy statistics, policies or other energy related fields within governmental, international, private or other institutions.
  • Knowledge of the International Energy Agency (IEA) energy balances or other energy balances, statistics is a definite advantage.
  • Knowledge of the International Energy Agency methodologies is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is a must.
  • Excellent drafting, presentation and reporting skills (to be confirmed by submission of 2 links or drafts for developed reports/presentations).


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