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Green Energy Technical Engineer
|Location :||Copenhagen, DENMARK|
|Application Deadline :||01-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (255 working days)|
The Office of Information Technology (OIMT) plays an active role in provision of Green Energy services, in conjunction with the Procurement Services Unit there has been an increase in demand for the various services. This follows a commitment by UNDP to minimize “...environmental impact of its operations and to achieving overall climate neutrality”. The green energy services, offered mainly to Country Offices, are provided through corporate Long-Term Agreements (LTAs) with selected vendors. OIMT provides technical oversight, advisory, and coordination services from project definition to project commissioning following a defined process. The end-to-end process entails 7 distinct steps (7-Step Solar Solution Process):
Step 1: Self-Assessment– covers installation of Power Consumption Monitoring & Measurement (PCMM) equipment, and completing an online self-assessment survey, including uploading pictures.
Step 2: Business Case – entails analysis of collected data, running simulations to come up with suitable solution for a given site, and, eventually, building a business case based on the recommended solution. The business case entails information on approximate payback time, annual savings, CO2 reduction, and total cost of ownership in general. The business case is then presented for decision making by Country Office management.
Step 3: Procurement and Cost Proposal – entails conducting secondary bidding through an RfQ to the seven LTA holders, evaluation of quotations, and selection of technically suitable solution for a given site.
Step 4: Oversee Vendor Site Survey – coordinate the site survey in liaison with focal point on site and review site survey report for possible adjustments/improvements
Step 5: Oversee Vendor Design – review technical design to ensure compliance with expected standards, as part of quality assurance
Step 6: Oversee the Installation and Commissioning – continuous remote assessment of progress on the ground and review of documentation that forms part of commissioning
Step 7: Long term Operation and Maintenance with the Local Partner – monitor the system, follow up on outstanding issues, and provide second tier helpdesk services
Project scope is envisaged to cover above 80 offices across the organization and a number of other UN agencies, project offices, and host government departments.
Duties and Responsibilities
The contractor is required to play a significant role as directed by the supervisor, under the overall guidance of the Global ICT Advisor, in achieving the following tasks:
Importance: General energy/power challenges in developing countries, all of which have UNDP presence, has seen an upsurge in demand for sustainable energy solution for Country Offices. Failure to provide adequate and systematic assistance to COs on green energy adoption will compromise on value for money and consequently impact negatively on programme delivery. Risk for the recipient of our services is high, in case of emergency, crisis, or a prolonged power blackout in a given office location.
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents in their applications to demonstrate their qualifications:
In addition to minimum requirements, the following criteria will be used to select the best candidate for consultancy:
Only candidates meeting the technical requirements will be contacted and considered for the next stage in the recruitment process, which is and Interview and the Financial Evaluation. Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical).
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.