National Consultant for development of the Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Location : BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :16-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 7h 6m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :December 2018 – August 2019 (up to 65 days)


Background

Purpose
The purpose of the position is to develop the Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in agreement with representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Consultant will also manage communication with all key stakeholders, who will be equally able to express their views and expert opinions, share lessons learned and direct the different thematic areas of the project towards successful and efficient implementation of Project activities.

Objective
The overall objective of the assignment is to develop Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Assignment will be delivered through coordinated and participative approach which will include close cooperation with institutions that are members of the project working group, and other relevant partners.

Background Information
Due to a long period of neglect and under-investment, urban infrastructure in BiH, public and residential buildings, energy systems and utilities, waste management, and transport, are now in need of expansion and modernization. From a global environmental standpoint, this situation contributes to a steady increase in greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, primarily associated with energy use in public facilities. Public facilities are also the largest energy users and GHG emission sources in municipalities in BiH. Modernization, upgrade and expansion of municipal buildings, infrastructure, and services in BiH will improve the quality of urban life and achieve a range of important local and global environmental and sustainable development benefits.
To achieve abovementioned, this Project strives to leverage investment for transformational shift towards low-carbon urban development (LCUD) in Bosnia and Herzegovina thereby promoting safer, cleaner, and healthier cities and reducing urban GHG emissions. To enable this transformational shift, the Project will facilitate implementation of technically and economically feasible low-carbon solutions in key urban sectors and promote their wider uptake by municipalities and private sector via a dedicated financial mechanism established within the national environmental finance framework. Under Component 2 and 3 the Project will work at the local level with relevant public authorities to help build their capacities to identify, carry out and monitor low-carbon projects in key urban GHG emitting sectors, public facilities, and utilities (Component 2) and waste management and logistics/transport (Component 3). Under Component 4, at the entity/sub-national level the Project will work with relevant public authorities to design and adopt policies and regulations. The Project has been financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is directly implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Office.


Duties and Responsibilities

National Consultant for development of Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will work under direct supervision of the Project Manager and under coordination of the representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  (who will approve and confirm the quality of outputs) to complete all activities specified in this Terms of Reference.

The Consultant will be responsible for following:

  • Desk review of existing policies and plans for national, FBiH and sectoral development, as well as rules and regulations in communal service and transport sector in context of energy efficiency, and gather data as required. This exercise is aimed at examining the existing policy framework, relevant for the development of Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services.
  • The Consultant will meet with institutions that are members of the project working group (relevant Federal and Cantonal ministries and other relevant stakeholders) to discuss the implementation plan, to get relevant feedbacks crucial for the development of the document (minimum: Initial meeting, the draft of the document and the final document).
  • Develop a draft document. Based on the tasks given above, the Consultant will develop a draft document of Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services. This should be a consultative process from start to end; with representatives of responsible institutions from BiH and level of FBiH that are members of the project working group. The draft Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services will be subjected to stakeholder consultations and will be adjusted based on inputs and comments received.
  • Finalize document

It is envisaged that the level of effort for these tasks will not exceed 65 expert days including potential field visits to relevant institutions across FBiH, as needed. The assignment will not require presence in the UNDP premises. The assignment will include regular consultation/clarification meetings in the UNDP Sarajevo office or premises of Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Deliverables/outputs

Deliverables / outputs # of days per task Due date Percentage

  • Development of detailed plan for accomplishment of tasks of this ToR (sub-chapter Scope of work) 3 December 24th, 2018 5;
  • Preparation of preliminary draft Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services of the Federation of BiH including the accomplishment of following tasks:

                -Review of existing policies and plans for national, FBiH and sectoral development, as well as rules and regulations in communal  service and transport sector in context of energy efficiency.

                -Preparation of draft version of the Rulebook in close cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

           Facilitation of working group discussions and presentation of this output to stakeholders including preparation of minutes and provision of conclusions together with information sharing with stakeholders and adjustments of the Rulebook based on inputs and comments received (minimum, but not limited to, two working groups with stakeholders). 42, March 15th, 2019, 65

  • Final Rulebook on conducting energy audits in communal services of the Federation of BiH adjusted based on inputs and comments received. Facilitation of working group discussions and presentation of this output to stakeholders including preparation of minutes and provision of conclusions together with information sharing with stakeholders and adjustments of the Rulebook based on inputs and comments received (minimum, but not limited to, one working group with stakeholders). 20 Jun 28th, 2019 30


Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education

  • Minimum of a Masters’ degree in technical sciences, preferably a combination of academic experience in both Mechanical engineering and Law fields.

Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting research and providing consultancy services related to institutional, legislative and strategic frameworks (experience in development of relevant studies, reports, strategic documents in the segment of energy market would be an asset);
  • Experience in data collection and thorough identification of documents for at least 4 different projects (experience from B&H preferred);
  • Demonstrable experience in working with national government and diverse stakeholder groups;
  • Demonstrable experience in working with public authorities and international institutions in BiH;

Languages Requirements

  • Knowledge of B/H/S languages is a must;
  • Knowledge of English language is a must;

Other Requirements

  • Excellent organizational, time management and facilitation skills;
  • Excellent communication with stakeholders;

Technical evaluation criteria

Criteria Weight  Max. Point

  • Ratings based on Shortlisting Criteria 40% 40;
  • Methodology 50% 50;
  • Excellent knowledge of local and English language demonstrated in submitted documents 5% 5;
  • Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies 5% 5.


Final Evaluation

The final evaluation score will be based on Combined Scoring Method where technical evaluation will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.

Evaluation

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

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:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Applicants are required to submit an application including:

  • Proposal:

- Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
- Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work; or sample of previous document/strategy/paper done by the consultant

 

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.


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.


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