International Consultant on building codes revision and development


Location : Home-based with 7 day mission to Tashkent
Application Deadline :27-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Mar-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :March-October, 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 working days

Background

The UNDP/GEF and Government of Uzbekistan project on “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing in Uzbekistan” seeks to transform the rapidly growing rural housing sector in Uzbekistan towards a more sustainable and low-carbon development pathway by designing, piloting and scaling-up a green mortgage market mechanism, which will boost the demand for low-carbon housing among the Uzbek rural population. The project objective is to provide Uzbekistan’s rural population with improved, affordable and environmentally friendly living conditions.

Component 3 focuses on strengthening and enforcing minimum energy efficiency standards (MEPS) in housing construction by reviewing existing building codes. Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, and the direct supervision of the Task Manager on Building designs, codes and standards, the International Consultant will assist the team of national experts in reworking of building codes and regulations to introduce energy efficiency (EE) and low-carbon (LC) standards and requirements for residential housing through fulfilling the following tasks.

More information about the project is available through the following link:

http://www.uz.undp.org/content/uzbekistan/en/home/operations/projects/environment_and_energy/market-transformation-for-sustainable-rural-housing.html


Duties and Responsibilities

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide inputs/recommendations to the team of national experts on reworking the two building codes: KMK 2.03.13-97 "Floors"; KMK 2.03.10-95 “Roof and Roofing” to incorporate the reasonable energy performance standards;
  • Provide inputs/recommendations to the team of national experts on development of a new building code "Installation of photovoltaic solar panels and stations" based on the best practices and standards adjusted to the climate and environment in Uzbekistan;
  • Contribute to development of four manuals for the developed/reworked building codes: KMK 2.01.04-18 "Construction Heat Engineering»; KMK 2.04.16-18 "Installation of solar hot water supply"; KMK 2.01.18-18 "Standards of energy consumption for heating, ventilation and air conditioning of buildings and structures"; "Installation of photovoltaic solar panels and stations";
  • Identify training needs of national experts/young professionals responsible for development/reworking of the energy efficient and/or low-carbon building codes and manuals; based on which design and conduct one training workshop for national experts and young specialists; provide proposals on relevant trainings and study programmes;
  • Formulate recommendations for capacity building of young professionals specialized in development of building codes;
  • Develop brief manual for students and young specialists on drafting/developing of modern EE building codes with main principles, sources of information;
  • Analyze the first edition of the three building codes KMK 2.03.13-97 "Floors"; KMK 2.03.10-95: “Roof and Roofing”; KMK "Installation of photovoltaic solar panels and stations"; and provide suggestion on their improvements, if any;
  • Review the final version of the developed/reworked building codes and the manuals and verify their compliance with the TOR requirements.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES / OUTPUTS:

The following deliverables and indicative schedule are expected from the consultancy contract. Exact dates of beginning and completion stages as well as scope of works for each phase can be corrected by Project Manager based on reasonable justification by the consultant. The project reserves the right, if necessary, to amend the terms of reference of a consultant on a written agreement. The final schedule will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy assignment. All deliverables should be submitted to UNDP by the Consultant in English or Russian both in hard and e-versions and then approved by the project team and UNDP SDC.

1. Report included recommendation on reworking/development of energy efficient/low-carbon building codes and manuals developed, submitted cleared by Task Manager on Building designs, codes and standards and approved by Project Manager;

2. Report on mission and training workshop conducted that includes findings and recommendations on capacity building of national experts and young specialists and proposals on relevant trainings and study programmes developed, submitted cleared by Task Manager/Building designs, codes and standards and approved by Project Manager;

3. Brief manual for students and young specialists on drafting and developing of modern EE building codes with main principles, sources of information developed, submitted cleared by Task Manager/Building designs, codes and standards and approved by Project Manager;

4. Report on analysis of the first edition of three building codes and manuals with recommendations on their improvements (if any required) developed, submitted cleared by Task Manager/Building designs, codes and standards and approved by Project Manager;

5. Report on the final version of the building codes and the manuals and their compliance with the TOR’s requirements developed, submitted, cleared by Task Manager/Building designs, codes and standards and approved by Project Manager.


Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills, result-orientation
  • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and timely delivery of good-quality products
  • Ability to work in a multinational environment and establish good personal contacts
  • Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems
  • Understanding of local conditions and ability to work with local professionals


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in the following areas: civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of proven working experience in development/enforcement of energy efficient and low-carbon building codes and regulations
  • Proficient in energy efficiency in buildings
  • Sound knowledge of procedures related to development, application and enforcement of energy efficient and low-carbon building codes and regulations
  • Proven experience with similar assignments in the CIS countries; experience in Central Asia region is an asset
  • Sound knowledge of best international practices and energy efficiency standards and regulations
  • Proven working experience with international development organization in promoting energy efficiency in buildings is an asset

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Russian is required. Knowledge of English is an asset.

Application Process:

Interested candidates need to apply online at www.jobs.undp.org and upload requested documents (Technical Proposal/Methodology, CV/P11 form, Offeror’s Letter of confirmation and Financial Proposal) in Part 6 of Procurement Notice no later than end of February 27, 2019 (New York time).  Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.

Deatiled Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, Confirmation of availability and Financial Proposal form can be reviewed and dowloaded a the UNDP Procurment Notices Board following the link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=53336

Application submitted via email, incomplete applications or received after the closing date (February 27, 2019) will not be given consideration. Failure to submit the Financial Proposal by the deadline or without reference to the subject above will result in disqualification.

For more detailed information about UNDP Uzbekistan please visit our website at www.uz.undp.org  UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Balance in Manage Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.

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