Assignment Requiring the Services of an Individual Contract (IC) to Prepare Standard Operational Procedure for selection of targeted beneficiaries and Best Practice Reports for Solar Tuk Tuk project


Location : Khartoum, Sudan, SUDAN
Application Deadline :02-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
10-Mar-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :50 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :50 working days

Background

Innovation is at the heart of the vision of UNDP’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, the Secretary General emphasized the importance of investing at the country level so as to better support Government and other development partners. With regard on this, the HQ announced a new "Country Investment Facility" for the period 2018-19. the new facility is one means of such investment and reaffirms SG’s commitment to enabling continuous innovation at the country level.

Sudan CO submitted “Solar Tuk Tuk” to the investment facilities and approved by the HQ in May 2018. The project aims to enhance the clean and green transportation system in Sudan by promoting the use of solar photovoltaic instead of fossil fuel in public transportation sector resulting affordable price, create employment for the youth including women and expand the market for private investors. The Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWRIE) is key implementing partner of the project and GIAD Industrial Group (GIAD) - Sudan will produce Solar Tuk Tuk in near future.

The project includes three components:

  • Development of pilot projects as a demonstration of the viability of the technology and an accompanying financial incentive for investors
  • Development of standards and guidelines to promote quality and sustainability of solar Tuk Tuk and
  • Development of a supporting environment to encourage scaling up and further replication to other cities.


Duties and Responsibilities

Objective and Scope of Work 

Objective:

The primary objective of the proposed services is to prepare Standard Operational Procedures (SoPs) and best practices documents for “solar Tuk Tuk”

Overall scope of Works:

The national consultant will be working closely with UNDP, private company and MWRIE team on formulation of selection criteria for Solar Tuk Tuk’s owners and prepare best practice documents, disseminate and mainstreaming Solar Tuk Tuk scheme in sectoral or development plan.  

The specific scope of assigned tasks comprises two components:

Component One:

The main scope of the component will develop criteria for selection of beneficiaries for 40 numbers of Solar Tuk Tuk which is planned to subsidize by the project. The national consultant to take place consultation meetings and mobilization workshops to set criteria for selection of 40 drivers/owners.

 The overall scope of work for Component One consists of four phases:

  • Inception meeting with national consultant: An inception meeting with UNDP, private company, MWRIE and the national consultant will be held to further clarify the: (i) the terms of reference; (ii) the scope of service; (iii) the work plan; (iv) appropriate sources or reference material needed;
  • Site Visit to the targeted area in Khartoum: At least 3 site visits will be carried out by national consultant in consultation with UNDP, private company and MWRIE. The national consultant will take a lead role for collection of the data set from Tuk Tuk’s drivers and owners (i.e. key informant discussion; inception survey, ect..)
  • Undertake consultations including presentations to UNDP, private company and MWRIE on preliminary data collection and proposed thinking
  • After collecting data from sample targeted area, there will be a discussion amongst the UNDP, private company and MWRIE and subsequent actions will be carried out if it is needed, if not the national consultant will prepare SoP and criteria for selection of targeted beneficiaries

Component 2:

Building on the preliminary findings and experiences from the project, the national consultant will prepare best practices report including mainstreaming solar Tuk Tuk budget in sectoral plan. In undertaking this, the national consultant will need to conduct interview on Solar Tuk Tuk drivers, Solar Tuk Tuk producer, concern ministries and UNDP.

The overall scope of work of Component Two consists of three phases:

  • Identify the success cases and carry out key information interviews with beneficiaries.
  • For each success cases, the national consultant should consider i) technical; ii) financial - improvement of economic and; iii) social aspect such drivers follow the traffic rules and regulations; behavior change;
  • Prepare a consolidated report that provides information and background for the baseline conditions, and new technology risks and impacts, issues and constraints related to Solar Tuk Tuk provision to the targeted beneficiaries, lessons learned and best practices that inform the proposed approaches across Sudan and mainstreaming Solar Tuk Tuk budget in next year sectoral/development plan. In addition, the report that encompasses the financial analyses (IRR, NPV and BC ration) and proposed recommendations as described in the broad scope of work.


Competencies

  • Corporate Competencies
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural and diverse team.
  • Functional Competencies:
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and formulation
  • Demonstrated experience in technical issues related to adaptation to climate change
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of complex and diversified data related to climate change adaptation in least developed countries.
  • Demonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to initiate discussions about climate change adaptation and reliance issues specifically in the water and agricultural sectors.


Required Skills and Experience

  • At least a master’s degree in environment, climate change, health, energy or development related disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in climate change adaptation, health sector strategic frameworks and research activities.
  • Minimum 5 years of experiences in project monitoring, research designs and analysis
  • Experience with multilateral supported climate change in broad in particular for Renewable Energy activities
  • Excellent written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant collected data and findings for the preparation of quality report


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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