International Expert for Urban GHG Inventory for Prizren city


Location : Prizren, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline :14-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
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)
22-Apr-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :22 April 2019 – 31 July 2019 (40 working days during this period)
Expected Duration of Assignment :22 April 2019 – 31 July 2019 (40 working days during this period)

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.


Background

Kosovo considers climate change as a priority area and is dedicated to make its contribution to the solution of this global challenge. Even though Kosovo is not a Party to UNFCCC yet, has responsibility to respond to the requirements of the Convention and Protocol, as one of the signatories of the Energy Community Treaty. Energy Community Treaty also sets clear targets of reducing energy use while demands increase the share of renewable energies. Based on current data, Kosovo’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions globally is almost negligible, its commitment to join the global efforts to reduce the level a greenhouse gas emission has been forthcoming.


 In the context of legislation on climate change, aspects related to these changes are included in the relevant environmental legislation, including Law on Environment, Law on Protection of Air Pollution and Law on Water.


 It also approved the Climate Change Strategy 2018-2028, which is consistent with the expected policy framework of the EU climate and energy. Within the activities in the climate change sector, Kosovo has prepared the register (inventory) of greenhouse gases for 2008-2013.

   
The objective of the UNDP’s project “Support for Sustainable Prizren – Initiating Urban NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions)” is to prepare the city of Prizren for reducing the overall Green House Gases (GHG) emissions through cross-sectoral interventions at the municipal level, such as collaboration between industry, government, private sector, civil society including women CSOs and academia that account for different experiences based on gender sensitive approach. This project will contribute to creating healthy urban living conditions and achieving sustainable growth, while setting an example as a city-wide intervention for Kosovo.


The Prizren Green Growth Centre (PGGC) serve as NAMA planning and oversight office. It will also have the authority to collect data on city-wide GHGs emissions and report them, to operate the city-wide GHG inventory, to develop indicators which reflect sustainability perspectives, rather than simply measuring the progress. The work will be done in close liaison with other governmental agencies and offices, including Kosovo Agency of Statistics, and Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency.


The main intended beneficiaries of the project are Prizren Municipality and central institutions. More specifically, central stakeholders include KEPA, line ministries and their relevant departments and agencies, gender equality officials, governing and technical bodies responsible for implementation of the Kosovo Climate Change Strategy, while local stakeholders include municipality departments, civil society organizations (CSOs) and local communities.

Objectives of Assignment
The objective of this assignment is to support Prizren municipality to reduce the overall Green House Gases (GHG) emissions in the urban area.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work

The International Expert shall be responsible for (i) undertaking training covering relevant topics as per the Revised IPCC 1996 Guidelines for Urban Greenhouse Gas Inventories and the IPCC 2006 Guidelines, (ii) providing guidance on most appropriate inventory methodology (tier system) data quality control and assessment and how to reduce uncertainties in the collection of activity data and (iii) prepare the Prizren Urban Baseline Inventory Report for Prizren.

The specific tasks of the international expert will include, inter alia, the following activities 
a. Ensure that collected activity data from various sectors are of reliable and excellent quality and have followed the IPCC guidelines;
b. Overseeing that data computation for the Prizren Urban Baseline GHG Inventory compiled by local stakeholders and local expert has been performed done according to IPCC guidelines;
c.  Providing additional guidance on most appropriate inventory methodology (tier system),
d. Conducting training workshop on Uncertainty Analysis and Quality Control with regard to data collection and GHG calculation; 
e. Assessing data gaps and estimations, and conducting the QA/QC of the GHG Inventory; 
f. Facilitating the validation workshop and preparing the workshop report;
g. Putting in place a Prizren Urban Baseline GHG Inventory Archiving System, a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for GHG emissions and sinks and a manual to describe the steps for conducting Local GHG Inventory for sustainability and future preparation of local GHG inventories;
h. Finalizing baseline Prizren Urban Inventory Report incorporating comments from concerned stakeholders and UNDP in line with Kosovo as well as UNFCCC requirements; 
i. Writing the baseline Prizren Urban Inventory Report and Preparing a summary for the GHG Inventory
j. Any other activities as may be required in line with the objectives of the assignment

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • A work plan at the start of the consultancy, which clearly indicates the methodology and anticipated to achieve target outputs.
  • Trainings, materials and workshop reports for local stakeholders on dates to be decided after consultation with all concerned with focus on topics mentioned in section above (Scope of work).
  • Prizren Urban Baseline GHG Inventory of key sectors taking into consideration Quality Control/Quality Assurance and Uncertainty Analysis;
  • Prizren Urban Baseline GHG Inventory Archiving System, a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for GHG emissions and sinks including a manual describing the steps for conducting Local GHG Inventory for sustainability and future preparation of GHG Inventories;
  • A baseline Prizren Urban Inventory Report and a summary for the GHG Inventory.
  • A presentation of findings at a validation workshop on a date to be agreed by both parties.

Institutional Arrangement
The International Expert will regularly report to the Project Manager and Portfolio Manager, Environment, Climate and Disaster Resilience, United Nations Development Programme. The Expert is expected to liase and collaborate in the course of performing the work with the project team, Local Consultants, Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency, Kosovo Statistical Agency, and Prizren Municipality. 

Duration of the Work 
The duration of the assignment is expected to last for 40 working days throughout the three months (May 2019 – July 2019). If the International Expert expects delay in the completion of the work, he/she should notify UNDP management in a duly manner. At all levels, the International Expert should communicate to the UNDP whether he/she needs further assistance from the UNDP team. 
Throughout the duration of this assignment, the UNDP team will provide feedback no later than 7 working days from the date of submission.

Duty Station
The contractor is required to be present at office in Prizren for part of the assignment, while the part of the assignment is home-based such as data analyses and production of Reports.  In addition, few in country travels to attend different informative/data collection meetings might be required from Prizren to Prishtina. In such cases, all related in-country travel will be arranged and covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations.

Remuneration - Lump Sum Amount
All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive” . Please note that the contract price will be fixed regardless of changes in the cost components.   

 All travels related to project implementation with prior approval will be covered by UNDP as per applicable rules and regulations.  
 
The contractor will be paid an all-inclusive fixed lump sum amount over the assignment period. The fixed lump sum amount will be paid in three installments in line with the schedule of payment table hereunder:

  (i) Completed Deliverables 1 & Deliverables 2                    40%       
 (ii) Completed Deliverables 3 & Deliverables 4                    40%
 (iii) Completed Deliverables 5                                               20% 

Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents are requested:

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP
  • Technical proposal indicating a methodology not exceeding five (05) pages on the approach to be adopted for the implementation of the different tasks of the assignment 
  • CV and P11 signed by the expert containing at least three (3) professional references in the field relevant to this assignment with the contact details (names, email addresses and telephone numbers) in support;
  • Brief description of why the individual c
    onsiders him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment 
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price (inclusive professional fee, living allowances, and travel), supported by a breakdown of costs.

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and technical proposal will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%;

Technical score: 70% weight allocated as follows:

A/ The evaluation of the technical offer will be as follows: 

Criteria Points

Max Points

Post Graduate degree in Environmental Science/Management, Energy related or Statistics or in related fields.

- Master                                                                              7 points

- Doctorate/PhD                                                                10 point

10pts

- At least 5 years international experience and have past experience and expertise in conducting Urban GHG Inventories; Archiving Systems and MRV system and conducting training for GHG Inventory, and related activities.

- 5 years                                                                              15 points

- More than 5 years                                                          20 points 

- Previous experience in Kosovo will be an asset           5 points

25 pts

03 references specifically in the field of developing Local/Urban GHG Inventories; Archive Systems; and Monitoring Reporting and Verification system and training on GHG inventories and MRV systems.

- 3 references                                                                     17 points

-More than 3 references                                                  20 points

20 pts

Assessment of the methodological note and of the implementation schedule by the evaluation committee.

- Quality of writing and of the presentation:               20 points

- Understanding of the assignment:                              25 points

45 pts

Total

100 pts


Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to synthesize research and draw conclusions on the related subjects;
  • Good analytical and report writing skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Have a Post Graduate degree in Environmental Science/Management, Energy related or Statistics or any other relevant qualification in related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years international experience and have past experience and expertise in conducting Urban GHG Inventories and GHG Inventory Archiving System, a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for GHG emissions and sinks and related activities; experience in Kosovo is an asset.
  • Has wide experience in conducting training for GHG Inventory and MRV for GHG emissions;
  • Has participated and played a leading role in the preparation and review of Local/Urban GHG Inventories; and MRV for GHG emissions.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and hands-on experience with the following: 
  1. Guidelines for the preparation of National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention adopted by Conference of Parties (Decision adopted by COP Decision 17/CP 8).
  2. Revised 1996 IPCC and 2006 IPCC guidelines for GHG inventories.
  3. IPCC Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software.

Language requirements:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English.

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