Providing International Consultancy Services for Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the GEF financed project: “Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran”


Location : Homebased, Tehran, IRAN
Application Deadline :06-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

Background

To apply for this consultancy assignment please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject: "RFP for Providing International Consultancy Services for Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the GEF financed project: “Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran"

 Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to registry.ir@undp.org

 

 

The project was designed to achieve GHG emission reduction in Iran’s buildings sector through legislative, policy and regulatory reforms and implementation of cost-effective mitigation measures as well as increasing the share of solar water heating to meet the energy requirements of new buildings and existing stock. Implementation of policies on energy efficiency and developing appropriate means of applying building energy codes are among the interventions of the present project that would lead to reduced GHG emissions. It is envisaged that this objective will be achieved by:

 

  • Reviewing the legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks that impact building efficiency in Iran to come up with enhanced laws, policies and regulations on building energy efficiency, and facilitating their enforcement; revisiting the building code and products standards and labels to develop improved energy efficiency requirements for the design and operation of buildings, as well as improved energy efficiency specifications for appliances and equipment used in buildings; and, enhancing professional infrastructure of the local energy service industry by contributing to the development of a training system on energy efficient and conserving operation, installation and operation of smart BEMS, and maintenance of energy-consuming building facilities and services.
  • Developing and implementing demonstration building retrofit projects showcasing combined energy efficient and renewable energy measures in demonstration buildings; implementing pilot hybrid energy efficiency system (hybrid of fossil and renewable energy sources) in selected buildings; and, piloting of energy service (ESCO) business thus stimulating EE market transformation.
  • Introducing mechanisms for a competitive energy efficiency and environment market; utilization of sectoral energy price differentials, thus providing the margins for trading of certified energy savings, i.e. white certificates, developing policy framework for promoting energy service and energy efficiency business, identifying and formulating mechanisms for promoting development and diffusion of energy efficient technologies, preparing procedures for developing infrastructures for training energy service professionals and issuing professional certificates, developing a system of quality assurance of energy efficiency and environmental quality services in the building sector, developing a stakeholder awareness-raising campaign and developing proposals for financing mechanisms for households.
  • The Project document was signed in August 2016 between UNDP and Presidential Deputy for Science and Technology and has a total budget of $32,516,760, with $4,000,000 from GEF, $125,000 co-financing from UNDP and a pledged $28,391,760 co-financing from Presidential Deputy for Science and Technology. The project is overseen by a National Project Director and Project Steering Committee and has a Project Central Office in Tehran at the Presidential Deputy for Science and Technology.

 

The MTR will assess progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and outcomes as specified in the Project Document and the Inception Report and assess early signs of project success or failure with the goal of identifying the necessary changes to be made in order to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results. The MTR will also review the project’s strategy, its risks to sustainability.


Duties and Responsibilities

To apply for this consultancy assignment please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject: "RFP for Providing International Consultancy Services for Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the GEF financed project: “Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran"

 Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to registry.ir@undp.org

 

 

The MTR team will assess the following four categories of project progress:

 

  • Main tasks of the MTR Team Leader (International Consultant):

 

  • Lead and manage the evaluation mission;
  • Design the detailed evaluation scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis);
  • Recommend the division of labor within the evaluation team;
  • Assess the milestones and early achievement of project results and draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project.
  • Frame the evaluation effort using the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, as defined and explained in the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects.
  • Review all relevant sources of information which includes any materials that the review team considers useful for this evidence-based assessment, provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful.
  • Draft an information synthesis report (in English), and exchange ideas and issues.
  • Assess the key financial aspects of the project which will be included in the Midterm Review report and will consider the extent of co-financing planned and realized, and variances between planned and actual expenditures.
  • Assess the extent to which the project was successfully mainstreamed with other UNDP priorities, including poverty alleviation, improved governance, the prevention and recovery from natural disasters, and gender.
  • Assess the extent to which the project is achieving impacts or progressing towards the achievement of impacts.
  • Draft and finalize MTR report, with copies to be made available in English.

Supervision, Review and Acceptance

The International Consultant will lead the work and overall process for the MTR as the team leader and collaborate closely with the National Consultant.


Competencies

To apply for this consultancy assignment please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject: "RFP for Providing International Consultancy Services for Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the GEF financed project: “Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran"

 Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to registry.ir@undp.org

 

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Required Skills and Experience

To apply for this consultancy assignment please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject: "RFP for Providing International Consultancy Services for Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the GEF financed project: “Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran"

 Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to registry.ir@undp.org

 

 

  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;
  • Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;
  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to climate change mitigation projects;
  • Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations;
  • Experience working in Asia/the Middle East (experience in Iran will be an asset);
  • Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least 10 years;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills;
  • Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;
  • At least a master’s degree in Energy, or other closely related field.


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