Policy Advisor (For Filipino Nationals Only)


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :Six (60) working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :June to October 2019

Background

Project Title

Development of Renewable Energy Applications for Market Mainstreaming and Sustainability (DREAMS)

 

Project Description

I. Goal: “reduce GHG emissions from the power sector, The objective is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of the renewable energy (RE) markets through the removal of barriers to increase investments in RE based power generation project.”

II. Outcome indicators: “Direct emissions reductions will be 205,181 tonnes of CO2eq hand. 20,000 sitio-based households will have access to RE sources.

III. Components and Expected outcomes:

DREAMS has 4 components.

Components

Outcomes

a. RE Policy and Planning

enforcement of a supportive policy and regulatory environment = increase in RE investments

b. Institutional strengthening for RE mainstreaming

strengthened institutional capacity= increase in RE project approvals

c. Capitalized RE market development

increased number of operational RE projects = increase in confidence of RE developers on viability of RE

d. RE commercialization

capitalized RE markets = increase in RE based power capacity

IV. Stakeholders for the project.

The project is being implemented by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE assumes over-all responsibility for the achievement of project results. The Project is co-financed with funding from the GEF. UNDP acts as the GEF Executing Agency. All components of the Project is being implemented by the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB).

A Project Support Group (PSG) composed of technical staff/specialist from the other Bureaus and divisions of DOE has been formed to provide technical advice in the implementation of the activities including monitoring and evaluation. A Project Steering Committee has been established to serve as a policy and decision making body for the project implementation.

A Project Management Unit (PMU) is based at the DOE Compound. The PMU is headed by a National Project Director (NPD) who is also the Director of the REMB. A Project Manager and support staff oversees the day to day operations of the DREAMS Project Management Office. The PMO is located at the office of the DOE in Taguig, MetroManila.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The IC will contribute his/her expertise to help ensure that the different activities under the project will contribute to the implementation of the Renewable Energy Act (RA 9513) in general and the attainment of the stated outcomes of the DREAMS project in particular. He/She will serve as a key resource person in the following undertakings:

  1. Conduct thorough evaluation of proposed and existing Department Circulars (DC), Department Orders (DO) and other policies, plans and programs that will lead to the accelerated development, transformation, utilization and commercialization of RE resources
  2. Conduct researches/case studies on special topics/issues, e.g. economics of emerging RE technologies and RE business models, RE trends
  3. Coordinate activities that will support the mandated functions of REMB as they relate to the implementation of the RE Law and within the purview of the DREAMS Project Results Framework. In cases when, specialized experts are contracted for an activity, the IC will take active role in the review and coordination as directed by the NPD or PMU Manager.
  4. Lead the finalization of the updated National Renewable Energy Program 2018-2040 (NREP) and the preparation of new rules and regulations for streamlined implementation of the NREP.
  5. Review and recommend on the terms of reference and/or results of studies that will be subcontracted such as :
  • RE Manufacturing Industry Study to develop a strategy to improve the local manufacturing industry for RE
  • Assessment of selected provisions, guidelines or regulations under RA 9513 like NEDA’s suggestion to financial/fiscal incentives related to RA9513; assist in the preparation of documents on the public consultation on the net metering policy.
  • Mechanisms and guidelines on DREAMS Project Preparatory Fund (PPF)

A detailed work plan, to be divided into four (4) phases will be prepared for each deliverable. Annex A is the DREAMS project results framework that will guide the conduct of these activities.

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The level of effort is sixty (60) working days starting 15 June - 30 October 2019.

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete (man-days)

Target Due Dates

Review and Approvals Required

Detailed work plan to be divided into 4 Phases

2

within 2 days after meeting with the NPD

National Project Director

Completion of Reports under Phase 1 focusing on NREP or REM

10

within 20 days upon approval of work plan

Completion of Reports under Phase 2 focusing on RA 9513 IRR

15

within 20 days after Phase 1

Completion of Reports under Phase 3 focusing on Project Fund

15

within 20 days after Phase 2

Completion of Reports under Phase 4 focusing on RA9513

10

within 15 days after Phase 3

Consolidated Report vis a vis DREAMS Project Components

8

within 10 days after completion of all Phases

Total

60

 

 

Institutional Arrangement

The work of the IC will be supervised by the National Project Director. The PMU will provide a working space to the IC during the meetings with concerned units of DOE.

The PMU will facilitate linkage to the potential key informants within and outside of DOE. However, the gathering and consolidation of data for the study, within or outside of DOE, shall be the responsibility of the IC.

 

Duration of the Work

The IC will work will be apportioned over a period 60 working days upon signing of contract. The actual schedule of the IC will be based on an approved work plan.

 

Duty Station

The IC will be based in Manila. There will be occasional travels to attend forum, workshops or field visits of existing projects. He/She may be provided a small working space during visits or prolonged consultation subject to availability of space.

 

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

This is a lump sum/all-inclusive approach. However, duty travels outside of MetroManila that may be required (cost of transport, meals and accommodation) will be covered by the PMU subject to the approval of the NPD. In such travels, no per-diem will be provided to the IC.

Deliverables/ Outputs

Payment Tranche

Approved work plan*

10%

status report 1 including submission of outputs as per work plan

10%

status report 2 including submission of outputs as per work plan

10%

status report 3 including submission of outputs as per work plan

30%

status report 4 including submission of outputs as per work plan and Final Report and Recommendations on accomplishments

40%

Total

100

  • The specific assignments will be outlined by the National Project Director during the preparation of the work plan

 

Annexes to the TOR

Annex A - DREAMS Project Results Framework and DREAMS Description of activities and outputs per component. You may download the PDF files by clicking on this link:http://gofile.me/292aN/6V4yyoMfX


Competencies

The Core Values of the United Nations are:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for diversity.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
  • Uses time efficiently.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum: Completed master’s degree studies in any of the following field: development management, business management, environmental science, economics, public management, including graduates of law and relevant engineering courses.
  • For the latter courses, preference will be given those that passed licensure examinations.

Years of Experience (to be validated based on CV and on samples of published work or reports)

  • Minimum 10 years of continuous experience in providing advise, conducting technical/feasibility studies, evaluating projects or serving as consultant in the energy sector, either in private or government sector in the Philippines with evidence of published works and reports.
  • Special skills: One (1) year experience working with international organizations, team of experts and providing training to management or executive levels in organizations
  • Area/s of specialization: energy policy and economics, development finance, public fiscal management and IT technologies as they apply to the energy sector

Language

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experienced will be weighted a maximum of 700 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 300 points out of 1000 points. Having received the quantum core out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation:

Technical Criteria weight: 70%

Financial Criteria weight: 30%

 

Technical Evaluation (700 points, Weight 70%)

All applicants will be initially screened against the minimum qualification requirements as specified above.

Responsive candidates (longlisted) will then be further evaluated against the following criteria:

Desk review of technical criteria as evident in the submitted application:

Criteria for evaluation

Maximum Obtainable Points

Education

  • Minimum: Completed master’s degree studies in any of the following field: development management, business management, environmental science, economics, public management, including graduates of law and relevant engineering courses

(Minimum 105 points for completed master’s degree, additional points for each additional completed degree, maximum up to 150 points)

  • For the latter courses, preference will be given those that passed licensure examinations.

(Minimum 35 points who passed at least one (1) licensure examination, additional points for each additional passed lisensure exam, maximum up to 50 points)

200

Experience (to be validated based on CV and on samples of published work or reports)

 

  • Minimum 10 years of continuous experience in providing advise, conducting technical/feasibility studies, evaluating projects or serving as consultant in the energy sector, either in private or government sector in the Philippines

(Minimum 140 points for 10 years experience, additional points for additional years, maximum up to 200 points)

  • with at least two (2) evidences of published works and reports.

(Minimum 70 points for two (2) evidences of published works and reports, additional points for each additional evidences of published works and reports, maximum up to 100 points)

 

300

  • Special skills: one (1) year experience working with international organizations, team of experts and providing training to management or executive levels in organizations

(Minimum 70 points for 1 year experience working, additional points for additional years of experience, maximum up to 100 points)

100

  • Area/s of specialization: energy policy and economics, development finance, public fiscal management and IT technologies as they apply to the energy sector

 

300

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English

100

TOTAL

1000

The maximum points that can be achieved in the desk review is 490 points.

Only those applicants obtaining a minimum of 343 points (70% of points obtainable in the desk review) will be considered for an interview.

The total obtainable score on the interview is 210 points bringing the total points for the technical evaluation to a maximum of 700 points. Candidates obtaining less than 147 points during the interview (70% of points obtainable during the interview) will be disqualified.
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 490 points and above on the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.

 

Financial evaluation (300 points, Weight 30%)

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:

p = y (µ/z), where

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal

µ = price of the lowest priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

 

Recommended Presentation of Offer / Application

The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):

  1. Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  2. Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability)
  3. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  4. Submission of recent (not more than 5 years old) published works or papers written or presented in public forum on the energy sector (at least 2). The full report or paper, not the powerpoint presentation, should be sent separately (pdf file). The information must be presented as follows:

    Title of Paper/

    Date presented/published

    name of publication/event or Conference where paper was presented

    if part of group; please indicate co-authors or presentors

     

     

     

     

*Incomplete submission may be subject to disqualification.

You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link:http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU

 

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.


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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