SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR for the Development of Renewable Energy Applications for Market Mainstreaming and Sustainability (DREAMS) Project (for Filipino Nationals only)


Location : UNDP Country Office, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :18-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
16-Sep-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :80 working days spread over five months
Expected Duration of Assignment :16 April 2019 to 15 February 2020

Background

A. Project Title

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

B. 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.[1]

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, Metro Manila.?

[1] The members of the PSC are DOE, DILG, DENR, NEDA, TRANSCO, NGCP, NPC, PEMC, UNDP, and representative from the local governments of Iloilo and Palawan.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

A. Scope of Work:

He/ She will serve as a key resource person in the following undertakings:

1. Assist in the finalization of the updated National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) 2020-2040

2. Conduct a thorough review of the results/findings of the following indicative studies being contracted out by the DREAMS Project to other Consultants:[1]

i.Assessment/Audit of Utilization of FIT-all Funds

ii.Incentives and Strategies for RE Manufacturing Industry

iii.Pricing of Renewable Energy Certificates

iv.Market Demand for Green Energy Option Program

v.Guidelines and Mechanisms on DREAMS Support Service Facility for the RE

The review shall focus on the content, findings and recommendations of the submitted reports and the relevance and implications of the study to the DREAMS Project in particular and the strategic agenda of the REMB in general.

3. Provide advice to the NPD in the drafting/preparation or review/assessment of rules and regulations and policy support mechanisms under the RE Law

4. Recommend strategic activities and outputs for the DREAMS 2020 Annual Work Plan and Budget based on the approved with the Project Document and Inception Plan.

B. Expected Outputs and Deliverables:

The level of effort is 80 working days NLT 15th September 2019 until 15th February 2020.

The topics and schedule of completion of the indicative six (6) studies (including the NREP) to be reviewed may vary according to the availability of other Contractors and priority of REMB. The extent of review may also depend on the nature of the output. Despite the variability in each study, the level of effort will remain at 80 days.

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to

Complete

(man-days)

Target Due Dates

Review and

Approvals

Required

Name of designated person who will review and accept the output

Inception Plan

5

NLT 10 days after signing

National Project

Director

with

recommendation

of DREAMS Project Manager or other REMB officers as may be assigned

National Project

Director

with

 

and

 

DREAMS Project Manager

Report on Study 1 (NREP)

15

NLT 7 working days after receipt of assigned work

Report on Study 2 (FIT-all)

5

Report on Study 3 (RE Mfg)

10

Report on Study 4 (REC)

10

Report on Study 5 (GEOP)

10

Report on Study 6 (SSFRE)

5

Additional Consulting advice/ new assignment from NPD

15

as may be scheduled

Completion Report (outline to be discussed at least 30 days before end of contract)

5

NLT 10 days prior to end of contract on 15th February 2020

Total

80

 

C. Institutional Arrangement:

The work of the IC will be coordinated by the DREAMS Project manager. The Contractor will however report directly to the NPD to receive other advise, assignments and instructions on priority activities that need to be undertaken during the duration of this contract.

The IC shall make himself available upon written notice from the Project. Ideally, the Project shall notify the IC 5 working days prior to an activity like participation in meetings, consultation with the NPD or other activities related to the studies being conducted.

D. Duration of Work:

The IC will work will be apportioned over a period 80 days upon signing of contract. The actual schedule of the IC will be based on an approved work plan.

E. 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.

F. Price and Schedule of Payments:

This is a lump sum/all-inclusive approach.[1] However, duty travels outside of Metro Manila that may be required (cost of transport, meals and accommodation) will be covered by the PMU. In such travels, no additional per-diem will be provided to the IC.

Deliverables/ Outputs

% Payment

Approved work plan*

0

Analysis and recommendation on Study 1 (NREP 2020-2040)

10

Analysis and recommendation on Study 2 (Audit of FIT-All Funds)

10

Analysis and recommendation on Study 3 (REC Pricing)

10

Analysis and recommendation on Study 4 (RE Manufacturing Sector Incentives)

10

Analysis and recommendation on Study 5 (Green Energy Option Program Market Study)

10

Analysis and recommendation on Study 6 (Support Services Facility for RE)

10

Final/Completion report

40

Total

100

 

[1]The term All inclusiveimplies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consummables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal

[1] In case new studies are contracted, the IC will discuss with the NPD what studies will be prioritized.


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.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Computer literate.


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum: Graduates of Law and relevant Engineering courses, Completed graduate courses in Development Management, Business Management, Environmental Science, Economics, Public Management .

Experience

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

Special Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with international organizations and Senior managers in government and private sector and Multi-disciplinary Expert Consultants.

Language requirements

  • Excellent fluency in spoken and written English

Evaluatin Method and Criteria

Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method – where the Technical Proposal will be evaluated based on qualifications in the CV. The Technical evaluation is weighted a max. of 70%.

The Financial Proposal that will be evaluated through submission of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC including Financial Proposal Template and combined with the price offer will be weighted a max of 30%;

For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):

Qualification

Points

Obtainable (100 points)

Education

Minimum: Graduates of Law and relevant Engineering courses, Completed graduate courses in Development Management, Business Management,

Environmental Science, Economics, Public Management – 7 points (minimum)

[Additional points for taking related certifications/course/trainings/masters and/or PhD].

20

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

 

•        Minimum 10 years of continuous experience in providing advice, conducting technical/feasibility studies, evaluating projects or serving as consultant in the energy sector, either in private or government sector in the Philippines – 21 points (minimum)

[Additional points for additional years of experience]

•        with evidence of published works and reports.

30

•        Special skills: Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with international organizations and Senior managers in government and private sector and Multi-disciplinary Expert Consultants. – 7 points (minimum)

[additional points for additional years of experience]

10

•        Area/s of specialization: energy policy and economics, development finance, and technologies as they apply to the energy sector – 17.5 (minimum)

[additional points for additional areas of specialization]

 

25

Language (excellent fluency in spoken and written English)

15

TOTAL

100

Only applicants with a minimum score of 75 points in the Technical Criteria (Item H) will be considered for final evaluation

Recommended Presentation of Offer

The IC must submit the following

1.    Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;

2.    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;

3.    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 reports). 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 presenters

 

 

 

 

4.    Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (fill in only those that are applicable).[1]

Budget Item

Cost

Details/Assumptions

Professional Services

 

 

Travel

 

 

Meals and Lodging

 

 

Supplies, Reproduction

 

 

Communication

 

 

Others

 

 

[1]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. 

 

 


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