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Consultancy for Solar/Power/Electrical Engineer
|Location :||Harare, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||06-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||9 Months|
Installations under the S4H project started in 2017. Then, Zimbabwe had been experiencing power cuts of up to 18 hours a day for about two years as drought shrank water levels for hydroelectricity and imports were unable to fill the gap. The outages were damaging for pharmaceuticals and laboratory reagents that must be kept at certain temperatures.
Four hundred and five (405) healthcare facilities have been equipped with solar systems across Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces in a partnership between UNDP and Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) with Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and Nation Housing (MoLGPWNH) providing the technical expertise. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is funding the S4H project. In addition to these 405 Health facilities, UNDP is expecting new request to come from MOHCC to support 540 Health facilities with solar support.
The S4H project aims to strengthen Zimbabwe’s national health systems by improving access to quality health services through four priority areas namely health information system, cold chain, maternity and laboratory. In addition, S4H project ensures constant and cost-e?ective access to electricity, while also mitigating the impact of climate change and advancing multiple Sustainable Development Goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment
UNDP is the Principal Recipient (PR) for The Global Fund HIV grant for the implementation period 2018-2020 and is responsible for the effective functioning of the installed solar systems. Hence UNDP seeks the services of a qualified and experienced Solar/Power/Electrical Engineer to be responsible for the management of new solar installations and maintenance and repairs of those already installed.
Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager & Head, the Solar/Power/Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the following based on international experiences, related to solar systems:
Supporting knowledge management and documentation of lessons learned:
The following are the expected deliverables:
In terms of the project governance, the client is the Government of Zimbabwe through MoHCC. Funding is from the Global Fund through UNDP Zimbabwe as the PR. Other actors are MoLGPWNH, Rural District Councils, Municipal and City Authorities.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
A monthly rate will be agreed based on qualifications, experience and complexity of work.
Applicants are requested to upload copies of:
Latest CV highlighting the relevant experience.
Updated P11 Form template of which can be downloaded from this website - http://www.sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc.
A brief technical proposal on undertaking the tasks and evidence of previous work.
Please group all your documents (CV, P11, Technical Proposal and certificates) into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.
Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. Only successful candidates will be contacted as a result of the overall evaluation.
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically, and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the TORs using the guidelines detailed in the table below.
Quality of Technical Proposal
Financial Offer – Lowest Price 30%
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Having received the highest score out of the pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.
Required Skills and Experience
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.