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Energy Economist (Open for National or International Consultant)
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||70 Working Days from 23 June to 31 December 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||70 Working Days from 23 June to 31 December 2020|
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP Country Office in Cambodia works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, multilateral aid agencies, bilateral donors and private sector to support the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To support the implementation of the country programme 2019-2023, the Policy and Innovation Hub (PIH) plays an important role within the country office to develop high level policy and technical advisory support to the government. Its work guided by three set of strategies (1) research, policy and innovation, (2) communication, and (3) programming. Through the policy, research and innovation, communications, and programming, the PIH is expected to deliver the two main outputs (1) Prosperity, and (2) Planet. Climate change, natural resources, circular economy and energy are the focused areas of the Output 2, i.e. Planet.
Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and related lockdowns, a major proportion of global workforce are operating “work from home”, including in Cambodia. This is leading to an increased use of energy at homes in the form of air conditioning for space cooling, lighting, running appliances and electric equipment. This is increasing the peak power demand on grid during the day apart from raising monthly electricity bill of households on top of already impacted livelihoods because of the pandemic. Under these circumstances, many households find it challenging as their affordability to pay the utility bills had impacted significantly because of disrupted livelihoods. To address these challenges, UNDP received core funds to respond to these challenges by closely working with concerned ministries and departments in Cambodia.
Therefore, proposed activities under this TOR will support MEF to analyze electricity tariffs released in early 2020 considering the time of use, peak and off-peak periods, scenario analysis for integration and influence of demand side management measures including rooftop solar. Further, it is expected to analyze cost and benefit analysis of different electricity generation systems. All these are important in shaping post-COVID economic revival. Increased use of renewable and alternative energy sources may reduce increased dependence on fossil fuel, and reduced pressure on foreign exchange reserves by turning to alternative energy solutions such as solar energy.
Duties and Responsibilities
In close collaboration and cooperation with Energy Team based at MEF, the individual consultant will undertake the following tasks. Outputs from these tasks should be practical at field level than to remain as theoretical analysis.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=66283 more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
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Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Letter of interest/proposal, explaining why the applicant considers him- or herself the most suitable for the work.
(ii) Letter of interest/proposal, providing brief methodology on how the work will be conducted and/or approached.
2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
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