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Specialist on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Open for National or International with residence in Cambodia)
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jan-21 (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 :||Initial contract is from 20 January 2021 to 19 January 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 100 days per year with a possibility of extension up to three years|
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.
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 Cambodia Country Office works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), 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 UNDP 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. PIH work is 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.
UNDP has been supporting the RGC in achieving the targets set under Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals (CSDG). Clean and affordable energy access is one of the priorities of RGC and has three key targets under SDG 7 including universal energy access by 2030. Cambodia’s achievements in rural electrification offer a remarkable story from the Asia Pacific. From a 6.6% electrification rate in 2000, the country reached an impressive 97.3% by 2020. Of the 14,168 villages, just 237 villages can’t be electrified as planned by 2020 as they are classified as “difficult to reach”. At the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, Cambodia announced to have at least 25 percent share of renewable energy in the total energy mix by 2030. It was further announced that the RGC will start work on a policy to become carbon neutral starting 2021. In 2017, Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) prepared a draft National Energy Efficiency Policy (NEEP) with the goal to reduce energy demand by 20% by 2035 from buildings, industry, and transport sectors. This draft is being finalized by MME and is expected to be approved sometime early 2021.
In order to provide support and ensure effective policy and quality technical services to the government, PIH in UNDP Cambodia is looking to recruit Consultants who could function as Senior Specialist against the following profiles:
As part of UNDP’s support to the RGC in its economic growth, as well as in advancing the clean energy agenda, UNDP is seeking applicants who could apply to one or more profiles listed above. Successful applicants will join the UNDP’s roster of experts and be contacted based on arising needs of PIH of UNDP Cambodia including, support drafting of policies and sub-decrees, project identification, programming and implementation.
This solicitation is for Long-Term Agreements (LTA) for one year and renewable up to three years linked to satisfactory performance of the individual consultants. LTA refers to a mutual arrangement whereby the Consultant will provide services as required, over a specific period of time. It specifies the unit price (daily rate), allowing for a framework agreement to be used when the Consultant’s services are needed. The Consultant will be contracted under separate ToRs that will be developed for the specific services needed within the scope of the LTA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Technical Advisor on Energy, the Senior Specialist will be responsible for providing high quality technical inputs, based on an in-depth understand of the local context and global experiences, related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy access:
Key work areas will include:
1. Secure business opportunities for UNDP Cambodia and supporting resource mobilization:
2. Support drafting policies and sub-decrees
3. Support Implementation of programmes:
4. Support knowledge management and documentation of lessons learned:
The consultant shall ensure confidentiality of all the information received during the assignment
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree, or equivalent, in engineering, energy, resource management, economics, finance, international affairs, or other energy-related field
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=74172 more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.
Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.
Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your online applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Letter explaining why they are most suitable for the work
(ii) Sample of work to prove strong written and presentation skills.
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
Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC).