Energy Manager for Yerevan Community


Location : Yerevan, ARMENIA
Application Deadline :22-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :10d 12h 1m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :2 years (estimated 300 consultancy days)


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.


Background

Using an integrated suite of de-risking interventions, the Project seeks to systematically de-carbonize the existing building stock in Armenia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while achieving sustainable development benefits. The Project, addressing both public and residential buildings, focuses on creating a favorable market environment and a scalable business model for investment in energy efficiency retrofits by addressing market barriers. These barriers to energy efficient building renovation are addressed through a combination of policy and financial de-risking instruments and targeted financial incentives to key market players.

To address each specific risk area, the Project is structured under four components: (i) building sector measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) and knowledge management, (ii) policy de-risking, (iii) financial de-risking, and (iv) financial incentives. By systematically targeting barriers, the Project will significantly reduce the investment risk profile of energy efficiency building retrofits to encourage private sector investment and thereby scale-up investment in energy efficiency building retrofits in Armenia.

The main objective of this task is to establishment of the Municipal Energy Management System (MEMS) in Yerevan, as a part of domestic Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System. The following system shall be connected with the other systems, particularly to the register, being created in accordance with sub-point 1 of the clause 13 in the Annex of the Decree of the Government N426-N, dated 12 April 2018, as well as to the urban development cadaster, to be created as per Article 20 of the Law “On Urban Development” of the Republic of Armenia.

MEMS will ensure adopting appropriate system for monitoring of energy consumption in public buildings, storing all the data collected in the Energy Management Information System (EMIS), developing list of buildings for prioritized selection for energy efficient retrofits, resulting assessment of achieved energy savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions as well as MRV of the impact resulted from application of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures on GHG emissions from public buildings.

The workplace, support staff and office operation costs for efficient execution of the Energy Manager should be provided by Yerevan Community. Community will finance the costs, required for MEMS’ proper operation and maintenance of the office (utilities, vehicle spare parts, fuel, etc.). UNDP will allocate financing for the position of the Energy Manager throughout the Project duration and will support with provision of EMIS software and trainings as required.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Climate Change Program Coordinator and direct supervision UNDP-GCF Project Manager and control of the Municipal Energy Management Coordination Committee (MEMCC), headed by the Deputy Mayor, the expert will support the project and the community in execution of the energy efficient refurbishment of public buildings in Yerevan community with ultimate objective of establishing proper, transparent and effective system for outlining energy demand and consumption management in Yerevan community, performing the following activities:

  • Provide support to the key beneficiary of the Project – Yerevan community in accurate selection of target buildings for conducting improvements in buildings’ thermal characteristics (building envelope components, equipment and HVAC systems, etc.) and in collection of the information related to baseline energy consumption figures and values.
  • Coordinate work of Yerevan community energy management department (working group), and present final developed materials to the community administration representatives.
  • Keep inventory of community-owned public buildings, compile database of their thermal technical indicators, classify buildings according to the pre-designed criteria and standards, developed and approved by MEMCC.
  • Coordinate, justify and support the execution of energy audits, coordinate actions towards identification of sources and collection of thermal, technical and energy efficiency indicators of buildings, including baseline energy consumption, specific energy consumption, comfort level, occupancy patterns, etc.
  • Develop methodology for prioritizing/shortlisting buildings, subject to energy efficient retrofitting, and agree with UNDP and MEMCC.
  • Upon completion of renovation and retrofits of municipal-owned public buildings, consolidate main findings and organize implementation of energy monitoring schemes, by applying EMIS.
  • Participate in presenting the project outcomes. Ensure participation of staff members of MEMS bodies in capacity building trainings on MRV, MEMS and EMIS.
  • Based on expected savings, support the Yerevan Community for the creation and operation of Revolving Fund.
  • Work on attraction of extra budgetary financing for the energy efficiency activities in Yerevan Community, in cooperation with other related stakeholders.

Note: for each single specific call-offs, the respective detailed ToR with specified outputs and applicable number of working days will follow in line with the main scope of works of this assignment.

 


Competencies

Competences:

  • Good knowledge of legislation particularly regarding energy efficiency policies, building retrofitting, certification and auditing;
  • Experience in development and management of energy related projects;
  • Working experience with local energy organizations and public building administrators;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams;
  • Proven ability to work under time pressure and handle multiple activities and tasks concurrently;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to systemize, analyze and present the data;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines;
  • Good communication, analytical and writing skills;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel).


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in energy, engineering, building studies, economics, business and management or other field relevant to the project/task.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in municipal utilities administration and management;
  • Experience with monitoring of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects;
  • Experience with greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting requirements under UNFCCC is an asset.

Languages:

  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian, good knowledge of English and Russian (written and oral)

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

  • Financial Proposal and Availability form: OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP (all-inclusive daily fee option is applicable for this assignment)
  • CV shall include Education/Qualification, Processional Certification, Employment Records /Experience

General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

 

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