International Renewable Energy and Green Financing Expert


Location : Amman, JORDAN
Application Deadline :12-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 11h 30m
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :Four and half months within One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :Four and half months within One Year


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

Yemen has become one of the world’s most energy insecure country, with most of the country lacking access to sustainable energy. In addition to the on-going conflict has significantly impacted the electricity infrastructure including power generation, transmission  and distribution cutting off power supply to most of population both in urban and rural areas also increasing energy inequalities. Most of the Yemen’s supply of electric energy has been dependent on fossil fuels including Mazut, Diesel, and LPG.

Yemen has vast untapped potential of renewable energy sources, indicated solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass. Investing in highly potential and maximized renewable energy mix will enable  address the country mounting demands for recovery and development building better towards low-emission economic growth.

UNDP is in the process of engaging an international firm to conduct assessment of renewable energy sources in Yemen and develop a renewable energy investment plan maximizing the portion of renewable energy. UNDP is seeking recruitment of an international consultant to oversee the implementation of the Consultancy Service on Yemen Renewable Energy Investment Planning and Design implemented.

Purpose of the evaluation:

UNDP has announced an international tender to engage an international firm for development of the national  renewable energy investment plan along with detailed designs and technical proposals for recovery and reconstruction plan of the energy sector in Yemen, maximizing the proportion of renewable energy in the overall energy mix given opportunities to integrate sustainable energy to recovery and reconstruction plan while ensuring building back better. The selected consultancy firm will develop the renewable energy investment plan and designs during a one-year duration period.

The selected constancy firm will develop the renewable energy investment plan and designs for recovery and reconstruction of the energy sector in Yemen. The aim of the consultancy service is to identify the possibilities to maximize the proportion of renewable energy in the overall energy mix given opportunities to integrate sustainable energy to recovery and reconstruction plan while ensuring building back better.  Most electric generation in Yemen is mainly powered by fossil fuels and liquid gas. The selected consultancy firm based on the assessment, analysis and consultations on Yemen energy sector will:

  • Look at the current stock of renewable energy resources, and relevant technical and institutional capacities that could be used for recovery in the country.
  • Project the potential demand that could support all recovery needs within the context of green recovery which reduces inequality and leaves no one behind.
  • Identify critical institutional, energy and technical capacity gaps for meeting different energy needs and recovery requirements including domestic, commercial, industrial and agriculture with forecasts for future demands
  • Define the appropriate energy mix to fill the identified gaps (including capacities needed) maximizing the renewable energy portion including combinations of the most effective, cos-efficient and practicable energy potential among the wind, solar, geothermal energy options.
  • Identify the technical and institutional capacities that need to be enhanced or developed to support integration of energy sector in recovery efforts in the context of green recovery, and in other relevant sectors including to respond to potential impacts of COVID 19.
  • Develop prospectus for renewable energy recovery investment plan and designs including power generation (both central generation and mini-grids), transmission and distribution including modification and upgrading of existing power transmission, substations and distribution
  • Ensure that renewable energy recovery investment plans and designs are resilient and risk-informed given that Yemen is extremely prone to natural disasters and climatic hazards including floods.
  • Develop a comprehensive national energy sector recovery plan focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access including  rural electrification components such as decentralized energy options.
  • Develop pipeline of short-term, medium term and long-term priority renewable energy projects including designs, costing, contract packaging, and implementation schedules of the identified options and associated requirements  
  • Prepare a strategy for medium-term public and private sector partnership and capacity development plan
  • The international consultant will support UNDP to ensure quality results during the implementation processes of the energy mix investment plans and designs development as well as development of marketable (bankable) concepts notes for resources mobilization and attracting potential private sector investments in line with the potential public-private sector partnerships, donor guidelines and requirements. 

Objectives and Scope of Assignment and Tasks:

The international consultant will support UNDP to ensure quality results during the implementation processes of the energy mix investment plans and designs development as well as development of marketable (bankable) concepts notes for resources mobilization and attracting potential private sector investments in line with the potential public-private sector partnerships, donor guidelines and requirements. 

The international consultant will review oversee and monitor the work of the selected consultancy firm. S/He will track progress of the consultancy assignment as per the agreed work plan and inception report, highlight any diversions, review the results and outputs/results of the consultancy firm and advice the Senior Management of UNDP on quality of assessment and results reported. S/He will also act as the focal point of the renewable energy investment planning and design and follow up on development of the pipeline project and a set of bankable projects for existing and new innovative financing including as well as potential financing from private sector such as climate financing, private capital and funding from bilateral and multilateral donors including GCF

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The international consultant will support UNDP to ensure quality results during the implementation processes of the energy mix investment plans and designs development as well as development of marketable (bankable) concepts notes for resources mobilization and attracting potential private sector investments in line with the potential public-private sector partnerships, donor guidelines and requirements. Following are the key documents and reports that the consultant will review and advice UNDP Senior Management to ensure quality of work produced:

  • Inception report: Detailed work-plan and timeline
  • Assessment Report of energy generation, transmission and distribution capacities
  • Outlook of energy demand meeting and recovery requirements
  • Energy efficiency and loss reduction assessment report and plan
  • Proposal of immediate and long-term energy mix maximizing renewable energy portion including modifications to the transmission and distribution capacities
  • Renewable energy recovery investment plan for the short and long term
  • Designs of energy-mix power generation and modification and upgrading of power transmission, substations and distribution for short-term and recovery power generation needs
  • Social, Environmental and Occupational Health Framework and Plan
  • Policy framework for establishment of domestic Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and national registry system
  • List of project concept notes with concrete set of bankable projects for climate financing and funding from bilateral and multilateral donors including GCF as well as potential financing from private sector
  • Partnership and Financing Plan including business models renewable energy mix financing, public-private sector partnership
  • Procurement proposals including technical specifications, implementation schedule, and evaluation and qualification criteria to be applied to the potential bidders
  • Institutional Capacity Development Plan

Key deliverables including payment and timeframe for the Evaluation Process

Milestone

Deliverable

Target Due Date

Focal Point for Approval

1

  • Inception report and work plan on the assignment
  • Comments on and finalization of the selected international firm inception report: Detailed work-plan and timeline

One week

Deputy Resident Representative for Programme

2

Review and comment on the following outputs produced by the selected international firm:

  • Assessment Report of energy generation, transmission and distribution capacities
  • Outlook of energy demand meeting and recovery requirements
  • Energy efficiency and loss reduction assessment report and plan
  • Proposal of immediate and long-term energy mix maximizing renewable energy portion including modifications to the transmission and distribution capacities

One month

Deputy Resident Representative for Programme with inputs from technical team

3

Review and comment on the following outputs produced by the selected international firm:

  • Renewable energy recovery investment plan for the short and long term
  • Designs of energy-mix power generation and modification and upgrading of power transmission, substations and distribution for short-term and recovery power generation needs
  • Social, Environmental and Occupational Health Framework and Plan

Three weeks

 

Deputy Resident Representative for Programme with inputs from technical team

4

Review and comment on the following outputs produced by the selected international firm:

  • Policy framework for establishment of domestic Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and national registry system
  • List of project concept notes with concrete set of bankable projects for climate financing and funding from bilateral and multilateral donors including GCF as well as potential financing from private sector
  • Partnership and Financing Plan including business models renewable energy mix financing, public-private sector partnership

Two months

Deputy Resident Representative for Programme with inputs from technical team

5

Review and comment on the following outputs produced by the selected international firm:

  • Procurement proposals including technical specifications, implementation schedule, and evaluation and qualification criteria to be applied to the potential bidders
  • Institutional Capacity Development Plan

Two weeks

Deputy Resident Representative for Programme with inputs from technical team

Institutional Arrangement:

The International Consultant will work report to the Deputy Resident Representative-Programme. S/He will he work closely with the technical team in the Country Office as well as UNDP Amman Hub.

Consultancy Duration:

The international consultant duration will be four months and half over one year. 

Application process

  1. Recommended Presentation of Offer:

Documents to be included when submitting the Proposal: Interested consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications and interest.

A.      Technical Proposal: (which will include the following):

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

·         Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

·         UN P11 Form (“CV Form”) – Annex

·         A brief Methodology on how the candidate will approach and conduct the work. (The consultant is asked in his/her offer submission in the methodologies section to bring the description of the above-mentioned points.

B. Financial proposal:

The applicants requested to submit lump-sum and the Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (please see attached breakdown template).

Proposal Evaluation Criteria:

The award will be based on the Combined Scoring method 70% technical evaluation and 30% financial evaluation (highest ranked candidate).

 

Technical proposal 70%

Description of technical evaluation criteria

Scoring method

%

Education and experience

10

Assignment plan and methodology

20

Track-record. Evidence of specific experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities outlined in this Terms of Reference.

20

Experience of working with UN agencies/NGOs (UNDP in particular) will be preferred.

10

Proficiency in written English, ability of analytical and drafting work, and familiarity with computers and word processing.

10

Financial evaluation: 30 %: 

Payment:

Payments and Time Schedules:

  • Payment shall be provided upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables as per the payment schedules
  • Payment requests submitted by the consultant must be certified by the supervisor
  • Payment schedules:
    1. 20% first payment upon signing of the contract,
    2. 40 % upon satisfactory completion of milestones 1, 2 and 3.
    3. 40% upon completion of milestone 4 and 5


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability of analytical and drafting work;
  • Familiarity with computers and word processing (WORD, EXCEL, Power Point)
  • Fluency in English language;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Self-reliant and able to work as a part of a multi-cultural team in a stressful environment.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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
  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural and diverse team
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 


Required Skills and Experience

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in electrical engineering and renewable energy technologies
  • Over 10 years proven experience in renewable energy power technologies planning and application including power generation and transmission. 

Language :

Fluency in English language



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