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Expert on finance support mechanisms for ESCO market development in Ukraine
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to month|
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.
In Ukraine, financial resources in energy efficiency (EE) are gradually shifting from grants to concessional loans and public–private sector partnership initiatives to decrease the burden on public funds. The following types of financial incentives can support the necessary shift in energy efficiency financing: (1) EE funds, (2) dedicated credit-lines, (3) performance contracting systems via energy service companies (ESCOs).
The objective of this Project (EEPB) is to accelerate implementation of energy efficiency measures in public buildings in Ukraine through Energy service company (ESCO) modality by leveraging significant private sector investment over its implementation period (2017 – 2021, with possible extension up to 2023). Among other tasks, The Project is to promote private investment in energy efficiency in public buildings through appropriate catalytic financial incentives, including the establishment of a Financial Support Mechanism (FSM).
During the first half of implementation, the Project has developed and piloted various financial tools to facilitate overcome this barrier:
The Project also explores other options such as leasing instrument, and green bonds as a source of affordable finance for investments.
In this context the EEPB project is seeking an experienced Expert on Finance support mechanisms for ESCO market development in Ukraine to assess the progress in development and operationalizing of affordable options for financing energy efficiency measures in public buildings and provide with recommendations most optimal options with regard to the Projects objectives.
The consultant will promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organization with zero tolerance to any kind of discriminatory and abusive behaviour, including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
2.1 Stock-take of the project:
2.2 Provide recommendations
2.3 Support the development of follow-up project proposals for the implementation of EE financing for public buildings.
3. DESCRIPTION OF TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and the guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor Energy Efficiency, the Individual Consultant under this assignment is expected to use available open information as well as professional opinions from partner organizations, including the Ministry of Finance, the National Bank of Ukraine, IFIs, Banking Sector, other financial and insurance markets regulating bodies to:
3.1 ESCO Models
3.2 Green Bonds
3.3 Other financing sources (e.g., EIB, EE Fund) – how much investment was mobilized with ESCO support in improving and managing quality of EE investments;
3.4 Do a stocktaking on the preparation of the universal banking products, noting any new objectives and requirements of banks in regards the financing of ESCO-led EPC EE projects.
5. MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS
The consultant will be responsible for the achieving of the objectives of the assignment. The Consultant will report to the Project Manager and will work closely with representatives of Ukrainian municipalities, banks and ESCOs.
Consultant will be responsible for all personal administrative expenses associated with the assignment, which include printing costs, stationary, telephone and electronic communication.
6. MONITORING REQUIREMENTS / TERMS OF PAYMENT
The quality will be assured by proper contract management and detailed work plan to monitor progress achieved. All the documents will be subject to acceptance by the Project Manager and the CTA
Work-progress reporting/monitoring meeting will be held with the IC holder on a regular basis, interim progress reports will also be requested by UNDP Project Manager to ensure the timely progress and work plan implementation.
The documents should be submitted in electronic or paper form in English or Ukrainian and should be developed in line with the UNDP principles of gender-responsive communications.
Payment under this contract is to be made after acceptance of working plans and services delivered by the Consultant upon submission of an output report, other deliverables and an invoice indicating exact number of workdays and description of tasks performed.
Required Skills and Experience
7. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications and experience:
8. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
8.1 Applicants shall submit the following documents:
8.2 Financial Proposal
Lump-Sum based on Delivery of Outputs
The financial proposal shall specify a lump sum amount. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this daily fee-based amount and number of anticipated working days.
9. EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS
9.1 Evaluation criteria
The following criteria will be rated as indicated below:
Excellent written and spoken Russian and Ukrainian. Working knowledge of English is a valuable asset (2 points max): Working knowledge of English – 2 points.
Maximum available technical score - 70 points.
9.2 Evaluation method
Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: