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National Consultant – Development of energy plans for the agricultural sector in Five Provinces – Sri Lankans only
|Location :||Home Based, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||100 days over the course of 20 weeks|
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.
Energy and agriculture sectors are the largest Green-House Gas (GHG) emitters in Sri Lanka, respectively representing around 59%, and 27% of the total national GHG emissions (SNC, 2011). Thus, these two sectors are sectors where energy savings and use of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) can have a significant impact in terms of emission reductions apart from significant socio-economic benefits to the country.
Biogas, Biomass and Solar Trilateral Cooperation - Transitioning to Sustainable Energy Uses in the Agro-Industry in Sri Lanka (TSSC) is a 2-year project implemented by the United Nations Development in Sri Lanka. The Project supports Sri Lanka GHG emission reduction national targets through trial and demonstration of the potential of biogas, biomass and solar in the agro-industry sector. The Project is implemented under a South-South Cooperation framework and as such presents itself as a learning platform for both China and Sri Lanka to engage and cooperate at the international level in renewable energy technology (RET) transfer for GHG emission reduction.
Project interventions include:
• Developing Sri Lanka’s Provincial Council capacities in assessing carbon footprint in different agriculture activities and monitoring RET potential for GHG savings;
• Developing energy plans for the agricultural sector for five provincial councils;
• Sharing Chinese knowledge and experience in biogas, biomass and solar for agro-industry in Sri Lanka;
• Determining suitable business models through South-South knowledge and experience sharing platforms;
• Providing support to Chinese institutions on carrying out relevant capacity development in South partner countries;
Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) and the Ministry of Power, Energy and Transport are the project implementing partners whereas UNDP, Sri Lanka provides the implementation support through Direct Implementation Modality.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Services
Scope of this assignment is to develop energy plans for the agricultural sector for five provinces in the focus of the project ( Uva, Northern, Southern, Eastern and North Western), to help meet the provincial and national targets in increasing renewable energy usage.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The consultant’s duty station/location during the contract will be home-based with travel to the respective provinces, other site visits and stakeholder consultations.
Deliverable - Target Date
Timeframe of the assignment
• 100 days over the course of 20 weeks commencing from 15th July 2021 and expected contract end date is 15th December 2021;
• The PMU will require five days to review the deliverables submitted by the consultant;
The prospective consultant should, as a minimum, have the following competencies and qualifications;
Required Skills and Experience
HOW TO APPLY
The application should contain:
All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (_______________________________________)
Amount in words:
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily per diem and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored into the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES
Payments will be based on milestones as described in section D of this document and must be approved by the Programme Coordinator (Energy) of the Climate and Environment Team of UNDP Sri Lanka.
The National Consultant shall receive payments according to the following installments from UNDP:
1. Submission of Deliverable 1 in Section D by 15th September 2021- 20 %
2. Submission of Deliverable 2 in Section D by 10th October 2021 – 20 %
3. Submission of Deliverable 3 in Section D by 3rd November 2021- 20 %
4. Submission of Deliverable 3 in Section D by 22nd November 2021- 20 %
5. Submission of Deliverable 3 in Section D by 8th December 2021- 20 %