Individual Consultant-Renewable Energy (2 Positions)

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :19-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Month


In partnership with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, the India ACE project aims to demonstrate and develop the market for Renewable Energy Technology Packages for Rural Livelihoods (RETPRLs) in three selected states—Assam, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. The RETPRLs include: solar lighting systems; solar and/or biomass waste–powered micro grids for common facilities; solar irrigation pumps; improved commercial biomass cook-stoves; poultry-litter-based biogas plants; poultry-litter-based briquetting units; solar dryers for vegetables, spices and fish; solar-powered milk chillers; and cold rooms for storage of horticultural produce. The target livelihood sectors include poultry, fisheries, dairy, horticulture, khadi (homespun cloth) and silk weaving, bamboo, and commercial cooking (e.g. tea stalls, sweet shops and street food vendors).

Duties and Responsibilities

The main responsibilities to be undertaken by the consultant are:

  • Review the India ACE project document and the MNRE scheme on energy access;
  • Conduct meetings/consultations with the India ACE project management unit, officers in Delhi, Assam and Odisha, to understand the requirements, scope, and capacities. 
  • Conduct field visits in the India ACE project cluster in Assam and Odisha to assess the scope for implementing clean energy technologies to initiate and/or enhance the rural livelihood prospects.
  • Based on the opportunities identified, prepare detailed project reports which can be taken up for implementation under the India ACE project/MNRE energy access scheme.  

Technical Inputs and Participation:

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the project manager, UNDP and be responsible for carrying out the following tasks:

  • Summary of stakeholder consultations;
  • Brief field visit reports;
  • 5 detailed project reports prepared in the MNREs DPR format.


Key competencies:

  • Research and Survey
  • Report Writing
  • Technical documentation and DPR preparation 

Required Skills and Experience



  • Graduate Engineer with MBA / Post Graduation in Engineering



  • At least five years of experience working in renewable energy sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Solar PV and other RE technologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of farm and non-farm rural livelihood activities

Language Requirements:

Bi-lingual (Hindi and English), excellent inter–disciplinary, writing and communication skills.

Evaluation Method and Criteria (QCBS)

  • Technical (70%: Methodology-40% and Experience and Education -30%)
  • Financial (30%)

Implementation Schedule and Payment Terms


Time Schedule

From award of contract

Payment Terms

Submission of Inception report and workplan

1 week


Submission of summary of stakeholder consultations

3 Weeks


Brief field visit reports and submission of 5 draft DPRS

6 Weeks


Submission and acceptance of 5 detailed project reports prepared in MNREs DPR format

8 Weeks


Travel:- As per UNDP travel policy.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity;
  • Support creativity and innovation;
  • Help create an enabling environment for open communication;
  • Share knowledge and support a culture of learning;
  • Demonstrate fairness and transparency.


  • An excellent command of English is required.

Documents to be submitted:

•Detailed CV /P11.

•Financial proposal specifying per day consultancy fee. Prior approved travel expenses, if any, will be reimbursed as per actuals in line with UNDP rules or would be arranged by UNDP.

Annexes to the TOR

  1. Annex 1: Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor Assignment.
  2. Annex 2: General Terms and Conditions for ICs (in separate document).
  3. Annex 3: P-11 form for ICs (in separate document).
  4. Annex 4: Banking Detail form (in separate document).

Documents to be submitted by Consultants

  1. Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor Assignment;
  2. Updated and signed P-11 form for ICs;
  3. Filled in and signed Banking details Form with a copy of cancelled cheque.

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