UNDP-IC-2021-144;Individual Contract: International Consultant: Project Design & Development Expert (PDT Leader)

Location : Islamabad and Home Based, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :07-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :50 working days spread over 5 Months

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.


Country:                Pakistan

Description of the assignment:  Individual Contract: International Consultant: Project Design & Development Expert (PDT Leader)

Project Name: Combating Climate Change through the Promotion and Application of Sustainable Biomass Energy Technologies in Pakistan (PASBET) Project - PPG

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): The duration of the assignment will be 10 working weeks spread over Five (05) months from the date of  signing of contract.

Important Note:  Final selected IC will be required to provide a statement of health certificate along with proof of health   insurance.

Duty Station: Islamabad- Pakistan and Home based

Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals via email to the following address:

bids.pk@undp.org no later than 7th May 2021 at 12:30 PM PST (Pakistan Standard Time). Hand Delivery is not acceptable.

Important note for email submissions:  Please put "UNDP-IC-2021-144 International Consultant “Project Design & Development Expert (PDT Leader" in the subject line. Further, our system will not accept emails those are more than 30 MB size. If required, segregate your emails to accommodate email data restrictions. For segregated emails please use sequence of emails like Email 1, Email 2 in  the subject line.  For attachment purposes please only use MS Word, Excel, Power Point or PDF formats.

If you request additional information, please write to pakistan.procurement.info@undp.org. The team will provide necessary information within due date. However, any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your proposal. All/any query regarding the submission of the proposal may be sent prior to the deadline at the­ mail/address mentioned above.

Important Note: Your financial proposal must be password protected file. You will be requested to provide the password of your financial proposal if you qualify the technical evaluation with minimum 70% score.

The objective of the GEF PPG is to develop the project concept on Combating Climate Change through the Promotion and Application of Sustainable Biomass Energy Technologies in Pakistan (PASBET) into a full project. As described in the project concept (PIF), this project’s objective is the widespread application of sustainable biomass energy technologies for supporting socio-economic development of and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from, the rural sector in Pakistan.


The following information is to be consulted as background for the GEF PPG phase:


  • PIF cleared for WP inclusion or GEF Council approved PIF (PFD and child project concept note for projects that are part of a program)

  • SESP pre-screening (of PIF)

  • Comments from GEF Secretariat, Council, STAP

  • Annotated UNDP-GEF Project Document Template and associated guidance included therein

  • UNDP policies and procedures

  • UNDP-GEF guidance notes on GEF project development (which will be provided by the RTA) and

  • GEF policies, in particular GEF polices on: Project Cancellation; Fee Policy for GEF Partner Agencies; Project and Program Cycle; and Minimum Fiduciary Standards for GEF Partner Agency (in particular sections dealing with the required separation of oversight and execution support services). All GEF policies are available here.  

  • This is the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Project Design & Development of the UNDP-supported GEF-financed project titled Combating Climate Change through the Promotion and Application of Sustainable Biomass Energy Technologies in Pakistan (PASBET) Project. This TOR sets out the expectations for the project design and development. 

The interested candidates are requested to visit the link given below and download the FORMS and IC notices and submit the Technical and Financial Proposals.


Duties and Responsibilities

The total duration of the consultancy will be approximately 50 working days (10 weeks) spread over Five (05) months from when the consultant(s) are hired. The National Consultant will report to Assistant Resident Representative ECCU, UNDP Pakistan. The tentative timeframe is as follows:






Logical Framework Analysis Workshop Report

5 Days



Team submits to the Commissioning Unit and project management


Report on the analysis of the potentials and opportunities for improved private sector involvement and role in Pakistan’s energy sector and rural development

5 Days

Team presents to Commissioning Unit


Well written and concise UNDP ProDoc with all required sections and Annexes, in line with the standard UNDP-GEF ProDoc template and annotated guidance;

20 Days

Share with the Commissioning Unit, reviewed by RTA, Project Coordinating Unit, GEF OFP


Completed GEF CEO Endorsement Request;


05 Days



Responses to GEFSec and GEF Council comments


05 Days



All documentations from GEF PPG exercise (including technical reports, etc.); and Inputs to the Validation Workshop


10 Days

Shared with the Commissioning Unit



  • At least 10 years’ experience designing and/or implementing energy projects in developing countries

  • Proven and extensive international experience in designing and implementing renewable energy (particularly biomass energy) and energy efficiency projects.

  • Proven extensive experience in UNDP/GEF project formulation/design.

  • Knowledge of other donors’ including EU, ADB and WB project implementation and funding mechanisms would be an advantage.

  • Ability to conduct research and analysis and strong synthesis skills.

  • Builds strong relationships with national consultants, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback; consensus-oriented.

  • Highly developed inter-personal, negotiation and teamwork skills, networking aptitude.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Engineering, Applied Sciences, Energy Technologies, and related subjects

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