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Energy Access SMEs Development Project (Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan)
This project builds upon experiences from the UNDP Green Villages initiative implemented in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic during the last two years. The project goal is to offer a comprehensive strategy to scale-up private sector engagement in energy access by improving the risk-return profile of private investment in energy access products and services. The key objective of the project is to expand energy access and provide reliable, affordable and sustainable energy products and services for the rural population of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic who are facing energy poverty, through promoting scalable, private sector-led business models and derisking their investment. This project offers a comprehensive strategy to scale-up private sector engagement in energy access by improving the risk-return profile of private investment in energy access products and services. The project will focus on introducing new technologies and energy services in selected villages through the following three interlinked components: i) Enabling policy framework and capacity development for green energy SMEs, ii) Improved access to finance and piloted business models for green energy SMEs and energy service users, and iii) Improved access to sustainable energy services in remote rural areas – on a household, public buildings and village level.
EU4Climate (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine)
Climate Box (Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
Enhanced access to Climate Finance (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Moldova, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.)
Location: Istanbul, with missions to Europe and CIS (ECIS) programme countries covered by projects
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the assignment is to serve as the lead technical advisor to IRH and programme countries for 4 regional climate change and energy projects implementation: Energy Access SMEs Development; EU4Climate II; Enhanced access to Climate Finance; Climate Box. The consultant will also provide climate change and energy related technical and project implementation support to the CDT team in UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub.
There are three specific objectives for this consultancy:
Specific tasks are as follows:
Deliverables and Payment Schedule
Deliverable 1 (payment: 30 % of the total contract value, deadline: August 31, 2018)
First progress report including:
Deliverable 2 (payment: 30 % of the total contract value; deadline: October 31, 2018)
Interim report reflecting:
Deliverable 3 (payment: 40% of the total contract value, deadline: December 15, 2018)
Final report including:
The consultant will work under guidance and technical supervision of CDT Team Leader of UNDP for ECIS. He/she will also work closely with the UNDP Country Offices and other partners. Within the duration of the contract the consultant should visit all participating countries. Travels to participating countries, as per by the ToR will be paid separately as per UNDP rules and regulations.
The duration of the consultancy will be approx. 100 working days. Consultancy will start on 1st of August 2018 and will be completed no later than 30 December 2018.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Only those candidates who will obtain min. 70% of points will be invited for the next stage of the technical evaluation and financial proposal evaluation.
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 40 points:
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 17 points
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, personal security needs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services…).
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
|Closing date:||May 24, 2018|