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International Consultant on Climate Change Mitigation

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 21/11/2017
Company Name UNDP
Contact Name Human Resources
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The objective of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme is to support the Government of Uzbekistan in strengthening? national capacities to effectively and efficiently plan for, access, manage, deploy and monitor climate financing in particular through the GCF. These activities will be planned and implemented in line with national policies and priorities. The Programme will target two important aspects of the GCF approach, access to funds and private sector engagement, both of which will require significant preparatory work before GCF financing will be possible at scale. The GCF Readiness Programme will focus on a range of preparatory activities to: a) build and strengthen the institutional capacity of national entities in Uzbekistan, with a focus on enabling direct access; and to b) help Uzbekistan to prepare climate change mitigation and adaptation investment strategies, programmes and projects, including through the active involvement of the private and financial sectors.

Over the last 15 years, UNDP has been supporting Uzbekistan in its transition to low-emission development with a particular focus on promoting energy efficiency in public and rural residential buildings through several national and regional programmes and projects, such as the UNDP-GEF “Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Uzbekistan”, UNDP “Supporting Uzbekistan in transition to Low-Emission Development Path”, included development of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) on Sustainable Rural Housing in Uzbekistan for NAMA Facility funding, and is continuing doing this within newly launched UNDP/GEF project “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing in Uzbekistan”.

In light of the above, a consultancy work is needed to help explore further opportunities on promoting of private sector investments into low-carbon housing in Uzbekistan (e.g. based on the on-going National Rural Housing Construction Programme), innovative financial model policy along with enabling policy, regulatory, institutional and capacity building activities shall be conceptualized, with particular focus on GCF requirements applied for development of a viable and bankable Concept Note (GCF Guidance) as a newly emerged source of climate financing. ?This work will constitute the part of the GCF Readiness project mandate on supporting the formation of a national pipeline of projects for potential submission for GCF funding.

Under the overall guidance of the Sustainable Development Cluster Leader, UNDP Uzbekistan and the direct supervision of the GCF Readiness Project Manager, in close cooperation with the Climate Change Specialist of the Cluster, the International Consultant specialised in CCM will be assigned with the following tasks.

 


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Undertake desk review of current GoU policies and measures, all relevant donor activities, particularly GEF and GCF projects in order to update the baseline situation (based on the information, inputs and data provided by the Climate Change Specialist of SDC);
  • Formulate social and capital constraints that represent significant obstacles to energy efficient / low carbon housing in Uzbekistan and elsewhere in the region;
  • Develop a financial model designed to stimulate private sector and government investments to boost demand for low-carbon housing;
  • Propose improvements of relevant regulatory framework to eliminate long-term obstacles to low-carbon housing from a potential energy efficiency and renewable energy market;
  • Propose stronger/improved enabling environment, regulatory framework interventions, including policy de-risking, institutional advisory and capacity aspects towards building much more robust regulatory framework for energy efficiency and low carbon technologies in Uzbekistan, and use of innovative financial instruments applicable to Uzbekistan’s financial environment.
  • Based on all the above, develop a viable and bankable Concept on promoting low-carbon housing in Uzbekistan, including the design of a sustainable and efficient financial model along with the corresponding sections that suggest measures on enabling policy, regulatory, institutional and capacity building activities that meets the GCF related requirements applied for development of a viable and bankable Concept Note

Deliverables:

The following deliverables and indicative schedule are expected from the consultancy contract. Exact dates of beginning and completion stages as well as the scope of work for each phase can be corrected by the Project Manager based on reasonable justification by the consultant. The UNDP CO reserves the right, if necessary, to amend the terms of reference of a consultant on a written agreement. The final schedule will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy assignment. All deliverables should be submitted to UNDP by the Consultant in English and approved by the Project Manager.

  • Concept on promoting low-carbon housing in Uzbekistan, including the design of a sustainable and efficient financial model along with the corresponding sections that suggest measures on enabling policy, regulatory, institutional and capacity building activities that meets the GCF related requirements applied for development of a viable and bankable Concept Note, developed, submitted and approved by Head of SDC and UNDP CO (20 w/d)> Deadline by December 7. 2017

 


Competencies
  • An independent, reliable, responsible self-motivator, able to work under pressure and focus on results;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources
  • Proficiency in English; reading knowledge of Russian;
  • Demonstrable good communication, analytical and writing skills
  • Demonstrated Good PC commands, knowledge of information technologies.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree (as minimum Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, finance, energy and/or environmental economics, or related discipline

Experience:

  • As minimum 10 years of working experience in the field of climate change mitigation (CCM), preferably in the buildings sector;
  • Proven experience with designing investment and technical assistance projects and programs in the area of climate change mitigation in buildings for the international development agencies and/or IFIs;
  • Good technical knowledge of low-carbon (green) buildings, in particular experience with design of financial mechanisms and schemes for investments by private sector, banking and government agencies;
  • Good technical knowledge of GHG emission accounting and monitoring, reporting and verification schemes in buildings;
  • Working experience in CIS-countries with energy efficiency, renewables related to the housing and utilities infrastructure;
  • Knowledge of and recent experience with development of concept note and/or funding proposals for GCF funding

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; reading knowledge of Russian

How to apply:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • P-11 form;
  • Offeror’s letter.
  • brief description on how they will approach and conduct the work (max 1 page)

Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and Offeror’s Letter and apply through UNDP job online system. You will be asked to upload your P11 Form and Offeror’s letter on the second page of the online application form. Please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide financial offer.

Financial Proposal:

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount. Payment will be made in lump sum in one installment upon completion of the tasks/works indicated in the present TOR and their acceptance by the Supervisor as well as submission of payment documents (PEF, CFP etc.). In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount.

Evaluation of the offers will be arranged according to Cumulative analysis:

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical Criteria weight: (70%).
Financial Criteria weight: (30%).

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Individual Consultant General Terms and Conditions (available at http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf).

 

 
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.
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