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International Consultant/Low-emission Development Activities

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 19/05/2011
Company Name United Nations Development Program
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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Position Title: International Consultant/Low-emission Development Activities

Type: Individual Contract (International)

Project Title/Department: Supporting Uzbekistan in transition to a low-emission development path/ Environment and Energy Unit

Duration of the service: 30 working days per calendar year 2011, during the period from June 15 to November 20

Duty station: Home-based with two missions to Tashkent

Expected travel site: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Reports to: Project Manager


The recognition of the importance of low-emission development strategies (LEDS), which culminated in the Copenhagen Accord’s statement that they are “indispensable for sustainable development”, is a significant step towards implementing transition to low-carbon economic growth. Such strategies can act as catalysts to support the transition to low carbon economic development, resulting in sustained employment and investment growth, increased financial flows through carbon markets, reduced GHG emissions.

Uzbekistan is both one of the world’s largest producers of fossil fuels but pursuit of economic growth in the past has not fully considered the associated environment costs, in particular the rising levels of carbon emissions. Though Uzbekistan accounts for less than 0.5% of the total global anthropogenic emissions, the early signs of changing climate observed worldwide urge immediate action on the part of all countries within their “common but differentiated responsibilities”.

The recently introduced concept of Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) provides a framework for countries to formulate their approaches to sustaining long-term national growth in the context of mitigation of further increases in greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the irreversible climate change impacts.

Transition to a low-emission world will necessitate the transformation of entire economic sectors of Uzbekistan. Significant and cost-effective emission reductions in a post-2012 framework will require a mix of policy instruments. Clean technologies, renewable energies, water services, green transportation, waste management, green buildings and sustainable agriculture and forests, climate change policies and measures need to be routinely considered as part of development, poverty reduction and sectoral strategies, policies and measures.

A very high priority for UNDP as an implementing agency with a climate and development mandate is to develop capacities of the countries to formulate, access finance and implement LEDS.


Duties and Responsibilities

Functions / Key Outputs Expected

Objective of this assignment is to fulfil initial situation analyses and based on its results to design a concept and a structure for developing national LEDS.

Specific tasks will include:

1. Undertake a desk review of all relevant documents for background information being used for developing LEDS and identify gaps in the documents. Prepare a list of the documents which could be served as a basis for developing LEDS;

2. Analyze the national development priories and existing programmes and strategies that are relevant to LEDS, and select the key sectors can be piloted for development of the LEDS.

3. Prepare a structure of the document and determine the sequence of steps required for developing LEDS in Uzbekistan;

4. Develop the corresponding work plan;

5. Undertake initial situational analysis and develop a draft concept paper that outlines Uzbekistan’s strategic shift to a low-emission development, including partnership communication strategy, ensuring that all relevant national stakeholders are involved, consulted and agreeable with the key milestones,

6. Explore relevant gender mainstreaming options that can be integrated into the low-emission development strategies, and elaborate practical recommendations can be applied to Uzbekistan’s environment;

Implementation arrangements:
Throughout the assignment the International Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manger and overall guidance of Climate Change Specialist of Environment and Energy Unit, UNDP CO and UNDP Environmental Specialist from BRC. The International Consultant shall cooperate with national experts involved in the corresponding LEDS development activities.

Most of the work is expected as desk-work at home-country but two missions to Uzbekistan for a total of 5 working days each are envisaged within the assignment. The International Consultant will be fully and solely responsible for undertaking the above tasks and producing the expected outputs and deliverables indicated below.



Deliverables and timeframe

The following deliverables and indicatives schedule are expected from the contract. 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. See Section III above for specific details of the content required for these deliverables.


1. Report sum up results of the desk review of all relevant documents for background information and initial situational analysis related to design of low-emission development strategy (LEDS) in Uzbekistan and identification of gaps in the documents reviewed prepared and submitted.

30 July 2011

2. Report on sequence and steps required for developing LEDS for Uzbekistan; proposed structure and content of LEDS document prepared and submitted. Work plan developed and approved.

31 August 2011
3. Recommendations on gender mainstreaming options that can be integrated into the low-emission development strategies developed, discussed and finalized.
31 August 2011

4. A draft concept paper that outlined Uzbekistan’s strategic shift to a low-emission development, including partnership communication strategy:prepared and submitted.

November 15 2011
Payment Conditions

This is a lump sum contract that should include costs of consultancy and travel costs required to produce the above deliverables.. Payment will be released in 2 installments:

  • First installment (40% of total contract amount) to be made upon achievement of Deliverables 1, 2, 3.
  • Second installment (60% of total contract amount) to be made upon achievement of Deliverables 4.
upon timely submission of respective deliverables and their acceptance by the Supervisor and UNDP CO.





  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills;
  • Outstanding time-management, organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to use informational and communication technology as a tool and resource.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Masters degree in economics, energy, development, or a closely related field. Technical knowledge of the implications of climate change on development, finance, environment and other relevant fields is critical.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of climate change mitigation and development;
  • Experience in NAMAs development would be an asset;
  • Experience in the policy development process associated with environment, climate change and sustainable development would be an asset;
  • Experience in working and collaborating with governments would be an asset;
  • Experience of work in CIS countries would be an asset.
 Language Requirements:
  • Excellent knowledge of English including writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Russian including writing and communication skills would be an advantage.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Proposal:
(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (2 pages or less)
2. P-11 form
Applicants are encouraged to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it on the online application.
Application process: To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:
  • Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11).
  • Merge your P11, Proposals and other relevant documents into a single file.
  • Click on the Job Title.
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and click “Submit Application”.
  • Upload your application.
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.
Shortlisted candidates only will be requested to provide financial offer.

Lump sum contracts
  • The total contract amount will include consultancy fee, round trip air ticket - economy class, applicable Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for the number of days spent on the mission, visa cost and applicable terminal expenses.
  • The payment will be released in 2 installments after completion of all duties which is mentioned above.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
 Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) 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%]; experience - 15%, education - 10%, language - 10%, written test 15% and interview 20%
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in technical criteria would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
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