International Czech consultant in Energy and Climate Planning.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01887

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 20 Sep 2019, 14:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 01 Dec 2019
Reference to the project: Moldova Sustainable Green Cities – Catalyzing investment in sustainable green cities in the Republic of Moldova using a holistic integrated urban planning approach
Expected Duration of Assignment:75 working days till June 2020
Submission Instructions:

Proposal should be submitted online by pressing the “Apply Online”, no later than 20th  September, 2019. 

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail:  Alexandru.rotaru@undp.org. UNDP will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

Supporting Documents:
Terms of Reference
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

Contacts:

Mr. Alexandru Rotaru.

alexandru.rotaru@undp.org

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

The Czech-UNDP Partnership for SDGs (hereafter CUP) project “Transfer of Czech experience in the development and implementation of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the Chisinau Municipality” is linked with the UNDP/GEF project “Moldova Sustainable Green Cities – Catalyzing investment in sustainable green cities in the Republic of Moldova using a holistic integrated urban planning approach”,  to be implemented during 2018–2022 years.

The objective of the project is to activate investments in low carbon green urban development based on integrated urban planning approach by encouraging innovation, participatory planning and partnerships between a variety of public and private sector entities. 

As a tool for this, the project will support the design, launching, and establishment of the Green City Lab (hereafter GCL) to become the leading knowledge management and networking platform, clearing house, an inter-mediator of finance  and a source of innovations and expertise to catalyze sustainable low carbon green city development in Moldova with a mission to transform Chisinau and other urban centers in Moldova into modern green and smart European cities with improved quality of life for their citizens, while also demonstrating opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

The direct global environment benefits of the project are expected to reach at least 200,000 tons of CO2, resulting from the concrete pilot/demonstration projects in the building energy efficiency, transport and waste sectors. These are complemented by project’s indirect GHG emission reduction impact at the estimated amount of 2.4 million tons of CO2 by scaling up, replicating and mainstreaming the project results and activities, including those of the Green City Lab.

Scope of work

The international Consultant shall transfer knowledge, skills and good practices through provided consultancy services in close collaboration with national consultant in Energy and climate planning to the official representatives of the Chisinau Municipality. The Consultant will work under direct supervision of the Green Cities Project Manager and UNDP Country Office in Moldova. The consultant will provide his assistance based on Guidebook 'How for preparatory works related to the development of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)':

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/guidebook-how-develop-sustainable-energy-and-climate-action-plan-secap

Additionally, to the SECAP development consultant is asked to provide the methodological advice for Energy Management Unit of the Chisinau municipality (EMU) in terms of (i) Energy Management standards and (ii) Methodologies for Baseline Emissions Inventory and Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment. Also, it is expected that the consultant will screen current capacities of the EMU and based on an analytical work will develop basic capacity building needs. 

The consultant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Carrying out an analysis of the status quo of the developed SEAP;
  • Providing support in clearly identifying overall commitments of the SECAP;
  • Gap analysis of data availability for SECAP development;
  • Estimating stakeholders’ engagement potential and their roles in data collection for transport, building, water, municipal and hazardous waste sectors, etc.
  • Providing support in assignment of Energy Management Unit as official administrative structure, responsible for SECAP elaboration and implementation;
  • Providing support regarding the involvement of stakeholders and citizens in the preparation of SECAP and their further role in the ensuing implementation;
  • Providing support to national consultants and group of experts in data collection and preliminary analysis.

Requirements for experience

Academic qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in energy, environment and/or climate planning, urban development and/or other related fields;

Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years of professional experience in energy, environment and/or climate planning, urban development and/or other related projects funded by international donors including UNDP or other donors
  • Previous working experience from the Czech Republic and /or EU in terms of a specific track record of cooperation with institutions and bodies responsible for public policies in energy, environment and/or climate planning, urban development;
  • Good knowledge of state-of-the-art approached and best international practices in action planning
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills and the related ability for adaptive management with prompt action on the conclusion and recommendations coming out from the assignment;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis;
  • Proven experience in preparation of written reports in an accurate and concise manner in English;
  • Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet, Power Point).

Language requirements:

  • Proficiency (verbal and written) in English; working level of Romanian and/or Russian will be an asset;

Documents to be included

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

  1. Proposal, explaining why they are the most suitable for the work, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on above qualifications and methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable).
  2. Financial proposal (in USD), specifying a fee per day and total requested amount including all related costs, e.g. fees, per diems, travel costs, phone calls, etc.;
  3. CV and/or the duly filled in and signed Personal History Form (P11), and at least three names for a reference check.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal will specify the daily fee, travel expenses and per diems quoted in separate line items, and payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked.

Travel

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

 

 


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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.