01 International Consultant and 01 National Consultant for Midterm Review of the UNDP-GEF Project on Energy Efficiency Improvement in Commercial and High-Rise Residential Buildings in Vietnam (A-181003)

Location :

Homebased and Hanoi

Application Deadline :

23-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)

Time left :

13d 22h 54m

Additional Category :

Climate & Disaster Resilience

Type of Contract :

Individual Contract

Post Level :

International Consultant

Languages Required :

English  

Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)

01-Nov-2018

Duration of Initial Contract :

6 months (20 working days)

 

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Background

Viet Nam’s socio-economic growth is the rapid urbanization of Viet Nam and has led to development of construction sector as well as higher energy demand for building sector. The report by World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) showed that energy use in buildings accounts for 40% of the world energy use and generates an amount of CO2 emissions accounting for 30%.  

 

In response to the challenges, Vietnamese Government has set forth many sustainable solutions namely National targeted program on climate change, National Strategy and Action Plan on Green Growth, Law on Energy Efficiency and Conservation. These are important legal bases for implementing activities on energy efficiency in building sector, namely the Decision No. 811/QD-BXD by the Ministry of Construction dated 18 August 2016 on Action Plan in response to climate change of the Building sector, period of 2016-2020; the Energy Efficiency building code (QCXD09:2013) and the Green Growth Action Plan of the construction sector.

 

Under this situation, the Ministry of Construction (MOC) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) implements the Project “Energy Efficiency Improvement in Commercial and High-Rise Residential Buildings in Viet Nam” (EECB) funded by Global Environment Fund (GEF). The Project’s goal is to reduce intensity of GHG emissions from the building sector in Viet Nam. The project objective is to improve the energy utilization performance of commercial and high-rise residential buildings in Viet Nam. Realization of this objective will be achieved through implementation of three components: (i) Improvement and Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Building Code; (ii) Building Market Development Support Initiatives, and (iii) Building EE Technology Applications and Replication

 

The Project will be implemented over a 4-year period starting from April 2016 and is expected to generate GHG emission reductions of about 37,680 tCO2e. The cumulative direct reduction in GHG emissions over the lifetime of the project is envisioned to be 236,382 tCO2e.

 

The total funding of the project is USD 24,696,550 of which GEF grant funding is $3,198,000 and the remaining amount of $21,498,550 is co-financed by national counterparts including MOC and building owners.

 

The project was formally launched in August 2016 and should end by end of 2020. All project components are under implementation.



Duties and Responsibilities

The MTR team will consist of two independent consultants that will conduct the MTR - one international consultant as team leader and one national expert as team member. 

 

The MTR team will assess the four categories of project progress: Project Strategy, Progress towards Results, Project Implementation and Adaptive Management and Sustainability. See the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for extended descriptions (TOR as the Annex of the Procurement Notice).

Procurement Notice with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria can be down loaded from the below links:

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=50486

Interested offerors are invited to submit Letter of Interest and Availability, CVs, financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to:

 

Procurement Unit

UNDP Viet Nam

304 Kim Ma, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Direct: (+84 24) 38500143

Email: quach.thuy.ha@undp.org

 

with notification by email (without attachment) to: procurement.vn@undp.org that the bidder has submitted proposal.

 

UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.



Competencies

For International Consultant (Team Leader)

·        Lead and manage the evaluation mission;

·        Design the detailed evaluation scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis);

·        Recommend the division of labor within the evaluation team;

·        Conduct an analysis of the outcome, outputs and partnership strategy (as per the scope of the evaluation described above);

·        Draft the evaluation report and recommend issues for management response; and

·        Finalize the entire evaluation report.

 

For National Consultant (Team member)

·        Documentation of evaluation and data gathering and consultation meetings;

·        Contributing to the development of evaluation plan and methodology;

·        Conducting specific elements of the evaluation determined by the International Lead Consultant;

·        Contributing to presentation of the evaluation findings and recommendations at the evaluation wrap-up meeting;

·        Contributing to the drafting and finalization of the MTR reports, notes of the meetings and other related documents prepared by the international consultant

·        Performing translation for the international consultants during meetings with various stakeholders and necessary documents discussed during the international consultant’s mission.



Required Skills and Experience

For International Consultant (Team Leader)

·        Master’s degree in project management, energy efficiency, environmental sciences or relevant fields.

·        At least ten (10) years of international experience in the areas of project development, project implementation, and project evaluation for donor-funded development projects in developing countries.

·        Recent experience with results-based management evaluation methodologies; Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations; Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;

·        Work experience in climate change mitigation projects in developing countries in Asia is an advantage; work experience in energy efficiency in buildings is an advantage

·        Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios; Experience applying participatory monitoring approaches;

·        Good interpersonal and analytical skills and ability to work under diverse/varied cultural environments;

·        Demonstrated command over writing professional reports in English.

For National Consultant (Team member)

·        Graduate degree in degree in project management, energy efficiency, environmental sciences or relevant fields

·        At least five (5) years of experience in the areas of project development, project implementation, and project evaluation for donor-funded development projects in Viet Nam;

·        Familiarity and past experience with evaluation of GEF projects, especially in energy efficiency or energy efficiency in buildings projects is an advantage

·        Work experience in climate change mitigation for donor-supported projects is an advantage

·        Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios; Experience applying participatory monitoring approaches

·        Good interpersonal and analytical skills and ability to work under diverse/varied cultural environments;

·        Excellent English skills with evidence through practical experience.

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.

 

Address:
United Nations Development Programme
304 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
Tel: (+84 4) 38 500100
Fax: (84-4) 37265520

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