International Consultancy Services as a Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran Project, Homebased and Tehran

Job Description

International Consultancy Services as a Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector of the I.R. Iran Project

Location : Homebased and Tehran, IRAN

Application Deadline : 26-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Background

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html with reference number of 54006 under the subject: ‘International Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector – UNDP Country Office – IRAN’

Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to [email protected]

The Islamic Republic of Iran has a population of 76 million, making it one of the most populous countries in the Middle East and North Africa Region. It has the second highest GDP in the region, though in per capita terms it is ranked close to the middle. Recent decades have witnessed the country undergoing rapid urbanization, with 70% of the nation now living in urban areas.

Currently, among the countries eligible for GEF support, Iran ranks fifth in terms of CO2 emissions. At 23%, the residential and commercial building sectors are one of the largest contributors to emissions in the country.

The objective of this project is to transform the energy efficiency of heating systems in buildings in Iran, resulting in an invigorated sector in which skilled and well-trained engineers fit / retrofit efficient and low carbon heating systems in residences and other buildings, as required by demanding, well enforced building codes – thereby reducing heating bills for residents and national GHG emissions. It is envisaged that this will be achieved by (i) reviewing the legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks that impact building efficiency in Iran; revisiting the building code and products standards and labels and developing a supportive cross-sectoral energy efficiency strategy; enhancing professional infrastructure of energy service business through contributing to the development of a training system and smart maintenance of energy utility in buildings (ii) developing demonstration and pilot smart energy efficiency and environment building based on energy efficient and renewable energy measures in an existing demonstration building; implementing pilot project of hybrid energy efficiency system (hybrid of fossil and renewable energy sources) in specific and selected buildings, piloting of energy service business in the framework of market transformation, and (iii) transforming the market by: introducing mechanisms of competitive energy efficiency and environment market, utilization of sectoral and temporal energy price differentials, facilitating trade of white certificates (energy efficiency and environment), developing policy framework for promoting energy service and energy efficiency business, identifying and formulating mechanisms for promoting development and diffusion of energy efficient technologies, preparing procedures for developing infrastructures for training energy service professionals and issuing professional certificates, developing a system of quality assurance of energy efficiency and environmental quality services in the building sector, developing a stakeholder awareness-raising campaign and developing proposals for financing mechanisms for households.

Duties and Responsibilities

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html with reference number of 54006 under the subject: ‘International Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector – UNDP Country Office – IRAN’

Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to [email protected]

  1. Support the NPM in managing the project during the final two years (part-time role);
  2. Prepare TORs for international consultants and assist in preparing TORs for national technical experts (if needed);
  3. Assist in recruiting suitable national and international technical experts (if needed);
  4. Provide technical backstopping to all activities of the project during the Second two years of the project, for technical matters as well as project management and reporting requirements;
  5. Assist in documentation of lessons learned throughout the project;
  6. Support the project team in holding the Workshops and PSC meetings, Mid-term evaluation and final evaluation;
  7. Provide technical assistance in reviewing, and endorsing for acceptance/approval of, project technical reports, project activity reports, and project monitoring and evaluation reports including Annual Project Progress Report (APPR)/ Project Implementation Reports (PIR);
  8. Provide guidance to project core team on the tracking and measurement of project success indicators, e.g., energy savings, GHG emission reduction, etc.;
  9. Assist in preparation of the project scale up and roll out plan, including preparation of project results/impacts communication articles;

Competencies

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html with reference number of 54006 under the subject: ‘International Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector – UNDP Country Office – IRAN’

Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to [email protected]

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Required Skills and Experience

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html with reference number of 54006 under the subject: ‘International Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of Policy Reforms and Market Transformation of the Energy Efficient Buildings Sector – UNDP Country Office – IRAN’

Please note that all interested applicants are requested to email their technical and financial proposal in accordance with template which has been placed in above website to [email protected]

  • At least 12 years expertise in the field of building energy efficiency, including the design and implementation of national/local building energy efficiency programs;
  • Expertise/knowledge or proven experience in energy economics, energy markets and trading of energy efficiency and environment certificates;
  • Expertise in developing energy service business and competitive energy service market;
  • Proven experience in building energy efficiency project management and implementation of smart building energy management systems;
  • Proven track record of experience in international energy efficiency projects, particularly in the buildings sector;
  • Preferably postgraduate degree in relevant engineering/energy economic fields (preferably in energy systems engineering as the first priority, mechanical, electrical, civil engineering and energy management) or architecture;
  • Good track record of project management, with UNDP experience being an asset;
  • Strategic management capacity and technical leadership skills;
  • Familiarity with, and updated on, various international projects on energy service market analysis, building energy efficiency and EE technology applications; and
  • Very good command of oral and written English.

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

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