National Consultant and programme Coordinator

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Background

UNDP prepared responses to emerging climatic trends such as declining precipitation, more frequent drought episodes, higher temperatures, more intense sandstorms are leading to a sharp degradation of natural resources and exposing communities’ livelihoods to higher risks. Farmer households remain highly vulnerable to these intensifying threats to the productivity of agricultural systems. Hence, there is need for implementing cost-effective mitigation and adaptation strategies to improve yields, promote livelihood safety and reduce income volatility in the face of climate change.

The UNDP Sudan is developing a big solar programme comprising the following projects these are:

  • KOICA funded Solar for Agriculture project;
  • Green Climate Fund Project Formulation;
  • Solar Tuk Tuk Project;
  • KOICA funded Solar for Agriculture project.

UNDP Sudan together with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) formulated the project: Promoting Solar for Agriculture in Sudan. The project aims to support sustainable agriculture in Sudan by promoting the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) instead of diesel-based irrigation water pumping in farmlands. The adoption of solar PV technology for water pumping in agriculture avoid negative impact on air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels which are imported. Therefore, the project will focus on switching the diesel pumps with solar pumps that the participating farmers will enjoy the benefit from saving the cost of diesel, saving the time spent in searching for available diesel and transportation to the farm, being relieved from the anxiety of not securing the diesel on time, expanding the cultivated land, choosing more profitable crops, reducing the GHG emission and possible to participate GHG emission rights exportable to Korea, EU or other potential countries. By switching the diesel pumps with PV pumps and providing farmers with training for better management of water, soil and crop choices, the farmers could improve crop productivity resulting to increase their net agriculture income, making their agriculture practice more sustainable and contributing to reducing the climate change.  

Green Climate Fund Project Formulation

Two projects proposals were developed under the Green Climate Fund.

  • The first proposal seeks to support climate change adaptation efforts among subsistence agro-pastoralist and nomadic pastoralist communities in dryland zones across nine states in Sudan. These communities are acutely vulnerable to the increasing frequency of drought attributed to climate change which is compounding existing vulnerabilities from their reliance upon traditional rainfed agricultural practices, fragile and/or degraded rangelands, and deep-rooted levels of poverty. Left unaddressed, climate change impacts are leading to mounting food insecurity among local communities in the targeted nine states of Sudan.
  • The second proposal seeks to improve the adaptive capacity of health care facilities will become increasingly vulnerable to impacts from climate change without adaptation. For example, the increased cases in infectious diseases can overwhelm the health care facility capacity, disrupt services, and damage facility infrastructure which can subsequently pose health risks to patients and staff.
  • Solar Tuk Tuk Project
  • The project aims to support the sustainable and affordable transport is critical for the poor, as it offers a way out of economic, social and physical isolation. It is also a key link to access other services and livelihood assets. In Sudan, the public transportation is using fossil fuel resulting high level of air pollution in Khartoum and other major cities. The poor people are depending on old buses and traditional Tuk Tuks for their daily transportation while severe fuel shortages are facing frequently and spent around more than 5 hours in searching for available petrol and anxiety of not securing the petrol on time which make the investing in traditional Tuk Tuk is unprofitable and threaten the livelihoods of owners, drivers and users.  

Project Description:

  • The project will be implanted in the River Nile State and comprises three outcomes:
  • install solar pumps in the farmlands and an accompanying financing mechanism for continued finance of project.
  • (2) technical know-how on effective management of the agronomic practices and water in the farmland.
  • (3) and promote enabling activities to access the fund for scaling up and further replication of the solar pumps.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following lists key responsibilities and deliverables of this contract; the programme support. The National consultant is responsible to implement the planned activities and achieve all deliverables outlined under the components of the three projects. These include:

Deliverables/ Key Results Expected:

In KOICA Project the consultant is entrusted to perform the following tasks:

1st Batch 225 solar pumps:

  • Prepared BoQs and specifications for 225 solar pumps equipment and materials;
  • Prepared ITB for 225 solar pumps, participate in evaluation of bids, support ITB to advertise quickly and contract with winning bidder;
  • Supervise delivery and commissioning, field inspection, acceptance testing, and handover of 225 installed solar pumps.
  • 2nd Batch 225 solar pumps;
  • Prepared BoQs and specifications for 225 solar pumps equipment and materials;
  • Prepared ITB for 225 solar pumps, participate in evaluation of bids, support ITB to advertise quickly and contract with winning bidder;
  • Supervise delivery; commissioning; field inspection, acceptance testing, and handover of 225 installed solar pumps.

In GCF project the consultant is entrusted to perform the following tasks:

  • Provide secondary information for Green Climate Fund project formulation (including skype meetings)
  • Energy Required Assessment for 350 Rural Health Care Centers and 36 Rural Hospital

In the Solar Tuk Tuk project the consultant is entrusted to perform the following tasks:

  • Accomplished Solar Tuk Tuk procurement, tax exemption letter and assembly process.
  • Prepare the final technical performance report on the Solar tuk Tuk.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural and diverse team.

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to negotiate with partners and internal units; ability to identify and analyse trends, opportunities and threats to the implementation of the project;
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills;
  • Ability to plan and organize work programme;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to apply RM and partnerships building theory to the specific country context;
  • Strong IT skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • At least MSc degree in engineering or related field of expertise, including renewable energy, solar energy, electrical power and related fields.

Experience

  • At least MSc degree in engineering or related field of expertise, including renewable energy, solar energy, electrical power and related fields;
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in project management/ quality assurance and monitoring, preferably in the environment and/or climate field, in Sudan;
  • The incumbent should have at least 5 years of solar energy related work experiences in procurement, installation and commissioning;
  • Experienced in solar pumping or renewable energy project management.

Language

  • English and Arabic.


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