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TERMS OF REFERENCE
Mid Term Review Vanuatu BRANTV
9th October 2020
Type of Contract
National Consultant -Vanuatu National Only
Duration of Initial Contract:
35 days -starting 19th October - 5th Dec 2020
Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template ) should be sent via email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than, 9th October 2020 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to email@example.com. UNDP will respond in writing or 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 consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.
For more details , please refer to the Terms of Reference attached
- Daily rate to be inclusive of Medical insurance cost for the duration of the contract
- Selected Candidate will be required to submit a proof of medical insurance prior to issuance of contract
- If the selected/successful Candidate is over 65 years of age and required to travel outside his home country; He/She will be required provide a full medical report at their expense prior to issuance to contract. Contract will only be issued when Proposed candidate is deemed medically fit to undertake the assignment.
This is the Terms of Reference (ToR) for -the Midterm Review (MTR) of the full-sized UNDP-supported GEF-financed project titled Barrier Removal for Achieving the National Energy Road Map Targets of Vanuatu (BRANTV) (PIMS 5926) implemented through the Department of Energy, Ministry of Climate Change & Natural Disaster (DOE-MCCND), which is to be undertaken on 19th October 2020. The project started on the 9th November 2018 and is in its second year of implementation. This ToR sets out the expectations for this MTR. The MTR process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects ((http://web.undp.org/evaluation/documents/guidance/GEF/mid-term/Guidance_Midterm%20Review%20_EN_2014.pdf).)
2. PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The BRANTV project was designed to achieve the following objectives through the realization of the following key outcomes:
Objectives and Key Outcomes
BRANTV has the objective of enabling the achievement of the energy access, sustainable energy, and green growth targets of Vanuatu, as represented in the country’s National Energy Road Map (NERM). The objective indicators are as follows:
- Cumulative tons of incremental GHG emissions reduced from business as usual. The targets (tons CO2) are from 0 to 6,080.9 at project mid-term, to 45,016.1 by end of project.
- Incremental number of households (with at least 20% woman-headed) in rural areas whose level of energy access is increased via village-scale off-grid RE or that benefit from newly adopting EE cook stoves. The targets are from 0 to 8,400 at project mid-term, to 14,000 by end of project.
- Total new, incremental reductions in or newly avoided amounts of annual diesel consumption achieved. The targets (liters Diesel Fuel Oil, DFO) are from 0 to 67,238 at project mid-term and 272,212 by end of project.
- Incremental fuel wood saved annually by use of energy efficient cook stoves. The targets (million kgs) are from 0 to 3.9 at project mid-term and 15.6 by end of project.
The overarching objective will be achieved through seven interrelated outcomes of BRANTV:
- Outcome 1. Improved capacity and awareness on sustainable energy, energy access, and low carbon development in the energy, public, private, and residential sectors.
- Outcome 2. Improved policy, planning, and regulatory regimes in the application of sustainable energy, energy access, and low carbon development in the energy, public, private, and residential sectors
- Outcome 3. Established institutional framework enables the effective enforcement of policies and regulations, and implementation of plans, programs, and projects, on the application of sustainable energy and low carbon technologies
- Outcome 4A. Increased availability of, and access to, financing for sustainable energy, energy access, and low carbon initiatives in the energy supply and demand sectors
- Outcome 4B. Increased financing and investments from private sector on sustainable energy and low carbon projects in the energy supply and demand sectors
- Outcome 5A. Sustainable energy and low carbon (RE and EE) techniques and practices adopted and implemented with both cost and technical viability in the energy, public, private sector, and residential sectors
- Outcome 5B. Enhanced confidence in the economic and technical viability and long-term sustainability of sustainable energy and low carbon technology projects.
NOTE, per the Project Implementation Review (PIR): Travel restrictions that have been imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the implementation of project activities. If these restrictions will still be in effect during the next PIR reporting period, more delays are expected. In regards the MTR, this can still proceed and the best efforts to this virtually is strongly suggested.
3. MTR PURPOSE
The MTR will assess progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and outcomes as specified in the Project Document, and assess early signs of project success or failure with the goal of identifying the necessary changes to be made in order to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results. The MTR will also review the project’s strategy and its risks to sustainability.
Offerors must send the following documents via email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than, 9th October 2020 (Fiji Time)
CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees;
A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy.
Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals applying for this consultancy will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability.
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee(Daily fees to include IC’s medical insurance costs), travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.
In general, UNDP shall 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 event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to email@example.com.