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Consultant- Terminal Evaluation, Wind Energy Project

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP, Wind Energy Project
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
30 August, 2010
Last Date to apply:
07 September, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Minimum 10 years of work experience in the relevant field.

Description:
 

Background
 
Sustainable Development of Utility Scale Wind Power Production Project (WEP)
 
The project “Sustainable Development of Utility-Scale Wind Power Production” commonly termed as Wind Energy Project (WEP) was designed to be implemented in two phases, the first phase is designed to focus on removal of barriers that inhibit the formation of an enabling environment for private sector investment in utility-scale Wind Energy (WE) production, and the Phase II to support sustainable development of WE projects in Pakistan. Phase-I of the GEF-funded project “Wind Energy Project (WEP)” effectively commenced operation on November 1, 2006. Project document for the full-scale project was completed in January 2004, and was jointly endorsed by the Government of Pakistan (GOP)/AEDB and UNDP Pakistan in December 2005. 
 
The overall objective of the full project is to avoid CO2 emissions by removing barriers to utility-scale wind energy (WE) production in Pakistan. It focuses on establishing a wind power industry in the country based on internationally proven technology being economically viable and sustainable option by removing policy, institutional, regulatory, fiscal and technical barriers to attract private investments in wind farms and their integration with the power grid, especially in remote areas where alternative generation options are limited, not existing and/or costly. The Phase II objective will be decided during Phase I with the likely objective being to support sustainable growth of wind energy in Pakistan.
 
The original project document was drafted in 2003 with assumptions on the baseline, existing situations and costs. However, the baseline assumptions outlined in the 2004 project document were updated with revised work plans for years 2007 and 2008, reflecting global changes in the energy sector as well as wind energy developments in Pakistan between 2003 and 2006. The mid-term review of WEP conducted in October 2008 recommended a two year project extension until 2010 for the following reasons:
 
a)      to compensate for inception delays and delays in some project activities caused by external factors,
b)      to prepare an exit strategy, and
c)      to ensure cooperation between AEDB, NTDC, NEPRA, Provincial Governments, financial institutions and private investors.
 
 
Rationale and objectives
 
The Pakistan Wind Energy Project is scheduled for completion on 31 October 2010. UNDP-GEF policy requires that an independent terminal evaluation take place three months prior to the final Project Board meeting. The terminal evaluation will focus on the delivery of the project’s results as initially planned (and as corrected after the mid-term evaluation, if any such correction took place). The terminal evaluation will look at impact and sustainability of results, including the contribution to capacity development and the achievement of global environmental benefits/goals. The main stakeholders of the evaluation include: Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB), Govt. of Pakistan; Ministry of Environment (CDM-Cell, GEF OFP); Economic Affairs Division and Planning & Development Division (Energy Wing), Govt. of Pakistan; Provincial Planning and Environment and Alternate Energy Divisions; EPA, NERPA, PPIB, WAPDA/NTDC, KESC/DISCOs; Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD); PCRET, ENERCON
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
In closed coordination with the international consultant (Team Leader), national consultant will be responsible for:
 
  • Documentation review (desk study) - the list of documentation to be reviewed is included in Annex 3 of the Terms of Reference);
  • Meetings will be held with the UNDP – Pakistan, project team and key stakeholders
  • Field visits;
  • Questionnaires, participatory techniques and other approaches for the gathering and analysis of data.
  • Will synthesize all the information in the form of a report ready for presentation to all stakeholders including UNDP and AEDB.   
  • Will submit the report after incorporating and comments/ suggestion received
 
Key Deliverable:
 
The key product expected from the evaluation is a comprehensive analytical report. The length of the terminal evaluation report shall not exceed 50 pages in total (not including annexes). The report shall be submitted to the UNDP Pakistan CO. See Annex 2 for a suggested outline of the report.
 
Following is the tentative timeline for the deliverables for the evaluation starting 15 September 2010:
 
Deliverable
Timeline
Completion of stakeholder consultations
22 September 2010
Submission of first draft
25 September 2010
Submission of final report
01 October 2010
 
 
 


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master Degree Masters Degree - Recent experience with results-based management evaluation methodologies; - Experience applying participatory monitoring approaches; - Recent knowledge of the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy; - Recent knowledge of UNDP’s results-based evaluation policies and procedures - Competence in Adaptive Management, as applied to conservation or natural resource management projects; - Demonstrable analytical skills; - Project evaluation experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 Project Management Good  - Recent knowledge of the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy; - Recent knowledge of UNDP’s results-based evaluation policies and procedures - Competence in Adaptive Management, as applied to conservation or natural resource management projects; - Demonstrable analytical skills; - Project evaluation experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;