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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Yaren
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Energy sector
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-02

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technology Applications Specialist

Yaren (Nauru)


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an Implementing Agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has been requested by the Government of Nauru (GoN) through the Department of Commerce, Industry & Environment (DCIE) to support with the development and implementation the planned GEF Full Size Project (FSP) Supporting Mainstreamed Achievement of Roadmap Targets on Energy in Nauru (SMARTEN). The objective of the planned project is enabling the increased applications of feasible renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for supporting socio-economic development in Nauru in accordance with the country’s energy roadmap targets. The project consists of four substantial components, namely: 1) Energy Policy & Regulatory Framework Strengthening; 2) Supporting Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Initiatives; 3) Promotion of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Technologies Applications; and, 4) Improvement of Energy Sector Capacity. The project concept, including a project preparation grant (PPG), was approved by the GEF in June 2018,[1] a logical framework analysis (LFA) workshop was conducted in August 2018, and, in November 2018 the PPG Team Leader - Project Development Specialist visited Nauru for the first time. As part of the detailed project design, inputs from a renewable energy/energy efficiency technology and capacity development specialist are required to prepare the UNDP-GEF Project Document and the GEF CEO Endorsement Request Document.  

  1. To assess the most realistic share of RE electricity in the national power generation mix by 2025

  2. To assess (technical and financial) and recommend appropriate renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for application in Nauru.

  3. To assess (technical and financial) and recommend appropriate energy storage options for the electric power system in Nauru.

  4. To design in detail the Promotion of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Technologies Applications component of the planned Supporting Mainstreamed Achievement of Roadmap Targets on Energy in Nauru (SMARTEN) project.

To design in detail the Energy Sector Capacity component of the planned SMARTEN project.


Duties and Responsibilities

The expected outputs of the consultancy are:

  1. Assessment report on the most realistic level of contribution of RE electricity in the national power generation by 2025; including comparative features of installed and planned RE-based energy systems; potential innovation approaches for enhancing the share of RE-based electricity in the national power generation; and potential fossil fuel savings and GHG emission reductions from the increased utilization of RE resources in energy generation.

  2. Report on the potential solutions and how to implement such solutions to the identified barriers to the achievement of the %RE electricity target of the country, including budget needed.

  3. Report on biomass resource assessment and cost benefit analysis of biomass-based power generation.

  4. Report on the assessment (technical and financial) of applicable energy storage options for the electric power system in Nauru

  5. Report on the assessment of potential improvements in the current applications of RE and EE technologies in Nauru; and design of a national program for the promotion of RE and EE technology applications as feasible investment options in the electricity and energy end-use sectors in Nauru; including recommendations for feasible information dissemination systems on RE and EE technologies to be promoted under the project; including design of project activities leading to the introduction of business models for sustainable RE resource production, processing and supply and pricing for RE-based power generation systems, and activities leading to the establishment of businesses (productive and social services) that make use of electricity supplied from RE-based power systems.

  6. Design of feasible RE and EE technology application demonstrations to be implemented under the project; including the design and implementation plans for the replication of demonstrated RE and EE technology application projects, including those in the NDC of the country.

  7. Report on the technical and financial viability of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that can be recommended for application in Nauru.

  8. Documented detailed design of the SMARTEN Project’s Promotion of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Technologies Applications and Energy Sector Capacity components.

Activities for the consultancy will include, but not necessarily be limited to the following (in relation to specific deliverables):

Inception Note    

  • Write-up a note comprising: a) the successful Contractor’s understanding of the consultancy and associated tasks; b) final proposed work plan for the consultancy; c) identification of issues crucial to the viability of the consultancy; and d) comments on this TOR (subsequently, if required and approved by the UNDP Pacific – Fiji Office, the Department of Commerce, Industry & Environment (DCIE), Government of Nauru and NUC, activities can be elaborated, modified, etc.).

Debriefing Notes  

  • Write-up a note for allmissions to Nauru summarizing key findings and recommendations vis-à-vis successful completion of this consultancy.

    Assessment Report of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies and in Nauru

  • Consult relevant national and local level stakeholders from the public and private sectors and civil society, including DCIE, Nauru Utility Corporation (NUC), Department of Justice and Border Control (DJBC), Planning and Aid Division, Republic of Nauru Phosphate Company (RONPHOS), etc.

  • Consult relevant external stakeholders providing ongoing or planned low carbon technology support to energy sector interventions in Nauru, such as the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Green Climate Fund (GCF), Government of Australia, etc.

Identify and read relevant background documents on Nauru’s energy sector, including  the Pacific Regional Energy Assessment 2004 – Nauru National Report (2005), Renewable Energy Technology Support Programme for the Pacific Islands (2005), Feasibility Study: Solar Photovoltaics for Replacing up to 50% of Diesel Generation in Nauru (2013), Nauru Energy Sector Overview (2013), Pacific Lighthouses - Renewable Energy Opportunities and Challenges in the Pacific Islands Region: Nauru (2013), European Union's Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project - Nauru Training Needs and Gap Analysis (2016), Review of the Nauru Energy Road Map 2014–2020 (2018), Nauru Energy Road Map 2018-2020 (2018), and, available deliverables as part of the ongoing UNFCCC’s Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change (TNA) supported by the United Nations

For a detailed terms of reference ,please visit UNDP pacific website  (


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant and practical working experience with renewable energy and/or energy efficiency technologies and capacity development.     
  • Substantial, relevant and practical working experience in UNDP/GEF project development, including design.
  • Substantial, relevant and practical working experience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and/or other developing countries. Working experience in Nauru is an asset.

Excellent working knowledge of English.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum University degree (or equivalent) in Sustainable Energy Technologies, Engineering, or a field relevant to the tasks required.
  • Proposal Requirements

    Technical Proposal

  • A statement of how the applicant meets the qualifications and experience requirements.
  • A Detailed CV with contact details of minimum 3 referees  
  • Proposed methodology/approach including preliminary work plan (covering deliverables, key activities and due dates). 
  • Financial Proposal

  • A completed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment including Annex A: Breakdown of Cost by Components.
  • 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, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the Individual Consultants (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 IC, prior to travel and will be reimbursed

    Detailed Term of Reference and Template for confirmation of interest and Submission of Financial Proposal is available under the procurement section of UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji website (

    Consultancy Proposal should be sent via email to no later than 2nd April 2019 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted.

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.
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