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National Consultant to Support Formalization of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Systems Relevant to Climate Change

Skopje (Macedonia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Climate Change
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Border and Customs
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-18

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Background

UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) are implementing the project “Macedonia’s Fourth National Communication (NC) and Third Biennial Update Report (BUR) on Climate Change under the UNFCCC (4th NC/3rd BUR)”. The immediate objective of the project is to assist the country in the preparation and submission of its Fourth National Communication and Third Biennial Update Report on Climate Change to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the fulfilment of its obligations to the Convention under FCCC/CP/2002/7/Add.2 and Dec.2/CP. 17 Annex III.

Within the previous Macedonian Biennial Update Reports on climate change a “Conceptual Framework and Pathway for national Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system” has been proposed, as an important management tool to track progress in meeting its own domestic objectives and goals. Atonally, existing relevant domestic monitoring, reporting and verification systems, as per the sectors predefined in the Greenhouse gas inventory (energy, waste, industrial processes and agriculture, forestry and land use change) have been identified and analyzed.

Therefore, UNDP would like to engage a qualified National Consultant that will provide support to the process of formalization of the domestic Measurement, Reporting and Verification arrangements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the Assignment

The consultant is expected to support formalization of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems relevant to climate change.

Scope of Work

  • Review the relevant chapter of the Second BUR (SBUR), technical review of the SBUR, and latest UNFCCC guidelines for preparation of BURs;
  • Closely coordinate with other ongoing relevant projects (IPA project for development of Law and Strategy on Climate Action and the Green Climate Fund Activities);
  • Taking into consideration relevant domestic legal and institutional systems, capacities and cost-effective approach on MRV, propose most adequate MRV system(s) that will enable tracking progress for each of the identified mitigation policies/actions elaborated in the 3rd BUR, starting with the highest priority measures (with highest mitigation potential and lowest specific costs). The mitigation policies and measures in the 3rd BUR are in the areas of energy efficiency, decarbonization and energy markets. The proposed MRV system should be stipulated either on how to utilize/modify the existing measuring and monitoring setting or propose new one (propose proper procedures, methodologies, platforms, regulations and institutional setting);
  • Develop operation plan for formalization of MRV system(s) identified/proposed above;
  • Identify staff responsible for MRV within the key relevant government organizations, as well as local experts to be included in the National networks of climate change practitioners;
  • Compile all information above and prepare the MRV chapter for the 3rd BUR;
  • Present findings on two workshops.

Expected outputs and deliverables:

The consultant is expected to prepare and submit the following deliverables:

  • National networks of climate change practitioners identified (20 Jan 2020)
  • Report on proposed MRV system(s) for mitigation policies/actions submitted and approved (30 Jan 2020);
  • Final report serving as MRV chapter for the 3rd BUR (28 Feb 2020);
  • Operation plan for formalization of MRV networks Report on the linkages of the MRV system to NDC monitoring (30 March 2019).

Institutional arrangment

The consultant will work under direct supervision of the UNDP Project Manager. He/she will be in regular communication with the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Chief Technical Advisor, UNFCCC Climate Focal Point as well as with other relevant ongoing projects to ensure better data collection.

The reports shall be prepared in English and Macedonian language.

Duration of the work

The duration of the Consultant is estimated up to 60 working days in the period Dec 2019 - March 2020.

Duty station and travel

Travel is not expected.

Competencies

  • Excellent communications and facilitation skills;
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

Required Skills and Experience

The selected candidates shall possess:

  • Minimum B.Sc.  in relevant area (environment, technical or another relevant field). Higher degree will be considered as an asset;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience (policy/monitoring/reporting systems in climate change/energy efficiency/renewables/ decarbonization or similar). Relevant MRV experience shall be considered as asset;
  • At least 2 (two) similar assignments in nature and scope (monitoring of climate actions, reporting on climate actions etc.);
  • Macedonian nationality.

Criteria for selection of best offer

The award of the contract shall be made to the offeror whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) Being responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) Having received the highest score based on the following weight of technical and financial criteria for solicitation as per the schedule below:

* Technical criteria weight: 70%

* Financial criteria weight: 30%

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) in the technical evaluation shall be considered for the financial evaluation.

For the considered offers in the financial evaluation only, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula: (Pn / Pl) * 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.

Criteria

 Maximum points

             70

Minimum B.Sc.in relevant area (environment, technical or another relevant field).

BSc = 10

M.Sc = 12

PhD = 15

 

15

 

 

 

Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience.

 

3 years = 23 points

4-8 = 26 points

9 or above = 30 points

 

30

Experience with at least 2 (two) similar assignments.

 

2 assignment/project = 16 points;

3-6 assignments/projects = 20 points;

7 or above = 25 points

 

25

Documents to be submitted

Interested offerors are invited submit the following documents/information to be considered:

  1. Offeror’s letter, as per the following form LINK
  2. Most updated CV with focus on required qualification as well as the contact details of at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment,
  4. Financial Proposal The financial proposal must be expressed in the form of a lumpsum all-inclusive cost, supported by breakdown of costs as per template provided in MK Denars for this consultancy.

The financial proposal must consider various expenses that will be incurred during the contract, including: the daily professional fee, communications, any other expenses related to this assignment;

Application procedure

Step 1

1. Click on the "Apply now" button

2. Input your information in the appropriate sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume, and motivation (cover letter). You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box.

3. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload other required documents listed in the step 2.

Step 2

Interested individual consultants must submit the documents/information listed in the “Documents to submit section” above. 

The system will allow only one attachment. Therefore, please upload all required documents as one file.

Failing to submit any of these documents may result in disqualification of the application.

Please note that shortlisted candidates might be interviewed.

If the deliverables are not produced and delivered by the consultant to the satisfaction of UNDP as approved by the responsible Portfolio Manager, no payment will be made even if the consultant has invested man/days to produce and deliver such deliverables.

 

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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