SPIRES MTR National Consultant

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UNDP Pacific
  • Post Date: February 22, 2023
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Job Overview

The SPIRES Project’s goal is reduced annual growth rate of GHG emissions in the energy and energy end use sector of the Solomon Islands. Its objective is the facilitation of the achievement of increased access to electricity in rural communities in the country. The project follows these four approaches a) Review, improvement, approval and enforcement of appropriate policy, planning and regulatory frameworks that will support enhanced and accelerated electrification of the off-grid areas in the country; (b) Development and enforcement of suitable institutional and financial mechanisms in the integrated planning and implementation of rural electrification in the country; (c) Development and implementation of cost-effective demonstrations of various schemes for rural electrification in the off-grid areas involving the private sector, CSOs, NGOs and local communities; and, (d) Design and conduct of information communication and education activities to improve levels of awareness and knowledge of the government, private sector and citizenry on climate resilient and low carbon development of off-grid areas. It is expected that these project’s outcomes will be achieved: a) Enforcement of approved policies, and rules and regulations to support enhanced application of cost-effective RE technologies for electricity generation in the off-grid areas in Solomon Islands; b) Enforced improved institutional and financial mechanisms in the integrated planning and implementation of rural electrification and RE-based energy production in the off-grid areas; c) Adoption and implementation of climate resilient and low carbon electricity applications in increasing access to electricity in off-grid areas; d) Increased confidence in, and application of, RE technologies and RE-based power generation to support socio-economic development in off-grid areas; and e) Enhanced awareness and knowledge of the government, private sector and communities on the cost-effective application of RE and EE technologies/ practices.

Key tasks

  • Assess the progress towards the achievements of the project objectives and outcomes as specified in the Project Document
  • Assess the extent of barrier removal that has been achieved as of the mid-term, and the prospects of full barrier removal by end-of-project.
  • Assess early signs of project success or failure, and recommend corrective and adaptive measures
  • Assess the progress towards advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • On the basis of the MTR findings, identify and propose the necessary changes to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results.
  • Review the project’s strategy and its risks to sustainability

The MTR is expected to provide guidance on how to expedite the implementation the delayed project activities and those that are planned for implementation during the PIR 2023 reporting period, as well as guidance to the PMU on how to put back the project implementation on track, and how to carry out the planned project activities to be able to generate the necessary data/information that will be used in gauging the level of achievement of each Outcome indicator in each project component.

Competencies required for the role.

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and climate change;
  • Excellent writing, communication and organization skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Experience

The Suitable consultant must be able to demonstrate competency on the following key subject areas and disciplines:

  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;
  • Experience applying SMART targets and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;
  • Minimum of 5 years of supporting project evaluation, using an adaptive management approach;
  • At least one year of working with development policies, programs, projects related to low carbon development, energy, climate change and public administration;

Qualification

  • Master’s degree with academic and professional background in energy, climate change, environmental science, development studies, public policy or other closely related field.

How to apply

All application materials should be submitted by email at the following address ONLY: [email protected] by 4:00 pm, 24th February 2023. Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.

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