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The Facilitation of the Achievement of Sustainable National Energy Targets of Tuvalu (FASNETT) Project is aimed at facilitating the development and utilization of feasible renewable energy resources and application of energy efficiency technologies for achieving the Government of Tuvalu’s updated target of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from the electricity generation (power) sector by 100% by 2025 based on the country’s INDC in November 2015. According to the NDC Registry, Tuvalu is listed as having submitted a first NDC (which was its iNDC) effective when the Government of Tuvalu became a Party to the Paris Agreement based on Decision 1/CP.21. Currently, Tuvalu plans to enhance its NDC including updating the timeframe for achieving the target from 2025 to 2030. The facilitation or enabling objective is meant to address, i.e., eliminate the identified barriers to the cost-effective application of RE technologies using the country’s indigenous RE resources, as well in the effective and extensive application of EE measures and techniques. The overall project goal will be achieved through the implementation of:
This TOR covers the implementation of remaining activities and outputs towards achieving Outcome 4.1: Improved availability of, and access to, financing for climate resilient renewable energy and energy efficiency and Outcome 4.2: The GoT, the financial sector and donor agencies providing accessible financing for climate resilient renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. These two (2) Outcomes are under Component 4: Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiatives as defined in the FASNETT ProDoc. The International Consultant (IC) will lead the completion of the following remaining tasks under each Outcome with the assistance of a National Consultant (NC):
The Project is financially supported through the GEF (USD 2,639,725) and co-financed by the UNDP (USD 250,000), the Government of Tuvalu (USD 8,250,000) and Tuvalu Electricity Corporation (USD 7,400,000).
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Expected Outputs
The scope of work of this TOR for National Consultant includes providing inputs and support in the remaining activities and outputs under Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2, as defined in the FASNETT Project Document (ProDoc). These will be done with guidance and direction by the International Consultant (IC) for Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2 covered by the IC Contract/TOR.
The Activities under this Output are currently being implemented by the Development Bank of Tuvalu (DBT) for RE/EE users as discussed in the above background. To date, there some grant funds still available until project completion.
This Output will involve the design and development of the framework and action plan for the establishment of the overall financial support program for the National Energy Plan as authorized by the Energy Bill/Act under Component 2. While the whole process of adoption and establishment of the overall national–level financial support program might not be workable within the remaining period of FASNETT implementation, a post-project sustainability strategy and plan shall be recommended to the GoT/MTET and, if acceptable, will be committed by the GoT for eventual establishment and implementation.
This Output will elaborate on the detailed financial schemes of the overall financial support program. If the GoT will accept, these schemes can be included the post-project sustainability plan to be turned over to the GoT.
This Output will involve the listing of possible RE-based power generation projects in line with the ten-year power supply and demand projection developed in Component 2. The listing will include generation capacities, timetable and estimated costs that could be in be integrated to become the financial requirements and investment planning for TEC and non-TEC power installations that can guide the financial resource mobilization by the GoT from government budgets, multilateral funding agencies (e.g. ADB, World Bank, etc.), bilateral donors, grants and private sector financial institutions. The outputs herein can be included in the integrated National Energy Plan. Since the development and adoption of this plan could go beyond the FASNETT timeframe, it can be included in the post-project sustainability plan to be turned over to the GoT.
This Output will involve the development and adoption of a framework and action plan for the evaluation and continuing enhancement of the financial policies and schemes developed in Outputs 4.2.2 and 4.2.3. Similarly, this process could go beyond the FASNETT timeframe, the evaluation framework and action plan can be included in the post-project sustainability plan to be turned over to the GoT.
Common to Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2
The Activities under the above-mentioned Outputs, shall be implemented according to a proposed Activity Work Plan in order to optimize the time involved so that all outputs will be delivered within the duration of the Project as indicated in the approved time table:
Deliverable #1: Inception Report
Deliverable #2: Outputs 4.1.1 and 4.2.1
Deliverable # 3: Outputs 4.2.2, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4
Deliverable #4: Output 4.1.2 (Common to Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2) and Summary report on the financial post-project sustainability plan
In close consultation with the DOE Director (acting as the FASNET National Project Director), the TEC General Manager and the PMU Project Manager and other government counterparts, UNDP and other relevant stakeholders, the National Consultant will perform and take responsibility for the following tasks to be done on-site with guidance and advisorship by the IC for Outcomes 3.1 and 3.2: The National Consultant will work in close coordination with the Project Implementation Support Officer on the day-to-day matters.
Duration of the Work
Because of the prevailing pandemic travel restriction and protocols, the IC will work as home-based assignment in providing the leadership, direction and overall responsibility in the accomplishment of the tasks and the expected deliverables, while the NC, to be based in Funafuti, Tuvalu, will provide the data/info gathering, direct support, material inputs and local facilitation, until the IC is possibly permitted to travel to Tuvalu within the duration of the Contract. If any local travel needed, the cost will be reimbursed by the FASNET Project as per actual basis.
The Consultant is advised to refer to the UNDP Operational Guide on Low Value Grants, also known as micro-capital grants.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
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. The successful consultant shall opt to sign an Individual Contract or a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) through its company/employer with UNDP.
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