UNDP requires Individual Consultant, Technical

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UNDP requires Individual Consultant, Technical

Individual Consultant, Technical – (Open for Indian Nationals Only)

Location: Home-based with Travel as per Assignment, INDIA
Application Deadline : 02-Dec-15
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (Date when the selected candidate is expected to start)03-Dec-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :Thirty working days spread over spread over 1.5 months.

Background

UNDP is implementing a project titled “Upscaling energy efficient production in small scale steel industry in India”. The objective of this project is to scale-up adoption of energy efficient technologies in small scale steel industry in India. The details of the project are available at http://www.steelindia.org

The steel upscaling project aimed at upscaling energy efficiency in small scale steel industries from March 2013 to Dec 2015. It builds up on an earlier project where UNDP and Ministry of Steel demonstrated energy efficiency in 34 steel rerolling mills [SRRM]. The project is funded by UNDP, MoS and Australian Aid. The steel upscaling project aimed at building up on these results with scale up target of making energy efficiency in 300 steel units. It also aimed at expanding energy efficiency to other subsector of Electric Induction Furnace. The project also aimed to bring new energy efficiency measures in SRRM. The project has progressed well and achieved significant results. As of now 260 steel units have adopted energy efficiency.

The National consultant is required to carry out the terminal evaluation of the project titled “Upscaling energy efficient production in small scale steel industry in India”. The objective of the evaluation is to assess the achievement of project results, and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

The National consultant is expected to become well versed to the project objectives, historical developments, institutional and management mechanisms, activities and status of accomplishments. Information has to be gathered through document review, individual interviews and site visits. He/She would work with International Consultant. International consultant is the team leader.

The evaluation must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful. The evaluator is expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with government counterparts, UNDP Country Office, Project Management Unit, and other key stakeholders. The scope of work for the consultant is as given below.

The evaluator will review all relevant sources of information, such as the project document, annual work plans (AWP), project progress reports, minutes of Project Steering Committee meetings, Back-to-Office Reports of UNDP/PMU staff, study reports/Conference proceedings, baseline reports, consultancy inputs for implementation, post commissioning measurement studies, knowledge products and any other materials that the evaluator considers useful for this evidence-based assessment.

Field Mission [10 days]
The evaluator is expected to conduct a field mission that includes visit to 3 clusters that have adopted energy efficiency in Mandi [Punjab], Raipur [Chattisgarh] and Ahmedabad [Gujarat]. It will also include discussions with 5 to 6 industry associations in these locations

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