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Friday, March 16, 2012

Documentation and Publication on Transformation Impacts of the UNDP-GEF Market Transformation Individual Consultant

Individual Consultant

Documentation and Publication on Transformation Impacts of the UNDP-GEF Market Transformation for “Highly Efficient Biomass Cook Stoves in Institutions and Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya”, Project 

Background

Biomass energy, especially firewood and charcoal, remain the most dominant form of energy used in Kenya.

Most of the firewood and charcoal is unsustainably harvested from state forest resources. Across the country, most of this wood fuel is burned in inefficient traditional stoves which lead to massive wastage of the wood fuel.

The high demand for fuel wood coupled with the use of inefficient biomass burning technologies put considerable strain on the country’s forest resources and exposes users to several health hazards.

One of the sectors that use large quantities of fuel wood and burn the wood in inefficient cook stoves comprises schools and small businesses such as restaurants.

To enhance energy efficiency in schools and small businesses, a four-year GEF Medium Size project – The Market Transformation for Highly Efficient Biomass Stoves for Institutions and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises for formulated and implemented between 2007 and 2010.

It is within this context that UNDP is seeking a national consultant to capture best practices and lessons learned from the experience of the Market Transformation project.

These will be used by project partners, especially the Project Steering Committee, Ministry of Energy, private sectors and civil society to inform development, promotion and dissemination of biomass energy technologies in design of supportive policies.

This is of crucial importance as the country aims to enhance energy efficiency and access in line Vision 2030 – the development blue print.

Objectives

The overall objective is to provide a text for publication of stories and experiences capturing the transformation of institutions and small business using firewood and charcoal for heating and cooking, and of transformation of the energy policy environment.

Duration of Assignment: 40 working days

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  2. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
  3. Proposal for implementing the assignment
  4. Financial Proposal indicating their consultancy fee on daily rate
  5. Please quote Market Transformation Projects on the subject line
Applications should be addressed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than 24th March 2012 at 4.30 p.m. Kenyan Time.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts under ‘Related Documents’ by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: http://www.ke.undp.org/index.php/procurements

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