A local consultant, with strong knowledge of the renewable energy sector as well as strong links in to the relevant policy making fora is being recruited to support the agenda of advancing local value capture in the renewable energy sector in Kenya.
UNEP DTU Partnership has launched the three year TEMARIN project to support local access to and upgrading in clean energy value chains in Kenya and Uganda (click here for more info on the project). The aim is to explore the conditions under which local private companies can increase their share of the global value chain for specific climate technologies – and support them in doing so – in order to maximise local job creation and reduce investment project costs. The project will – together with local stakeholders – map available skills in selected sectors as well as skills gaps and explore cases studies of local firms who have successfully grown their business and managed to move into higher value added activities. Findings and recommendations on how to support such upgrading – including needed initiatives and policies – will be fed into both public and private sector decision-making processes.
The Consultant will be responsible for communication of findings from the project through various channels, producing knowledge products to back communication to stakeholders and for anchoring the work locally and develop partnerships to advance the agenda of localising investments in clean energy technologies. The consultant will work closely with an Expert Consultant recruited under a separate call.
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- At least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field for the tasks;
- At least 10 years of work experience in the fields of project management, communication, resource mobilisation and partnership formation;
- Good understanding of the local context and well-established networks in the country.
Profile and Skills
The Consultant should possess
- Excellent writing, communication and facilitation skills as well as strong analytical capabilities.
- Demonstrated ability to mobilise and maintain high-level engagement and partnerships within government, private sector and the multilateral development organisations.
- Knowledge of clean energy technologies and particular of the solar industry in Kenya.
- Knowledge of policies at national level including national development objectives and sector policies.
Further, the consultant should be self-driven and be able to contribute with ideas and proposals, based on knowledge of the local context, to bring recommendations from the project into action. This could include activities, fund raising, partnership development etc. for initiatives that are relevant to advance the mission of the project.
The Consultant will be contracted directly by UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), with inputs equivalent to two working days per month for a period of 14 months. The Consultant will be based in Nairobi.
Further, the Consultant will be expected to complete a two-weeks stay at the UNEP DTU Partnership office in Copenhagen. Travel costs will be covered by UDP. The consultant will cover local accommodation and subsistence.
All working papers, draft reports and Final Report should be prepared and submitted in soft copies in English Language.
Selection Process and Selection Criteria
The selection process will be carried out by the UDP. The selection will be based on criteria such as relevant qualifications, experiences and skills as well as a motivated application including a description of how the Consultant will conduct the assignment as laid out in the ToR.
To express your interest, send your CV, a motivated application and addresses for 3 references, to the UDP Kenya Country Manager, Mathilde Brix Pedersen at email@example.com by 10 September 2019.
Applications received after the application deadline on 11 September 2019 will not be considered.
Application deadline: 11/09/2019