International Experts "Water Supply or Wastewater Treatment"

GFA Consulting Group

Home-Based / Remote

Project description

The challenges cities and local governments in low and middle income countries face in developing and implementing infrastructure projects are multiple. Municipal authorities often have insufficient planning, design and preparation capacity to develop a solid pipeline of technically robust and financially sound projects. Moreover, investment in infrastructure generally requires long-term investment decisions with significant budgets and uncertain, and often delayed, benefits. In addition there are often financial constraints ranging from budget constraints, limited debt capacity and low credit ratings that hinder their ability to access financing from international banks or bond markets.
Existing project preparation facilities and others have identified significant capacity gaps in project preparation. A critical gap exists at earliest stages in project preparation, namely in bringing projects identified in sectoral or climate plans from project concept/early preparation stage to feasibility stage.
This is the gap that the “City Climate Finance Gap Fund” aims to address.

The main task of this assignment is to provide advisory to cities and municipalities worldwide in the preparation of climate mitigation or adaptation infrastructure projects  in the energy sector. In addition to the support to the Cities, the Contractor provides technical expertise to advise the Project on general technical issues related to the preparation and implementation of energy-related climate change mitigation activities in an urban context and their effectiveness.
Such TA package may include, but not limited to:
• Technical, institutional and/or legal advice on preparation of investment projects
• Development of packages of measures to increase energy efficiency or use of renewable energies
• Definition of a project concept
• Development of pre-feasibility studies and/or components of pre-feasibility and/or feasibility studies
• Preparing ToR for a feasibility study
• Preparing environmental impact assessments or other assessments necessary for energy-related projects
• Preliminary assessment of economic and financial sustainability
• Analysis of alternatives
• Stakeholder identification and engagement
• Advice in obtaining national support
• Support in preparing an application for PPF Assistance
• Support in developing the financing approach for a project
• Advice in preparing funding applications for a project
• Carrying out energy audits
• Dissemination workshop and contracting of knowledge products related to project development practice
• Design work to ensure climate elements are properly captured in the detailed design
• Training activities for civil servants and local administrators

Job description

Tasks of the expert pool 2
• Advice on implementing energy management systems in city
administrations (including biogas from organic waste)
• Development of energy audits in public buildings
• Development of energy efficiency measures (planning, evaluation,
calculation etc.) for
buildings, street lighting, air condition and heating systems and/or other
energy consumers under responsibility of city administrations such as waste
management, water supply or wastewater treatment
• Development of cost benefit analysis or environmental impact assessments
• Advisory on project structures (f or investment, management and ownership)
• Preparation of application documents f or the financing of investment
• GHG calculations as well as advice on the reduction of GHG emissions from
municipal power generation or consumption.
• Introduction of digital energy data management and analysis systems
• Preparation and implementation of training activities on energy efficiency,
use of renewable energy systems (including management and monitoring


Qualifications of the expert pool 2
• Education/training (2.3.1): University degree (master or German “Diplom”) in
technical or economic courses of study, related to energy or climate issues
• Language (2.3.2):
– all experts with knowledge of English, level C1
– 1 expert with knowledge of French, level C1
– 1 expert with knowledge of Spanish, level C1
– 1 expert with knowledge of Portuguese, level C1
• General professional experience (2.3.3): 5 years of professional experience
in the energy sector (reference projects with an assignment time (full -time
months worked) of three months or more within one calendar year will be
assessed as one year of work experience)Specific professional experience
(2.3.4): 4 years of professional experience
– 1 expert in energy audits, planning and calculation of energy efficiency
measures (buildings, street lighting, water/wastewater or other sectors related
to municipalities)
– 1 expert in planning and calculation of renewable energy facilities
– 1 expert in cost benefit analysis or environmental impact studies related to
energy projects
– 1 expert in project structures (investment, management and ownership
– 1 expert in digital energy data management and analysis systems used in
municipal context
1 expert in legal frameworks in the energy sector(reference projects with an
assignment time (full-time months worked) of three months or more within
one calendar year will be assessed as one year of work experience)
• Leadership/management experience (2.3.5): – not applicable –
• Regional experience (2.3.6): 2 years of work experience in
– minimum 1 expert in Asia
– minimum 1 expert in Latin America and the Caribbean
– minimum 1 expert in Eastern and Southeast Europe, Caucasus and Central
– minimum 1 expert in Africa
• Development cooperation (DC) experience (2.3.7): – not applicable –

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with further details and invited for next stage of our selection process.  Thank you for your understanding

Contact person

  Elodie Prugnat [email protected]

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