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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT POSITION

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Consultancy Opportunity: Electrical and Renewable Energy Expert

Requesting Section:  Engineering Section

Initial Duration: Six (06) months with possibility of renewal

Date posted: 23th August 2019

Dead line for Applications: 09th September 2019

Location: Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Programmed Area and Specific Project Involved: Project management services for the installation and operation of solar projects in MONUSCO camps and technical support to various power supply projects mission wide. 

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  1. Purpose of Assignment

The consultant shall provide construction supervision and management support to MONUSCO Engineering Section in the implementation of power supply projects for COBs/TOBs and MONUSCO administrative compounds with reference to DFS energy and environmental policies. He/she should plan, design, supervise, manage and implement energy projects in Contingent Operating Bases and MONUSCO administrative compounds as identified and prioritized by the Mission.

 

  1. Background

Under the MONUSCO, Engineering Section is responsible for ensuring the implementation and operation of the Solar Power Pilot (SPP) projects, and renewal power supply projects mission wide.

 

  1. Scope of Work/ Work Assignments:  

In his or her work with Engineering Section, MONUSCO, the consultant will carry out the following activities:

  • Plan and coordinate installations of solar farm and ensure conformance to national and international standard
  • Supervise solar installer’s team during the projects to ensure compliance with safety standards.
  • Testing, commissioning and assessing system performance or functionality at the system, subsystem, and component levels
  • Conducting a desk review of other Energy Projects technical documents. 
  • Conducting field missions to evaluate the technical installation and operation of solar-powered.
  • Preparing cost analysis on energy consumption and propose alternative solution for the acquisition of generators.

 

  1. Work Schedule: 

The duration of the contract shall be 6 months beginning in October 2019 with possible extension. The consultant is expected to work on a full-time basis.

 

  1. Deliverables/End Product (s):  

The consultant is expected to develop a detailed work plan to be validated by the Chief Engineering Section within the first week of the assignment towards the delivery of the following:

i.          Report all progress during installation and operation of all the energy projects mission wide

ii.         Cost analysis reports on the performance of the different energy systems mission wide, including studies related to the savings in terms of fuel, generator maintenance that the different alternative energy systems can provide to the mission.

iii.       Weekly monitoring and reporting of the Energy systems installed mission wide.

iv.        Monthly reports on the performance of external provides of energy carrying out cost monitoring the current service contract for provision of energy to the different locations mission wide with

v.         Reports on the each of the desk reviews of the technical documents of the Energy Projects mission wide.

Vi.       Technical reports of every field mission conducted to evaluate the existing installations and ongoing projects for energy systems and solar powered infrastructure.

 

  1. Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required: 

Qualifications of consultant to be contracted: 

  • University Degree in Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer or related relevant field is preferred.
  • Additional training in Photovoltaic systems preferable, or renewable energy systems.

Work experience of consultant to be contracted:

  • 7 years progressively responsible experience in electrical solar projects, including implementation, monitoring and supervision and evaluation of the whole stages and aspects.
  • Experience working with UN peace keeping mission, UN, Government and NGO partners is desirable.
  • Experience working in infrastructure sector in Africa is an advantage.

Language:

  • Fluency of English is required.  Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Technical Competencies required for this consultancy:

  • Knowledge of Electrical systems and Solar Power / renewable energy systems
  • Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in the following areas: Infrastructure project management, monitoring and evaluation.

In addition, the candidate has preferably some knowledge of:

  • UN peacekeeping programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies;
  • Client orientation and team work.

 

  1. Application procedure:

 

All applications are to be received by e-mail only. Interested applicants should submit their PHP or CV and a cover letter to gatocid@un.org Applications should be received not later than 09th September 2019 COB.

Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

In line with the UN police on gender balance, FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.