Regional Program on Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia (ENPI FLEG II). Grant No.: P131138 & P016594
Assignment Title: ENPI FLEG Analytical Study on the impact of the use of inefficient and low quality energy saving technologies in civil construction in regions of Azerbaijan on livelihood of local forest depended communities (Azerbaijan)
The International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional Program on Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia (ENPI/East FLEG II), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The analytical Study on impact of use of energy inefficient and low quality energy saving technologies in civil construction in regions of Azerbaijan on livelihood of local forest depended communities in Azerbaijan will include:
- Provide an up-to-date evaluation on existing energy-efficient and energy-saving methods that are or could be used in rural civil construction business;
- Provide an evaluation of the energy-inefficiency of the historically and traditionally utilized construction materials and covers as well as traditional heating devices being used in the regions;
- Provide evaluation of use of various alternative methods which can possibly replace or reduce wood consumption for the heating purposes and to assess potential economic and technical difficulties and barriers for ‘moving’ in this direction.
- Quantify the consequences and impact of the use of inefficient energy systems in building construction on the livelihood of local forest depended communities;
- Provide technical information and analysis for the potential technical, economic or financial barriers for development of energy-efficient and energy-saving methods in the rural civil construction to use for decision makers.
The IUCN now invites eligible consultant (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
- Bachelor or higher degree in economy of construction industry, energy efficiency and energy saving in civil construction or other related subject;
- Prior experience in conducting surveys, research and expertise on technical valuation of the construction industry, energy efficiency , energy saving and green building issues or in other related fields;
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the current issues of environmental management and governance in Azerbaijan as well as knowledge and acquaintance with governmental structures and other stakeholders;
- Knowledge and understanding of and working experience with IUCN regulations and guidelines as well as strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts;
- Proven ability to prepare and write high quality reports on technical specification of the construction industry, energy efficiency and energy saving in civil construction or other related fields;
- Fluency in written and spoken Azerbaijan, Russian, and good working knowledge of English;
- Computer literacy, including the use of MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word or similar office applications, acquaintance with the principles of statistical analysis, as well as proficiency in performing internet research to support documents that may be required for program implementation.
The assignment should be fulfilled within a 9-month period starting November 15, 2015
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank’s Guidelines “Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & Grants by World Bank Borrowers” (January 2011) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
Consultants may submit their CVs as an individual. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selections Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The best qualified and experienced candidate will invite to interview. Deadline for the CVs is November 08, 2015, 17:00 CET.
Further information can be obtained at the e-mail below.
Azer Garayev, IUCN ENPI FLEG2 Country Programs Coordinator Azerbaijan,