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Energy Consultant for United Nation UN وظائف بالامم المتحدة السودان


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:
Candidate who wish to be considered for this vacancy notice should fill the motivation letter and submit updated P11 Form


Job Title: Energy Consultant
Project Title: Promoting the educational opportunities and mainstreaming of solar energy in domestic and street lightening, as well as in schools and water stations in the camps
Grade Level: International Consultant
Duty Station: Kassala with frequent travel to other field locations in East Sudan.
Duration: ASAP for 6 months
Closing Date: 13 Nov 2016



  Background:

Background Information:
The nature of the operation in East Sudan is very complex with approximately 93,000 camp-based and urban refugees belonging to a protracted caseload, as well significant influxes of new asylum seekers. In 2015, UNHCR has been reinforcing its partnership with COR and NISS to launch a renewed Self-Reliance Strategy both for the new arrivals and the protracted refugees in 9 camps, in order to promote their livelihood opportunities and to reduce their aid dependency. The strategy envisages establishment of a reliable poverty baseline and conduct a comprehensive poverty targeting exercise, aimed at reducing the dependency of long staying refugees on external aid and promote their livelihood and sustainable access to essential services. Approximately 56,000 refugees have lived in refugee camps in Eastern Sudan for up to forty years and the majority were born in exile and have little or no prospect of returning home or being resettled to third countries. Therefore local integration is considered to be the most viable durable solution for this group however the authorities are yet to embrace this vision.
In the interim UNHCR aims at gradually making the provision of basic services more sustainable both in financial and environmental terms, through community participation and introduction of solar technology, while assuring the sustainable co-existence with the host communities. To this end, UNHCR has developed a multi-year programme to promote the educational opportunities and mainstreaming of solar energy in domestic and street lightening, as well as for schools and water stations in the camps. The programme is mostly funded by IKEA Foundation for the year 2016-18. In the first 6 months, the incumbent is expected to monitor the usage of the solar systems installed in the field, in order to assure that they meet the technical requirements, and to promote the community participation in daily maintenance.


  Duties and responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities
Quickly understanding the political and operational context of Eastern Sudan, and the objectives of overall UNHCR strategy and the project funded by IKEA Foundations, and align the scope and objectives accordingly.
  • Coordination with the private companies, UNHCR’s implementing partners, operational partners and Government counterparts, including COR, NISS and line ministries to assure a good partnership in all the fronts.
  •  Reporting of 2016 achievements under environment and energy objectives, and participation in strategic planning for 2018 Country Operations Plan taking into account the earmarked funding (IKEA Foundation).
  • Overall internal/external coordination of the solar component of “Self-sustaining schools” funded by IKEA Foundation (350,000 USD annually for 2016-18), including implementation, monitoring, reporting and possibly reviewing the plans, in close coordination with WASH, Education and Programme in Kassala. This includes:
  1.  Regular follow up of solar system (street lights, water stations, installed in 2016, train the communities and organise the community-based participatory monitoring and maintenance system, introducing sustainable mechanism such as fee-for-services, under the guidance of Livelihood and Community Services units.
  2. Through the direct implementation modality, procure, install, monitor and report on the solar system for domestic and street lightening, water stations and schools, under the guidance of WASH, Education, Livelihood and Community Services units, as soon as the budget 2017 is made available.
  3.  Evaluate and report the performance and impacts of the installed solar system and community participation/organisation as necessary, in accordance with the UNHCR framework, as well as the framework agreed with IKEA Foundation.
  4. Report on environment, energy, and associated livelihood activities, whenever the information is requested.
  • Any other duties as required.
 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced university degree in environment, energy, development, engineering, or related fields;
  • At least 10 years relevant work experience, of which 5 years in international context, particularly in East Africa; Experience with UNHCR, and/or other development agencies as an asset.
  • Proved experience in solar system, particularly for medium scale water stations in refugee camps.
  • Solid expertise in community organisation, mobilisation and participation, particularly in running of the essential services, cost recovery method, community monitoring, etc. preferably in refugee camps.
  • Applied statistical and data analysis skills, information management skills and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in English necessary; Arabic as an asset
Competencies
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and deliver high quality products on time, under very tight time-pressures, and politically and operationally challenging circumstances;
  • Strong interest and exposure to development and humanitarian issues, and cost benefit analysis of programme impact;
  • Excellent team working, networking and communications;
  • Ability to think creatively, and to explore, harness and translate innovative concepts into practice;
  • Team player willing to assist others whenever needed;
  • Attention to detail;



This vacancy is an international position; as such Sudanese Nationals are not eleigable to apply.
Additionally, selected candidate should be ready to take up functions within a maximum of 2 weeks upon receipt of offer.


Only short listed candidates will be notified.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.




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