Title: Renewable Energy Consultant
Type of Services Sought: Daily Rate Consulting
Date of Submission: November 23, 5pm (Western Indonesian Time)
Estimated Performance Date: January – February, 2024
Pact is an international development nonprofit that works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to end poverty and marginalization. We partner with local organizations, businesses, and governments to build lasting solutions for thriving, resilient communities. Our vision is a world where everyone owns their future.
To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Pact is implementing a new project in Indonesia focused on sustainable shrimp aquaculture in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. The project will run for one year with likely extensions for additional years. There are four key workstreams:
- Strengthen local and international market access for shrimp farmers by delivering business skills training, improved market linkages and access to finance.
- Improve traceability and enable international sustainability certifications by providing certification training, and by supporting collective action.
- Improve the efficiency and productivity of shrimp farming through electrification, mechanization and use of enhanced feed.
- Build local government buy-in for carbon finance and accelerate verification of the (blue) carbon mitigation benefits associated with the project.
The project team is composed of a Project Manager, Sustainable Aquaculture Specialist, Community Development Specialist (2), and in time, a Carbon Finance Consultant. The project team receives technical, administrative, logistical and legal support from Pact DC and the Pact Indonesia country team based in Jakarta. The team is working in close coordination with a local nonprofit organization, the client, and government officials in Berau and Kalimantan Timur.
Scope of Work
The Renewable Energy consultant will be responsible for assessing the community and provincial government needs around energy access and distributed renewable energy for productive uses in the project area (Pegat Batumbuk and Tabalar Muara). Pact seeks an experienced consultant to conduct analysis for productive use of renewable energy (PURE) development in the villages within the project area.
The duties and responsibilities of the consultant include the following:
- Analyze the consumer demand for energy access as well as commercial and industrial equipment needs for increased productivity and livelihoods via a rapid energy baseline assessment/survey.
- Conduct financial modeling to clearly outline the cost drivers, pricing and funding needs of new products and services as well as the long-term revenue/funding needs required to reach the intended scale.
- Provide recommendations for solar power system installation for productive use (including system specifications and design, type of setup, batteries etc.).
- Identify the human resourcing needs to deliver new products and services.
- Identify potential implementation partners and determine the contours of potential agreements with those entities.
The consultant is expected to foster a strong working relationship with the provincial Energy and Mineral Resources Department.
S/he will lead, accomplish, and submit a comprehensive report on the energy profile of the MESTI project area within the agreed timeframe and budget, which will include the following deliverables:
- An inception report, which will serve as an agreement between parties on how the assessment will be conducted. Items to address:
- Understanding of the issues and questions raised in the ToR
- Data sources; how to assess the questions in the ToR
- Assessment methodology, including suggested sample and size
- Schedule of activities and travel (timeline)
- Appropriate validated draft data collection tools (e.g., methodological guidelines, group interview questions).
- Presentation of initial findings and draft report (in MS Word) to the project team
- A max 20-page final assessment report (in MS Word and PDF), excluding annexes, both in Bahasa and English, inclusive of graphs, visuals, tables, and/or a dashboard with accompanied explanatory text. The report should consist of:
- Executive Summary (in bullet form)
- Methodology, including sampling and limitations.
- A summary of the energy profile of the project area including needs, local capacity to develop it, and potential productive use of renewable energy products and services
- Recommendations and next steps.
- Relevant maps and photographs of the assessment areas where necessary
- Bibliography of cited secondary sources.
- Finalized data collection tools.
- List of interviewees with accompanying informed consent forms
The consultant will provide support to the MESTI project in liaising with the provincial Energy and Mineral Resources Department and the local stakeholders to socialize the findings of the assessment and implementation of decided upon interventions.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in renewable energy, electrical and/or solar engineering. Masters is preferred.
- At least 7 years of experience in executing renewable energy/solar installation projects.
- Demonstrated expertise in energy finance and consumer lending highly desirable.
- Ability to establish and maintain inter-personal and professional relationships with Pact staff, local partners, host governments and other implementing organizations.
- Excellent written and oral communications, including fluency in Bahasa and English, and strong presentation skills.
- Ability to make decisions independently and strong problem resolutions skills.
- Ability and willingness to travel within Berau Regency and nationally where needed, contingent on global health restrictions.
Individual consultant or organization that has the right to work in Indonesia, with a preference for Indonesian nationals particularly those from the Berau Regency.
Documentation required for application:
- Technical proposal explaining their understanding of the ToR, summarizing methodologies, approach, and timeline they would take to deliver the outputs (max 3 pages)
- Financial proposal outlining costs, including fees, travel costs (i.e., return flights, local transportation, meals, accommodation) and other costs (travel costs will be reimbursed based on actual costs incurred). This should include consultant’s level of effort/daily rates (max 2 pages).
- Two samples of similar previous assignments
- Information on their availability
Applications must be submitted to Ayi Farida, email@example.com by November 23.
Pact will evaluate applicants using the follow criteria:
|Criteria||Score (Out of 100 total pts.)|
|Value for Money||30|
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