Consultant for GE and EE Gender and Inclusivity

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Fiji
  • 09 Feb, 2020
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Job Description

The objective of this consultancy is to support GGGI in developing a complete training modules package with trainers guide on the topic of “Inclusive Development” and also to integrate the necessary gender and inclusivity information into the other 9 training modules and provide additional activities, exercises, guidance and assessments to make the training materials adapted for the benefit of women and vulnerable groups (these 9 modules will be developed separately by 2 other consultants).

 

Project Background

 

The project “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access” is a 3-year regional project implemented in the Melanesian countries: Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and funded by the Republic of Korea through the Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA) and implemented by GGGI in partnership with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF).

The project’s main objective is to strengthen informed and inclusive decision-making by resource owners and local government officials for integration of Green Economy (GE) and Renewable Energy (RE) into Local Level Planning and to Strengthen Implementation of Renewable energy (RE) infrastructure for Rural Electrification. GGGI will work closely with local partners to develop various training modules within the project context to achieve this goal. In addition, in-country based local trainers will be engaged to deliver these capacity building trainings throughout the identified communities. A total of 32 trainers will be trained using the training-of-trainers approach (approximately 8 trainers per country)

The direct beneficiaries of this capacity building project will be a total of 3000 trainees from 4 countries. The target groups for whom this capacity building training will be conducted (and customized) are:

1)  Local government officials, Provincial Councils, District Councils, Town Councils, Island Councils, etc.

2) Traditional community/religious leaders and vulnerable groups (women, young leaders), etc.

3) Local electricians, people with technical aptitude, etc.

4) Small businesses

 

In order to carry out the capacity building training to the beneficiaries, the project will first develop training materials in Green Economy (GE) and Renewable Energy (RE), taking into account gender and inclusive development. This will consist of 10 training modules, complete with trainers guide as per below:

 

Green Economy Modules:

  • GE General Principles
  • Energy Efficiency Basics
  • Green Business Basics
  • Inclusive Development

Renewable Energy Modules:

  • RE General Principles
  • Solar in the community
  • Pico-Hydro in the community
  • Solar Operations and Maintenance basics
  • Pico-Hydro Operations and Maintenance basics
  • RE Financial management

 

Scope of Work

 

The consultant will be required to work very closely with the other 2 consultants who are developing the training materials in order to make the materials suitable for:

 

    1) women,

    2) youths and

    3) vulnerable groups;

 

The consultant will be provided with the draft learning outcomes for each of the 10 training modules (see Annex A) as well as reports from 5 workshops that have been conducted (one regional kick-off in Fiji and one national workshop in each of the 4 target countries) that were held in order to gain confirmation and feedback on the required country specific and audience specific module customizations etc. Pre-implementation survey reports from each of the 4 countries will also be provided, which the consultant should use to further customize the training for the countries and target groups. It is envisaged that the consultant will review all of these documents in order to understand and identify all the key requirements before starting with the training materials development. It is expected that the consultant will use these resources as well as their own knowledge of the subject and other resource materials that they are already aware of to develop the training modules.

 

For materials development for Fiji, Vanuatu and PNG, the consultant will work with GGGI, while for Solomon Islands, the consultant with work with our delivery partner, PIDF.

 

Throughout the project, the consultant shall work closely with GGGI and another 2 consultants and discuss tasks, plans, content, and activities as they progress. The “Inclusive Development” training module is part of the complete 10 modules package, hence the consultant must ensure to work very closely with the other two consultants in order to ensure that all 10 modules are consistent in content quality, structure and messaging. GGGI will provide a draft standard Module outline and draft Trainers Guide including activities, exercises and assessments outline that will be discussed and confirmed in the kickoff meeting with all 3 consultants.

 

Specific tasks for this assignment shall include the following:

 

  1. Attend the kickoff meeting with GGGI and other two consultants working on Green Economy and Renewable Energy training materials, in order to discuss the outputs and develop a common workplan to deliver quality training modules
  2. Review, adjust if needed, and finalize the learning outcomes for the Inclusive Development module (provided by GGGI) after going through the project documentations, workshop and pre-implementation survey reports, etc. and consulting with the project team.
  3. Provide advice on the length and depth of the training material, as well as the time required for optimum delivery of the training modules to each target audience.
  4. Develop the “Inclusive Development” training modules package. This also includes development of associated Trainers Guide with exercises, activities and assessments and any other documents required by the trainers to conduct the training satisfactorily.
  5. The consultant is to consider the literacy and knowledge levels for each of the 4 target groups as well as all feedback received so far regarding customization for countries and target groups during development of the training modules. In general, the modules must use participatory and visual techniques as much as possible in order to ensure most effective reception of the training contents.
  6. When developing the Inclusive Development module and applying gender and inclusivity principles to the other 9 modules the consultant should 1) bear in mind conditions in each of the 4 countries (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) and 2) ensure suitability for each of the 4 target groups in each country.
  7. There will be a 3 step review process before the training packages are confirmed. First will be the internal review of the draft materials by GGGI and PIDF, second review will be after feedbacks received from Pilot Training of Trainers (ToT) event and final review will be during the Regional workshop in mid/Q3 2020, once a sample group of communities have been trained and lessons and feedback learnt from that exercise used to perform final modifications to the training materials and delivery methods.
  8. Participate in the ToT workshop, which will use at least 2 training modules from Renewable Energy to run a full mock training session, including materials, guides and activities, in order to obtain feedback from qualified trainers from each of the 4 countries to further fine-tune all of the training modules.
  9. Participate as facilitator in the two-day 2020 regional workshop whereby feedback from the pilot training of target groups will be gathered and integrated into the final revised training modules package as appropriate
  10. Attend meetings with GGGI and other consultants regularly as part of this project. This would include regular weekly or bi-weekly meetings depending on need.

 

GGGI will also provide to the consultant existing training materials available publicly and from previous GGGI work which have been found to be relevant for each module.

 

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables

 

The consultant shall report regularly to the Project Manager. The consultant must always work as part of a team with GGGI and other consultants. Microsoft PowerPoint and Word products must be delivered using GGGI templates provided.

 

  • Deliverable A: Brief inception report (approx. 5 pages) with work plan for the assignment, consultant’s understanding of the assignment, list of resources the consultant expects to use and initial suggestions/comments for the development of the training modules within 1 week of contract signature – 5% contract value.
  • Deliverable B: Review of existing Learning Outcome and development of draft training materials package for the “Inclusive Development” module for first review by GGGI and PIDF – by 13th March – 30% contract value.
  • Deliverable C: Assist in the preparation and facilitation of the pilot ToT workshop in Suva, Fiji – by 18th March – 10% of contract value. The consultant must work closely with relevant stakeholders and participants to gather all relevant feedback with regards to course material and delivery customizations for each country and its target groups.
  • Deliverable D: Integrate feedback received during the Pilot ToT workshop and revise the training materials package for the Inclusive Development module for second review by GGGI and PIDF – by 15th April  – 20% contract value
  • Deliverable E: Assist in the preparation and facilitation of the Regional workshop in Suva, Fiji – Q3 2020 – 5% of contract value. The consultant must work closely with relevant stakeholders and participants to gather all relevant feedback with regards to course material and delivery customizations for each country and its target groups.
  • Deliverable F: Integrate feedback received during the Regional workshop and revise the training materials package for the Inclusive Development module for final review by GGGI and PIDF – By October 2020 – 5% contract value
  • Deliverable G: Review of other 9 training modules on GE and RE being prepared by other consultants in order to ensure customization for gender and inclusivity development specific for each country and each target group- by 30th April  – 25% contract value.

 

All of the consultant’s work products developed and used for this project will be transferred to and become the property of the Global Green Growth Institute.

 

Payment Modalities

 

The consultant shall be paid the consultancy fee upon completion of the following milestones

 

Milestone #

Description

Expected Deliverable Date, after signing of contract

Payment %

1

Upon acceptance of Inception Report, as per Deliverable A

Week 1

5%

2

 

Upon acceptance of draft training material package for Inclusive Development module, as per Deliverable B

By 13th March

30%

3

Upon delivery of pilot ToT workshop, as per Deliverable C

By 18th March

10%

 

4

Upon acceptance of second revised training materials package for Inclusive Development module after Pilot ToT workshops feedback and customizations, as per Deliverable D

By 15th April

20%

5

Upon review and final customization of the other 9 training modules on GE and RE for gender and inclusivity, as per Deliverable G

By 30th April

25%

6

Upon facilitation of the Regional workshop, as per Deliverable E

Q3 2020

5%

7

Upon acceptance of final training materials package for Inclusive Development module after Regional workshop feedback integration, as per Deliverable F

By October 2020

5%

 

 

 

100%

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

 

  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a discipline related to Engineering, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sustainability, Gender and Inclusivity, Environmental Science or Rural Development;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in development and delivery of training materials, particularly in the gender and inclusivity field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in remote communities of the Pacific Island countries
  • Experience in developing training modules for vocational or community levels and delivering trainings in remote locations  
  • Experience working with the private sector and/or with private sector associations
  • Demonstrable relationship management and networking experience
  • Demonstrate ability of analytical and report drafting work
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent command of Word, Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Adobe applications would be an advantage.
  • Workshop logistics and management experience
  • Understanding of the climate change sector, including how climate change impacts Pacific Island countries and mitigation and adaptations options would be an advantage
  • Understanding of how businesses can build resilience to climate change in the Pacific would be an advantage
  • Previous experience in similar work in Pacific island countries would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of local language and cultures in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and PNG would be an advantage
Documents to be submitted (Online application)

 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter

 

Additional Information

 

  • Start Date: 1 February 2020
  • End Date: 31 December 2020
  • Contact Category: Advisory – Level F
  • Days Estimated: 40 days
  • Total Fees: Up to USD 16,000.00 plus travel expenses

 

Annex A Green Economy and Renewable Energy modules Learning Outcomes

 

Training Modules

Learning Outcomes

GE Modules

 

General Principles

1.Name and explain the three pillars of Green Growth/Economy
2.Identify and discuss the negative outcomes of brown economy and positive outcomes of current and potential green/blue economy in the community.
3.Name and explain the ten principles of Green/Blue Economy.
4.Identify natural resources in the community and discuss sustainable natural resource management for each.
5.Mention some available tools that can help communities shift to a Green/Blue Economy.
6.Discuss  existing community structure and how it can be used to make positive changes towards a Green/Blue Economy.
7.Identify organisations that can support or finance communities in their efforts to transition towards a Green/Blue economy.

Energy Efficiency Basics

1. Define Energy Efficiency
2. Identify and describe ways of promoting energy efficiency in the community
3. Demonstrate an understanding of energy efficiency standards of the country
4. Evaluate and select high efficiency appliances and equipment for residential and communal use
5. Develop an energy efficiency initiative for the community

Green Business Basics

1. Define Green Business
2. Identify the elements of a green business and describe the difference between Green business and Green-wash business
3. Identify the steps needed to establish and run a business in compliance with green business model
4. Understand the inputs and outputs of a business and describe ways of changing to greener alternatives

Inclusive Development

1. Define Inclusive development
2. Describe the communities structure, groups their roles
3. Discuss the inclusiveness of the current community structure and describe ways to increase inclusivity in the community
4. Describe the benefits of inclusivity in a community
5. Develop a new or review existing community plan and discuss ways of increasing inclusivity at all stages

Renewable Energy Modules

 

Renewable General Principles

1. Identify and describe the different types of energy sources
2. Define Renewable Energy
3. Describe ways of harnessing RE
4. Demonstrate an understanding of global energy use, impact on environment and the importance of RE
5. Discuss the types of Renewable Energy technologies and their advantages
6. Describe the importance of RE and SE in the community

Solar in the Community

1. Describe Solar resource
2. Differentiate between the basic electrical parameters (V, I, P and E, AC, DC)
3. Identify the various components used in a Solar Power System
4. Describe the function of each component and how they integrate to form a solar system
5. Describe the various types of Solar Systems
6. Identify basic test equipment and demonstrate its correct and safe usage
7. Discuss key parameters to consider when purchasing solar power system and/or its components
8. Describe the Operational and Maintenance requirements for improved sustainability of Solar Power Systems.

Pico-Hydro in the Community

1. Describe Hydro resource
2. Differentiate between the basic electrical parameters (V, I, P and E, AC, DC)
3. Identify the various components used in a Hydro Power System
4. Describe the function of each component and how they integrate to form a Hydro system
5. Describe the various types of Hydro Systems
6. Identify basic test equipment and demonstrate its correct and safe usage
7. Discuss key parameters to consider when purchasing Hydro power system and/or its components
8. Describe the Operational and Maintenance requirements for improved sustainability of Hydro Power Systems.

Solar O&M Basics

1. Describe the various types of Solar PV Systems
2. List the components used in Solar PV Systems
3. Explain the operational requirements of components used in Solar PV systems
4. Identify tools and describe procedures for installing and maintaining PV Systems using industry best practices
5. List the safety requirements for operating and maintaining PV arrays and Batteries
6. Examine, identify and resolve common faults in Solar PV Systems
7. Create and fill a Solar PV System maintenance checklist

Pico-Hydro O&M Basics

1. Describe the various types of Hydro Systems
2. List the components used in Pico-Hydro Systems
3. Explain the operational requirements of components used in Pico-Hydro systems
4. Identify tools and describe procedures for installing and maintaining Pico-Hydro Systems using industry best practices
5. List the safety requirements for operating and maintaining Pico-Hydro systems
6. Examine, identify and resolve common faults in Pico-Hydro Systems
7. Create and fill a Pico-Hydro System maintenance checklist

Renewable Financial Management

1. Identify existing RE projects or potential for new RE Projects in the Community
2. Demonstrate basic level understanding of financial management pertaining to running of community RE projects, including managing cash flows, book-keeping, monitoring, reporting, creating awareness and capacity building.
2. Identify opportunities for access to funds for RE community projects
3. Demonstrate basic level of understanding on ongoing financial obligations of a project, such as tariff, revenue collection, operation and maintenance costs relating to fuel, component replacements, servicing and repairs. 
4. Identify RE related project opportunities in the community and engage with relevant government/donor/development partners for assistance

 

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