Consultant for Development of GE training modules

  • 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 complete training modules package with trainers guide in the area of Green Economy (GE) for the following 3 modules. (The remaining 7 modules will be developed by 2 other consultants).  

  • Green Economy General Principles
  • Energy Efficiency Basics
  • Green Business Basics

Apart from developing the training materials, the consultant is required to apply customizations to the training modules, trainers guide and activities in order to:

  • make it suitable to each of the 4 countries (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) and
  • make it suitable for each of the 4 target groups in each country.  

 

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 provided with the draft learning outcomes for each of the 3 GE 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 3 GE training modules are 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 Renewable Energy and Inclusive Development 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 3 GE training modules (provided by GGGI) after going through the project documentations, workshop and pre-implementation survey reports, etc and consulting with the project team.
  3. Provide a recommendation on the length and depth of the RE training materials, as well as the time required for optimum delivery of the training modules to each target audience.
  4. Develop the 3 Green Economy training modules package on the specified topics. This also includes development of associated Trainers Guides 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. 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 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
  7. Assist in preparing and conducting the two-day pilot 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 the RE module and also integrate the feedback into the GE modules structure and delivery
  8. 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 GE training modules package as appropriate
  9. 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.


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

 

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 Outcomes and development of draft training materials package for the 3 GE modules for first review by GGGI and PIDF – by 15th April – 40% contract value.
  • Deliverable C: Assist in the preparation and facilitation of the pilot ToT workshop in Suva, Fiji – by 18th March of contract signature – 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 3 GE modules for second review by GGGI and PIDF – by 30th April – 30% contract value
  • Deliverable E: Assist in the preparation and facilitation of the Regional workshop in Suva, Fiji – Q3 2020 – 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 F: Integrate feedback received during the Regional workshop and revise the training materials package for the 3 GE modules for final review by GGGI and PIDF – by October 2020 - 5% 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

 

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 materials package for 3 GE modules, as per Deliverable B

By 15th April 2020

40%

3

Upon facilitation of the pilot Training-of-trainers workshop, as per Deliverable C

By 18th March 2020

10%

4

Upon acceptance of second revised training materials package for 3 GE modules after Pilot ToT workshops feedback and customizations, as per Deliverable D

By 30th April 2020

30%

5

Upon facilitation of the Regional workshop, as per Deliverable E

Q3 2020

10%

6

Upon acceptance of final training materials package for 3 GE modules after Regional workshop feedback integration, as per Deliverable F

By October 2020

5%

 

 

 

100%

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

 

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

 

  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a discipline related to Engineering, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Climate Change, Environmental Science or Rural Development;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in Green Entrepreneurship, Green Economy or Energy Efficiency fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience related to working in or with rural communities of the Pacific Island countries
  • Experience in developing training modules for vocational or community levels and delivering trainings, preferably also in rural/remote locations 
  • Experience working with the private sector and/or with private sector/business associations would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable relationship management and stakeholder engagement 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 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.