The overarching goal of the regional project is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by promoting energy efficiency (EE) in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), namely Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus, via strengthening the national systems for appliances EE standards. The project also will facilitate harmonization of test procedures, standards and labels among EEU countries, when appropriate. The project is expected to cost-effectively deliver an average reduction energy consumption in the residential and commercial energy use in partner countries. Introduction of energy efficiency standards for energy consuming products will contribute to the common market development, attraction of investment and achievement of the ultimate goal – reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The project will focus largely on capacity building and assisting governments, standardization institutions, manufacturing, distributing, retail, consumer and environmental stakeholders throughout the EEU region to implement the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures available.
The project will consider the comparative advantage of each participating country, priority activities will be carried out to help foster each country's preferred processes under the project objective.
The project will build on a number of past and current UNDP activities in the partner countries in the area of EE. The project foresees significant cooperation with the Russian Federation, both through technical and advisory support and in terms of technology transfer.
The Project Task Leader / National Expert will work under the overall supervision of the UNDP Sustainable Growth and Resilience (SGR) Portfolio Manager and direct supervision of UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator and in assistance of Senior International Consultant. The Project Task Leader/National Expert will be responsible for the project overall planning and implementation in line with the Project Document.
The Task Leader will be responsible for project coordination at the regional and national level, including annual planning, recruitment of the project expert team, procurement of goods and services organization of the workshops/trainings/consultations and reporting to UNDP, Donor and Steering Committee.
The incumbent will perform the following tasks:
Advanced University Degree in the field of energy, engineering, business administration. The availability of Scientific Degree is an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of Armenian, Russian and English. Exceptional writing skills. Ability to review, prepare, present training materials, oral presentations. Proven knowledge of communication tools, good writing skills, track record with producing research/analytical reports and papers.
Good knowledge of computer software (MS Office, and task relevant specific software).
Contract Duration: 1 year with possible extension, based on successful performance