Job Opening

Posting Title: Solar Energy/ Electrical Installation Expert: South Sudan GEF CCCD Project
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 02 November 2021 - 10 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-167347-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

a) A technical/ engineering design of the proposed solar power (photovoltaic array) system that includes
NB: The MoEF offices are currently located in a rented property/ building within Juba city. The solar system is thus expected to be designed as a portable unit that could in future be dismantled, transported, and re-installed in another location when MoEF current tenancy contract expires.

i. Preferred location and security risks of the solar energy system.
Clearly state whether it's ground or rooftop-mounted and provide the GPS coordinates for the proposed installation.

ii. Estimates of the total daily electrical power demand for the facility vis-à-vis the current supply.
The design should factor in 10 more computer stations to be supplied through the GEF project.
Estimates of the electrical power deficit to be supplied through the GEF project solar system.

iii. Specifications of the solar panels/ Pv modules (type, brand, power rating, quantity) required.

iv. Specifications of the smart solar DC-AC Inverter system and Charge controllers (type, brand, input/ output load rating and range, quantity) required.

v. Specifications of the solar energy Cables/ wiring (type, brand, gauge/ rating, length) required.

vi. Specifications of the solar backup Batteries (type, brand, capacity (Ah), quantity) required.

vii. Technical specifications of the other accessories (brand, input/ output load rating/, quantity) required: DC/AC disconnects, junction boxes, combiner boxes, circuit breakers, meters (s), change over switch box, fuses, PVC pipes, plugs and sockets etc. for integration with the existing wiring system.

viii. Technical specifications for the rooftop, solar Racking / Mounting structure system (dimensions, metal types/ gauges, inclination angle, sketch drawings etc.) required. This should also include accessories to ensure maximum security (anti-theft) for the installation.

b) Technical/engineering Bill of Quantities (BoQs)
c) Engineer cost estimates (prefilled BoQ) to be used in the procurement process.
d) Draft tender documents in UN approved templates

Work Location

Juba

Expected duration

Two weeks

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP's mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review.

With funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) project titled "Systemic, institutional and individual capacity for the implementation of the Rio Conventions in the Republic of South Sudan", UNEP Africa Office is providing project execution support to the South Sudan Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF). The Science Division of UNEP serves as the GEF Implementing Agency for this South Sudan project, designed as part of the GEF’s Cross-Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD) program, and approved for implementation during its sixth replenishment cycle (GEF6).

Under this GEF6 CCCD project, UNEP will collaborate with MoEF to procure and install a renewable off-grid solar energy system to supply electrical power at the MoEF offices within the city of Juba, South Sudan. The solar system is expected to be fully installed and operational by the end of November 2021.

The post is located in Juba, South Sudan but managed by the UNEP Africa Office in Nairobi-Kenya, under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator who is also the UNEP project manager for the South Sudan GEF project.

Duties and Responsibilities

a) Conduct two site visit at the South Sudan Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) offices in Juba for a briefing by UNEP / MoEF officials and to assess the facility's electrical/ power requirements.

b) Based on the site visit, conduct a power analysis of the MoEF offices to estimate the facility's current and future daily electrical energy/ power demand.

c) Develop/ recommend a suitable solar power system design that meets the electrical power demand.
The design should highlight which national or international standards the project should comply with.

d) Develop a technical/engineering Bill of Quantities (BoQs) based on the solar array system design. The BoQ should include costs for all materials, accessories, taxes, installation, training and testing.

e) Provide engineer estimates for the BoQ to be used in the tendering and procurement process.

f) Draft tender documents (in UN approved templates to be provided) for the solar system.

g) Develop a project management plan highlighting approximate time requirements (in days) for the contractor: materials delivery, installation, operational training and system testing.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: • Demonstrated knowledge of both grid and off-grid energy systems within Africa.
• Proven experience in designing and installing solar energy systems within South Sudan for UN Agencies, government or NGO clients.
• Solar energy experts who have worked for reputable renewable energy companies in South Sudan will have an added advantage
• Excellent communications skills.
• Good computer skills
Academic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in electrical/ renewable energy engineering or related courses required. South Sudan nationals with other qualifications, but extensive demonstrable experience in large-scale solar energy installations within South Sudan will also be considered.
Experience: • At least two years’ experience in designing and installing solar systems within Africa is required.
• Proven experience in designing, installing and testing solar energy systems within South Sudan for UN Agencies, the private sector, residential premises, government agencies, or NGO clients is required.
• Solar energy experts who have worked for reputable renewable energy companies in South Sudan will have an added advantage.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required.

No Fee

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