Terms of Reference Technology Needs Assessment Expert Consultants for: Water, Transportation and Building Sectors
Closing Date: November 29, 2018
The Global Technology Needs Assessment project is a Strategic Program on technology transfer,
designed to support countries to carry out Technology Needs Assessments within the framework of the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and under the Paris Agreement
– to avert the risks and impacts of climate change and to reduce national GHG emissions. The
project is being funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed
by UN Environment, in collaboration with the UN Environment DTU (Technical University of
Denmark) Partnership Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development1 (UDP).
The purpose of the TNA project is to assist participant developing country Parties identify and
analyse priority technology needs, which can form the basis for a portfolio of environmentally
sound technology (EST) projects and programmes to facilitate the transfer of, and access to, the
ESTs and know-how in the implementation of Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC Convention. Hence TNAs are
central to the work of Parties to the Convention on technology transfer and present
an opportunity to track an evolving need for new equipment, techniques, practical knowledge and
skills, which are necessary to mitigate GHG emissions and/or reduce the vulnerability of sectors
and livelihoods to the adverse impacts of climate change. The main objectives of the project are:
1. To identify and prioritize through country-driven participatory processes, technologies
that can contribute to adaptation and adaptation goals of the participant countries, while meeting
their national sustainable development goals and priorities (TNA).
2. To identify barriers hindering the acquisition, deployment, and diffusion of
3. To develop Technology Action Plans (TAP) specifying activities and enabling frameworks to
overcome the barriers and facilitate the transfer, adoption, and diffusion of selected technologies
in the participant countries.
1 UNEP DTU Partnership, hereinafter referred to as UDP is the former UNEP Risø Centre
Further, the TNA process will develop Concept Notes for attracting funding to implement
selected technologies in priority areas of national relevance.
In Antigua and Barbuda, the TNA project is expected to provide inputs for the development of
current and future initiatives which aid in the achievement of its Nationally
Determined Contributions (NDC) targets. Antigua and Barbuda has committed to adapting to climate
change by increasing desalination capacity, improving resiliency of infrastructure and ensuring
that 100% of electricity demand in essential sectors including water and health are met through
renewable resources. In addition, the country will mitigate climate change by
establishing efficiency standards for imported vehicles and appliances and protecting
wetlands and watersheds as carbon sinks. The achievement dates for these targets range from
2020, 2025 to 2030.
A work plan detailing the components and timeline for the TNA project is found at Annex 1.
To support and facilitate the TNA process, national experts are being recruited for the execution
of activities in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the water, transportation
and buildings sectors under the direct supervision of the TNA Coordinator.
The general and key tasks of the Expert Consultants for water, transportation and
buildings sectors are described below.
2. Overall tasks
The expert consultant(s) in each sector will work in close collaboration with the TNA Coordinator,
and the national TNA team, including other expert consultants for the TNA project. In relation to
the project work plan detailed at Annex 1, it is expected that the project work will be completed
by 2020. His/her overall task is to support the TNA process for adaptation in the
water and buildings sectors and mitigation in the transportation sector, ranging from
engaging with stakeholders, attending and contributing to technical meetings and developing the
national TNA project reports for selected technologies in the water, transportation and buildings
Consistent with domestic and global objectives, the Expert Consultant in the
water, transportation and buildings sectors will be responsible for providing the national TNA
teams with the process-related and methodological/technical advisory services needed for developing
Technology Action Plans (TAPs) at the country level. The role of the Expert Consultant will thus be
to lead and undertake activities outlined below for the water, transportation and buildings sectors
in support of the TNA exercise and in close collaboration with the TNA teams. The Expert
Consultants will apply a participatory approach to the TNA process, involving a range
of stakeholders while ensuring a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary scope that promotes the best
in class solutions. Moreover, the Expert Consultants will facilitate the tasks of communication
with the national TNA team members, outreach to stakeholders, formation of networks,
information acquisition, and coordination and communication of work products.
In close collaboration with the rest of the national TNA team and the TNA Coordinator
and Regional Centre, the Expert Consultants will be responsible for, inter-alia:
a) Facilitating consultative stakeholder meetings and workshops (inception, TNA Validation,
and Technology Action Plan (TAP) finalisation/validation).
b) identification and prioritization of technologies for the water,
transportation and buildings sectors through a participatory process with relevant stakeholders,
(i) Research, analysis and synthesis
(ii) Identifying appropriate sectoral technologies that avert climate risk and/por reduce
(iii) Evaluating technologies based on multi-criteria analyses
(iv) collecting, analysing and synthesising information and data to prepare concept
notes (technology fact sheets) for the sector.
c) leading the process of analysing with the stakeholder groups how the
prioritized technologies can be implemented in the country and how implementation circumstances
could be improved by addressing the barriers and developing an enabling framework based,
inter-alia, on undertaking of local market and other assessments, as may be required;
d) Prepare and finalize the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA), Barrier Analysis and
Enabling Framework (BAEF) and Technology Action Plan (TAP) reports, with project ideas, and
advocacy and policy briefs, and with inputs of stakeholders included.
(i) Prepare working papers and other TNA-related documents as may be required to ease the
consultative process and harnessing inputs from stakeholders during meetings, workshops, amongst
e) Provision of other inputs, as may be required, relevant to related part of the TNA process
and output targeted as may be requested by the TNA Coordinator, the UNEP DTU
Partnership (UDP), Regional Centres and the national TNA Committee.
The Expert Consultants will be required to use best practices, guidelines, methodologies
and technical guidance available through the UDP and other approved sources.
The following table provides an overview of key tasks to be conducted by sectoral
Deliverables Timeframe Additional remarks
tify priority technologies for adaptation
ew of existing documents at the national level (NDC, oral policies, National
Communications, first TNA, etc.)
ose collaboration with the TNA Co-ordinator, and the r TNA consultants, the Expert
Consultant will support facilitate:
• working groups consisting of technical experts and practitioners within each of these
• through a participatory process, the identification of relevant technologies.
• based on a multi-criteria analysis, the prioritization of the selected technologies
(between 8 and 12 technologies).
1.Portfolio of technologies for the sector
As per work plan
Detailed methodological gui prioritizing technologies will provided at a regional capac building
are report on priority technologies (TNA report)
• Prepare TNA report, which will be validated by TNA coordinator and TNA team through
workshops, and the TNA Steering Committee.
2.TNA report, containing prioritized list of technologies and describing the process followed,
water and agriculture sectors respectively.
duct barrier analysis and prepare Enabling mework for the deployment and diffusion of ritized
1. Analysis of market and barriers for development, deployment and diffusion of priority
technologies for the 8-12 technologies chosen for adaptation.
2. identify measures to overcome barriers
3. Propose Enabling Framework to overcome barriers identified for the 8-12 chosen technologies.
3. Report on Barrier Analysis and Enabling Frameworks for development for the deployment and
diffusion of priority technologies in the sector
TNA Expert Consultants participate in a regional T capacity building worksh barrier analysis and
Enabl framework development.
are a Technology Action Plan (TAP)
llaboration with TNA Coordinator, TNA team and eholders the Adaptation Expert (water and
agriculture or) will:
• Develop technology action plan for deployment and diffusion of prioritised technologies in
• Propose project/programme concepts based on priority technologies selected for future
4.Technology Action Plan based on format agreed for the project, water and agriculture sectors
Template for the TAP will shared by UDP at the regi capacity building worksh
ort development of sector advocacy and policy s (one per sector) and organise dissemination
d on the work previously delivered in the TNA ct,
he Expert Consultant will prepare a targeted
ctor brief, support its dissemination and present in a national TNA dissemination and donor
ngagement event organised by the National TNA oordinator.
4. Support documents Process related:
• Organising the National Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Process
• Multi-criteria analysis guide notes, mitigation and adaptation
• Overcoming Barriers to Transfer and Diffusion of Climate Technologies
• Guidance for preparing a Technology Action Plan
• Presentations provided at capacity building workshops
• Six Technology guidebooks from UDP
• Climatetechwiki (Online Technology database)
• TNA Technology factsheet database
• CTCN website
• Report of past TNA, National communications, sectoral Policies, Strategies and Action
Plans, nationally-relevant management plans, etc..
a) The Expert Consultants should possess at least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field for
b) The Expert Consultants should possess at least 5 years of work experience in one or more of
the sectors water, transportation and buildings or related fields.
6. Profile and Skills
The Expert Consultants should have applied knowledge in water, transportation and/or buildings
related technologies in the context of the country. He/She should have extensive knowledge of –
and experience with – climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, technologies and
policies at the national level. More specifically he/she should be familiar with
national development objectives and water, transportation and/or buildings sector
policies, have overall insights in climate change science, and potential climate change
impacts, as well as mitigation and adaptation needs for the country in the water, transportation
and/or buildings sector. Moreover, the Expert Consultants should have good coordination and
facilitation skills, and possess proven analytical capabilities, as well as excellent writing
7. Working Arrangement
The Expert Consultants will be contracted on a part-time basis, with inputs equivalent to a number
of working days as reflected in the agreed national TNA budget, with a total of up
to 460 person days consultancy for mitigation and adaptation in all prioritised sectors. He/She
will be required to be available
for the timely delivery of milestones relevant to the specified tasks over the duration of the
project, as required by the TNA Coordinator.
Payment of fees will be based on the deliverables.
9. Selection Process and selection criteria
The selection process will be carried out by UDP with the assistance of the TNA Coordinator and
National TNA office. The selection will be based on criteria such as relevant
qualifications, experiences, skills, contributions on climate change adaptation, national
and international development objectives and sector policies, and understanding of the
methodological approach to the assignment. Lastly, the consultant needs to have a good
understanding of local context and well-established networks in the country.
All working papers, draft reports, final report and/or databases generated should be
prepared and submitted in soft copies in the English Language to both UNEP DTU and to the
Government of Antigua and Barbuda, Department of Environment.
11. Intellectual Property Rights
All information, results and products, whether tangible or intangible, resulting from the project
will be considered as the property of the Department of Environment, Ministry of Health,
Wellness and Environment, Antigua and Barbuda, and the UDP. The consultants will be duly
acknowledged within the reports for their contribution.
12. Application Procedure
To express your interest send your CV, covering letter and addresses for 3 references, to the
Procurement Officer at DOE@ab.gov.ag and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org and Jamila
Gregory at Jamila.Gregory@ab.gov.ag and Gordon Mackenzie at email@example.com by 30 November 2018.
Applications received after midnight (Antigua and Barbuda time) on 30 November 2018 will not be
Notice expires at 2:50pm on Friday November 23rd, 2018