Terms of Reference Technology Needs Assessment Expert Consultants for: Water, Transportation and Building Sectors

Closing Date: November 29, 2018


1.   Context
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  
prioritized technologies.
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 
GHG emissions
(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  
Expert Consultant(s).
c tasks
   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 
the country.
•       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
Technology related
•       Six Technology guidebooks from UDP
•       Climatetechwiki (Online Technology database)
•       TNA Technology factsheet database
•       CTCN website
Other documents
•       Report of past TNA, National communications, sectoral Policies, Strategies and Action 
Plans, nationally-relevant management plans, etc..
5.   Qualifications
a)   The Expert Consultants should possess at least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field for 
the tasks
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.
8.   Payment
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.
10. Language
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 antiguaenvironmentdivision@gmail.com and  Jamila 
Gregory at Jamila.Gregory@ab.gov.ag  and Gordon Mackenzie at goma@dtu.dk  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

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