Job Title: International Consultant
Location: Remote and Sudan
Closing Date: 5 December 2020
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Consultancy
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not stated
The main objective of the project is to transform Sudan’s markets for energy efficient (EE) lighting and air-conditioners providing climate change mitigation benefits and decreased energy poverty. The baseline activities fall short of comprehensively addressing the challenges of radically transforming Sudan’s markets for energy efficient (EE) lighting and air-conditioners. The alternative project strategy consists of a top-down component integrated with several bottom-up activities including mainstreaming gender into project activities. The top-down component comprises the development of standards, enforcement of regulations supporting energy efficient products, and building the institutional framework capable of maintaining steady market development. Bottom-up activities target the creation of positive ambience for the implementation of the new regulations on the levels of distributors and end users.
The “Leapfrogging Sudan’s markets to more efficient lighting and air conditioners” project seeks to facilitate the rapid transformation of the Sudanese market to energy efficient Air Conditioners technologies, thereby reducing electrical demand and consumption and related greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.
The main purpose of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through:
The promotion of high-quality Air Conditioners and (ii) The progressive phasing-out of inefficient Air Conditioners in Sudan.
To achieve the overall goal, the Project comprises five components:
Development of a national strategy to advance energy efficiency in lighting and air conditioners as part of the National Energy Efficiency Action plan (NEEAP);
Adoption of regulatory mechanisms directing the market towards energy efficient lighting products and air conditioners, including minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), labeling scheme, testing and importing procedure;
Adoption of monitoring, verification, and enforcement (MVE) system, to ensure that products in the market comply with the established MEPS;
Awareness-building of the new MEPS and regulatory mechanism; and
Enhancing environmentally sound management of lighting products and air conditioners.
An expert is required to conduct a study on the supply and demand for the local market of Air Conditioners products and to develop a strategy of development of the low consumption Air Conditioners market in Sudan (benefits analysis included).
Role and Responsibilities
A Consultant on energy efficiency of Air Conditioners is required in order to prepare a market assessment and future market development strategy for the “Leapfrogging Sudan’s markets to more efficient lighting and air conditioners” project.
The Consultant will provide:
Analysis of the informal market of Air Conditioners, with an estimate of its weight / influence / impact on the formal market (within the limits of what is feasible for this type of analysis);
Design of a market research program to highlight the state of supply and demand of various energy-saving Air Conditioners;
Empirical analysis of the number of Air Conditioners imported and locally manufactured in Sudan categorized by manufacturer, capacity, and technology (window, split, etc.), the quality of imported products and Importer / distributor (Top 20 Importers / Distributors) over the last three (3) years;
Empirical analysis of the number of Air Conditioners consumed (sold) categorized by technology, manufacturer and capacity in the residential, commercial, and governmental sectors (both urban and rural) over the last three (3) years;
Number of energy efficient Air Conditioners in the market (categorized by technology, manufacturer and capacity);
Empirical analysis of the results obtained on imports, local industry, and sales and projection of imports, local industry and future sales over the next five (5) and ten (10) years;
Electricity consumption in Air Conditioners;
GHG emissions resulting from Air Conditioners in the residential, commercial and governmental sectors
Presentation of the methodology used the detailed execution of the mission schedule and a draft of the requested studies during the Inception workshop to launch the project.
Presentation of the results of the study through a consultative workshop to validate the report.
The Consultant will identify and consult with all relevant stakeholders to collect data and will liaise with the Ministry of Energy and Mining and more specifically with the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to facilitate national discussions.
The Consultant will develop specific activities related to the project’s outcomes as follows:
An orientation note that defines the methodology used, the detailed execution of the mission schedule and a draft of the requested studies;
A comprehensive report on the market study of Air Conditioners. This report should include an explanation in detail of the methodology of the market study used, the empirical analysis on sales and imports of Air Conditioners (categorized by technology, manufacturer and capacity) over the past three years; as well as a projection of the supply and demand of efficient Air Conditioners in the next five (5) and ten (10) years;
A strategy of development of the low consumption Air Conditioners market in Sudan. This strategy should include an assessment of the economic and financial benefits of efficient Air Conditioners for consumers, Government, importers, distributors, and potential manufacturers; financial and management mechanisms to facilitate the market transformation.
A presentation of the overall study for the Inception workshop.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Minimum Level of Education Required:
An advanced university degree(s) in relevant disciplines, such as engineering, economics or an energy- related field.
Work Experience and Expertise:
Over 10 years’ active involvement and hands on knowledge in the area of energy efficiency.
Good knowledge of market research methodologies and the specificities of the Air Conditioners market;
Knowledge of key players in the energy sector and especially in the Air Conditioning sector;
Excellent skills in data assessment in the field of energy efficient Air Conditioners and excellent analytical skills to derive appropriate strategies;
Availability and commitment to perform the tasks;
Effective research and drafting skills with a focus on efficient energy matters;
Fluent in English (both spoken and written).
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