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Description de l’offre
Senegal: Energy Engineer Consultant
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Grade: Individual Consultant 3, Unspecified
Occupations: Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources
Close on 24 May 2021
Senegal: Energy Engineer Consultant
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was established as an intergovernmental organization with the objective of promoting sustainable development of developing and emerging countries including the least developed countries.
GGGI is dedicated to supporting the creation and diffusion of the model of economic growth known as “green growth”.
The green growth model integrates economic growth, environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agribusiness sector is one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security.
The sector employs about 55 percent of the population and contributes about 30 percent of GDP annually. However, the sector faces many challenges, including the excessive use of fossil fuels (which exacerbates the adverse effects on climate change), high costs of energy consumption, limited access to energy and/or water, etc.
As part of the activities of the West African Regional Centre of the Water and Energy for Food Project (PEEPA/WE4F), funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ, it is planned to disseminate climate-friendly, energy-efficient and sustainable energy and/or water innovations. The ultimate objectives of the initiative are:
a) To increase food production along the entire value chain through more sustainable and efficient use of water and/or energy;
b) To increase the income of women and men at the bottom of the pyramid, both in rural and urban areas;
c) To implement innovative solutions on a sustainable scale to meet the challenges of the WE4F network. and
d) Promote climate and environmental resilience and biodiversity through sustainable and holistic management of natural resources and ecosystems.
Started in 2014, the first phase of the Programme d’Acceleration du Rythme de l’Agriculture Senegalaise (PRACAS) included an initial objective of rice self-sufficiency with a total production of 1.6 million tons of paddy rice by the end of 2017.
However, rice production has varied from one year to the next under the influence of various factors such as rainfall conditions, high energy costs and sometimes unreliable access to electricity from the grid.
As a result, the PRACAS 1 target has not been met and production was estimated at about one million tons by the end of 2017.
In the same year, agriculture contributed 16.1% of the country’s GDP. The agricultural sector employs about 70% of the workforce in Senegal. The Senegalese rice sector is characterized by high processing and logistics costs, high energy prices and interruptions in the supply of energy through the grid, as well as variable rainfall patterns.
The introduction of green energy solutions and energy efficiency measures could help save money, create jobs, and reduce GHG emissions in the sector.
According to Senegal’s NDCs, the agricultural sector is the largest contributor to the country’s GHG emissions (44.5%).
A grant agreement was signed between GGGI and the GIZ project Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) in December 2020 with the main objective to reduce GHG emissions in the rice sector, increase the competitiveness and capacities of the rice sector in Senegal.
More specifically, the project aims to mitigate 500 tCO2e by 2022 through the support of five rice mills by conducting an energy audit with recommendations on energy efficiency measures and low-carbon technologies, a capacity building program for efficient energy management and the identification of green investable projects.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the guidance of GGGI Senegal Country team and in consultation with the selected rice mills, the Energy Engineer Consultant will work and deliver under the “Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley” project. The overall objective is to identify the most suited sustainable energy (energy efficiency, renewable energy) technology solutions for each rice mill to conduct all necessary technical analysis towards implementation of continuous improvement of performance in the rice mills and tertiary buildings in operation.
DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The consultant, energy engineer is expected to lead the process of identification and selection of the most viable technology options based on the recommendation of the energy audit report (conducted by a separate firm). The consultant should:
• Lead technical studies (choice of technologies and equipment, sizing, functional analyses, consulting suppliers, requesting quotes, etc.).
• Based on the recommendations of the audit’s flash diagnostic, draw up proposals for high energy-saving technological solutions
• Act as technical lead and ensure the interface with technology suppliers (consultation and choice of suppliers based on needs of each rice mill)
• Conduct technical and economic feasibility studies (elaboration of the business plan including costs and benefits)
• Design and dimensioning of energy technological solutions (propose an energy management model (simulation with software);
• Develop a guide for preventive and corrective maintenance as well as a plan for the management of the spare parts
• Analyze the building zone, factors reducing the building zone, technical considerations for line length and other influencing factors
• Analyze operating and maintenance costs for technological solutions to achieve a high availability of the system close to 99.9% and a high coefficient of performance.
• Risks identification and proposal of mitigation measures, particularly in terms of environment and safety;
• Conduct consultations with targeted rice mills’ staff on proposed sustainable energy solutions to confirm recommendations, obtain buy in from technical and executive staff;
• Propose a general implementation schedule including procurement, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
• Drawing-up technical specifications and recommendations.
Deliverables Due Date* Payment amount
Deliverable 1: Inception report, including criteria proposed for technology selection 03 weeks after commencement 20%
Deliverable 2: Draft report including a recommendation of sustainable energy solutions options and comparative tables (costs & benefits) 08 weeks after commencement 40%
Deliverable 3: Final report including sustainable energy solutions selected, technical specifications, supplier quotes, and recommendations for successful installation, operation and maintenance 12 weeks after commencement 40%
All reports must be in French and English (United States usage), prepared in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and related information. An executive summary in English and French should be included.
The Consultant shall submit the Final Report which should reflect the outcome of all activities prepared by the consultant. The report should also give recommendations for further activities to be carried out in order to secure a long-term sustainable development of the measure.
All relevant technical papers, reports, and other documents prepared from the start to the end of the assignment shall be attached to the Final Report.
The Consultant shall submit the report in both hard copies and electronic versions readable by a Microsoft Office application.
Final report must be approved by the GGGI. The Consultant shall consider the comments and necessary revisions proposed. Within 14 days from the receipt of the comments or modification proposal from the GGGI, the Consultant shall prepare and submit the final versions of the report.
• Be an Engineer specialized in Energy/Master in Energy Engineering – Renewable Energy
• At least 5 years of professional experience in Energy/Renewable Energy
• Working experience in the development of renewable energy projects, conducting studies on renewable energy production and distribution (biomass, solar thermal, etc).
• Previous experience as a design engineer and leadership of all the technical aspects of RE projects.
• Knowledge of more or more design/dimensioning software,
• Ability to write reports,
• Ability to work independently, with limited supervision,
• Excellent written and spoken communications skills in French and proficient written and spoken English communications skills are required.
Documents to be submitted (Online application)
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Cover letter
• Short document (max. 4 MS Word pages) outlining proposed methodology and workplan
• Contract value: up to USD 10,812 (dependent on qualifications) representing at least 40 working days
• Contract duration: June 2021 till September 2021
• Date to close is May 24, 2021 Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered Application.
Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English.
A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.
Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children.
GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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