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Project Engineer (Energy)

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PERSONNEL UNDER INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT (ISA)

 

Title:

Project Engineer (Energy)

Project:

“Greening Industry for Low Carbon Technology Applications for SMEs” (130279)

Main Duty Station and Location:

Thailand

Mission/s to:

Travel within Thailand may be required

Start of Contract (EOD):

1 February 2020

End of Contract (COB):

4 June 2020 (with potential renewal)

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.  The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

 

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

 

PROJECT CONTEXT

 

The project's objective is to promote and support adoption of energy efficient practices and technologies in selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand for improved competitiveness and a greening of industry. The proposed project is designed around two substantive components and aims to create demand for low-carbon technologies through policy support, awareness raising activities and capacity building of government, financial institutions, industries, technical personnel, as well as the implementation of demonstration projects to encourage the adoption of such technologies in SMEs. These interventions will create an environment conducive to increased investment in low-carbon technologies and energy efficiency improvements by SMEs in Thailand. Until now, a targeted approach to catalyze investment in low-carbon technologies at the SME level of Thailand has not been implemented, and as a result potential savings have been missed. The proposed project’s unique approach will have large replication potential beyond the project implementation period and scope, and thus accelerate the Thai Government’s strategy for SME development towards achieving higher competitiveness in the global market.

 

The project aims to:

• Enhance the policy and regulatory framework through identification and improved understanding of existing gaps and barriers, resulting in key recommendations to develop enabling policies for Thai SMEs;

• Raise the awareness and understanding of benefits associated with the adoption of low-carbon technologies and relevant financing schemes through awareness campaigns, improved information dissemination and establishment of an Online Information and Learning Platform;

• Build the technical capacity on low-carbon technologies and EnMS of local technical experts, equipment and service providers, banking/financial institutions and industry;

• Increase adoption of low-carbon technologies and EnMS in SMEs by implementing demonstration projects in 30 factories in targeted sub-sectors (food and beverage, automotive, and ceramics).

 

Please see the GEF CEO Endorsement document for further information on the project.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The major role of the Project Engineer (Energy) is to support the PMU to ensure effective implementation of the project activities. In particular, the Project Engineer (Energy) should ensure effective communication among Project partners, Local experts and SMEs’ industry representatives in all activities under the project as well as support the execution of relevant project events. Under the supervision of the National Project Coordinator (NPC), the Project Engineer (Energy) will support the project implementation relating to activities below:

 

 

Main Duties

Concrete/

measurable

Outputs to be achieved

Location

1. Support the PMU in conducting negotiation with enterprises, partnering and defining collaboration agreements;

Smooth operation of the project and PMU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bangkok and other locations with Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Support the PMU in organizing and conducting workshops and trainings relating to the awareness, user and technical training for SMEs’ industry representatives as well as technical experts and equipment/service providers;

3. Support the PMU in collaborating with project partners, particularly on linking industry dataset and relative project information;

4. Provide technical support in developing energy calculation spreadsheets and energy assessment report template, and distribute them to project partners and SMEs’ industry representatives;

5. Facilitate on-site energy audit for selected SMEs factories and collaborate with national/local experts during implementation activities;

6. Review and provide comments on the final reports and/or other outputs as stated in the TORs;

7. Support in the design of an appropriate method to collect user characteristics in order to prepare the content for the Project’s Online Information and Learning Platform (I&LP), collect and convert the collected data into a format that can be easily analysed;

8. Support the PMU in monitoring activities related to the project implementations, retrieving substantive information on status of projects, outcome, output, key performance indicators (KPIs), risks, etc;

9. Support the preparation of an analytical overview of Energy statistics with findings and recommendations on thermal energy (GJ), electrical energy (KWh) and CO2 reduction (tCO2) and make a summary report of the Project’s progress and status of energy implementation;

10. Support the PMU in organizing the Project Steering Committee (PSC) meetings and other meetings;

11. Inform the NPC of any risks or issues associated with the trainings’ outputs;

12. Perform any other duty as assigned by the NPC and UNIDO Project Manager.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

 

Key Competencies

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

 

Managerial and Leadership Competencies (as applicable)

WE ARE STRATEGIC, DECISIVE, PRINCIPLED AND INSPIRATIONAL: As managers, we are strategic and fair in driving our team’s performance. As leaders, we are a source of inspiration, stand for norms and standards established in the UN Charter and duty bound to defend these ideals with a principled approach.

WE ARE INCLUSIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE: As managers, we are inclusive in our approach and maintain constructive engagement with all our stakeholders. As leaders, we embrace all personnel and stakeholders and are accountable mutually within UNIDO, within the system, to beneficiaries and the public and beyond.

WE ARE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIONAL: As managers, we go beyond conventional methods to help our organizational units strengthen their own agility and adaptability to change. As leaders in the UN system, we have a vision which is integrated and engaged across the pillars of Peace and Security, Human Rights and Development.

WE ARE COLLABORATIVE AND CO-CREATIVE: As managers, we foster a team spirit and create meaningful opportunities to hear the voices of those around us, while realizing that only by working together can we accomplish our mission. As leaders we see the inter-dependency of imperatives of the UN Charter and personally champion a collaborative inter-agency, multi-stakeholders and cross-thinking approach.

MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Education:

  • Bachelor University degree in Engineering, with mechanical, electrical or industrial field is advantage

 

Technical and Functional Experience:

  • At least three-year work experience;
  • Work experience in energy management consultation and energy-related project implementation in industries is considered as a great asset;
  • Experience in dealing with industry representatives, especially from SMEs, and familiarity with industrial facilities and processes;
  • Experience in organizing and conducting trainings is an advantage;
  • Strong inter-personal skills, initiative and ability to work within a team and work under pressure;
  • Good organizational capacity and capability to handle sensitive matters and exercise discretion;
  • Familiarity with the United Nations System and with UNIDO’s and the donor’s rules and regulations is an advantage;
  • High level of computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office software package (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point). Knowledge of statistics and data analytics is an advantage.

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Thai and a good command of English in both speaking and writing.

 

Contact : M.THONGDEJSRI@unido.org


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