Announcement: Seeking Project Consultant!

The Cold Chain Innovation Hub is currently looking candidates for consulting services on the development of minimum energy performance regulations for the Philippine cold chain sector.

In collaboration with the Philippine Department of Energy – Energy Utilization and Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB), the project aims to promote energy efficiency in the cold chain industry through its support for the development of the minimum energy performance (MEP) for cold storage facilities and minimum energy performance for commercial refrigeration products (MEPP).

To this end, the project is seeking candidates to provide consulting services for this goal.

See below for excerpts of the proposed activities and scope of work.

Proposed Activities:

The implementation of project activities shall be for a period of five (5) months from contract signing. The activities will cover primary and secondary data gathering, technical working group meetings and validation workshops.

The consultant is expected to coordinate with UNIDO, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Cold Chain Committee on the primary and secondary data requirements and other activities within the scope of this terms of reference.

Collaboration, ownership, and knowledge development are inherent features of the project and relative to this, the consultant is expected to work closely with the technical working group to ensure that they are involved, and to facilitate transfer of knowledge to the concerned agency and its staff by engaging counterparts in concerned project activities through various modalities (e.g. mentoring, coaching, etc.) such that lessons are institutionalized.

Scope of Work:

The assessment will cover two (2) components: 1) Cost-benefit analysis on the development of the minimum energy performance (MEP) for the cold chain sector; and, 2) Institutional and political assessment on the development of the minimum energy performance policy for the cold chain sector and the minimum energy performance for commercial refrigeration products (MEPP).

Component 1 will be conducted by an external consultant, while Component 2 will be conducted by the FCC project team through UNIDO. The tasks of the Consultant and the project team will be done in a parallel timeframe and they are expected to work together in terms of coordination, data gathering and scheduling of activities.

We are looking for strong candidates that have experience in economics, energy research, environmental science or a related field — in the conduct of research or policy analysis

For the full terms of reference, please click here.

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your CV and a description of the approach and methodology for implementing tasks/activities of this ToR, work-plan, time schedule and budget to: to and not later than March 31, 2022.