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Consultancy - Market Analysis, Lao PDR

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Organization : Abt Associates/USAID Clean Power Asia
Type : Business / องค์กรภาคธุรกิจ
Date : 11 Oct 2017
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Deadline : 20 / October / 2017

Consultancy - Terms of Reference

Market Analysis, Lao PDR

USAID Clean Power Asia Program

Abt Associates, a global leader in technical assistance, program implementation and international development, seeks qualified individuals to undertake a Consultancy for the USAID Clean Power Asia program. The consultant will conduct a Market Analysis, reporting to Investment Mobilization Lead.  This consultancy is for a maximum of 40 hours per week, with an expected maximum duration of up to 12 days. The consultant will work independently; office space and any other related materials or supplies are not provided. The consultancy is based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and is open to Lao nationals. The consultant is required to be able to work in Lao PDR without any assistance or sponsorship from Abt Associates.  No allowances or relocation will be paid.

 

The objective of USAID Clean Power Asia is to accelerate the regional transition to a high performing, low carbon power sector. The program assists the governments of the Lower Mekong and other developing countries in Asia in energy planning and helps establish an effective policy, regulatory, and technical environment for low-emissions growth in the power sector, while simultaneously attracting public- and private-sector investment in RE development. USAID Clean Power Asia is focused on the following resources: solar, wind, small hydro (

 

In Lao PDR, USAID Clean Power Asia is designing a solar pilot auction activity in coordination with the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM). The solar pilot auction would demonstrate the benefits of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to meeting growing power needs in domestic load centers; potentially reduce the need for electricity imports near load centers; and begin to build a local industry of solar PV-focused independent power producers (IPPs).

 

To support design of the solar pilot auction, a market analysis must be conducted to determine the expected level of competition (i.e., market size, number of potential bidders and investment environment).  The outputs from the market analysis will be used by USAID Clean Power Asia and its subcontractors to design and implement a solar pilot auction in 2018. The findings of the market analysis will be presented at a stakeholder workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR in mid- November 2017.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for identifying the level and type of market competition expected, including prospective bidders (i.e., existing and potential IPPs), and analyzing the investment environment for grid-connected solar PV power projects in Lao PDR. Key elements of the market analysis to be developed by the consultant include: 

Specific activities in the market analysis may include:

Completing these duties and responsibilities will require a combination of desktop research and interviews with relevant stakeholders. A guiding questionnaire will be provided by USAID Clean Power Asia and its subcontractors.

 

Deliverables

The consultant will be responsible for satisfactory completion of the following deliverables:

The consultant is expected to submit the report on market analysis no later than November 8, 2017.

 

Required Qualifications

 

Application Procedures

Interested candidates may express their interest by emailing cparecruitment@abtassoc.com referencing “Market Analysis – Lao PDR” in the subject line.

 

Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis. To be considered, your email MUST INCLUDE the following information:

 

  1. A written expression of interest summarizing your qualifications for the scope of work.
  2. CV clearly indicating work/consulting history and either daily consulting rate or annual compensation for each consultancy/position, stated in currency of payment.

 

Interested Candidates are reminded of the following:

 

Additional Documentation

If a candidate is selected for an interview, the following documents will be required (while not required in application, you may choose to submit these with your application package:

  1. US Federal Form 1420 (EBD) https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-1420-17
  2. Proof of Education/Degree attained (transcript or diploma)
  3. Proof of annual salary or daily consulting rate as stated in the EBD (acceptable forms include employment agreement, pay stubs, employer verification letter).

 

Due to the volume of anticipated applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interviews will be scheduled as warranted and may be conducted in person or via electronic means.

Abt Associates is doing business as Abt Associates Thailand, registered with the Thailand Department of Commerce.  Abt Associates is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.

Contact : cparecruitment@abtassoc.com