Renewable Energy Expert

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) offers a suite of open-source tools and methodologies, including a series of 10 assessment guides, facilitating the estimation of greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts, sustainable development, and transformational impacts of countries’ climate policies and actions.

In response to these evolving needs, ICAT plans to develop a new comprehensive Introductory Guide and update the Renewable Energy Guide to encompass additional policy areas. This approach aims to strengthen the assessment and communication of policy impacts, facilitating countries in meeting their climate targets and commitments effectively.

The project has three major components as follows:

  • Component 1: Development of a new comprehensive Introductory Guide to replace the existing one.
  • Component 2: Revamping the Renewable Energy methodology Guide to broaden its policy scope.
  • Component 3: Similar to Component 1, it consists of restructuring the Renewable Energy Guide to enhance user-friendliness through a modular design, aligning its structure with the updated Agriculture Policy Assessment Guide and the newly developed Introductory Guide.

Result of Service

The consultancy will aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • •Support the identification of policy coverage expansion of the Renewable Energy Guide jointly with UNEP-CCC, with a possibility of selecting up to two additional RE policies (also referred as “new policies”), for methodology development for assessing the greenhouse gas impacts of the policies.
  • Review and provide feedback on the structure and proposal of the guides (updated Renewable Energy Guide and the Introductory Guide).
  • Develop assessment methodology for one of the two new RE policies, including its cost of implementation, reference to relevant tools for assessment, case studies, capacity building module slides, and outreach material for the selected policy.
  • Provide inputs and feedback on various UNEP-CCC project documents related to development of assessment methodology for the second new RE Policy and on the Introductory Guide at different stages of the project

Qualifications/special skills

  • A master´s degree or equivalent in engineering, economics, energy and environment studies, business management, or another relevant field is required. Advance degrees (PhD) are desirable.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of work experience in the field of renewable energy. The consultant should have in-depth knowledge of energy economics and expertise in renewable energy technologies, policies, and practices. This includes a strong understanding of various renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and biomass, as well as their implications for emissions reduction and climate change mitigation.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of work experience in renewable energy policies and methodologies related to estimating emissions pathways and emissions reductions resulting from the implementation of policies in the energy sector is essential. This includes familiarity with established methodologies for assessing the impact of renewable energy policies and interventions, such as feed-in tariffs, auctions, and tax incentives.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy analysis and evaluation, particularly in the context of renewable energy and climate change mitigation is required. The consultant should have a track record of assessing the effectiveness and feasibility of policy interventions aimed at promoting renewable energy adoption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Strong research skills are required, including the ability to conduct comprehensive literature reviews and synthesize information from diverse sources. The consultant should be adept at analyzing academic papers, reports, and policy documents related to renewable energy policies, emissions estimation methodologies, and climate policy design.
  • Experience working on international projects or with global organizations involved in renewable energy and climate change mitigation is beneficial. Familiarity with international guidelines and best practices in renewable energy policy assessment and emissions estimation is highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary for preparing reports, proposals, and presentations, as well as for engaging with stakeholders and presenting complex information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation is necessary. The consultant should have the ability to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions, to gather feedback and incorporate diverse perspectives into the project.
  • Proven project management skills are essential. The consultant should be capable of managing timelines, and stakeholder relationships to ensure the successful completion of project deliverables. Overall, the consultant should possess a combination of technical expertise, analytical skills, stakeholder engagement abilities, report writing abilities and project management experience relevant to the indicated work in order to effectively support the project’s objectives.

Work Location


Expected duration

13,5 months

Application deadline: 11/06/2024

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