Deadline: 14-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The objective of this assignment (the Services) is to assist Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) to develop an effective vegetation study and management plan. This is to ensure that the utility is able to better manage vegetation growth near and under its utilitys lines, and prevent any physically damaging incident with minimal losses, in particular during storms. The plan has to be implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner and be in full compliance with Belizes and the World Banks environmental and social policies and regulations. The specific objectives are: (i) to assess the limitations and capacities of BEL personnel and physical inventory, whether positive or negative, and propose mitigation measures which will effectively address the response time; (ii) identify different alternatives and their potential impacts and relevant mitigation measures; and (iii) to establish clear directives and methodologies for the effective implementation of the plan. The indicative implementation period for the Services is September 2017 August 2019.

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eC2: Ethiopia Malt Barley Supply Chain – Cooperative and Lead Farmer Business Management Training

Deadline:  04-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) ml-can-a-nation-build-its-future-if-it-cannot-feed-its-children-five-policy-actions-to-transform-crop-and-livestock-farming-in-mali-780x439

IFC plans to assist a large domestic buyer to increase the quantity of malt barley procured from local smallholder farmers by aggregators such as cooperatives or “lead farmers”. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of approximately 80 aggregators so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and/or smallholder farmer clients.

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eC2: SE4All Least-Cost Electrification Global Platform

Deadline: 07-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)logo

Specifically, the objectives of this assignment are threefold:
1. Develop a set of industry compatible data standards for electrification models data inputs and modelling outputs, primarily to facilitate data inputs reuse and comparability of outputs across models and countries;
2. Develop a scenario-based global model of least-cost electrification planning for universal access for all countries with electrification rate below 90% (as per World Bank Global Tracking Framework 2017)
3. Develop a web mapping application that demonstrates the global models results, and allows users to adjust certain parameters that affect least cost electrification planning, such as but not limited to:
a. Technology costs
b. Cost of diesel
c. Electrification level targeted
d. Timeline considered for universal access
The web mapping platform will need to ensure compatibility leveraging data standards specified as part of this assignment, notably to allow users to visualize other or future modelling results.

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eC2: Prioritization of locations for off-grid rural electrification in Tanzania

Deadline:  05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

IFC is seeking to develop new datasets that will enable faster and more accurate market analysis for DESCOs operating in Tanzania, including household locations and indicators on ability to pay, potential for productive uses of electricity and up-to-date data on national electricity grid transmission and distribution line locations. Collectively, it is expected that these datasets will help DESCOs operating in, or seeking to enter, Tanzania to narrow down geographic areas that could be interesting markets for their off-grid energy services. Datasets should of sufficient detail and quality to inform and prioritize the parallel project on detailed mapping of priority villages and households. In addition, it should enable preliminary assessment of market potentials and be useful in the wider rural energy sector and beyond. The data should be presented online in a manner that allows for affordable updating on a regular basis, with intuitive presentation of the results and prioritization of feasible off-grid villages.  IFC is seeking the services of a specialist firm to develop these datasets and prioritize detailed household mapping; to disseminate them in an accessible manner; and to and maintain the data up-to-date.

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eC2: Prioritization of locations for off-grid rural electrification in Tanzania

Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The project is expected to include mapping using satellite imagery, along with engagements in Tanzania to collect detailed indicators on village potentials. The selection committee will take into consideration the use of local Tanzanian consortium members or contractors in these activities. However, approaches that differ from these two points will still be considered. These datasets should be of sufficient quality to allow detailed assessment of mini-grid potential in villages, and in addition be useful to other rural energy actors and in wider development objectives. The datasets should be uploaded to OpenStreetMap and will also be made available on the platform developed in the parallel project. IFC is seeking the services of a specialist firm to develop this data; to ensure its quality and accuracy; and to upload and maintain it on OpenStreetMap and other platforms.
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eC2: Benefit Sharing in Hydropower

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Social license to operate is a critical issue for renewable energy projects, particularly in the hydropower sector which can pose significant environmental and social impacts. Numerous cases in developing and developed countries demonstrated that stakeholder support for hydropower projects is often closely interwoven with the perceived balance of impacts and benefits to the host communities. Perceived absence of benefit sharing can cause objection to the development and lead to stagnation of projects and loss of social license to operate. The objective of the study is to highlight benefit sharing frameworks and document lessons from global experiences. This will help the private sector understand the different models of benefit sharing and how its implementation can support gaining social license to operate for hydropower projects.

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eC2: GFDRR Challenge Fund Data Exploration Tool

Deadline:  07-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) logo1

GFDRR is supporting the development of an open data schema for hazard, exposure and vulnerability data through the Challenge Fund( This Consultancy will support the project by developing software that will allow for extracting a subset of hazard, exposure and vulnerability data from external databases using an API, and then subsequently downloading and interactively analyzing the extracted data. The software should allow the user to save and/or print the analysis results. It should permit a variety of means for exploring and understanding the data. The overall goal is to provide a non-expert user with the ability to simply extract, explore and understand hazard, exposure and vulnerability data relevant to a country or region of interest. The desktop versions should be compatible with common operating systems. The software should be based on open-source software such as R or Python. This will need to be delivered by March 2018.

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eC2: Market Monitoring System for the Colombian Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

Definition, design, and deployment of a Market Monitoring System (MMS) able to give accurate, automatic, and timely signals to the participants in the natural gas and electric power markets of Colombia by gathering, storing, processing, analyzing, and reporting information from different sources, including transactions of financial products related to the energy markets. The MMS is expected to contribute to the economic efficiency of the markets and prevent opportunistic anti-competitive behavior affecting market prices.
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eC2: Exploring options for a back-up supply system for essential medicines in Sierra Leone

Deadline: 21-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

It is for the development of a tentative business plan for a back-up medicines supply system for public health facilities in the Kailahun and Koinadugu districts.
The consultant is expected to conduct interviews with stakeholders (including those in the two districts) and review existing documentation from various sources, with the goal of: 1, dentifying the list of medicines that is offered through the back-up system
2, Identifying the manufacturers of these medicines that are already licensed in Sierra Leone and verifying the quality standards
3, Identifying potential service providers for the back up system
4, Quantifying the potential demand based on the best possible assumptions of consumption/need and availability in the public supply chain
5, Comparing pros and cons of different pricing/compensation models for a contract with private importers
6, Addressing issues of financing for buffer stock
7, Finding solutions to ensure timely payment.

Based on the findings, a business plan is expected.
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Deadline: 14-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

The IFC Advisory Services MENA Microfinance Team is seeking a consulting firm to support a Yemeni MFI in assessing institutional readiness to expand its cash transfers line of business. The firm will be expected to use their previous experience in the cash transfers space and surveying clients and staff to review the current set up and cash transfer/agent banking mechanism, to identify gaps and areas for improvement as well as to develop a six-month action plan and overall strategy in these areas that covers crisis and post-crisis operations.
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