eC2: Support for the improvement of daily balancing system in Gas Distribution Operators and further synchronization with the Transmission System Operator

Deadline: 03-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)gas

The objective of this assignment is to provide support to the national energy regulator of Ukraine, in the assessment of existing daily balancing system for gas distribution system operators (DSOs) and its further synchronization with the transmission system operator (TSO) including, among other things, adequate metering, aggregation, reporting and reconciliation of daily volumes along the gas supply chain from the TSO to DSOs and final users of gas. The assignment will support the implementation of agreed reform actions and as needed, provide just-in-time advice to the Regulator on matters related to the improvement of the daily balancing system for transmission and distribution. Continue reading

eC2: Renewable Energy and Storage Development in Zanzibar

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The objective of this work is to enable the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and battery storage into the Zanzibar electricity grid, thereby contributing to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibars (RGOZ) efforts in energy security, diversification of supply options and financial and operational sustainability. The study will provide guidance to Zanzibar on the techno-economic underpinnings for developing and integrating variable renewable energy technologies into the power system, and the possible implications on structuring of the ownership of storage and solar as a PPP.
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eC2: Identification of local and regional market opportunities and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products for Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana

Deadline: 30-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

The objective of the assignment is to conduct an analysis of the local and regional market opportunities for cocoa-based products in the cluster cocoa production countries (Ghana, Côte dIvoire, Nigeria and Togo), and Senegal and Cape Vert the two (2) West African countries having the highest GDP per capita. More specifically, the study aims to:
– Identify and analyze the current local and regional market and potential opportunities for increased downstream uses of and end-market consumption of cocoa-based products;
– Perform an accurate market-sizing exercise for each of the different markets (i.e. Ghana, Côte dIvoire, and West African as a region) in terms of volume and value;
– Perform an analysis to determine the level of investment and capacity-building needed to develop these opportunities.

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eC2: Independent Summative Evaluation (ISE) of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and of GPEs work associated with the GPE 2020 strategy

Deadline: 27-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) for-better-early-childhood-care-and-education-in-sri-lanka

A summary of the main supporting activities envisioned (though the consultants are invited to propose alternate arrangements) is below, but details will be elaborated in the request for proposals (RFP).
1. Throughout, participate in consultations seeking input from stakeholders, the IEC, the SIC, the Board, the GPE Secretariat, and GPE partners.
2.Based on the RFP guidance, further refine the evaluation questions and the methodological design as part of the inception note development.
3.Conduct the evaluation (reviewing existing data and reports and carrying out new data collection as necessary, developing and presenting progress reports and an intermediate report along the way).
4.Participate in review processes with the IEC and edit and refine the final evaluation and outputs.
5.Package all outputs for publication and presentation.
6.Present the findings in meetings about the evaluation.

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eC2: Mauritania Water Sector: Institutional Diagnostic of the Central Directions and Structures (ONSER, CNRE) under the supervision of the MHA

Deadline: 09-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The main objective of this study is to make a legal, institutional, organizational and technical (in terms of capacity) diagnosis of how the following institutions work and interact with one another to deliver drinking water and sanitation services to rural and semi-urban populations in Mauritania:
1. Directorate of Hydraulics
2. Directorate of Sanitation
3. Directorate of Hydrology and Dams
4. Policy, Monitoring and Cooperation Directorate
5. Regional Directorates of Hydraulics and Sanitation.
And the institutions under the supervision of the MHA which are:
6. ONSER
7. The CNRE
Based on this diagnosis, proposals for improving the organization, functioning and efficiency of these structures of the public water service will be formulated in the form of a functional reorganization plan of the MHA and the entities under its supervision. The ways and means needed to improve the interaction and cooperation between these various structures will also be laid down.

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eC2: Africa CDC: Strengthening Regional Public Health Institutions and Capacity for Surveillance and Response (P168268)

Deadline: 06-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

In recognition of the serious health challenges and the global dimension of the epidemic threats, the African Union Heads of States and Governments established the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a specialized agency of the African Union Commission and formally launched its operations on January 31, 2017.
The Africa CDC operates through three levels: (i) a secretariat based at the African Union headquarters (HQ) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; (ii) five Regional Collaborating Centers (RCCs) located in Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia; and (iii) the National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) and Centers of Excellence. To assure a coherent network between the RCCs, the NPHIs and Centers of Excellence, Africa CDC launched the Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Network (RISLNET) as an integrated platform for strengthening national and regional surveillance and laboratory systems; and harnessing existing public health assets for disease prevention.

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eC2: Development of national methodologies for assessment of the hydromorphological status of surface water bodies of category rivers, lakes and transitional waters

Deadline: 08-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washingtonwater D.C.)

Assignment Title: 1262415 – Development of national methodologies for assessment of the hydromorphological status of surface water bodies (SWB) of category rivers, lakes and transitional waters, surveying of hydro-morphological quality elements, testing and validation of methodologies and assessment of the hydromorphological status of SWBs.

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eC2: Development of national methodology for identification and designation of Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWBs)by further development of the national approach

Deadline: 07-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

This assignment aims at the development of a national methodology for identification and designation of HMWBs by further development of the existing national approach and adaptation of most recent international best practices. The methodology should comply with the Water Framework Directive and the relevant Common Implementation Strategy Guidance documents and should simultaneously consider the local specifics and the identified deficiencies during the previous cycles of River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs). It should largely (at this stage for 3rd RBMP) be based on available data regarding the various modifications and any appraisal guidance for them and any findings of such appraisals. A testing of the methodology with application of the “mitigation measures” methods for all types of physical modifications and uses of the surface water bodies is planned within the frame of the assignment by the use of readily available data.

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eC2: Vietnam Climate Smart Urbanization

Deadline: 05-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)climate

Vietnam is urbanizing at a rapid pace. Cities, particularly those in low-lying delta areas are especially vulnerable to extreme weather events and impact of climate change. The rapid pace of urbanization is expected to intensify the economic costs related to extreme events. Urbanization in Vietnam has also been accompanied by rising air and water pollution, inadequate solid waste management and wastewater treatment, urban sprawl, and loss of green space threatening urban livability. Cities are also major users of energy and major contributors of GHG emissions. The proposed activity is being carried out in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam to enhance climate smart urbanization in the country.

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eC2: Egypt Solar Auction, West Nile – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 04-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

Accordingly, IFC is looking to appoint a technical and E&S consultant to support on the 200MW first round of auction. The consultant will be required to (i) conduct technical, commercial, and environmental and social due diligence on the Project; (ii) support in auctioning or tendering the Project; and (iii) assist in the evaluation and selection of the winning bidder up until commercial close.

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