eC2: Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit seeks Strategy Consultant

Deadline: 29-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

To support our work, IFC is seeking a Strategy Consultant, who can support the Manager indexof Cross-Cutting Advisory Solutions Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit [the Manager] in IFCs Istanbul Office for a 150-day contract. The Consultant will perform a variety of strategic planning and project management tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Strengthen and enhance the Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency’s operations and interactions with other parts of the World Bank Group (Global Practices, Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, IFC and Regional Teams);
  • Provide input, analysis and recommendations across portfolio and operations related matters to support the Manager; liaise with relevant parties to collect and compile data from a variety of sources; conduct analyses; prepare analytical reports and/or presentations for dissemination;
  • Support the Manager in monitoring and managing deliveries;
  • Analyzing IFC portfolio and investment pipeline data by drawing from sources such as iDesk (IFCs system of record);
  • Assist in the development of strategy documents and dissemination to relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with colleagues from other functions (Human Resources, communications, fundraising, budget, Monitoring & Evaluation, quality, knowledge management) to ensure smooth functioning of the teams operations.

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eC2: Assessment of floating PV potential for Pakistan

Deadline: 15-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), is scaling+solar+main+bannerseeking a qualified consulting firm to undertake a market assessment of floating PV.

The purpose of the proposed study is twofold: 1. assess the commercial readiness of floating PV in general, as well as the key issues and potential business models; and 2. identify suitable sites in Pakistan.

The proposed terms of reference (TOR) are attached.

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eC2: Scaling Solar – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 30-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by Ethiopian Electric Power to procure scaling+solar+main+bannerthe development, construction and operation and maintenance of up to 500MW of utility scale solar PV projects on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project).

As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social consulting firm to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include:

Evaluation of a shortlist of potential sites; review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected sites, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of the technical and E&S content in the template transaction documents, prequalification evaluation, responding to bidders clarifications, bid evaluation, negotiation support).

Use of a local partner for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is recommended.

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Latin America and the Caribbean: seizing a trillion dollar opportunity in climate investments

Article published on on July 13, 2016.

Soon the world will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic climate agreement  Alessandra Bazan Testino / IFC signed in Paris in December 2015. The agreement will be implemented through country-led greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction commitments known as their intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which to date have been submitted by 189 countries covering 95 percent of global GHG emissions.

Apart from signaling concrete commitments, these reduction targets also offer a clear signpost of the investment direction countries need to follow as the global economy steers towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway. Estimates point to between $57 trillion and $93 trillion in new low-carbon, climate resilient infrastructure investment by 2030.[1] How developing countries evaluate and respond to their infrastructure needs will greatly determine their ability to meet GHG reduction commitments.

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eConsultant2: Solar Resource Measurement Campaig

Deadline: 31-May-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

scaling+solar+main+bannerThe Scaling Solar program (see aims to accelerate the roll-out of competitively priced, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power in Sub-Saharan Africa through a coordinated, packaged and largely standardised joint World Bank Group (World Bank, IFC, and MIGA) solution based on a templated Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction. To date, three countries have signed up to the program and more countries are expected to follow shortly.
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eConsultant2:Developing a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

Deadline: 28-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is seeking a consulting firm with a consortia of individuals to conduct a Strategic Environmental HYDROAssessment (SEA) for the hydropower sector in Myanmar. The aim of the SEA is to identify and achieve broad consensus on a balanced, equitable and sustainable development pathway for hydropower in Myanmar over the next 20 years and beyond, based on environmental, social and economic considerations, to achieve the long-term economic development and sustainable use and protection of natural resources and ecosystems.


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eConsultant2: Energy Efficienct Technologies & Equipment Benchmarking for Bangladesh Textile Sector

Deadline: 15-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

PaCT is a joint initiative, working towards the adoption of best practices in the textile wet processing textilesector. The program aims to become a leader in driving long-term competitiveness, and environmental sustainability of the sector by addressing critical issues, particularly focusing on the reduction of water, energy, and chemical consumption and wastewater pollution.
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Deadline: 14-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC works with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan (the Ministry) on developing the enabling environment for investment in energy and social infrastructure, particularly renewable energy projects. The Ministry of Energy has prepared a liswatert of 64 potential sites for new small hydro power development. The list includes very basic information on each site made from a visual inspection by the ministry team. The Ministry has asked IFC to filter these 64 sites based on potential viability to attract private investment as well as potential impact for social (grant-funded) projects.

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eConsultant2: Converting Biomass to Energy: A Guide to Developers and Investors

Deadline: 12-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

light-bulb-297489_640Enhancing access to power is a key priority for the IFC and biomass is an area of growing global importance. The overall objective of the study is to develop a white paper that would help build capacity among key stakeholders, as biomass continues to grow into and become a more important contributor to meet the energy needs in emerging countries.
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