eC2: Support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) for Proliferation of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra – Thane

Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC is extending support to Maharashtra Energy Development Agency(MEDA) and would like to engage specific Technical Consultants who would support IFC in conducting review of the existing process of rooftop solar proliferation, identify gaps, provide recommendations and assist in development of IT architecture and application/tool to support adoption of rooftop solar by consumers. The actual proliferation implementation will be done for Thane as of now.

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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: Senior Water Efficiency Expert

Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

International Finance Corporation (IFC), through its Advisory Services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) implements the ECA Energy and Water Solutions for Corporates program. The Program delivers IFC services in energy and resource efficiency area via two components: (1) firm level advisory engagements and (2) market/sector-level activities with groups of firms. The Program is looking to hire an individual short-term consultant senior technical expert – to strengthen the Program teams technical expertise in water efficiency.The consultant is expected to provide technical input in delivering individual client engagements and sector-level activities.
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eC2: 2017 GAFSP Program Evaluation

Deadline:  16-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) TF - GAFSP

The principal purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which GAFSP is achieving its key objective of improving the income and food security of poor people in developing countries. The evaluation should look into the overall impact of the Program, and the impacts of the Public Sector and Private Sector Windows respectively, including the Missing Middle Initiative, addressing overall operational and development effectiveness. the Programs performance should be evaluated against criteria including relevance, efficiency, impact, sustainability, additionality, and operational effectiveness/accountability of the Program and the related indicators.

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eC2: Digital Transformation Strategic Client Workshops

Deadline: 26-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Financial Education

A wave of innovation is sweeping financial services, transforming channels products and processes and enabling broader outreach. This has resulted in improved product fit for underserved segments, and more efficient service delivery. Together these improvements can enable a more sustainable provision of high volume low value services to previously underbanked segments, as well as improved delivery across all segments. Some of this innovation is coming from new regulated and unregulated stand-alone financial services providers. The full potential for financial inclusion, however, will be more quickly attained by fostering innovation in the incumbent banks and financial service providers alongside fostering innovative entrants. IFCs goals of financial inclusion and servicing the real economy are therefore served by both investing in FinTech innovators and by helping incumbents build their capacity to innovate internally and adopt external innovations.

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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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World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa

Funds will scale up investments and de-risk private sector participation for accelerated growth and development

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.

The bulk of the financing – $45 billion – will come from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries. The financing for Sub-Saharan Africa also will include an estimated $8 billion in private sector investments from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector arm of the Bank Group, and $4 billion in financing from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, its non-concessional public sector arm.

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eC2: Food Fortification Best Practices Study

Deadline: 11-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) food_waste_garbage
Compile and list by criteria to be defined by IFC Industry Specialists where fortification using micronutrient is currently recommended to be used along the food value chain; Extend the research to ingredients that might enhance the nutritional value/profile of other foodstuffs (such as whey in dairy products, pulses in bakery, etc.); Investigate and list whenever possible industrial/processing best practices to improve foodstuff nutritional content/profile (e.g. how to correctly fortify flour) in the main industries IFC Agribusiness invests in; or to avoid potentially harmful content.
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eC2: Advisory services for the development of a 225 MW Nepal hydro project

Deadline: 06-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

IFC Advisory hopes to sign soon an agreement to assist in the development of a 225 MW private hydro project in Nepal. The project is still at the prefeasibility level. The detailed project feasibility study will start sometimes in the spring. IFC Advisory will retain Consultants who will be included in a Panel of expert to review various milestone reports. The Consultant will also be performing certain other tasks. The project is quite challenging, being located at high altitude with no road construction for head works and more than 1400m of head. The assignment should last approximately 14 months

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