Scope of Work
SOW Title : Electricity Management Consultant
LOE : 140 working days with a possibility for extension based on program needs
Job Location Erbil, Iraq
Travel possible travel to other KRI provinces.
Remote work Not applicable
Job Classification : STTA (International Expatriate or CCN)
Reporting to : Service Delivery Component Team Lead
Estimated Start Date : On / or about November 4, 2019
Estimated End Date : On / or about May 31, 2020
The purpose of the Iraq Governance Performance and Accountability (IGPA / Takamul) project is to advance effective, accountable, and transparent governance in Iraq.
This USAID effort, implemented by DAI, is working with the Government of Iraq (GOI) at all levels to better respond to citizen needs by supporting reform initiatives and Iraqi change agents on inclusive governance and public-sector transparency, accountability, and economy.
Reform initiatives includes support to improve service delivery functions, public financial management, and open government initiatives.
IGPA / Takamul will support the GOI and the citizens of Iraq in forming partnerships and collaborative efforts to solve problems jointly.
IGPA / Takamul has four (4) objectives :
1. Enhance GOI service delivery capacity
2. Improve public financial management
3. Strengthen monitoring and oversight of service delivery and public expenditure
4. Support Iraqi change agents (cross-cutting objective)
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Electricity (MOE) manages the public power production, transformation, and distribution of electricity across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) provinces, towns, industrial areas, and residences.
As part of its mandate, the MOE also manages the private investment production with full responsibilities in distribution, revenue collection, and planning new projects.
The main purpose of this scope of work (SOW) is to build the technical capacity of MOE staff to better perform their duties and enable the streamlined delivery of this critical service to the residents of KRI.
The consultant will directly implement capacity development activities where appropriate, and similarly provide technical assistance to vendors and oversee the implementation of vendors where appropriate.
Key Tasks and responsibilities
The main activities of the Electricity Management Consultant include :
This will be done through the review of available material, interviews with the relevant government entities and through sessions with the relevant stakeholders to identify the main gaps and hence to priorities that need to improve the service of electricity in KRI.
II. Specific Tasks of the Consultant
The Consultant responsibilities includes managing the vendors’ implementation of the activities below with the possibility for direct implementation if a qualified vendor is not identified.
1. Design organizational structure and job description according to international standards, by adopting organization design and analysis tools.
Vendor will perform the following tasks :
2. Enhance technical skills of MOE-KRG staff :
3. Re-engineering of the process concerning the new subscription to electricity service as well the process of receiving and responding to failure calls or complains from citizens with related procedures and actions.
Technically support the staff of general directorate of distribution at all the steps of implementation.
4. Assist KRG MOE Directorate of Distribution to update Actual Specifications Criteria and adopt standardization concerning Transformers & Related Accessories, CB, Cables according to Iraq atmosphere.
To perform this activity, the USAID-funded IGPA / Takamul shall undertake the following steps : Initiate meeting with management staff of MOE-KRG : Assign Product Design Expert.
Develop startup plan and road map Assess, analyze, update, modify or design new product specification After completion of the latest version of specifications, to review the details with MOE-KRG and submit it for final approval of the government.
Closely monitor the progress performed by Products Design Expert and
evaluate the process throughout the implementation
5. Provide training on KRG Standard Bidding Documents, Update and develop the contracts and terms of governing IPP’s, Develop Actual Drafts or Design New Versions to control IPP’s and Grid connection for Optimum Integration in electricity Generation sector.
The USAID-funded IGPA / Takamul will support the MOE -KRG to review, analyze and develop the Agreement and Contract terms concerning IPP’s and Grid connection including standard PPA (Purchase Power Agreement).
To perform this activity, the USAID-funded IGPA / Takamul will undertake the following steps :
Consultant to identify the target group, plan and oversee the SBD training by project SBD staff :
6. Support the Ministry of Electricity in KRG to implement a Public Awareness Campaign to increase customers’ awareness on smart meter system functionality.
To improve communication between the MOE and its current and potential customers, IGPA / Takamul shall support the MOE directorates by conducting two awareness campaigns.
The content of campaign shall focus on expectations from the new smart meter system that MOE is planning to implement in 2019.
Consultant to work with the IGPA / Takamul Oversight and Accountability team to ensure awareness campaign is designed and implemented towards the goal of this activity.
Specific tasks include :
7. Conduct a cost recovery analysis of electricity supply services in the KRG.
Consultant to work with the project Public Financial Management team to ensure resources and data are available to perform the work - the consultant to oversee the implementation of the following tasks and report the findings.
This task will also improve annual financial reporting to the ministry of finance and allow the electricity directorate and the Ministry of Finance to estimate the financial performance of the electricity sector better and take actions accordingly.
8. Support Emerging Leaders to transfer knowledge and replicate successful, high impact activities :
Consultant to work with Change Agent team to ensure institutional changes are sustainable.
One of the USAID-funded IGPA / Takamul objectives is to identify and support Iraqi officials prioritizing reform, the improvement of service delivery, public financial management and acting as Emerging Leaders (change agents).
The USAID-funded IGPA / Takamul will undertake the following tasks :
8.1. Meet with the KRG Ministry of Electricity and directorates to present the concept of change agent and develop an action plan.
The meeting will also discuss the possibility of creating a partnership between the KRG Ministry of Electricity and directorates.
The objective of such collaboration would be to share results from KRG and support another province to replicate this work through knowledge transfer.
8.2 Facilitate meetings and exchange between governorates and the KRG Ministry of Electricity and directorates. The purpose of this will be to learn about the ongoing activity, work progress, and expected results.
These meetings will allow peers to exchange experiences and learn about specific challenges and solutions (and failures).
IV. Required Qualification
V. General Statement.
The Electricity Management Consultant work location is Erbil, imbedded to the KRG-MOE. Under this SoW, the IGPA / Takamul project will be responsible to cover all other indirect implementation costs including air and ground transportation, lodging, per-diem, and phone communications.
VI. Reporting :
The Electricity Management Consultant will report to the Service Delivery team.