Consultancy on Energy-Efficient Cook Stoves and Solar Food Driers

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Country: Yemen
Organization: European Management Solutions
Closing date: 6 May 2021

Consultancy on Energy-Efficient Cook Stoves and Solar Food Driers

Location: Al Mokha district (Taiz governorate) and Al Khawkhah and At Tuhayta districts, Al Hodayda governorate), Yemen

Duration: up to 31 days

The project will introduce fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves, fuel-efficient stoves and heat retention bags) on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen and aims to:

· Create additional employment and income earning opportunities for vulnerable coastal women and men through introduction of locally adaptable, innovative and affordable products and processes, increasing community resilience and food security;

· Expanding the depth and breadth of benefits generated from the use and production of fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves, fuel-efficient stoves and heat retention bags) that reduce the costs for fuel and time spend on collecting wood;

· Reduced risk and vulnerability of women to protection and health risks such as gender-based violence and risks from inhaling toxic smoke and burns from open fire reduced energy costs while promoting more efficient energy use.

Tasks

· Stage 1 – Preparation (remote and on-site)

· Assess the existing and preferred fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves and heat retention bags), communal dryers and food dryers their potential demand and supply

· Come up with a long list of locally and regionally available and adaptable fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves, fuel-efficient stoves and heat retention bags), communal dryers and food dryers Locally suitable models, which can be produced with locally available materials as part of an introduction and testing phase

· Select at least ten types of most suitable, locally acceptable and adaptable fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves, fuel-efficient stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food driers that can be procured and distributed for piloting. As such, the technologies need to be

· easily accessible and adaptable by the local community

· Develop detailed specifications, including (support for) BoQ for the selected fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food driers. Identify and produce list of potential suppliers if possible local otherwise in the region and their detailed location and contact address to facilitate and support the procurement and distribution

· Support the project team in the procurement of all fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers, food driers and technical equipment including but not limited to review of BoQ, tender documents, bid analysis.

Stage 2 – Establishment (remote and on-site)

· Assess the technical and material requirements for setting up a small fuel-efficient cooking solution (solar stoves, fuel-efficient stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food driers workshop and enterprise for a group or cooperative composed of targeted women and men from the targeted community in Yemen Red Sea area

· Come up with a simple workshop design or systems/techniques appropriate for small-scale entrepreneurs that can produce and supply fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves, fuel efficient stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food driers at an affordable price for the targeted community

· Provide a detailed list of all required items and tools to establish the workshop/enterprise, with its respective detailed technical specification

· Produce the list and support the establishment of the workshop or enterprise through remote support to the project team and site-visits for verification and instruction

· Prepare a manual for the design, operation, regular maintenance and general management of the Workshop and production tools and material

Stage 3 - Operationalization

· Provide on-site training on the proper use of fuel-efficient cooking solutions (solar stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food driers for the selected beneficiaries who receive the items

· Support the assessment and feedback loops of beneficiary experiences and usages of the tools, to inform local adaptations

· Develop a business plan for the enterprise (group or cooperatives) which will help them to run relatively an organized, profitable and sustainable workshop producing those list of items

· Locally suitable models are developed, which can be produced with locally available materials as part of an introduction and testing phase Institutional and logistics Arrangements

Consultancy contract. The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of BMZ Program Coordinator with close assistance from DKH project officers at the districts in coordination with NMO

project manager. This is not a home office position.

Qualifications/Work Experience:

The consultant or consulting firm should have:

  1. Appropriate technical expertise in fuel-efficient cooking solution and development specifically domestic energy issues, market mechanism

  2. Experience in developing conducting feasibility assessment and developing market-based development interventions

  3. Proven experience in the design and operation of fuel-efficient cooking solution (solar stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food drier. Small-scale Fuel-efficient solutions such as energy saving cooking stoves design and operation an advantage.

  4. A strong understanding on national and international renewable energy issues and technologies

  5. Demonstrated ability to analyze potential job creation opportunities and promote long-term interventions through market-based interventions.

  6. Experience in organizing and supporting self-help groups setting up a business and sustainably running business

  7. Practical experience of Small fuel-efficient cooking solution (solar stoves and heat retention bags), communal driers and food drier technology transfer to coastal fish farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs, preferably in Yemen and the region.

  8. Good knowledge of English. Proficiency in Arabic language desirable.

How to apply:

Applications and updated CV should be submitted to m.mihaila@developmentaid.org at DRS ref. number 10999. Due to the high number of applications received, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only. Please note that the above requirements can be modified during the recruitment process according to client's procedures.



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