FTA-Fixed Term Appointment
PROJECT DOCUMENT WRITER FOR THE PREFEASIBILITY PHASE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES CITY
Location : Kuwait, KUWAIT
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 month with possible extension
Oil and gas resources in most countries of the Middle East region have played a significant role in the socio-economic development of the region. Most of these countries still enjoy vast oil and gas reserves that surpass resources of any other region in the world, and these countries are expecting a rapid growth in crude oil production, natural gas production, petroleum refining, and petrochemicals industries in the coming decades. Within two decades, the Middle East is expected to house almost 20-25% of the world hydrocarbon-based industries. Through the joint effort of all stakeholders, namely, national oil companies, international oil companies, regional and international service companies, and local and international research organizations, KISR proposes the establishment of a Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Services City to strengthen R&D capabilities of the region and to develop technological solutions to the challenges facing the petroleum industry. Located centrally next to a major highway connecting Kuwait to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States to the south, and to Iraq and Iran, the Kuwait Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Services City (KPPTSC) is proposed to create an entity within the country that will act as a catalyst to promote collaboration between Kuwait, regional and international oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, various oil and gas related service businesses, research organizations, and universities. KISR proposes to establish the city in 4 phases: a preliminary feasibility, detailed feasibility, detailed engineering and construction. UNDP is partnering with KISR to implement Phase 1, the prefeasibility study, which will address three main components: competitiveness of the City, scope of the proposed City, and readiness of potential tenants to establish businesses in the city.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will report to the UNDP Assitant Resident Representative and will be required to carry out the following functions.
Consultations with key stakeholders;
Completion of Project Document;
Proposal to KISR.
The consultant is to undertake consultations with key stakeholders to develop the project document, including the Ministry of Oil, Municipality, KISR, SCPD, and local and international oil companies;
The consultant is to draft a project document for the Prefeasibility Study for Establishment of a Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology and Services City, based on well researched and informed studies and consistent with the UNDP template. The project document should include and identify, among other things:
The experience and scope of expertise, including the involvement of UNDP in similar consultancies provided to third parties over the past 5 years;
The duration of the prefeasibility study;
A work-plan for the prefeasibility study;
The qualifications needed for a consultant to complete the prefeasibility study;
A list of the proposed project team of experts to assign to this project, including the team leader;
An organizational structure for the project team;
The stakeholders to be consulted during the prefeasibility study;
The deliverables that will come out of the prefeasibility study including the reports requested by KISR.
The consultant should submit a final proposal to KISR, with the following information:
Experience and scope of expertise, including the involvement of UNDP in similar consultancies provided to third parties over the past 5 years;
UNDP’s general approach and understanding regarding the requested Consultancy Services for the prefeasibility study. This includes the project document;
UNDP Team of experts expected to be assigned to the project and organizational structure;
Special notes and any exceptions to KISR’s terms of reference and additional essential contributions;
Accepted Contractual agreement;
Initial Report due 1 week after signing of contract;
Final project document after 3 weeks of signing;
Presentation of findings to stakeholders after 3 weeks of signing;
Final Proposal and contractual agreement with KISR.
Strong leadership and task management competencies;
Strong analytical skills;
Good communication and writing skills in English.
Demostrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Positive, constructive attitude to work;
Ability to act professionally and felxibiliy to engage with govenrment officials, private sector and communities.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in Natural Resources Economics, or related field;
Extensive experience in strategic planning, and project and programme formulation and management;
Knowledge of UNDP and development context of Kuwait and the Gulf Region;
Experience in addressing MDGs and cross-cutting issues like Gender and Human Rights.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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