Procurement Notices


Call For Consultants

Developing A Renewable Energy Strategy for Zambia

The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is supportive and committed to facilitating the development of the renewable energy sub-sector.  The country is endowed with a wide range of energy resources namely, solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, and biomass. However, there are a number of challenges, both technical and non-technical, which impede the large scale implementation of renewable energy technologies.

The National Energy Policy (NEP 2008) is the overarching document supporting the exploitation of the vast renewable energy resources. In addition, the NEP seeks to ensure that the sector’s potential to drive economic growth and reduce poverty is enhanced. However, the NEP requires additional frameworks and strategies to impact specific development in the energy sector such as increasing the uptake of renewable energy.

It is in this spirit that the GRZ, through the Ministry of Energy (MoE) is developing a Renewable Energy Strategy for Zambia through the UNDP funded “China-Zambia South to South Renewable Energy Technology Transfer" project. The strategy is expected to address the challenges and barriers impeding the up-scaling of renewable energy in Zambia.


The project is facilitated by the UNDP and has been developed with the Ministry of Energy, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and the advice of stakeholders from government, the private sector and research institutions in Zambia and China.


The Consultant shall support the Program Management Unit in the following manner:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager- China Zambia Renewable Energy Project, the consultant will address the challenges and barriers so as to significantly increase the uptake of renewable energy technologies to contribute to economic growth and reduce poverty.

i.         The Consultant will undertake situation analysis on the following areas:-

•       Biomass

•       Small Hydro

•       Wind

•       Geothermal

•       Solar (Photo Voltaic and Concentrated Solar Power)


ii.        Assessment of the potential for increased use of renewable energy for grid connected and off grid in Zambia

iii.      Assess the role of energy efficiency in the development of renewable energy technologies

Identify the challenges and barriers (Gap Analysis) hindering the uptake of renewable energy in Zambia and recommend possible solutions and how they will be implemented.


The key results will be to develop a comprehensive and detailed plan with clear targets for each technology by 2030.

The specific outputs, subject to review and approval by the Ministry of Energy will be a Technical Report and a Renewable Energy Strategy. 




• Minimum Master’s Degree in Energy – Engineering and related area of study



·         Minimum of 10 years professional experience in Energy Sector

·         Experience in similar assignments in Zambia, SADC or COMESA is desirable

·         Experience in review of Renewable Energy development and deployment is an added advantage

·         Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills

·         English language fluency and strong writing skills required





Qualified and interested candidates are hereby requested to apply. The application should contain the following: 

·       Explanation of why an individual candidate considers themselves the most suitable for the assignment

·         A brief methodology, if applicable, on how they will approach and complete the assignment 

·         Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects, and email, telephone and any other contact details for references

·         Financial proposal




Applications should be submitted by 17:00hrs on Monday 13th November 2017, either electronically to or by regular mail addressed to:


The Deputy Country Director

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations House

Alick Nkhata Road

P.O. Box 31966




Applications should be clearly marked with the name of the consultancy being applied for.


Candidates who do not receive feedback within 15 working days from the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.


Engineering Consulting Services for the Design and Construction of a 200KW Mini Hydro Power Plant at Chipota Falls, Serenje, Zambia

United Nations Development Programme in Zambia requests bids from qualified bidders for the following works and services:


Engineering Consulting Services for the Design and Construction of a 200KW Mini Hydro Power Plant at Chipota Falls, Serenje, Zambia


        Prospective bidders can obtain the complete tender documents using the following link:



1.       Bidding is open to interested and qualified bidders experienced in providing the said works and services.

2.       Completed bids must be received no later than the dates indicated below: 


                Wednesday 8th November 2017, 2:00 PM, Local Time


3.       Completed bids with supporting documents in accordance with the bidding documents should be submitted to the address below;


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

United Nations House

Alick Nkhata Road,

Longacres Lusaka, Zambia

Att. Deputy Country Director


4.       Bids will be evaluated by the Evaluation Team in accordance with internationally accepted practices. The UN reserves the right to accept or reject, in part or whole, any or all of the bids at any time without assigning any reason whatsoever. Further, the UN does not bind itself in any way to select the firm offering the lowest price.   


5.       The costs of preparing the bids and of negotiating the contract are not reimbursable by the UNDP.


6.       Bids must be valid for 120 days from the last day of bid submission. UNDP will make its best effort to select a firm within this period.


7.       Clarifications may be sent to Dr. Lloyd Ngo or Mr. Dick Kampamba using the email addresses; and


Telephone enquiries are not allowed