Deloitte Consulting

Technical Project Lead

Deloitte Consulting

Technical Project Lead

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Technical Project Lead

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Project Description

Deloitte Consulting is the implementing partner for the USAID-funded Urja Nepal Project based in Kathmandu. This position is under Deloitte Consulting Overseas Projects LLC. The purpose of Urja Nepal is to create a financially viable electricity sector that provides affordable, reliable, and secure power and enables the entry of private investment into the Nepali market.  This is a five-year program, and the position is based in Kathmandu.


The purpose of this subcontract is to support of the creation of a financially viable electricity sector. To this end, the Objective 3 Lead will provide strategic leadership, planning, and advisory to lead delivery of technical activities and advance outcomes. The Subcontractor shall leverage his professional experience and networked connections in order to facilitate the technical design, implementation, and delivery of outcomes, including those under:

Objective 3: Increased private sector engagement

The infrastructure investments needed for continued generation increases in Nepal’s energy sector cannot be mobilized through public sources alone; private investment must be mobilized. While private investment in Nepal’s energy sector has had a promising start, with about half of installed generation capacity coming from IPPs, significant regulatory, financial and political constraints impede its full potential, including sorely needed foreign direct investment. Least-cost generation planning and international competitive bidding are among a suite of measures the GoN can undertake to catalyze private sector engagement at scale.

Intermediate Results under Objective 3:

  • GoN capacity for conducting competitive bidding strengthened
  • Program for procuring new renewable energy projects developed

Deliverables, Tasks and/or Outputs

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to providing Deloitte with the following support activities:

  • Preparation and participation in Presentation(s) to Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MOEWRI), Department of Electricity Development (DOED) and Office of the Investment Board, Nepal (OIBN) and other key Government of Nepal
  • Support in the process of continual engagement and buy-in of GoN stakeholder for Urja Nepal
  • Meetings with at MOEWRI, DOED and OIBN for preparation of annual work plans.
     a. Discuss and review all items proposed in PWS with relevant department heads
     b. Discuss with sponsors of current projects implemented at MOEWRI, DOED and OIBN
     c. Support the preparation of annual work plans
     d. Presentation(s) to Objective Leads
  • Meetings with other Donor Agencies regarding the Urja project overall
      a. Discuss with other Donor Agencies active in the Power Sector about the Urja Nepal's scope.
      b. Adopt constructive feedback received from Donor agencies in the annual Work Plans
  • Meetings with Private Sector (including agencies such as Independent Power Producers’ Association Nepal, or other leading private sector energy providers) regarding the Urja project overall
      a. Discuss with Private Sector their participation in Urja Nepal and the Power Sector.
      b. Adopt the constructive feedback received from Private Sector stakeholders in finalizing annual work plans and associated activities
  • Support Objective Lead 1, 2 and 4 to prepare and present about Urja Nepal
      a. Discuss with concerned Objective Leads to define scopes of annual work plans
      b. Identify and approach potential sub national government partners
      c. Assist in the finalization of work plan and participate in active work plan monitoring throughout each          year to ensure progress towards targets
  • In support of Objective 3, subject to each annual Work Plan as finalized, and broadly in line with the following illustrative examples, support the GoN to conduct activities:
      a. Effective Procurement:
       i. Use the results of the Integrated Resource & Resilience Planning (IRRP) process at NEA to improve              procurement in OIBN and DoED, including stakeholder consultations and training on International              Competitive Bidding (ICB)
          ii. Assist GoN stakeholders to prepare: Integrated Generation Investment Plan; Integrated                      Procurement  Plan; Priority project’s list; Recommendations on updating Procurement Plan
      b. Capacity Building among GoN bodies:
          i. Provide Technical Assistance to build capacity of OIBN, DoED, NEA, NEA’s Regional Centers, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
         ii. Institutionalize ICB throughout the GoN entities responsible for electricity sector procurement through workshops, training, and other capacity building
      c. Expand Policy Initiatives:
         i . Develop a policy framework beyond ICB to Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE)           initiatives
         ii. Roll out competitive procurements to GoN bodies and regulators by:
             * Institutionalizing the ICB process among counterparts
             * Developing technical requirements and evaluation criteria for pre-qualification and RFPs
             * Assisting the GoN to develop high quality standardized bidding documents that can be packaged for multiple uses
             * Assisting the GoN to track the life cycle of ICB projects through project level monitoring
  • Expand ICB beyond traditional infrastructure projects:
        a. Work with GoN counterparts to develop procurement processes for RE, including variable renewable energy (VRE) 
        b. Build on the IRRP processes in Objective 2
        c. Share information with GoN counterparts on integrating solar and wind into the grid, using battery storage and hydropower resources to balance intermittency
        d. Support the Asia Development Bank (ADB) in further competitive procurement of large-scale solar energy projects
  • On an as-needed basis and with the approval of the COP, the Subcontractor will provide support to Objectives 1, 2, and 4 in line with capabilities and expertise, and other similar related activities, as required by the work plan or client and COP direction.

Key deliverables will include:

  • Objective-specific and overall project-level presentations 
  • Objective-specific and overall project-level discussions (internal and external)
  • Contribution to overall project Annual Work Plans 
  • Contribution and direct inputs to project Work Plan budgets 
  • Research and development of Urja Nepal areas of priority
  • Strategy development of work plan activities
  • Ongoing monitoring and management of work plan activities related to Objective 3 
  • Contribution to design of Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI)-related elements 
  • Technical Assistance as required to key counterparts, upon clearance from USAID and COP
  • Contribution to other client deliverables for Urja Project as directed by the client, COP or DCOP


The Objective 3 Lead should have the following qualifications: 

  • Minimum of seven years’ relevant professional experience working on energy/legal issues having Nepali content with focus on increasing both local and foreign private sector investment. 
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in law or equivalent
  • Experience advising on large (>500MW) hydropower transactions strongly preferred.
  • Experience of drafting legislation, regulations or policies in the electricity or infrastructure sector.
  • Experience in advising the Government in drafting of complex legal documents such as the Project Development Agreements and Power Purchase Agreements
  • Corporate law experience with a Nepali context
  • Previous experience advising on cross border transmission line transactions.
  • Experience with various dispute settlement mechanisms including arbitration and appeals and including Nepali context.
  • Experience working with USAID, IFIs, government, multilateral donor and private sector institutions is strongly preferred. 
  • Fluency in English and Nepali required (speaking, reading, and writing)

This position is open to Nepali nationals only.  

Application Instructions 

Please ensure resume DOES NOT INCLUDE personal information such as gender, age, marital status, ethnicity, religion.  DCOP LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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