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Electric Mobility Consultant At United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience7 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldEngineering / Technical  , Project Management 

The technical report will include: 

  • An overview of the current financing landscape and financing needs for electric two and three wheelers
  • Barriers to effective financing of electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets, including technology, regulatory, financial, and institutional barriers;
  • Description and analysis of financing mechanisms and business models for electric 2 & 3-Wheelers including demand aggregation, risk sharing mechanisms and government support schemes
  • In-depth case studies of existing or proposed financing mechanisms and business models in the four regions—Africa; Eastern Europe, Western And Central Asia  (EWACA); Asia-Pacific (APAC); and Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC)—that have overcome these barriers through appropriate financing arrangements, covering the context, landscape, system structure, financial architecture , and lessons learned from each case;
  • An executive summary outlining the findings of the analytic and case study chapters;
  • A slide deck, live and recorded presentation of the report for education and training purposes.  

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Global Working Group for electric two and three wheelers, the consultant will develop the “Financing mechanisms and business models for electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets” technical report through conducting the following specific tasks:  

  • Provide an overview of the current landscape of financing mechanisms for electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets, including a mapping of international and regional financers. 

Assess needs for:

  • asset financing,
  • financing for E2&3W importers and assemblers,
  • financing for charging infrastructure including battery-swapping stations, and
  • infrastructure financing for electricity grid and mini-grid development to charge E2&3Ws
  • Describe the barriers to accessing finance for electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets, and challenges faced by financial institutions in providing financing for E2&3Ws
  • Description and analysis of financing mechanisms including commercial funding, philanthropy, venture capital funds, MDBs funds, sovereign funds and business models for electric 2 & 3-Wheelers, including demand aggregation, risk sharing mechanisms and the effect of government support schemes 

Evaluate the financing mechanisms including risk mitigation instruments across four dimensions:

  • ease of implementation,
  • appropriateness for the E2&3W landscape,
  • scalability and
  • transaction cost.
  • Develop at least five in-depth case studies of existing or planned financing mechanisms across the four regions, covering the context (geographic, demographic), landscape (political, economic, policy), system structure (actors, institutions, intermediaries), and financial architecture including:
  • A case study for a scheme which involves a local commercial bank with a financial product aiming at providing financing for the purchase of electric 2&3 wheelers at preferential conditions (i.e. longer payback time and lower interest rate)
  • A case study based on the intervention of an international financing institution
  • A case study that includes carbon financing for additional revenue streams for E2&3W companies d.A case study for E2&3Ws using off-grid power generation in rural areas
  • Analyze business models to feed into the design of the financial schemes, including consideration of leasing and vehicle loan options, and their adaptation to the particular context of emerging markets (terms of lending, concessionality level, foreign currency risks).
  • Perform an analysis of the case studies, comparing the financing schemes and business models in different operational contexts, and offer guidelines or recommendations on how to overcome the barriers associated with financing electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets.
  • Assess the particular challenges for women in accessing finance and provide recommendations to strengthen women’s access to finance for E2&3Ws.
  • Compile the findings into one “Financing mechanisms and business models for electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets” technical report and develop an executive summary based on the findings from the four regions.
  • Presentation of the “Financing mechanisms and business models for electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets” technical report to the Global Working Group and incorporation of their feedback into the final product; 
  • Development of a slide deck and recorded presentation of the “Financing mechanisms an business models for electric two and three wheelers in Emerging Markets” technical report for use during meetings of the Regional Support and Investments Platforms and other education or training opportunities.

Qualifications/special skills

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, engineering, transport or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of seven years’ work experience in transport projects in Emerging Markets contexts is required
  • Knowledge on electric mobility issues including the operational and technical aspects of electric two and three wheelers is required
  • Experience in data collection and research is required
  • Experience in report development including visualization tools is required
  • Data analysis and modelling skills and experience are desirable
  • Proven analytical, presentation and communication skills are desirable

Languages

  • English and French are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Basic knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on careers.un.org to apply

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