Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant - Fluorocarbon Technology
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 17 January 2019 - 10 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-110204-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant will deliver the following outputs:
(a) Prepare a detailed work plan covering the entire audit exercise, including the methodology for assessing the impact of the CDM on HCFC production;

(b) Screen the preliminary data from the production sector and other relevant data submitted by the country concerned, identify the gaps in those data, and design a questionnaire for collecting supplementary data, to be dispatched to plants in the country concerned before a field visit;

(c) Based on the preliminary data from the country and the location of the plants, propose a possible field visit schedule, which should include a representative sampling of the plants in the country in terms of size, technology sophistication, capacity covered, and sound economics. Alternatively, the consultant may propose a detailed methodology to gather the outstanding data required for the technical audit remotely;

(d) Implement the field visit schedule with local support from the national focal point designated by the host country, or gather the necessary data for the technical audit remotely, as required;

(e) Prepare the draft audit report, with analysis and interpretation of the data collected; and

(f) Based on comments on the draft report, prepare the final draft report to the Executive Committee.

Work Location

Remotely

Expected duration

Approximately 40 days

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol is dedicated to reversing the deterioration of the Earth's ozone layer. It was established in 1991 as part of the London Amendment to assist developing countries (the Article 5 countries in the language of the Protocol) in complying with the control schedule of the Montreal Protocol. The Fund Secretariat in Montreal assists the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund in this task. The Secretariat is administered by UN Environment (www.multilateralfund.org).

An independent consultant is required to undertake a technical audit of a chemical production facility in Argentina. This consultancy is located in UNEP/MFS and will work under the direct supervision of a Senior Programme Officer, and in close technical cooperation with the enterprise, FIASA, in Argentina. There should be participation of local expertise in the audit.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit to HR@unmfs.org, by 10 February 2019, a detailed proposal specifying the consultancy costs and travel costs, if needed. Only individual consultants will be considered.

1. Background of the assignment:
Funding of the phase-out of the production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) has been done through first, independently auditing the ODS production sector of the concerned country. These audits examine the relevant national and sectoral policies; collect data on ODS-producing plants with respect to their technological sophistication, status quo, designed and actual used capacity, production history, cost of production, and other relevant data. The purpose of the audit is to establish a factual basis for the Executive Committee (the management body of the Multilateral Fund) to consider the funding requests proposed by the respective Article 5 countries. For ensuring consistency of conducting such audits across countries, the Executive Committee adopted the terms of reference for technical audits in 1995 as a general guide to auditing ODS production. These terms of reference were subsequently amended and further developed as necessary to accommodate the specific needs associated with auditing the production of different ODS.

Additional information relevant to the project, including a detailed terms of reference for techical audit of HCFC production in Article 5 countries can be found at: http://www.multilateralfund.org/aboutMLF/employment/default.aspx


2. Purpose of the assignment:
The purpose of the technical audit is to provide a factual basis for:

(a) Preparing and finalizing the sector plan by a producing country for phasing out the production of HCFCs in the country; and

(b) Enabling the Executive Committee’s review and funding decisions with respect to the sector plan.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in chemistry, process engineering or chemical engineering. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of 15 years’ experience in the chemical production sector or related area. Expertise in fluorocarbon technology, process and plant operations and financial accounting is required; A sound knowledge of the CDM programme and its global activities is desirable. Prior relevant experience working in developing countries (preferably in Argentina) is desirable.
Language: Fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge or fluency in Spanish is desirable

No Fee

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