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Intitulé publication: Consultant for virtual training on Good Servicing Practices for handling longer-term lower GWP alternatives for refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, phase 2 - practical sessions
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: BANGKOK
Période de candidature: 15 novembre 2021 - 21 novembre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-168035-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

Output 1: Development of training materials (manual, presentation, video practical demonstration and methodology for practical hands on session) satisfactory to UNEP

Output 2: Preparation for virtual training

Output 3: Training site facility assessment

Output 4: Delivery of virtual training to countries including quick theoretical refresher, demonstration and practical hands-on sessions

Output 5: Virtual training reports summarizing organization and outcomes of each module session delivered

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

11 months (December 2021 to October 2022)

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

Article 5 Parties under the Montreal Protocol are making efforts in phasing-out HCFCs and, in light of the Kigali Amendment, adopting lower GWP alternative refrigerants through delivery of training workshops to strengthen capacity of servicing technicians to have competent skills for installation and servicing of refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) equipment. Given the limitations created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Ozone Unit (NOU), focal point to the Montreal Protocol implementation, are facing/expecting challenges to conduct training due to the followings:
1. Scarcely available local human resources with competent skills to deliver the training on lower GWP alternative refrigerants. As a result, the NOU needs to rely on international trainers, whose travel are being restricted due to COVID-19.
2. Although there are qualified trainers in the country, the local technicians are not confident to lead a full training delivery and opt to learn from international trainers.

Pursuant to the above, local delivery of training activity under on-going HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) / Enabling Activities for HFC Phase-down has been halted in most countries in the Asia Pacific region in the course of 2020, with no clear indication when international travel could be resumed. Therefore, during the Virtual Thematic Meeting conducted by UNEP Compliance Assistance Programme, Asia and Pacific Office, the NOUs requested UNEP to explore possibility to organise online virtual RAC training, which includes safe handling of flammable refrigerants to address challenges during the pandemic.

Based on this request, UNEP Compliance Assistance Programme, Asia and Pacific Office liaised with an international trainer and delivered a series of virtual trainings (phase 1- theoretical sessions). The phase 1 was delivered between March and August 2021, with a total of 84 workshops completed. In phase 1 the international trainer included demonstrational videos as part of the delivery methods, in the absence of a full hand on practical session.

UNEP collected feedback from participants (RAC technicians in the region) at the end of each training. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive on the delivery and content of the training; the feedback was also appreciative of the demonstration videos. The feedback also noticeably mentioned the absence of full hands on practical sessions as a major impediment to skill development. For this reason, UNEP is proposing to streamline the training program and continue the delivery of trainings in the region by implementing a phase 2 that is to focus on practical hands on sessions, led by the home based consultant and supported with locally organized tools and materials with the assistance of the NOUs.

UNEP will engage a consultant to assist in delivery of series of virtual training on good servicing practices on reducing HCFC consumption and emission, as well as for handling lower GWP alternatives for RAC equipment (phase 2 – practical sessions).

Objectives:

The main objectives of this assignment are to support Article 5 countries in Asia and Pacific Region to organize and deliver the virtual trainings on good servicing practices on reducing HCFC consumption and emission, as well as for handling lower GWP alternatives for RAC equipment (practical sessions) in light of implications from COVID-19 pandemic. Given that the good servicing practices training comprises of theoretical and practical session, the proposed virtual training will also include a quick theoretical refresher and then focus on the practical hands-on skills. The training is to be delivered by a consultant that has extensive experience in delivering the practical training.

The consultant will conduct home-based assignment and must mobilize adequate time and resources to carry out the assignment within the agreed time frame and shall demonstrate a strong commitment to the assignment. Due to the nature of the assignment, close coordination with UNEP and the National Ozone Units (NOUs) is required and the consultant will be required to virtually coordinate with UNEP and the NOUs as travel is not permitted under the current COVID-19 situation.

Under overall supervision of the Senior Montreal Protocol Regional Coordinator and report to the Montreal Protocol Officers of UNEP CAP team, the consultant will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

1. To develop 2 training modules for the virtual training which comprise of the followings:
a) One 4 hours - Good servicing practices for air conditioning. This module will focus on GSP hand-on using an installed (preferably) HFC-32 or other suitable air conditioning system.
b) One 4 hours - Flammable refrigerants servicing techniques. This module will focus primarily on safety procedures when working with flammable refrigerants using hydrocarbon (HC-600a or HC-290) based refrigeration or air conditioning system.

Each module is stand-alone and shall comprise of both a quick theoretical refresher, demonstration and practical hands-on sessions by the trainees with verification of operations by the consultant. The consultant will be responsible for developing training materials, which can be further studied by the NOU and RAC technicians after the training, as follow:
a) Workbooks for practical hands on procedures (2 workbooks in total)
b) Video practical demonstration (at least 2 videos)

UNEP will review the training materials prepared by the consultant and provide observations/comments for finalization and further uploading for internet access.

Participants will receive a workbook with step-by-step instructions for each good practice topic to be introduced, which will be further demonstrated in a video to be broadcasted during the virtual training.

The workbook will also provide details hand-on activities that need to be practiced by technicians during the training. After each demonstration, participants replicate the process. When the participants do the hand-on practice, the consultant will observe the technician's behavior and provide comments/advice accordingly either to the specific technician or to the entire participants.

2. To liaise with each NOU to guide preparation for organizing virtual meeting e.g. internet access, invitation of participants, preparation of facility and materials as well as specific points to be addressed under each selected module etc. UNEP will facilitate coordination with the NOUs for their confirmation on selection of training module and date (NOU in each country can make decision on the type of module to be delivered).

3. To first verify the suitability of the training venue and the availability of the required tools/equipment, consumables with NOU and/or the national master trainer appointed by NOU; this can be done through virtual inspection of the venue and all the resources. Following the verification, the NOU and consultant can further decide the training date/timing.

The national master trainer appointed by NOU needs to be on the training site for the entire training course, to assist the delivery of the training, and to be responsible to check safety related matters, and to assist in correcting any wrong set up/doing. For both modules, especially for module 2, the NOU needs to set up proper ventilation for the space of the hand-on training area.

Ideally NOOs will have a mobile camera (smart phone) that can be moved around the workshop so that individual participants can be observed and provided with immediate feedback from the trainer.

4. To take the lead in delivery of virtual training to countries including quick theoretical refresher, demonstration and practical hands-on sessions according to the agreed schedule of selected modules including respond to questions raised by participants.

5. To prepare and submit to UNEP the virtual training report that summarizes organization and outcomes of each module session. Each training module session report shall cover the following outlines:
a) Date and name of the training module
b) Content delivered in the virtual training
c) Feedbacks from participants
d) Observations and recommendations
e) Number and list of participants (female and male participants)
f) Screenshot of virtual meeting

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
First Degree or advanced high school/technical/vocational education certificate in combination with additional 10 years of working experience in servicing of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems may be accepted in lieu of the first degree.

Experience:
- A minimum of 10 years of working experience and capacity in the planning and delivery of refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) training and in particular in the field of selection on longer term alternatives and in good refrigeration servicing practices;
- Familiar with the recent developments of the Montreal Protocol and the Multilateral Fund policies and procedures with regard to HCFCs Phase-out/HFC Phase-down is desirable;
- Experience in implementation of safety guidelines is also required.

Skills:
- Technological knowledge in market availability and trends of alternatives for RAC equipment that are low or zero GWP and energy efficient such as hydrocarbons (HC), Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Ammonia (NH3);
- Excellent English communication skills including technical report writing is required.

Language: Fluency in English (speaking, reading, writing and understanding) is required.

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