Job Opening

Posting Title: ECA KIP preparation in Turkmenistan - RAC expert
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 27 November 2021 - 03 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-168976-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Incorporation of RAC-sector related legislative and policy measures, innovative capacity building tools and approaches, efficient training and awareness initiatives into the country's KIP, based on reliable data and assessments and informed decisions taken in consultation with key stakeholders and relevant Government bodies.

Work Location

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Expected duration

1 January 2022 - 31 March 2023 (9 months work spread over 15 months)

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is an implementing agency of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. UNEP's OzonAction Programme provides global and regional assistance and project management services to national Montreal Protocol officers (MPOs) to enable compliance with the provisions of the Montreal
Protocol and its amendments.

The Executive Committee approved at its 87th meeting a project to prepare Turkmenistan's Kigali HFC implementation plan (KIP) with UNEP as the sole implementing agency. This includes the preparation of the KIP stage I proposal to achieve 10% reduction of
the countries' HFC consumptions below the baseline in 2029.

The consultant will work in a team of national and international experts in close cooperation with the national Montreal Protocol Unit and UNEP OzonAction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Review and assess innovative tools and approaches for capacity building of relevant actors including OzonAction’s tools related to HFC phase-down
Arrange, support, and participate in stakeholder consultations, workshops and training events including training for service technicians in the refrigeration servicing sector and the online training with international RAC trainers in promoting efficient practices of operation, maintenance, and installation of RAC systems
Support the collection of reliable HFC consumption data in the RAC sectors including sub-sectors, in particular for the baseline years
Review and recommend improvements of the training curricula of university students / RAC experts on the safe use of alternative/ flammable refrigerants and relevant safety measures
Review and recommend improvements of the certification scheme including the tools required for certification
Review and recommend improvements of the training curricula of customs officers / environmental inspectors
Identify existing energy-efficiency measures, policies, legislation, standards or strategies and recommend how energy-efficiency in the RAC sector could further be enhanced
Assess the needs for enhancing training programs on recovery, recycling, and destruction
Review of national rules, regulations, policies and standards related to the RAC sector
Support the revision / adoption of national standards to remove barriers to the market penetration of new technologies in the RAC sector
Support awareness activities targeting equipment importers, RAC experts, end-users, managers of hotels and supermarkets, facility owners, media etc.
Prepare monthly activity reports documenting activities accomplished including outcomes, challenges, conclusions, and recommendations
Provide other support necessary for the effective implementation of activities and meeting the overall project objectives.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet)
Ready to work under tight deadlines, to integrate quickly within a team and to show personal initiative
Extensive knowledge of the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector in the country
Academic Qualifications: University degree in environmental studies, refrigeration and air-conditioning or related areas or equivalent work experience
Experience: At least 10 years of relevant experience in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, servicing sector or similar
Working experience of at least 10 years in training / teaching / technical assistance of RAC systems design, installation, operation or maintenance
Extensive knowledge of the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector in the country
Knowledge of Montreal Protocol-related issues and of environmental policy is an asset.
Language: Excellent written/spoken communication skills in English and Turkmen language.
Fluency in Russian is an asset.

No Fee

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