Job Opening

Posting Title: Technical Energy Efficient Lighting Expert
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 12 April 2022 - 21 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-178481-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant is asked to develop/deliver the following activities:

For Tunisia:
• Overview analysis of the current lighting manufacturing/assembly sector and related sectors in Tunisia including a preliminary assessment of the main manufacturers/assemblers production lines and their technology needs to improve compliance with national standards & practices and for the production of higher performance products.
• Detailed assessment based on the preliminary assessment of local manufacturers production lines and technology needs capacities to support strengthening capacities to meet the requirements of MEPS, HEPS and labels in the national market and to help strengthen regional/international collaboration as well as environmentally sound management practices.
• Development of technical recommendations and overall assistance to selected manufacturers to improve their capacities based on gaps and opportunities identified. Provide assistance to upgrade plans to local manufacturers on transitioning manufacturing to the production of higher performance, eco-efficient, LED lamps and improving quality product for the LED manufacturers.
• In conjunction with the U4E market transformation team, conduction of training sessions to local manufacturers on transitioning to the production of higher quality LED lamps and improving quality product for LED manufacturers.
• Provide information and training to both policy makers and technical staff on international best practices for eco-efficient lighting and tailored advice for the compliance with lighting MEPS, HEPS and Labels from the local manufacturing perspective.

In Tunisia, the consultant shall work in coordination with the National Agency for Energy Management (ANME) as focal energy efficiency agency of behalf of the Ministry of Energy and the implementing agency, the UN Environment Programme.

Work Location

This consultancy is home-based with occasional travel to the country.

Expected duration

The expected duration of the contract is 18 months.

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. In 2009 the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat approved the United Nations Environment Programme Global Market Transformation for Efficient Lighting Project, also known as the en.lighten initiative. This initiative seeks to accelerate the global transition to energy efficient lighting technologies by strengthening country capacities around the world, as well as ensuring an environmentally sound management of lighting products. It builds synergies among stakeholders, shares knowledge and information, helps create policy and regulatory frameworks, and addresses technical and quality issues. Building on the success of the en.lighten initiative, the UN Environment Programme and the GEF launched a new United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative in 2015. The initiative supports countries in their transition to the use of energy-efficient lighting, appliances and equipment.
The UN Environment Programme's U4E initiative currently provides technical assistance to regional and national eco-efficient product projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America aiming to fully transition countries to more energy efficient equipment and appliances and are funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF): such as in Tunisia, Bolivia and Pakistan.

The UN Environment Programme’s U4E initiative requires the services of an international lighting technical expert to support Tunisia in the development and adoption of supporting policies for high efficiency lighting technologies to significantly improve the regulatory and operational framework for higher performance lighting products, including light emitting diodes (LED), related controls and systems. The consultant will provide training and support to local lamp producers to strengthen technical capacity to produce higher performance LED lamps and LED lighting systems with controls to current international standards & norms and promote regional cooperation. The strengthening of local manufacturers in terms of capacity, equipment, and instruments advice to achieve best current international standards and practices will make it possible for Tunisia to attain it’s own local high-level of efficient lighting skills, which will enable a sustainable market transformation to higher performance lighting in all sectors.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Engineering in a relevant scientific development discipline or technical institution equivalent and relevant professional certification in illumination, electrical appliances or equipment, or equivalent.
Experience: • More than 8 years’ experience and proven technical competencies in the lighting sector and specifically in the energy efficiency sector.
• Active involvement and knowledge of international best practices in energy efficiency strategies and technologies especially energy-efficient lighting technologies and related Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement (MVE) and Environmentally Sound Management sectors, practices and programmes.
• Technical competences and proven experience on lighting (manufacturing, equipment , testing standards and methods).
• Previous experience in developing policies and regulations for energy efficiency products.
• Ability to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied field sources in order to produce highly qualitative communications presentations.
• Availability and commitment to perform tasks as required.
• Experience working in developing and emerging economies would be an asset.
• Experience working in multicultural teams.
• Good ability in written and oral communication.
• Good technical writing skills and training framework delivery focused on lighting.
Language: • Fluency in English (both spoken and written); knowledge of the other official languages of the United Nations (especially French) will be an asset.

No Fee


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