Job Opening

Posting Title: Expert - Preparation Verification Report HPMP Stage II Implementation - Nicaragua
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 09 August 2022 - 16 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-188296-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

A direct and timely provision of assistance to CAP, namely technical support, and advice during the review process of projects in terms of compliance with ExCom guidelines/policies for the verification of HCFC consumption in Nicaragua for the years 2020 -2022.

Work Location


Expected duration

Ten (10) months.

Duties and Responsibilities

A consultant is required to assist UNEP in the Verification of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) consumption in Nicaragua, to provide technical assistance during the review process, to prepare the verification report and facilitate UNEP’s submission to the 92nd Executive Committee (ExCom-92), as listed in 4.2 of this ToR.

UNEP is an Implementing Agency of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. UNEP’s OzonAction’s Compliance Action Programme (CAP) provides global management services to ensure that National Ozone Units (NOUs) are provided adequate advisory services, capacity building and technical assistance to implement activities approved by the MLF’s Executive Committee (ExCom). At the same time, the global programme management services ensure that the ExCom receives timely, accurate, relevant and high-quality project proposals, financial and substantive reports, and information about the implementation of actions on the ground.

The ExCom approved funding for UNEP (as lead agency) to conduct the verification of national HCFC consumption as part of the activities for the implementation of the HPMP in Nicaragua (NIC/PHA/88/TAS/46). The funds were approved by 88th ExCom Meeting. The country implements a staged approach strategy of HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP).

UNEP’s Business Plan for the years of 2021–2023 (UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/86/34) is endorsed by the ExCom-86. Through the activities identified in this Business Plan, UNEP will assist the countries with implementing their HCFC phase-out responsibilities including preparing for the 2025 target and subsequent reduction steps, strengthening the government institutions in Article 5 countries responsible for implementing and reporting on their national strategies to comply with the Montreal Protocol, and sustaining Article 5 countries’ compliance with ozone depleting substance (ODS) phase out targets already met. The project services include preparation of HCFC Phase out Management Plans (HPMPs) for Stages I, II and III, Institutional Strengthening projects, Preparation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase down plans (Kigali Implementation Plans or KIPs) and other technical assistance programmes. Therefore, OzonAction requires the support of an international consultant to provide technical assistance during the project preparation process to ensure compliance with ExCom guidelines/policies.

Based on the ExCom decision 86/34 ("…to ensure that the verification reports covered all the years since the approval of the previous tranche, including the year of the approval of that tranche"), the report needs to be submitted on the achievement of consumption targets of Nicaragua for the years 2020 - 2022. For this purpose, UNEP will engage an independent consultant to conduct verification of actual consumption of Annex C, Group I chemicals (HCFCs) and to prepare the verification report considering various rules/guidance of the ExCom.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Environmental science/Environmental policy/Engineering or similar is required.
Experience: - At least 7 years of work experience in relation to the Montreal Protocol is required.
- Experience in writing and reviewing technical project proposals is desirable.
- Good understanding of, or direct experience with, the operational capabilities, limitations and needs of National Ozone Units in developing countries.
- Policy and technical expertise related to the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in developing countries.
- Proven experience in customs and excise operations, including detection of illegal trade.
- Thorough knowledge of Montreal Protocol institutions, policies and procedures is desirable.
- Familiarity with the control measures under the Montreal Protocol and MLF policies and procedures.
- Good understanding of national obligations arising from the Kigali Amendment under Montreal Protocol.
- Good understanding of ExCom decisions regarding HPMP activities and other technical assistance projects funded by MLF.
Language: Excellent written communication skills in both Spanish and English are required.

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