Job Opening

Posting Title: HFC Technical Specialist
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 27 September 2022 - 03 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-191134-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The final deliverable aims to contribute to the global implementation of the Kigali Amendment in a manner that supports and complements the work of the Montreal Protocol and its Multilateral Fund, including by encouraging faster action where possible in order to enhance the climate benefits of the phase-down of HFCs

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

One month from 01.10.2022 to 01.11.2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society. The CCAC is the only international body working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and tropospheric ozone. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosts the Secretariat at the Economy Division in Paris.

Through CCAC Cooling Hub, the CCAC Secretariat developed a study that provides a profile of current and projected HFC consumption in Montreal Protocol Article 5 countries and outline opportunities for near-term control or reduction of HFC consumption in order to inform stakeholders on the potential benefits of an accelerated/optimized HFC phase-down and identify potential countries and sectors for near-term action. The work was completed in April.

In May 2022, developing countries provided new country programme data to the Multilateral Fund that shows total HFC consumption from China and a 100 other countries now reported for the year 2020. Therefore, an update of the HFC Consumption Trends report is needed to strengthen the report and make it more accurate and up to date, to influence fast action on HFCs in the cooling sector.

The main objective of the proposed study is to provide a profile of current and projected HFC consumption in Montreal Protocol Article 5 countries and outline opportunities for near-term control or reduction of HFC consumption in order to inform stakeholders on the potential benefits of an accelerated/optimized HFC phase-down and identify potential countries and sectors for near-term action.

1. Conduct research to gather all the data necessary notably the latest country programme data from developing countries submitted to the Multilateral Fund in May 2022
2. Revise the HFC study document based on the agreed format.
3. Revise the case study document based on comments from the CCAC Secretariat in collaboration with the CCAC Efficient Cooling Initiative partners.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills:
• Knowledge of the sectors for which HFCs are produced and consumed globally, and particularly in “Article 5” (developing country) Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
• Knowledge of the control measures under the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment, as well as their implementation under the Multilateral Fund.
• Knowledge of and experience articulating the environmental and economic implications of 1) The phase-down of HFCs and/or other substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol; and 2) Improvements in energy efficiency in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector.
• Proven expertise in F-gases and greenhouse gas mitigation is required.

Academic Qualifications:
• An advanced university degree is required in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental management and other related fields.
Experience:
• At least 7 years of experience related to chemistry or atmospheric sciences, climate change, in modelling and analyzing trends of HFCs, ozone-depleting substances or other greenhouse gases.
Language:
• Fluency in English. Knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset.

No Fee

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