Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (HFC-23 destruction and Clean Development Mechanism)
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 04 September 2017 - 21 September 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-United Nations Environment Programme-85216-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

Up to fifty-page report (excluding annexes) and a 5-page executive summary with
recommendations and conclusions that addresses all the specific tasks and
responsibilities identified in section 4.2 below. A draft of the report will be peerreviewed;
any comments and observations from the reviewers should be addressed by the
consultant in the final report. The consultant will also review the document that will be
prepared by the staff of the Secretariat for consideration by the Executive Committee.

Work Location

Montreal.

Expected duration

The review of the report should be completed one week after delivery of the report to the Secretariat, expected by the end of February.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Secretariat of Multilateral Fund (MFS) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol is dedicated to reversing the deterioration of the Earth's ozone layer. It was established in 1991 to assist developing countries to meet their Montreal Protocol commitments in complying with the control measures of the ozone-depleting substances.

The Secretariat has been requested to undertake an evaluation of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable options of HFC-23 destruction from HCFC-22 production facilities, and to submit the report to the 81st meeting. Given the specificity and specialty of the technical evaluation, the Secretariat requires a consultant to undertake the evaluation and prepare a report, in collaboration with the project review team, which will form the basis of the Secretariat’s document to be considered by the Executive Committee.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:
The consultant will conduct an evaluation and prepare a report (up to 50 pages, excluding
annexes) that will address in detail the following:

(a) An assessment of the costs of incineration at an on-site destruction facility, based on characteristics of the facility, including destruction capacity, quantity and frequency of HFC-23 to be destroyed, the expected remaining lifetime, location, and other relevant factors, including:
(i) Start-up costs for destruction facilities that might currently be in disuse;
(ii) Costs to install a new destruction facility if one was not currently installed;
(iii) Costs to operate a currently installed facility.

(b) An assessment of the costs of incineration at an off-site destruction facility, including collection, transportation and incineration, based on the quantity of HFC-23 to be destroyed, location, and other relevant factors.

(c) An assessment of the cost of destroying emissions of HFC-23 by-product through
irreversible transformation and other new technologies, where information was available, based on the quantity of HFC-23 to be destroyed, location, and other relevant factors.

(d) An assessment of the costs and measures to optimize the HCFC-22 production process to minimize the HFC-23 by-product generation rate and maximize the collection of HFC-23 by-product for destruction based on characteristics of the facility, including capacity, quantity of HFC-23 by-product generated, the expected remaining lifetime, location, and other relevant factors.

(e) An assessment of the costs of different monitoring and verification methods.

(f) An assessment of how the performance and costs of different destruction technology options would vary according to local conditions and the quantity of HFC-23 by-product to be destroyed.

Qualifications/special skills

¿ University degree in chemistry, process engineering or chemical engineering in
combination with at least 15 years of work experience in the chemical production sector.

¿ Experience in the production of ozone-depleting substances and/or fluorochemicals,
preferably in a variety of countries.

¿ Experience in controlling the release of chemicals into the atmosphere through
destruction, process optimization and possibly other environmentally sustainable
technologies.

¿ Experience with environmentally sustainable destruction of HFC-23 and the Clean
Development Mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change an asset.

No Fee

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