|Location :||home based, TAJIKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||04-Apr-11|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated 8 months|
|In 2008, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) approved a Medium Size Project (MSP) that was directed to funding enabling activities in support of HCFC phase out in eligible Article 2 countries with economies in transition (CEITs) in Europe and Central Asia . The project was intended to assist these countries in maintaining or, where applicable, attaining compliance, with their Montreal Protocol obligations for HCFC phase out into the future, particularly noting the accelerated HCFC phase out requirements adopted by MOP 19. The work involved detailed surveys in individual countries which would then provide the information base to support country development of national phase out strategies and to identify needs for further international assistance in implementing these strategies at both a national level and through regional cooperation. |
Resulting from this MSP project, UNDP assisted Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine in formulating the outlines of HCFC phase-out strategies which provided country specific descriptions on measures and activities needed for the partner countries to stay in compliance with the Montreal Protocol’s obligations.
As a follow-up stage, GEF approved project preparation activities (Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase-out in the CEIT Region ) to formulate packages of technical assistance for each of the listed countries within a regional framework. As dictated by individual national HCFC consumption profiles and HCFC phase-out strategies, the project preparation assistance funded under a GEF Project preparation grant (PPG) will elaborate a project document covering all four countries. This will include national and regional technical assistance and institutional regulatory components plus direct phase out funding to consuming enterprises in investment in each nationally applicable HCFC consuming sector (refrigeration servicing and operating equipment replacement/conversion, foam, refrigeration equipment manufacturing, and solvent applications. This project document and associated GEF CEO Endorsement Request will then be submitted for the consideration of the GEF.
This Terms of Reference applies to a national consultant (the Consultant) and specifically to the national assistance in formulation of the project documentation required for the submission to the GEF facility.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The Consultant will report to the UNDP Project Manager based in the UNDP Regional Bureau in Bratislava, Slovakia. |
The Consultant will liaise closely with the UNDP International Consultants who have been contracted for this project. The Consultant will have specific responsibility to carry out the following main tasks in coordination with UNDP, the National Ozone Unit and International Consultant:
A. Coordinate the organization, setup and execution of his/her activities within the project boundaries;
B. Establish and maintain direct contacts with target private sector enterprises (major identified users of HCFCs, chemical and equipment suppliers/importers/distributors and/or their representatives, relevant industry associations) and organizations (such as association of refrigeration engineers) which will participate in the project and receive technical and financial assistance from the funding facility;
C. Collect, analyze and supply required information and analytical data on target enterprises in line with requests coming from UNDP and international experts; Type of information which will be required, but not limited to, is:
E. Facilitate the technology option discussions with involved industrial and commercial enterprises in various sectors and sub-sectors;
F. Along with international consultants assigned under this project and, where applicable, UNDP representatives, plan and participate in in-country travel for individual meetings and discussions with target enterprises;
G. Assist in obtaining any other confirmations, documentation or information from the identified HCFC users as may be required by UNDP;
H. Assist UNDP in arranging stakeholder workshops or similar information dissemination activities within the country as may be requested, including assistance for ensuring participation of HCFC users selected for participating in such activities;
I. Provide NOU, UNDP Project Manager, and UNDP International Consultant, with reports as defined under the milestones below.
Assignment Reporting Milestones:
The following defines the main milestones where formal reports for which submission for the review of assigned international consultant and UNDP, and approval are required, and which will govern payment under the contract for this assignment.
The Consultant will be responsible for all personal administrative and travel expenses associated with undertaking this assignment including office accommodation, printing, stationary, telephone and electronic communications, and report copies incurred in this assignment. All local travel, living and accommodation expenses are included in the total amount offered by the contract.
Required Skills and Experience
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Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this site.
The application should contain:
UNDP applies fair and transparent selection process that takes into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.