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Consultant - Elaboration of Formal HCFC Phase Out Strategy and Action Plan and Capacity Enhancement
|Location :||Home-based with missions to Ukraine, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||62 days over 8 months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
|The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is implementing the Programme “Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region”.
The Project envisages among others, as a part of its support to the Government of Ukraine, and in particular to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the formulation of a comprehensive HCFC Phase Out Strategy and Action Plan. With this in mind, in accordance with UNDP/GEF procedures, UNDP is hiring an international consultant to engage in this assignment. The consultant will report to the Head of the Environment Unit at UNDP Ukraine, consult with UNDP-Bratislava, and MPU-Chemicals, and work closely with the Project Team and the officials of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource of Ukraine and other governmental agencies (State Environmental Inspectorate, State Customs Committee etc), and HCFC importers and users.
The overall purpose of the assignment is to develop a fully fledged HCFC Phase Out Strategy and Action Plan for Ukraine, verify and finalize it with the involved Governmental Agencies, especially with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine, and in consultations with other key stakeholders, such as from private sector in open fora. Within this, the consultant will conduct the situation analysis of the available legal acts, review the draft laws pending approval of the Parliament of Ukraine, especially the newly elaborated draft law “On protection of the ozone layer”, identify the gaps for a comprehensive country HCFC phase out strategy, review and validate previously collected data, and assist in guiding the collection of missing data in HCFC consumption in applicable sectors, and specifically in the servicing and refrigeration sub-sectors, and propose concrete action plan to accelerate Ukraine’s compliance to the requirements of the Montreal Protocol.
Throughout the assignment, the Consultant will develop the capacities of the Governmental officials through consultative support on the recent developments and trends in the area, as well as on the best international practices and available HCFC phase-out initiatives.
The project is consistent with Ukraine's commitments on global environment management and plans on responding to multilateral agreements, in particular the requirements of Montreal protocol and the Vienna Convention on protection of ozone layer to which Ukraine is a party. While Ukraine has made some progress in implementing the Vienna Convention on protection of ozone layer, there is no integrated approach for sustainable planning and development as required by the Montreal Protocol.
The current full-size proposal is an initial response to the obligations incurred by Ukraine under the phase out schedule for HCFCs of the Montreal Protocol, as amended by the Copenhagen amendment and the subsequent adjustment adopted by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol at MOP 19 in September 2007. It provides a follow up to the previous GEF regional HCFC project, whose main objective was the development of HCFC survey data in CEITs and outlines of the phase-out strategies.
In order to respond to the country’s needs and initiate the return to compliance; Stage I targets as a priority the completion of the HCFC phase-out strategy formulation in its full format as well as rapid eligible consumption phase-out activities in the refrigeration manufacturing, solvent and XPS sectors, through HCFC-based industry (manufacturing sector) conversions to non-HCFC technologies (zero ODP and low GWP), as well as technical assistance and support (capacity building, awareness raising, etc) to non-eligible enterprises in support of their self conversion. It further plans for enhanced capacity building of re-structured Government authorities (Environmental Inspectorate and Customs) to exercise more effective HCFC related regulatory measures with technical support and supply of modern portable analytical instruments to properly detect and identify HCFCs at entry points and enforce HCFC quota legislation to facilitate the return of the country into compliance with the Montreal Protocol obligations.
As a first action urgently required to return Ukraine into compliance with the Montreal protocol, it is required on the basis of the existence outline, (1) finalize the full-fledged HCFC phase out and action plan for Ukraine (with accurate estimates of HCFC consumption and the amount of HCFC based equipment imported and installed in the country) to help meet compliance obligations - implementation of the strategy will require a combination of upgraded regulatory measures and strict enforcement of the quota system, technical and institutional capacity strengthening, and direct investment; and as a next action – (2) approval/endorsement of the HCFC Phase Out strategy as soon as possible in order to assist the country returning into compliance with Montreal Protocol obligations.
At the regulatory level, the project will ensure the implementation of enhanced HCFC regulation/import control, enhanced licensing systems, and introduction of HFC monitoring inclusive of working enforcement level training. These components will be complemented by training to strengthen enforcement (environmental and Customs officers to control HCFC end-use and imports) and, promotion of energy efficiency and GHG reductions during servicing. In addition, under this component, investment programs will cover technological conversions and technology information exchange in solvent and foam sectors (PU and XPS).
Duties and Responsibilities
|The principal responsibility of the international consultant is to contribute to the development of the Ukrainian Formal HCFC Phase Out Strategy and action plan fully compliant with the Ukrainian requirements to the similar type of legal documents as a lead expert on strategy formulation and design, closely collaborating with the national officials of the involved Governmental bodies, the project team and UNDP.
Within the framework of this ToR, the international consultant is expected to perform the following tasks and duties:
Part 1: HCFC consumption survey in refrigeration and servicing sectors
The key products to be delivered are as follows:
The international consultant shall receive payment in five installments from UNDP as follows:
This is a lump sum 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.
Responsibility for Managing the People and the Work Plan
The principal responsibility for managing the consultant will lie with the Project manager and the Head of Environment Section of UNDP Ukraine. The timeframe and duration of activities are estimated to be broken down as follows:
Activity - Duration (estimated) / days - Estimated Timing and deadline
The duration of missions might vary and will depend upon the consultant’s judgment, but in total will not exceed 12 working days. The same apply to the duration of each milestone, preserving the deadlines are followed as they are identified by this TOR.
The documents shall be provided both in written (if required) and electronic formats in English. UNDP will be responsible for their proper translation into Ukrainian and/or Russian (if needed). The PPT to be delivered at the national conference/roundtable shall be done in English with proper translation to be ensured by UNDP. The handout materials during conference and/or discussions/workshops are to be submitted to UNDP in English well in advance to ensure their proper translation into Ukrainian and/or Russian.
Prior to approval of the national stakeholders (i.g. Ministry, Environment Inspectorate and State Customs Committee), draft versions of documents shall be submitted for comments if any, acceptance and translation into Ukrainian/English to UNDP. If any discrepancies have emerged between impressions and findings of the consultant and the aforementioned parties, these should be explained in an annex attached to the final report.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via http://jobs.undp.org.
The application should contain:
Selection method: Desk review followed by a validation interview.
The cumulative analysis will be applied for the evaluation of proposals. Under the cumulative analysis scheme, a total score is obtained upon the combination of weighted technical (70) and financial attributes (30).
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Financial Criteria weight: 30
* Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points under Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
30 points [max points available for financial part] x [lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers] / [evaluated price].
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal (A+B) will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, office costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://europeandcis.undp.org/home/jobs
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to a large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
Applications should be filled in only in English.