National Consultant for carrying out an in-country survey on HFCs and their alternatives in mobile air-conditioning sector (MAC).

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :25-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :20 calendar weeks.
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 calendar weeks.

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.


In the 74th Meeting of the Executive Committee, project preparation funding was approved for Lebanon to conduct inventories or surveys on the Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and their alternatives in the country.
The national consultant would undertake survey planning, data collection and data analysis under the technical guidance of the Ministry of Environment and UNDP.
The details of the Terms of Reference (TOR) given below presents the scope of work, deliverables and timelines for the national consultant. This TOR will form the basis for engagement of the national consultant.

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the consultancy is for providing technical assistance and consultancy services at the national level, carrying out an in-country survey on HFCs and their alternatives currently used in MAC sector and forecasting the alternatives of HFCs most commonly to be used in Lebanon in this sector in the future. This study/survey and data collection will be a complementary study to the main report which was submitted to fill in data gaps in the MAC sub-sector.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the national consultant should undertake the following tasks:
1) Define a survey plan through:

  • Developing a questionnaire to be completed with full details on the MAC service workshops (collecting data on refrigerant types and quantities and prices);
  • Carrying out data analysis on information obtained from institutional and field sources;
  • Compiling the data;
  • Forecasting the expected growth in this sector and compiling the progress and final report.

2) With the prior approval of the Project Manager, undertake site visits to identify all MAC service workshops nation-wide and collect baseline information and other data as may be required by the Project Team, in accordance with the questionnaire designed for this purpose. The data shall be collected for the years from 2015-2017.
3) Classify the data by sector and sub-sectors

  • Consumption of refrigerants in the sector including imports and exports by origin and destination countries, respectively;
  • List of service workshops by size (small-medium-large);
  • List of users who previously received assistance under the Montreal Protocol Programme;
  • List of users who did not receive assistance under the Montreal Protocol Programme.

4) Collect and compile data, segregated by service workshop size at the national level:

  • Historical import data of refrigerants used in the MAC sector for the years 2015-2017 and segregated by originating countries;
  • Data on population of cars, refrigerated trucks and transportation buses equipped with Air-conditioning systems.

5) Provide the Project Team with progress reports on data collected as specified in the proposed work plan and a final report incorporating the expected results as mentioned above, at the end of the contract period.
The survey consultant should work in close consultation with the Project Team and with the Ministry of Environment on the survey process for HFCs and their alternatives. The overall approach and outputs
from the survey would be guided by decisions taken in the 74th and 75th Executive Committee meeting; relevant MOP meetings and Secretariat document no. 75/77.
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • Good command of English and Arabic languages;
  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good communication, coordination and reporting skills.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/ Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science or related fields.

Years of experience:

  • Minimum of 7 Years of relevant experience.

Technical experience:

  • Previous experience in carrying out similar surveys;
  • Demonstrated experience in the ODSs and their alternatives' consuming sectors;
  • Demonstrated experience in Montreal Protocol activities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Montreal Protocol Programme in Lebanon and relevant policies and regulations;
  • Prior experience in working with government departments and international organizations.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal. Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Financial proposal

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