Providing International consultancy for development of Iran National Strategy for the implementation of Kigali Amendment and assessment to the needs of the refrigeration servicing sector


Location : Tehran, IRAN
Application Deadline :05-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

Background

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The Government of Islamic Republic of Iran acceded to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in December 1990, and ratified all the Amendments to the Montreal Protocol. Currently, the country is taking significant steps towards the ratification of the Kigali Amendment.

 

I.R. of Iran has successfully phased-out CFCs in RAC and has established enforceable Quota and Licensing regulations to control consumption of CFCs, Methyl Bromide, Methyl Chloroform and the HCFCs. The National Ozone Unit implements the quota system in coordination with the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (Trade Promotion Organization) and Customs Administration.

 

I.R. of Iran is implementing Stage I and Stage II of its HCFCs Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) (with UNDP as lead implementing agency and UN Environment, UNIDO and Government of Germany as cooperating agency) and has the target to reduce HCFC consumption by 35 per cent of the baseline by 2020 resulting in the phase out of 133 ODP tonnes. The main activities implemented during stage I include regulatory actions, conversion of HCFC-22 based air-conditioners industry to R-410A, conversion of foam industry phasing out HCFC-141b and assistance to refrigeration servicing sectors, cooperation with customs for trade control, awareness and communication as well as awareness activities in 32 provinces for alternative and energy efficient technologies and monitoring.

 

NOU has established the quota system, which is operational from the year 2012. The quota system includes all HCFCs indicated in Annex C Group I of the Montreal Protocol. The National Ozone Committee or its subcommittees decide the quota for each year. The specified amount for quota is communicated to the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) and Customs department for action. Before MIMT issues the import license to the registered importer, they inform NOU who approves the importer and quantity. In line with decision 63/17, the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran confirms that an enforceable system of licensing and quotas for HCFC imports and exports is in place and the system is capable of ensuring the country's compliance with the HCFC phase-out schedule.

 

Although the I.R. of Iran has a well-established legal and institutional framework to implement the Montreal Protocol commitments ratified so far, the new Kigali Amendment will bring additional challenges to determine the national requirements and needs for the ratification of this Amendment and establish a sound foundation to undertake future work towards it’s the implementation.


Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Development of the action plan including the collection, analysis and synthesizing of data and information on HFC consumption and sector growth profiles (taking into account information already available through MLF surveys),

 

  • Development of an estimated HFC baseline, and projections of HFC consumption growth across the relevant sectors and sub-sectors, average total GWP values that the country would need to maintain to meet the stepped reductions of the Kigali Amendment

 

  • Providing a model to determine how to link the technology pathway to consumption controls (i.e. quotas) when the compliance period starts.

 

 

  • An assessment of the needs of the refrigeration manufacturing and servicing sector to determine the training, capacity building, standards and regulatory support required for technicians and end users to safely use the range of alternative refrigerants to high GWP HFCs available in the country and expected to become available in the future.

 

 

 

  • Identifying alternative technologies when possible, outline potential linkages with the HCFC phase-out, and identify potential priority areas for phasing down HFCs.

 

  • Assistance in preparation of relevant projects document and work plans based on the project logical framework, setting up baselines, indicators and annual targets, updating risk logs, progress reports, lessons learnt and monitoring packages;

 

  • Provision of top-quality support services at national and project-level on phasing-down the use of HFCs and other GHGs;

 

Providing required technical and administrative support to UNDP to fulfill new submission requirements, tranche requests, etc


Competencies

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Required Skills and Experience

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  • At least 8 years of experience in international Montreal protocol projects, particularly in HPMP and Kigali Amendment;
  • Expertise in development of the policy, institutional and management framework for controlling chemicals and complying with the international protocols;
  • Expertise and skill of technical support and preparation of technical document particularly for Montreal Protocol projects;
  • Expertise in the field of refrigeration & automotive manufacturing and servicing sector;
  • Expertise in developing new policies and roadmaps in the implementation Montreal protocol projects;
  • Familiarity with HFC consumption growth across the relevant sectors and sub-sectors, average total GWP values and Kigali Amendment commitments;
  • Academic degree in relevant engineering/environmental fields (preferably in mechanical, Chemical, environmental engineering and management);
  • Very good command of oral and written English.

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Familiarity with UNDP projects and procedures;
  • Knowledge of Montreal protocol in the specific Iranian context;
  • Strategic management capacity and technical leadership skills;

Familiarity with, and updated on, various international projects on Montreal protocol project


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