National Consultant for the Development of a National Cooling Plan

Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :19-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 working days spread over four (4) 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.


Project Title: Enhancing Energy Capacities of the Philippines

Project Description

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has the objective to phase-out the ozone depleting substances (ODSs) that are released to the atmosphere. Contrary to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that pursue reductions in the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), the Montreal Protocol focuses on the elimination of the sources of these ODS: their production and consumption (imports);

Under the Montreal Protocol, the A-5 countries are eligible to receive financial support to comply with the phase-out ODS consumption by deploying a series of technical assistance and industrial conversion projects, at country level, so producing and consuming sectors can abandon the use of these substances.

Furthermore, in order to further protect the climate and the ozone layer, in October of 2016, during the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer held in Rwanda, more than 170 countries agreed to amend the Protocol through what was called the “Kigali Amendment”. The Kigali Agreement establishes specific targets and timetables to phase-down the production and consumption of HFCs and carries an agreement by developed countries to help finance the transition of developing countries to climate-friendly substances, through a global commitment that will avoid more than 80 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 2050.

In addition, countries also agreed to begin examining opportunities to enhance the energy efficiency of the appliances and equipment to achieve additional GHGs mitigation, while also delivering additional sustainable development benefits such as better air quality, improved public health, improved energy access and energy security. It is important to note that the efforts made by countries to phase-down the HFCs can be part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), under the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Under this scenario, 19 philanthropies had announced a contribution of USD $52 million to support?developing nations in the transition to more energy-efficient cooling solutions through a separate funding mechanism called the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP), with the goal to “significantly increase and accelerate the climate and development benefits of the Montreal Protocol refrigerant transition by maximizing a simultaneous improvement in the energy efficiency of cooling.”

To kickstart these solutions to achieve the desired goal, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau (DENR EMB), through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has received financial assistance from the K-CEP for the development of a National Cooling Plan.

This Terms of Reference (TOR) identify and specify the scope of services required for the fulfillment of the activities leading to the development of a National Cooling Plan.

Institutional Arrangement

For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall work under the supervision of ?UNDP Climate Action Programme Team Leader and in close coordination with the Environment Management Bureau Ozone Desk. The cost of the contract shall cover services rendered, health insurance, transportation, supplies and communication costs (internet, etc).

The Consultant shall make sure that:

  • Coordination with UNDP Climate Action Team and EMB OD is made particularly with engagement with stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • The work is closely coordinated with the EMB OD
  • Virtual Meetings shall be conducted and limit the face-to-face interactions with partners

Duration of Work

To undertake the tasks and deliver the expected outputs, the consultant shall be engaged for a period of 60 working days spread over four (4) months. Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted. The target start-of-work date is 2 November 2020 and the expected completion date is 28 February 2021.

Duty Station

The duty station is in Metro Manila, Philippines. However, the position IC can work from home. For accessibility and availability to allow for discussions and reporting on progress of activities regular online meetings shall be conducted.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government. This engagement does not have any travel related activities.

The Consultant will not be required to report to office regularly but status report on the outputs shall be expected from time to time.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The proposed contract price is based on a lump sum amount paid all-inclusive for the actual professional services (indicate daily fee X number of working days), communications, medical insurance, etc. Payment will be made in installments based on UNDP’s acceptance of the following milestones/outputs

% of the Contract Fee

Deliverable/Milestone Output

Target Completion Date


Upon submission and acceptance of the inception report


2nd week of November 2020



Upon Submission of the Report on the Assessment of the cooling sector

3rd week of December 2020


Upon submission and acceptance of the first draft of the National Cooling Plan

1st week of February 2021


Upon submission and acceptance of the final draft of the National Cooling Plan

Last week of February 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary objective of this engagement is for the National Consultant to develop the roadmap for the energy efficiency targets in the Kigali Agreement through a long-term National Cooling Plan.

Specifically, the consultant will be tasked to do the following:

  1. Review the HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) and future HFC phasedown plans with a view to identifying actions to promote benefits of improved energy efficiency and in wider scope, review climate mitigation plans as set out in the NDCs
  2. Desk Review the current condition of the cooling sector particularly the Refrigeration and Airconditioners (RAC) and the existing national plans, regulations and targets.
  3. Conduct of virtual meetings with stakeholders most importantly, the DENR EMB and the DOE.
  4. Finalize the National Cooling Plan highlighted by specific action plans per sector. Recommend integration or alignment with existing national programs as deemed appropriate.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Target Due Dates

Review and Approvals Required


Name and Email of designated person who will review & accept the output

Proposed design and workplan (Inception Report)

5 days

November 6

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader / Peace Programme Team Leader

Floradema C Eleazar, EnP




Review of HCFC Phase Out Plans and future HFC phasedown plans, NDC,


10 days

November 29

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader / Peace Programme Team Leader

Floradema C Eleazar, EnP




Preparation of assessment of cooling sector, RAC.


Conduct of national consultations

15 days

December 20

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader / Peace Programme Team Leader


Floradema C Eleazar, EnP




Conduct of national consultations


First Draft National Cooling Plan


20 days

February 2 2021

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader / Peace Programme Team Leader

Floradema C Eleazar, EnP





Final Draft National Cooling Plan

10 days

Feb 28, 2021

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader / Peace Programme Team Leader

Floradema C Eleazar, EnP






Corporate competencies

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

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications of the Consultant

The minimum qualifications of the Technical Adviser are as follows:

  1. Bachelor’ degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Technology or related field.
  2. Working experience of at least 5 years with policy planning in environmental and energy sector;
  3. At least 3 years’ experience in research, data collection, assessment and/or surveys, preferably in the energy and climate sectors
  4. With at least 3 years’ experience in coordinating with government agencies.
  5. Knowledge of Montreal Protocol and Kigali amendment related issues and its associated Policies and Agreements and NDCs is desirable

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

To select the best offer for this post, the combined scoring method will be used where the qualifications will be weighted a maximum of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.

For the evaluation of the CV, the selection of the successful consultant will be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):


Max obtainable points

Educational Background

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Technology or related field. (minimum 10.5 points for bachelor’s degree, additional points for additional degree, maximum of 15 points)


Must have at least 5 years’ experience in policy and planning in energy, environment and climate sectors (minimum 21 points for 5 years’ experience, additional points for additional years, maximum of 30 points)


At least 3 years’ experience in research, data collection, assessment and/or surveys, preferably in the environment, energy and climate sectors (minimum 28 points for 5 years’ experience, additional points for additional years, maximum of 40 points)



At least 3 years’ experience working with government doing / conducting training and planning activities.

(minimum 10.5 points for 3 years’ experience, additional points for additional years, maximum of 15 points)




Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.

Recommended Presentation of Offer

Interested parties are required to submit the following:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; and,
  3. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by a national or local government entity, he/she must submit a duly certified leave of absence to avoid double compensation and/or workload conflict.
  4. Sample of written reports

Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.

The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from

  • General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contract
  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability
  • P-11 form

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