National Consultant - Upgrade/Amendment of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning vocational/technical education curriculum

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :12-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :45 work-days spread over a maximum of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :45 work-days spread over a maximum of 3 months

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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 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, 17 foundations and individuals have pledged a contribution of USD $51 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.” Lebanon, through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has received financial assistance from the K-CEP in the form of three technical assistance projects to improve energy efficiency capacities, in the cooling sector, in the country and to achieve the K-CEP goals under its windows 1 and 2. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide an upgrade of the refrigeration and air-conditioning vocational/technical education curriculum for the BT courses in Lebanon, under the direct supervision of the UNDP National Ozone Unit Project Manager and in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE)/ Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education (DGTVE) and UNICEF (TVET programme).

The Consultant should perform a comprehensive assessment of the current BT courses offered related to refrigeration and air conditioning curriculum at the Directorate General of technical and vocational education at the Ministry of Education and higher education, and propose curriculum upgrades to include the alternative refrigerants to the ODSs as well to include energy efficiency in the teaching process under the guidelines of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments.

The consultancy will be structured into 3 main tasks:

  • Task 1: General Overview and assessment of RAC teaching in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs
  • Task 2: Proposed curriculum upgrade for RAC courses (BT) offered
  • Task 3: Integration of upgraded RAC courses

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • Advanced writing and editing skills in English.
  • Computer literacy for Microsoft Office Package or equivalent.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and consultation skills.
  • Proven analytical skills and capacity in producing quality reports and documents.  

Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor  degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or other related fields.

II. Years of experience:

A minimum of 7 years of experience in working in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, Energy Efficiency in cooling.

III. Technical experience:

  • Experience in working in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector and Energy Efficiency in cooling;
  • Proven experience in the field of teaching education for vocational education and capacity building;
  • Proven experience in the field of RAC teaching or RAC development of RAC curriculum;
  • Proven familiarity with knowledge of the Montreal Protocol;
  • Experience with UN or international donor project(s).


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. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and

4. Financial proposal


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