Ozone Expert

Location : Riyadh/Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA
Application Deadline :09-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :IPSA (Short-Term)
Post Level :IPSA-11
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months

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a) UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their

return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

b) Include any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions

Office/Unit/Project Description  

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Regional Office for West Asia delivers advisory services and capacity building support to countries to achieve environment and sustainable development objectives. This consultancy is established at the West Asia Office within the framework of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement between UNEP and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The consultancy will be conducted within the overall government approach to performance reporting as indicated in Visions 2030, the national transformation program and the national environment strategy of the Kingdom.

Institutional Arrangement

 The Consultant will report to the Programme Manager at UNEP West Asia Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Location: Riyadh/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The objective of the consultancy is to assist the National Ozone Unit of the National Center for Environmental Compliance (NCEC), the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with capacity building and training programs; update National Ozone Unit operations, processes and project work streams; draft regulations, policies and decisions and review national procedures of Montreal Protocol implementation with suggesting alternatives and additions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager in UNEP West Asia Office and in coordination with the National Centre for Environmental Compliance, the Consultant will carry- out, inter alia, the following duties & responsibilities:

  1. Support the NOU to initiate and coordinate the preparation of relevant legislative acts.
  2. Support the NOU to keep records of companies and organisations working with ODS, as well as all documentation related to ODS import, in accordance with the introduction of a licensing system  in the country; Maintain a database on ODS import; facilitate the implementation of an e-licensing system;
  3. Facilitate the NOU to enforce the control measures to sustain HCFC phase out and monitor the illegal ODS trade.
  4. Work closely with stakeholders to promote the ratification and implementation of the Kigali Amendment.
  5. Facilitate the NOU in compliance with the reporting obligation, including Article 7 data reporting and Country Programme data reporting;
  6. Suppport the implementation of Montreal Protocol HCFCs reduction targets of 2020 to
  7. 2025 along with other set targets by the HPMP of Saudi Arabia as concluded with Executive Committee of MLF.
  8. Advise and facilitate NCEC on implementation and monitoring of phase out activities in various sectors, including HCFC Phase out Management Plans (HPMPs) and sector plans, and the various resultant projects. and prepare the new projects as required;
  9. Work with National Ozone Unit in Saudi Arabia to develop HPMPs, including advising on policy; strategy options; technology framework, roadmaps and timetables; institutional and legal frameworks; financial analysis of alternatives, overall planning and implementation key steps, some key projects, and overall anticipated incremental costs.
  10. Provide technical advice on second-stage conversion processes (away from HCFCs) under the Montreal Protocol and integration of energy/climate change considerations into ozone depletion (MLF) solutions.
  11. Work with National Ozone Unit in Saudi Arabia on related surveys of users, and providing seminars in multiple sectors (e.g., refrigeration, sterilants, aerosols, solvents) to aid them in the choice of ODS-free phase out technologies.
  12. Conduct an analysis on technological related aspects and market trends for each sub sector consuming any of the Montreal Protocol controlled substances or alternatives: building national outlook and scenario model for different sub-sectors including bank of existing equipment, consuming patterns and technological trends.
  13. Support the NOU to Mobilize, as feasible, resources from MLF to mitigate HCFCs phase- out implications.
  14. Support the NOU efforts and practices to Enact relevant regulatory frameworks to meet agreed HCFCs reduction targets and related obligations.
  15. Support  in  Re-institutionalize  Montreal  Protocol  Structure  in  KSA  and  build  local capacities.
  16. Facilitate the efforts to strengthen the relationships with all UN implementing agencies operating in Saudi Arabia.
  17. Suggest  approaches  and  facilitate  efforts  to  Establish  long-term  institutionalized relationship with different stakeholders.
  18. Develop live updates and upgrades to the national outlook and scenario model; establish linkages with different relevant policies and regulatory frameworks.
  19. Designing national overarching strategy with linkages to different national transformation programs.
  20. Motivate  local  R&D  at  academic  and  industry  levels  to  foresee  opportunities  of leapfrogging conventional solutions and promote use of not-in-kind technologies and renewable resources.
  21. Facilitate the NOU efforts to Lead the technology and policy directions at the regional level, being the biggest economy and market in the region.
  22. Facilitate the NOU efforts to Play a leading role in policy and technology at the global level.
  23. Provide  guidance  on  ODS  end-of-life  issues,  including  CFCs,  HFCs,  ODS-Waste Management strategies, etc.



Working days

per output



1.   Conduct capacity building

and training programs and



A capacity building

programme developed and

NCEC  staff trained on

implementation for activities for

HCFCs and HPMPs.


June  2021

2.   Update National Ozone Unit

operations, processes and

project work streams;


Approved workplan for

National Ozone Unit.


August 2021


Updated national outlook

and scenario model;

3.   Draft regulations, policies and

decisions and review national

procedures of Montreal

Protocol implementation with

suggesting alternatives and



An approved national

overarching strategy with

linkages to different national

transformation programs.






Professionalism:  Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Master’s (or PhD) in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental sciences or equivalent

Min. years of relevant

Work experience

Minimum of 7 years of experience in HCFCs and HPMPs including the applications of ODS technologies and technology

conversions including associated techno-economic and policy


Required skills and competencies

Demonstrated experience in handling Ozone Depleting

Substances (ODS) is highly desirable.

Desired additional skills and competencies

Knowledge of Ozone Depleting Substances in Saudi Arabia is an asset

Required Language(s) (at working level)

Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in

Arabic is required.

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