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International Expert In Refrigeration And Air Conditioning (LTA) T&T Cuba and Chile
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Montreal Protocol Unit / Chemicals EEG - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :28-Jul-13
Posted on :18-Jul-13
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :12025
Documents :
Terms of Reference
Overview :
Duty Station : Home based with missions to Trinidad & Tobago, Chile and Cuba
Languages Required :
English   
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
26-Aug-2013
Duration of Initial Contract : expected to extend for 1 (one) year of services
Expected Duration of Assignment : possible 2 (two) extensions for the period of 1 (one) year each
Background:
Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and Chile acceded to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, being classified as Article 5 countries under this Protocol; and they have commenced the process of phasing out consumption of Annex C, Group 1 Hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) through implementation of HCFC phase out management plans (HPMP).
 
Under this International Treaty, Article 5 (A5) Countries have committed to phase-out its ODS consumption, including the “accelerated the phase-out of production and consumption of the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)” looking to achieve its formal phase-down commitments by 2013, 2015 and 2020.
 
The HPMP will enable Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and Chile to meet the Montreal Protocol’s HCFC control targets. The HPMP’s overarching strategy is based on the following key interventions on the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Sectors (RAC):
  • Capacity-building for refrigeration technicians;
  • Technical Assistance for the Servicing Sector;
  • Design and implementation of investment project in manufacture plants (where applicable); and
  • Monitoring and Evaluation.
This Terms of Reference (TOR) identifies the scope of services required for the activities related to the area of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) to be implemented under this HPMP.
Description of Responsibilities :
The Consultant will work with UNDP and under close coordination/supervision of the National Ozone Units (NOU) of Trinidad & Tobago, Chile and Cuba, also guiding the work of the National Consultants in the field, carrying out the following services:
  • Support in the development and implementation of the RAC Working Plan;
  • Lead the preparation/implementation of training contents;
  • Train the trainers and other key private stakeholders in the use of hydrocarbons refrigerants;
  • Lead the preparation/implementation of the retrofit programme;
  • Develop draft of Norms and Standards on safety use of hydrocarbons refrigerants;
  • Support the creation of a Certification and Licensing Programme for Techninicians / Sales of Refrigerants;
  • Guidance in the definition of a HC production plant in TT;
  • Prepare project document for investment projects.
Expected activities, days of work and missions during the validity of the Framework Agreement.
Trinidad and Tobago:
  • Technical Assistance of up to 40 days of work for the fulfillment of the expected activities
  • Definition of the multi-year work plan for the subsectors;
  • Preparation of a Train-the-Trainers programme, including the delivery of training Manual and the physical classes;
  • Preparation of a retrofit programme;
  • Development of drafts for Code of Practices and Standards on HCs use;
  • Guidance on the creation and establishment of a Certification Programme;
  • Support for the establishment of a HC production plant in TT;
  • Mission to Trinidad: 5 days expected for September 2013;
  • Mission to Trinidad: 3 days expected for February 2014.
Cuba:
  • Technical Assistance of up to 20 days of work for the fulfillment of the expected activities;
  • Preparation of a Train-the-Trainers programme, including the delivery of training Manual and the physical classes;
  • Development of drafts for Code of Practices and Standards on HCs use;
  • Preparation of a project document to be presented to the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol to phase out the consumption of HCFC-22 at a local RAC manufacturing plant;
  • Mission to Cuba: 5 days expected for February 2014.
  • Mission to Cuba: 3 days expected for May 2014.
Chile:
 
  • Technical Assistance of up to 15 days of work for the fulfillment of the expected activities;
  • Development of drafts for Code of Practices and Standards on HCs use;
  • Seminar carried out on current and new standards and regulations for alternatives and technologies to replace HCFC in RAC sector;
  • Mission to Chile: 5 days expected for November 2013;
  • Mission to Chile: 3 days expected for August 2014. 
Home-based:
 
  • Technical Assistance of up to 20 days of ad-hoc work.
Competencies :
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge of equipment use/retrofit/installation/design;
  • Knowledge on use and application HCFC alternatives in RAC sector, mainly with flammable refrigerants;
  • Knowledge of Montreal Protocol related policy/issues is desirable;
 Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrate integrity by modeling UN values and ethical standards.
  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic in goals of the UNDP and the CPR Unit;
  • Displays cultural, gender , religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Qualifications :
Education
  • Engineering or Equivalent Degree in Mechanics, Electrical or related field;
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline is desirable.
 
Experience:
  • Working experience of at least 5 years in research/development/technical assistance on RAC sector;
  • Knowledge on equipment use/field applications and/or installation and/or retrofit is desirable;
  • Knowledge on use and application of HCFC alternatives, mainly flammable refrigerants is desirable;
  • Knowledge of Montreal Protocol related policy/issues is desirable;
  • Working experience with technical assistance projects in developing countries is desirable;
  • Working experience in the development of technical standards is desirable;
  • Knowledge on application of European and/or equivalent international standards related to safety of equipment and processes with flammable refrigerants is desirable;
  • Working experience in the development of recovery and recycling systems is desirable;
  • Experience with training is desirable;
  • Experience with Policy Advisory on RAC technical issues is desirable;
  • Working experience in developing countries is desirable;
  • Working experience in research/development/technical assistance on RAC sector.
Language
  •  Proficiency in English.
Duration:
  • The contract will enter into effect upon signature by both parties, expected to extend for 1 (one) year of services with possible 2 (two) extensions for the period of 1 (one) year each.  
Duty Station:
  • Home based with missions to Trinidad & Tobago, Chile and Cuba.
Fees:
  • The consultant will receive the payments based in daily fees.
The candidate is expected to quote his services based on a per diem amount basis, and this quotation shall include all travel costs needed to the attendance of the tentative missions and the activities listed.
Missions not foreseen shall be paid to the consultant as per IC Rules and Principles.
A Best value for Money approach will be used in the evaluation of the applicants, and will lead to a combined score for technical capabilities and the financial offer.
The short listed candidates, based on their technical capabilities, will receive the standard format that they must fill out to submit their financial offer.
 
If you would like to apply for this position please make reference to the UNDP jobs website, http://jobs.undp.org/ or click on the following link to access the posting directly to complete your application. http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=39034 .  Application deadline is 28 July 2013.