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LTA International Expert in Waste/ODS/Disposal - Home based, with missions to the city of Bogotá and Barranquilla, COLOMBIA
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Montreal Protocol Unit - Stateless
Deadline :30-Aug-13
Posted on :19-Aug-13
Reference Number :12371
Documents :
Terms of reference
Overview :
Duty Station : Home based, with missions to the city of Bogotá and Barranquilla, COLOMBIA
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : The contract is expected to extend for 1 (one) year
Expected Duration of Assignment : possible 2 (two) extensions for the period of 1 (one) year each
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the 4 Implementing Agencies (IA) designated by the Multilateral Fund (MLF) to implement the Montreal Protocol´s Ozone Depletion Substances (ODS).
In the other side, the Government of Colombia is implementing a project to demonstrate and evaluate the safe disposal and environmentally sound destruction of “end of life” (EOL) ozone depleting substances (ODS). Stocks of EOL ODS are accumulating in the country and an operational recovery, recycling and reclaim system that targeted to phase-out the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) resulted in unused inventories. The country’s regulatory efforts prevent the release of this material into the atmosphere and it is placed in a secure storage as a regulated hazardous waste. At the institutional level, the ODS issues are managed by the Division of Sectorial and Urban Environmental Affairs in the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS). Within the division, the Country maintains an Ozone Technical Unit (UTO) that has direct operational control and implementation responsibilities for the ODS related matters. 
This Terms of Reference (TOR) identifies and specifies the scope of services applicable to an International Consultant (the Expert) required for the provision of services as called upon by UNDP related to the ODS management, waste to deliver high level consultancy to Colombia through a Long Term/Framework Agreement that will be established for up to three years.


Description of Responsibilities :
The Expert will work with UNDP, under the direct coordination of the Unidade Técnica de Ozono (OTO) of Colombia,, also supervising and guiding any Local Experts serving the country, by carrying out the following activities:
  • Settle the test burn plans at ODS (and/or hazardous waste facilities); Follow up the tests and consolidate the results;
  • Under the request of the Government of Colombia, review the regulatory framework established and verify its implications to the technical assistance component;
  • Verify the feasibility of implementation of other disposal technologies;
  • Prepare the final report of the Destruction projects, as per the ExCom requirements;
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) for the implementation of an Extended Produucer Responsibility (EPR); programme related with e-waste/domestic equipment waste;
  • Provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of the above programme intended to capture and finance large quantities of ODS from the refrigeration sector;
  • Other relevant support technical and support services related to the above mentioned area(s) as may be requested from time to time over the term of the agreements.
Expected activities, days of work and missions during the validity of the Framework Agreement
Colombia: Technical Assistance of up to 95 days of work for the fulfillment of the expected activities:
  • Preparation TORs, revision of guidelines, guidance on test burns;
  • Support on preparation of collection/storage/disposal plan;
  • Audit/Verification of activities undertaken on Stages 1 and 2;
  • Evaluate destruction technologies;
  • Technical Assistance for EPR programme, ODS screening and Standards;
  • Final Review and closure of the project.
Mission to Bogotá: 5 days expected for November 2013.
Mission to Bogotá and Barranquilla: 5 days expected for March 2014.
Mission to Bogotá: 5 days expected for November 2014.
Mission to Bogotá: 3 days expected for February 2015.
Mission to Bogotá: 3 days expected for July 2015.
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 below.
Missions not foreseen shall be paid to the Expert 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.


Competencies :
Functional competencies
  • Working experience in research/development/technical assistance on hazardous waste disposal;
  • Knowledge of destruction facilities operation;
  • Knowledge of Montreal Protocol related policy/issues is desirable;
  • Working experience in developing countries is desirable.
 Corporate 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 :
  • Engineering or Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Mechanics or related field.
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline is desirable; 
  • Working experience of at least 10 years in hazardous waste related projects;
  • Knowledge of Montreal Protocol related issues, including Policies and Agreements is desirable;
  • Knowledge on chemicals management/disposal, including international treaties, is desirable;
  • Knowledge of waste disposal equipment and facilities operational procedures is desirable;
  • Experience in the public sector, mainly with developing/application of regulations, guidelines and standards is desirable;
  • Experience as Supervisor/Manager of waste related projects is an asset and is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage.


If you would like to apply for this position please make reference to the UNDP jobs website, or click on the following link to access the posting directly to complete your application  Application deadline is 30 Aug 2013.