International Consultant to design a fully-fledged integrated F-gas database system and a harmonized reporting system for the Republic of Moldova.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01889

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 23 Sep 2019, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Starting date: 01 Oct 2019
Reference to the project: Eu4Climate
Expected Duration of Assignment:October-December 2019
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Online" button, no later than 23 September 16:30 (Moldova local time).

Supporting Documents:
Procurement Notice
Terms of reference
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

Contacts:

Mr. Marius Taranu.

marius.taranu@undp.org

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

The goal of EU4Climate Project is to contribute to climate change mitigation & adaptation and the development towards a low-emissions and climate-resilient economy in line with the Paris Agreement in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

To realize this project goal, the following results should be achieved:

Result 1:  Finalized or up-dated nationally determined contributions communicated to the UNFCCC;

Result 2:  Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments;  

Result 3:  Established or strengthened MRV systems, with countries getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements;

Result 4:  Advanced alignment with EU climate acquis as provided by bilateral agreements with EU and in the context of Energy Community Treaty on climate matters that are not covered by the EU4Energy programme;

Result 5:  Establishment of concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in each of the Eastern Partners;

Result 6: Increased mobilization of climate finance;

Result 7: Enhanced adaptation planning. 

 

[1] <https://www.md.undp.org/content/moldova/en/home/projects/eu-4-climate.html>.

[2] Decision 1/CP.21 ‘Adopting of the Paris Agreement’ 

The project implementation methodology will follow the logic of the Paris Agreement framework and relevant EU climate acquis, as well as their subsequent developments. The respective climate change EU acquis and climate provisions under the Energy Community treaty will be the integral part of the project logic and implementation methodology, the EU best practices will be shared. Relevant technical guidance on various elements of climate policy development will be used through the capacity building and training activities.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties in December 2015 and officially entered into force on 4 November 2016. The Paris Agreement was the first ever universal, legally binding climate deal that set out a plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to “well below 2°C”. Together with Agenda 2030 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement provides an unprecedented opportunity to create an integrated development approach towards inclusive resilient economies with a zero-carbon footprint by 2100.

Scope of work

The main objective of the assignment is to increase the national capacities to support the country to reduce fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) in relevant sectors, to contribute to the international efforts to mitigate climate, and to contribute to transposing into the national legislation the Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases, by taking into account as well the relevant provisions contained in Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 F-gas Regulation with the EU Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.

The specific focus of this assignment is to contribute to the development of the MRV system for ODS and F-gases: to serve as system for collecting data from companies that import, export, use, dispose, recover and recycle freons and refrigerant equipment, inclusively for being used for inventory purposes, with reference to Article 6 ‘Reporting’ of the Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases, correspondingly to Article 19 ‘Reporting on production, import, export, feedstock use and destruction of the substances listed in Annexes I or II’ and Article 20 ‘Collecting emissions data’ of the Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. Specifically, there is a stringent need to develop a F-gases National Registry (to cover both, HCFCs & HFCs), in extent possible, similar to the EU F-gases Portal[1].

In close cooperation with the EU4Climate National Coordinator and with the staff of National Ozone Unit (NOU) and of the ‘Air and Climate Change’ Section of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environmental, the international consultant will provide assistance:

 

  1. To produce a legislative gap analysis report in the area of ODS and F-gases in the Republic of Moldova, following specifically the information provided above in the section ‘The Moldovan Context’, inclusively in the context of the Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 / Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014; Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement to the UNFCCC;
  2. To analyze the current situation of F-gas inventories in the Republic of Moldova; to assess the needed measures and come with recommendations for a successful implementation of the national F-gas emission inventory system, in line with the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories and the requirements set forth in the Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014;
  3. To design a fully-fledged integrated F-gas database system and a harmonized reporting system for the Republic of Moldova, following the EU best practices and already existing similar systems in EU countries. The F-gas database system and the harmonized reporting system is essential, as it will allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment to efficiently and effectively gather data on F-gases and their usages in Republic of Moldova;
  4. To assess the proposed structure and design of the ODS and F-gas module(s) to be part of the Automatic Information System “Register of chemical products placed on the market in the Republic of Moldova”, currently under the development as per provisions of Articles 30 and 46 paragraph (1) section 2) lit. c) of the Law No. 277 as of 29.11.2018 on chemical substances; and to provide feedback and recommendations for improving.

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference

Requirements for experience

  • At least 7 years of experience with activities related to refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, environmental protection, climate change or any other relevant fields;
  • At least 6 years of experience in developing and using systems for collecting data from companies that import, export, use, dispose, recover and recycle freons and refrigerant equipment, to be used for inventory purposes in accordance with Article 6 ‘Reporting’ of the Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006, and/or in accordance with Article 19 ‘Reporting on production, import, export, feedstock use and destruction of the substances listed in Annexes I or II’ and Article 20 ‘Collecting emissions data’ of the Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014;
  • Familiarity with the Vienna Convention on Ozone Layer Protection and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, respectively with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, would be an asset;
  • Experience in similar positions in an UNDP, UNEP, WB and/or EU-funded project or other international organization would be an asset.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Proposal, explaining why he/she is most suitable for the work, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on above qualifications and methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work (if applicable).
  2. Financial proposal (in USD), specifying a fee per day and total requested amount including all related costs, e.g. fees, travel costs, etc.;
  3. CV and/or the duly filled in and signed Personal History Form (P11), and at least three names for a reference check.

Financial proposal

The contract assignment will be for a fixed all-inclusive daily fee. Payments will be provided in two instalments. The first disbursement will be issued after the satisfactory completion of the planned activities under the deliverables 1-3, by earlier-November 2019. The last disbursement will be issued upon submission and approval of deliverables 4-5, and certification by the EU4Climate Project’s National Coordinator that the services have been satisfactorily performed, by mid-December 2019.

Travel

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.