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International Expert in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Addis Ababa



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) phase-out projects.

Under this International Treaty, the Article 5 countries committed to phase-out its ODS consumption, including the total phase-out of the HCFCs by the year 2040. Furthermore, the Parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed under the Decision XIX/6 on the “Adjustment to the Montreal Protocol with regard to Annex C, Group I substances (HCFCs)” to “accelerate the phase-out of production and consumption of the hydrochlorofluorcarbons (HCFCs)”, and the Article 5 (A5) countries have been requested by the ExCom to adopt a staged approach to the implementation of their HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMP).

The HPMP implementation involves:

  • Assistance to determine related institutional, policy and legislation framework in line with strategies and action plans for compliance with the 1st Stage;
  • Implementation of investment projects in the Polyurethane (PU) Foams, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors for technological and industrial reconversion of HCFC consumers (end-users);
  • Technical assistance and training to institutions and technicians on sound environmental practices for the maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Verification of compliance met by the investment projects and finalization of activities (Project Completion Reports).

This Term of Reference (TOR) identifies and specifies the scope of services required for the fulfillment of the above components related to the air conditioning and refrigeration sectors, both the implementation of investment projects and the technical assistance and training, and, therefore, an Individual Contract for Framework Agreement (Long Term Agreement) will be established for the accomplishment of the duties.

Long Term Agreement Disclosure

UNDP at its own discretion showed interest to enter into a non-binding Framework Agreement/Long Term Agreement (LTA) as a result of this Individual Contract process under the following conditions:

1. The supplier/contractor shall provide the types of services, goods and/or deliverables, quoted in his bidding, which shall be reflected in a non-binding Long Term Agreement in the form attached hereto as the "Model Long Term Agreement for the Provision of Goods and/or Services to the United Nations Development Programme".

2. Such Goods and/or Services shall not be higher than the prices listed in the Price Schedule, and/or Bill of Quantities as applicable, for at least 6 months after entry into force of the LTA, and can be raised with a maximum of 5% per year, after the initial period of 6 months upon the agreement of both parties.

3. UNDP does not warrant that any quantity of Goods and/or Services will be purchased during the term of this arrangement.

4. In the event of any advantageous technical changes and/or downward pricing of the Goods and/or Services during the duration of this Agreement, the Supplier/Contractor shall notify UNDP immediately. UNDP will consider the impact of any such event and may request an amendment to the Long Term Agreement.


The contract will enter effect upon signature by both parties, expected to extend for 2 (two) years of services with possible 1 (one) extension for the period of 1 (one) year each with a maximum of 141 working days.

Duty Station

Home based, with missions to Angola, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.  The dates listed for the missions are indicatives and may be subject to change.


The consultant will receive payment based on daily fees, for the maximum of 250 (two hundred and fifty) working days under this assignment.

The candidate shall quote his/her services on a per diem amount basis or professional daily fees for services based on the deliverables identified below.  All other mission travel related costs and other foreseeable mission related expenses must be quoted separately from the professional fee.

Missions which were not foreseen below 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

Expected missions for the duration of the LTA.

In order to prepare his(er) financial offer, the consultant should quote three (3) missions to each country listed below, using their respective capitals as reference:

Angola, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities:

The Expert will work with UNDP, under the direct coordination of the Montreal Protocol Unit (MPU/BDP) Programme Coordinator, and with close collaboration with the Governments´ National Ozone Units (NOU) of Angola, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to carry-on the following services:

Products to be delivered under this LTA

  1. Develop specifications of equipment and support UNDP MPU/BDP and Country Offices (or the project’s beneficiaries, when required) in all phases of the procurement processes required for the adoption of new ODS-free alternatives.
  2. Periodic follow up and delivery of project implementation report for each assisted company, providing technical evaluations, progress reports and recommendations to assure the achievement of the objectives described in the Project Documents (ProDocs);
  3. Prepare the Project Completion Reports.

Activities to be implemented under this LTA

  1. Give technical assistance in the design, implementation and evaluation of projects on the RAC sectors aimed to achieve the national commitments with the Montreal Protocol.
  2. Support the analysis of alternatives and technical proposal for strengthening the national R&R networks and the start-up and operation of refrigerant collection and reclaim centers.
  3. Provide assistance to the beneficiary companies in their engineering projects associated to the technology conversion to adopt non-ODS technologies;
  4. Maintain technical discussions with companies and equipment suppliers;
  5. Undertake final revision and evaluation of installed equipment and other related works associated to each beneficiary company, including safeguard issues and maintenance procedures;
  6. Impart training on new alternatives/technologies to ODS in RAC applications.
  7. Support the NOU and in the awareness rising activities for end-users on the adoption of low-GWP alternatives.


Corporate:- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards;- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;- Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Technical:- Ability to analyses policy documents and make constructive policy suggestions;- Strong interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;- Capacity building skills and flexibility depending on the public;- Demonstration of commitment to the Project’s mission, vision and values;- Good writing and reporting skills;- Good presentation skills;- Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations, and to meet tight deadlines.

Professionalism:- Works toward creative solutions by analysing problems carefully and logically – inspires and fosters innovation by highlighting innovative; - Shares knowledge and is willing to provide support to others who request advice or help; - Facilitates meetings effectively and efficiently; - Resolves conflicts as they arise. 

Client Orientation:- Sets priorities, produces quality outputs, meets deadlines and manages time efficiently;- Maintains strong relationships with partners and clients.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Engineering or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Mechanics, Electrical or related field;
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline is desirable and will be considered an asset;


  • Working experience of at least 10 years in training/teaching/technical assistance of RAC systems design, installation, operation or maintenance;
  • Experience in training, in the design of training and improvement programmes and instruments for the evaluation of knowledge/learning.
  • Know-how and practice experience in the use of flammable refrigerants.
  • Knowledge of Montreal Protocol related policy/issues is desirable and will be considered an asset;
  • Working experience with RAC investment/reconversion projects in developing countries is desirable;
  • Know-how and practice experience in the use of refrigerants alternative to HCFC, with low GWP.


  • Proficiency in English, working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese is desirable. 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-30

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