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Ozone Expert

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Riyadh/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 09/05/2021
Company Name UNDP
Contact Name Human Resources
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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
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