Title:  National Statistical and Data Analysis Expert

​Requisition ID: 4055 
Grade: SB4 - Local Professional (Junior & Mid Level) 
Country: Mexico 
Duty Station: Mexico City 
Category: National Consultant 
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: NonStaff-When Act. Employed
Contract Duration: 100 working days (When Actually Employed)
Application deadline: 27-Jun-2024, 11:59 PM (CEST)  

 

Vacancy Announcement
TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT PERSONNEL
Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS)

 

Under the overall direction of the Director General, and in close collaboration with all relevant organizational entities within UNIDO, the Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization's development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization's normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results and on realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO as a leading platform for industrial development in developing countries and global fora.

 

The Directorate houses the technical Divisions of Capacity Development, Industrial Policy Advice and Statistics (TCS/CPS); Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP); Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy (TCS/DSE); SMEs, Competitiveness and Job Creation (TCS/SME); and Digital Transformation and AI Strategies (TCS/DAS). The Directorate also ensures close coordination and collaboration among the Divisions as well as with relevant entities in the Directorate of Global Partnerships and External Relations (GLO) and the Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation (IET).

 

Montreal Protocol Unit (TCS/CEP/MPU)

 

The Montreal Protocol Unit (TCS/CEP/MPU) is responsible for planning, developing and implementing activities in Member States to facilitate compliance with the Montreal Protocol and, in particular, its Kigali Amendment and to support countries to achieve their determined contributions to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Making use of the capacity building and policy support, the services of the Unit foster transformation in manufacturing concerning technologies used in refrigeration, air conditioning and insulation with the effect of a reduction and change in working fluids and chemicals and ultimately a reduction of total greenhouse gas emissions.

 

PROJECT CONTEXT

 

In 2016, a modification to the Montreal Protocol, the Kigali Amendment (KA), an international instrument in which countries committed to reducing the production and consumption of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the next 30 years, was adopted in Kigali, Rwanda. It is estimated that the adoption of these measures will represent climate benefits of more than 80 billion tCO2e by 2050, which could prevent an increase of up to 0.5 °C in global temperature by the end of the century.

 

The KA establishes that all Parties to the Montreal Protocol must gradually reduce the use of HFCs according to a schedule stipulated in the Protocol (see: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1365924O/unep-fact-sheet-kigali-amendment-to-mp.pdf). Mexico, as a Country operating under Article 5 and a member of Group 1, must freeze its baseline consumption (average of the county’s 2020, 2021 and 2022 annual consumptions) in the year 2024 and progressively reduce it to 80% of its baseline for the year 2045, in accordance with the reduction schedule established by said instrument.

 

Decision XXVIII/2 related to KA, establishes that A5 Parties will have flexibility in how to prioritize HFC phase-down, i.e. define sectors, select technologies/alternatives, develop and implement strategies to meet their agreed HFC-related obligations, on the considering their specific needs and national circumstances. The above principle has been incorporated into the guidelines of the Executive Committee, consequently, at the 87th meeting of the Executive Committee for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol (ExCom) held in July 2021, the general guidelines that countries must comply with were approved.

 

In the same ExCom 87 and in line with the request of the Government of Mexico, submitted through UNIDO, the ExCom approved funds for the preparation of its KIP.

 

The Secretariat reviewed stage I of the KIP for Mexico considering the existing policies and guidelines of the Multilateral Fund, including decisions 91/38 and 92/37, stage II of the HPMP, and the 2023–2025 business plan of the Multilateral Fund.

 

At its 93rd meeting, the Executive Committee decided to approve, in principle, stage I of the Kigali HFC implementation plan (KIP) for Mexico for the period 2023 - 2029 to reduce HFC consumption by 10 per cent of the country’s estimated baseline by 2029. In the same meeting, the Executive Committee of the MLF approved the “Mexico: Energy-efficiency strategy for the Kigali HFC implementation plan” for the implementation of energy efficiency activities to maintain or enhance the energy efficiency while phasing-down the HFCs.

 

The Mexico: Energy-efficiency strategy for the Kigali HFC implementation plan includes 6 projects addressing 3 relevant items related to the HFC and the EE: a) Institutional coordination with energy efficiency authorities and capacity building of NOUs, b) MEPS, Plan to strengthen EE standards for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) equipment with alternatives to HFCs, and, c) Training and technical support for service sector and assembly incorporating EE actions.

 

The proposal for the Institutional coordination with energy efficiency authorities and capacity building of NOUs includes a national survey to account the amount of RAC equipment installed in the commercial sector to determine with accuracy the technical characteristics of these devices and the HFCs demand.

 

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Under the direct supervision of the Ozone Unit Coordinator and in close cooperation with the project team in the HQ and field location, the expert will be responsible for the performance of the following main duties:

 

  • To conduct a national survey on RAC equipment in commercial sector
  • To determine quantity and technical specifications of the RAC devices
  • An assessment to propose questions to be included in the National Economic Census developed by INEGI at national level every 5 years (next census will be in 2029).

 

MAIN DUTIES

Concrete/measurable

Outputs to be achieved

Expected duration (if WAE)

 

 

  1. Develop a work plan describing the activities to be carried out and the schedule (Gantt chart), a stakeholders list, the reference documents, and the proposed methodology, etc.

Deliverable 1

 

Work plan

10 w/d

 

  1. Analyse the typology of RAC equipment common in businesses and services.
  2. Determine the quantitative and qualitative variables of interest to characterize RAC equipment (type of equipment, energy efficiency and HFC consumption and other relevant variables).
  3. Review previous studies and databases collected on RAC equipment in the commercial sector.
  4. Identify the total population of commerce that may have RAC equipment from the databases of economic units of the INEGI
  5. Design a national application survey to determine the number of RAC equipment and its main characteristics.
  6. Consult relevant authorities and counterparts in the design and application of the survey (INEGI, CONUEE, SENER, ANTAD, ANFAD, ANFIR, etc.)
  7. Estimate uncertainty/bias and other statistical parameters about the survey sample.

Deliverable 2

 

Progress report

20 w/d

 

  1. Carry out the survey on RAC equipment at national level.
  2. Compile the collected information and generate a database.
  3. Propose and elaborate statistic/cartographic analysis.
  4. Interpret the survey results and determine at least:
  • The amount of equipment by type
  • HFC consumption by equipment type
  • Cooling capacity
  • Energy efficiency level
  • Other relevant operating characteristics
  1. Prepare survey report

Deliverable 2

 

Report and analysis of the survey results

40 w/d

  1. Design a questionnaire (similar to the survey) to be applied in the INEGI economic census.
  2. Review the INEGI methodology and requirements to include questions in the economic census.
  3. Consult with INEGI and CONUEE on the information to be included in the economic census.
  4. Prepare a report on a questionnaire for the identification of RAC equipment in the next economic census, include actions to be carried out and costs.

Deliverable 4 Questionnaire for the INEGI´s Economic Census

20 w/d

  1. Draft the final report
  2. Prepare an online workshop (webinar) to disseminate the results (coordinate the event, prepare material, make presentations, and document the workshop)
 

10 w/d

Total

100 working days

 

 

 

 

 

Support information

 

The following information will be provided by the NOU to the consultant for the purpose of the project:

 

  • Precedent studies related to stock of the HFCs and stock of the RAC equipment estimated by top-down model.
  • Databases about substances and RAC equipment in commerce

 

Additional information should be obtained by the consultant from other sources such as official pages of EE authorities, CONUEE, DOF, INEGI, Ministry of the Economy, etc.

 

 

Verification document

 

The final report should include:

 

  • Report of the results of the national survey on RAC equipment in commercial sector.
  • The Questionnaire to be included in the National Economic Census (to be carried out by INEGI in 2029) to determine the RAC equipment stock in the country.
  • Complementary information regarding the survey and the questionnaire for the INEGI´s Economic Census.

 

 

Considerations:

 

The final report must be presented both English and Spanish languages.

All deliverables must comply with the expected quality and must attend comments and recommendations made by the NOU and the implementing agency (UNIDO).

 

 

MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Education: Advanced degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial, preferably), applied sciences (mathematics, geography, statistics), economics, environmental sciences, or environmental management administration is required. A Bachelor’s degree plus an additional three years of relevant work experience on top of the minimum requirement may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

 

Technical and Functional Experience:

 

  • At least three (3) years of work experience in statistical analysis and conducting surveys required.
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in any of the following area: geography, energy efficiency, public policies in environment issues.
  • Knowledge of the development of surveys/sectorial assessment.
  • Knowledge of RAC equipment technology and/or standards.
  • Previous experience in stakeholders’ consultation.
  • Knowledge of the design of formularies for INEGI censuses.
  • Experience in database generation/administration and special and geographical analysis (2 projects)
  • Experience in field work (implementing surveys/collecting information)
     

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English are required.

 

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

 

Core values:

  1. WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly, and impartially.
  2. WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
  3. WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

 

Core Competencies:

  1. WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
  2. WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
  3. WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
  4. WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

 


This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

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