Terms of References for the Technical Assistant “Technical Assistance Facility Promoting Efficient Vehicles in the Republic of Moldova” April – December 2018

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Terms of References

for the Technical Assistant on

data collection, research, processing and publication for

registered vehicles data sharing platform

under the Small Scale Funding Agreement (SSFA) between

the United Nations Environment Programme and Carbon Finance Unit

“Technical Assistance Facility Promoting Efficient Vehicles in the Republic of Moldova”

April – December 2018


Republic of Moldova is a part of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (KP). In the light of UNFCCC COPs decisions the Republic of Moldova develops the policy to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and to contribute to diminishing impact on climate change.


The UN Environment and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, represented by the Carbon Finance Unit have entered into a cooperation agreement with the overall objective of promoting automotive fuel economy in the Republic of Moldova.


UN Environment is a leading partner in the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI), an initiative whose objective is to help stabilize greenhouse gas emissions from the global light duty vehicles fleet through a 50 percent improvement of vehicle fuel efficiency worldwide by 2050. Currently only a few countries outside of the OECD have developed fuel economy policies. Such policies will be needed to ensure that developing countries attract the import of more fuel-efficient vehicles into their countries. To support these policy developments, the GFEI facilitates vehicle inventory analysis to establish annual average fuel economy levels of newly imported vehicle fleets (baseline and trends). The benefits to the Republic of Moldova accruing from the adoption of a national policy on cleaner and fuel-efficient vehicles are threefold:  improved air quality, reduced CO2 emissions and fuel savings.



The objective is to assist the Republic of Moldova:

  1. to prepare an inventory of the average automotive fuel economy from a baseline year (e.g. 2005) onward,
  2. to develop Euro-level fuel quality and vehicle emissions legislation, and
  3. to evaluate electric mobility options. This baseline will support further development of automotive fuel economy policies in subsequent implementation projects.

As an implementing partner of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, the Republic of Moldova’s vehicle inventory will establish the country’s national average vehicle fuel economy for a baseline year (preferably 2005) and trend for specific subsequent years (based on data availability). This information will be used to prepare policy recommendations to support import of cleaner and more efficient vehicles into the Republic of Moldova as part of future automotive fuel economy support beyond this initial support project. Potential support for fleet electrification is part of improving a country’s auto fuel economy and lowering both CO2 and non-CO2 emissions.


The main responsibilities of the Technical Assistant consist of the following:

  • To collect data and to elaborate the GFEI Database according to the GFEI methodology;
  • To elaborate the Report on auto fuel economy Baseline, trend and analyses;
  • To support the publication and use of the Baseline data in a user-friendly and accessible way (e.g. Excel-based) to project partners, including UN Environment and the GFEI network;
  • To support the use of baseline data in conjunction with the GFEI Fuel Economy Projection (FEPIt) (http://www.iea.org/gfei/FEPIT2015.xlsb) and Feebate Simulation tools (http://theicct.org/feebate-simulation-tool), incorporate tool findings into analysis.
  • To participate to the meetings of Working Group for coordination of transposition of the Fuel Quality Directive requirements and to participate in the drafting of fuel quality legislation planned under SSFA;
  • To participate to the organization of the launching and closing seminars;
  • To assist the Project Manager in SSFA implementation and development of other projects.

Duration of work

April – December 2018

Deliverables & Output

Deadline Draft/Final

·         Baseline data cleaned and compiled with auto vehicle inventory on the country’s national average vehicle fuel economy for a baseline year (preferably 2005), according to the GFEI Baseline Methodology

April -June  2018

·         Report on auto fuel economy Baseline, trend and analyses

July – August 2018

·         Support on elaboration the Report on fuel consumption and quality analysis, CO2 emissions

May – June 2018

·         Disseminate the report and baseline findings online via the GFEI website and partner websites.

November 2018

The Technical Assistant will work in a team with other project Experts. The Deliverables and Output will be reported to the Project Manager and Working Group and UNEP for approval. 



The Local Technical Expert Auto Fuel Economy should have following qualifications:

  • University Degree in transport, energy, economy, IT or environmental fields;
  • Experience of 5 years in database creation and relevant fields;
  • Knowledge in greenhouses gases emissions from road transport the EU legislation in the field, the Global Fuel Economy Initiatives-GFEI;
  • Ability to learn and apply the GFEI Fuel Economy Projection (FEPIt) and Feebate Simulation tools http://www.iea.org/gfei/FEPIT2015.xlsb)


  • Analysing qualities and ability to conduct independent work as well as within the team;
  • Experience in cooperation with international organizations;
  • Fluency in English, Romanian, Russian;
  • Computer skills.

The interested persons are invited to submit the CV and Letter of Interest to the Carbon Finance Unit: stela.drucioc@cfu.md 

The deadline: April 10, 2018

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