Climate Change Mitigation Expert

Location : Home-based, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :13-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :42 days spread over 7 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :42 days spread over 7 months

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Waste, including marine litter, is one of the most pressing issues in the Philippines and a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). This complex challenge requires a systemic approach and a shift to a circular economic model. With the generous support of the Government of Japan, UNDP Philippines is supporting the government in achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) through enabling and accelerating the country’s transition to circular economy (CE). By doing so, it will help the country achieve economic, social, and environmental goals, while also grasping the potential for substantial and accelerated reductions in GHG emissions across all sectors, while also supporting recovery from the pandemic.

The project, which entails a demonstration of how CE can be implemented at the city level, is expected to benefit national government agencies, local government units (LGUs) in the target cities, participating private sector companies (including micro and small enterprises), academic and science organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), informal waste collectors as well as communities and households through access to data and utilization of data platform, policy support at national and subnational level, CE solutions/business models, partnerships, and knowledge exchange, capacity building. This will be delivered through three main outputs: 

  1. Output 1 (DATA ANALYTICS AND POLICY): Data-driven and gender responsive analytical systems and policies developed to support the transition to a circular economy in support of NDC.
  2. Output 2 (DEMONSTRATION IN CITIES): Portfolio of solutions implemented to promote gender responsive circular economy models.
  3. Output 3 (PARTNERSHIPS AND KNOWLEDGE): Partnerships established and knowledge and lessons shared at local, national, and regional levels.

The project will be implemented in five (5) cities which are (indicative) Pasig, Caloocan, Quezon City, Manila and Cotabato City, and will work with the following stakeholders:

  • 5 city LGUs and their constituents, who will benefit from improved waste management systems and procedures and circular economy (CE) solutions, thereby reducing cost, improving health outcomes, reducing pressure on the environment, creating investment and job opportunities, enhancing competitiveness, and improving adaptive capacities such as reduction in flooding and likelihood of man-made disasters;
  • At least 500 women and 500 men in the cities’ CE ecosystem and 8 city-based community organizations involved in the CE value chain
  • At least 4 small and medium scale social enterprises who will benefit from funding and technical advisory support to improve production, strengthened value chains; linking to markets and investors; and enhanced product quality
  • At least 12 academic institutions, 30 civil society organizations, and 20 private sector companies who will be involved in systems design workshops to identify and implement solutions most appropriate to their needs to improve circularity in the city
  • 30 grassroots innovators mapped in 15 communities provided with opportunities to showcase their products in the digital marketplace

The ACE Project seeks to contribute in achieving the NDC of the Philippines as committed by government under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The results framework of the ACE Project identifies climate change mitigation indicators such as tons of CO2 avoided or reduced, megawatts of renewable or low-emission energy capacity installed, generated or rehabilitated, among others. The stakeholders of the ACE Project likewise require technical assistance in identifying mitigation strategies to realize a circular economy. UNDP requires the services of a Climate Change Mitigation Expert who will exercise technical leadership in this field.

Duties and Responsibilities

C. Objectives and Scope of Work


The Climate Change Mitigation Expert will work with UNDP and its partners under the ACE Project, and collaborate/complement with other UNDP consultants/experts, in the performance of his/her duties towards the delivery of the following outputs. The Climate Change Mitigation Expert will have specific expertise in measuring emissions from various industries and circular economy approaches, and knowledge on the use of tools to estimate GHG reductions from avoidance arising from reduced production of plastics, use of alternative materials, and reduction in demand for materials due to recycling (that does not emit GHGs), reduced consumption, and other strategies.

  • Modelling of GHG emissions for key circular economy sectors
  • Undertake a desktop review of key industry reports in order to make an analysis of historical GHG emissions and on the basis of which come up with projected GHG emissions, identifying major emission drivers
  • Develop a GHG emissions scenario analysis comparing the business-as-usual or linear economy scenario with a circular economy scenario, establishing the mitigation potential of circular economy (i.e. GHG emissions reduction/avoidance required per sector to fulfill the 75 percent target for the year 2030 as outlined in the Philippine Nationally Determined Contribution)
  • Modelling of GHG emissions must include an analysis of the carbon footprint (CF) and material footprint (MF) of key circular economy sectors along the value chain, and must present recommendations in terms of mitigation strategies
  • Key sectors to be covered at the least are the following:
  1. buildings
  2. plastics
  3. food and beverage
  4. textile
  5. electronics
  6. healthcare
  7. cities
  • Calculation of GHG emissions of the ACE Project
  • Develop a methodology and monitoring tool for tracking the climate change mitigation indicators and targets of the ACE Project
  • Compute the GHG emissions, emissions reduction/avoidance of the various activities of the ACE Project

The Climate Change Mitigation Expert will consult UNDP and its relevant partners in the preparation of the above-mentioned outputs and will make a presentation of these outputs to them for comments/revisions and finalization.

D. Expected Outputs and Deliverables



Estimated man-days/ effort*

Target due date

Name and email address of designated person who will review and accept the output

Inception Report

2 days

03 November 2022

ACE Project Manager


Climate Action Programme Team Leader


In coordination with Impact Advisory Team, and Climate Action Programme Team

GHG emissions methodology and monitoring tool for ACE Project

10 days

18 November 2022

Draft GHG emissions modelling for key circular economy sectors

20 days

16 December 2022

Final GHG emissions modelling

10 days

06 January 2023

Report on GHG emission of the ACE Project

10 days

28 February 2023

*The person-days efforts are just estimation, consultants can propose as per their understanding of the requirement.


E. Institutional Arrangements 

  1. The Japan Supplemental Budget (JSB)-funded Accelerating NDC through Circular Economy is implemented by UNDP Philippines through a whole-of-country office approach, spearheaded by the Climate Action Programme Team and the Impact Advisory Team (IAT).
  1. The ACE Project Manager and Climate Action Programme Team Leader will jointly review the outputs of the consultant, in coordination with the Impact Advisory Team and Climate Action Programme Team.
  1. The Consultant is also expected to collaborate with other UNDP teams aside from the aforementioned ones, particularly the Peace Team on the work to be done in Cotabato City.
  1. The Consultant is expected to have his/her own provisions for workspace, communication equipment including laptop and mobile phone.  

F. Duration of Work 

It is estimated that the work of the Consultant shall involve a total of 42 days from September 2022 to March 2023. At least 1 week will be allotted for Designated authorities to review outputs, provide feedback, and certify approval and acceptance of outputs.

G. Duty Station 

The consultant is home-based, but may be requested by UNDP to report to the office for specific meetings and activities. Should there be any travel, the mission would be agreed with the designated authorities in advance and the travel cost would be at actual as in line with UNDP policy.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments 


  1. The Consultant should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be “all inclusive” (professional daily fees X number of days, communications, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant should be factored into the final amount submitted in the proposal. Travel, as deemed relevant by UNDP and compliant with government guidelines on community quarantine, will be arranged and paid for by UNDP and should not be included in the financial proposal.
  2. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Contractor must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration
  3. The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the output and timeline will be agreed upon between the Contractor and UNDP.
  4. Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the delivery by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the ACE Project Manager and Climate Action Programme Team Leader prior to release of payments.






Inception Report

03 November 2022


GHG emissions methodology and monitoring tool for ACE Project

18 November 2022


Draft GHG emissions modelling for key circular economy sectors

16 December 2022


Final GHG emissions modelling

06 January 2023


Report on GHG emissions of the ACE Project

28 February 2023


H. Criteria for Selection of Best Offer 

The Offers received will be evaluated using a combined scoring method - where the qualifications and sample work will be weighted a max of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

The review of CV will be rated using the criteria in the table below


Points Obtainable (70points)


  • Minimum masters degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Development, Energy or related fields.


14 points for masters degree; 3 points per additional degree




  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of climate change mitigation/greenhouse gas inventory
  • Prior experience in circular economy or solid waste management and experience in M&E an advantage


35 points for 5 years; 3 points for each additional year; plus 5 points for prior experience in circular economy or solid waste management and experience in M&E












To qualify for financial review, Offerors must obtain 70% scores from review of CV. Applications from qualified candidates will be desk reviewed by the UNDP Philippines’ section panel. Assessment of best offer will be via Combined Scoring method, where the qualifications will be weighted 70%, and the financial proposal (price offer) will be weighted 30%. 



Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes UNDP's agenda in meetings

Other Competencies

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • The initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment, and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics, and honesty;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with a complex multi-stakeholder environment
  • Good ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources;

Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment.


Required Skills and Experience

The successful Individual Contractor should meet the following minimum qualifications:


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably master’s, in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Development or related fields.


  • At least 5 years of experience in climate change mitigation/greenhouse gas inventory
  • Prior experience in circular economy or solid waste management is considered an advantage.
  • Prior experience in M&E is considered an advantage.


  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Recommended Presentation of Offer

  1. Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the IC that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  2. Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability)- use UNDP Template
  3. Personal CV or P11 Personal History Form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;  

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents mentioned above.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see the deadline of submissions above.

Because of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

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