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Regional Expert on the market and non-market approaches to support the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Continuous period of 11 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.
In 2021, Parties agreed on how to operationalize Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, with decisions:
2/CMA.3 Guidance on cooperative approaches referred to in Article 6, paragraph 2, of the Paris Agreement
3/CMA.3 Rules, modalities and procedures for the mechanism established by Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Paris Agreement
4/CMA.3 Work programme under the framework for non-market approaches referred to in Article 6, paragraph 8, of the Paris Agreement
The decisions set out the framework for the voluntary participation by Parties and other stakeholders in market and non-market approaches that support the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). In the annexes to the decisions, Parties elaborated participation requirements and governance matters, rule basis for implementation, infrastructure requirements and necessary operative provisions.
The UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centers (RCCs) support national climate action through capacity-building, technical assistance, and strategic networking – sourcing know-how and resources to help developing countries participate in addressing climate change. They were initially established to support the CDM but have since grown beyond and now provide support for all UNFCCC mandates.
UN Climate Change partners with organizations in operating six RCCs globally covering Asia and the Pacific: RCC Bangkok; Middle East, North Africa and South Asia: RCC MENA-SA; Eastern and Southern Africa: RCC Kampala; Western and Francophone Africa: RCC Lomé; Caribbean: RCC St. George’s; and Latin America: RCC Panama. The partners which are also the legal entity of the respective RCC include Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); World Green Economy Organization (WGEO); East African Development Bank (EADB); Banque Ouest Africaine de Development (BOAD); and Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF)
UNDP, on behalf of UNFCCC would like to recruit an International Individual Consultant as a Regional Expert on the market and non-market approaches to support the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement .
Candidates are encouraged to download the attached application document to support their application process
Applicants are requested to apply online at http://jobs.undp.org by 29th November 2022. The application document can be accessed on https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96956. Candidates are invited to submit applications together with their CV for these positions. UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will consider the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries.
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Duties and Responsibilities
The IC will have access to relevant reference information and material from RCC Kampala and UNFCCC secretariat and receive appropriate guidance in order to carry out the following tasks and produce related reports:
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Advanced university degree (Masters) in development studies, economics, business administration, international relations, environmental studies, or in a related discipline. A combination of a university degree plus substantial professional experience in the field may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree in the relevant discipline.
Experience: At least five (5) years relevant professional working experience on climate change /environment, development cooperation, relationship management at an institutional level, stakeholder engagement and/or capacity building. Knowledge and working experience in the field of addressing climate change are essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in communicating with technical experts and policy makers.