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)
Time left :2d 2h 29m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
13-Dec-2022
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.


Background

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

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:  ug.procurement@undp.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:

  1. Prepare a country analysis report on current and proposed use of market and non-market approaches for the implementation of NDCs, including opportunities for ambitious climate action based on qualitative and quantitative analysis on GHG emission trends and projections and mitigation impacts:
  2. Prepare a country analysis report on capacity building needs on the implementation of institutional arrangements in a host country for Article 6 instruments
  3. Mapping of existing and planned market and non-market-based policy approaches to achieving the NDCs of the host countries of such activities.
  4. Conduct regional and country specific capacity building workshops for the implementation of market and non-market approaches under Article 6 and provide technical support to countries developing and/or implementing market and non-market policy approaches for achieving their NDCs
  5. Establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including cooperation or partnership alliances with local entities
  6. Identify key contacts and opportunities for strategic partnerships in the region and maintaining working relationships with individuals or entities
  7. Support the delivery of related capacity building activities including workshops.


Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, development, operation or evaluation of market-based measures for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. emissions trading systems, offsetting standards or programmes, the international carbon market) is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring the transparency and accountability of carbon market programmes and carbon market operations is an asset.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the GHG mitigation ambitions of countries and their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the RCC region including deep understanding of the climate change policies, institution and regulatory frameworks being pursued by countries in relation to low carbon development and carbon market development, especially in the context of their NDCs is an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.


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.



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