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Mitigation Experts for Climate Change Third National Communication Project - Energy and Waste
|Location :||Home Based and Khartoum, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||13-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||90 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||90 working days|
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 and Project Description:
Studies show that climate change impacts in Sudan are projected to adversely affect several economic, social and services sectors and, as a consequence, growth in terms of gross domestic product as well as development will be affected negatively,
Sudan ratified the convention and its Kyoto protocol and is committed to meeting its obligations towards the international community .This has been demonstrated by the fact the country has already prepared and submitted initial and second national communications and is undertaking serious climate actions in both adaptation and mitigation areas. The Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) is leading the coordination of the climate change process in Sudan, which involved wide range of national institutions as well as state level institutions. The climate Change unit within HCENR, coordinates among all related institutions and has number of teams of national experts on GHGs inventory, mitigation, and vulnerability and adaptation assessment. In preparation for this project these teams of experts conducted stock-taking exercise based on the second national communication process to identify gaps and areas for improvement and to compile lessons to build on for preparing the third national communication. Based on the outcome of the stocktaking exercise and the new reporting requirements, this project will aim to strengthen Sudan’s national capacity to prepare the TNC/BUR and meets the new obligations for regular preparation of National Communications and biennial update reports as well as participation in the international consultation and analysis.
Sudan also signed and ratified Paris Agreement so committed to implementing it in line with the principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, ensuring parity in the content and legality of mitigation and adaptation activities, and their means of implementation .The implementation of the Paris Agreement shall be in accordance with the principles and provisions of the Convention, in particular the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities and equity .The implementation of the Paris Agreement shall enhance the implementation of the Convention and its Annexes, be consistent with science and equity, and further enhance the multilateral rules-based regime in a balanced and ambitious manner;
Sudan as a developing country is not required to take on emission reduction commitments or target. However under Article 4.1 all Parties taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and their specific national and regional development priorities, objectives and circumstances, are committed to implement programmes and measures to mitigate climate change, apply environmentally sound technologies, practices and processes that control, reduce or prevent anthropogenic emissions of GHGs, and promote sustainable management, and promote and cooperate in the conservation and enhancement, as appropriate, of sinks and reservoirs of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol, including biomass, forests and oceans as well as other terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.
Therefore, Sudan is motivated to undertake climate change mitigation measures to contribute to the global efforts within the framework of sustainable development objectives, which should include social, economic and environmental factors. Mitigation assessment should entail the generation of information on the national (or regional) analysis of the potential costs and impacts of the various technologies and practices to mitigate climate change. This information will be relevant for sustainable development and useful for policymakers, aiming to help formulation and prioritization of mitigation programmes and measures, taking into account national circumstances and development priorities. Where appropriate, its description will cover how and by whom the mitigation assessment has been undertaken, and which sectors and gases were covered. Relevant and appropriate methods and models will be used in mitigation assessment, based on the guidelines.
Reporting in the TNC will include information on programmes and measures implemented or planned which contribute to mitigating climate change by addressing anthropogenic GHG emissions and removals, including, as appropriate, relevant information by key sectors on methodologies, scenarios, results, measures and institutional arrangements. Information on any mitigation projects that are being implemented or proposed could include information on funding resources needed as well as sources of the funds such as national government, and multilateral and bilateral programmes. Additionally, for the purpose of the Sudan first BUR the reporting will cover the information described in decision 2/CP.17, annex III, paragraphs 11–13.
The main outputs of the undertaken activities are:
Duties and Responsibilities
The project Objectives
The main objective of this project is to implement an enabling process involving all relevant national stakeholders to strengthen technical and institutional capacities and prepare and submit Sudan’s TNC and first BUR to the UNFCCC in accordance with agreed guidelines. The outcomes of this project are mainly based on the reporting requirements in the guidelines for both Non-Annex I national communications and the BURs.
Key Achievements in relation to mitigation assessment Includes:
Objective and Scope of Consultancy
The context for this technical assistance is to support the process of the development of Sudan’s TNC and first BUR. The technical assistance presented in this Terms of Reference (TOR) are intended to assist Sudan’s project team in preparing the TNC and first BUR to a high standard of quality in line with the relevant UNFCCC provisions, support national climate change programme, and strengthen capacity at national institutions. The focus of the assistance is on greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and technical review of the outcomes of the different components of the TNC and first BUR and support to enhance the quality of the final TNC and first BUR documents.
The scope of assistance described herein are based on the activities outlined in the Project Document entitled “Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Sudan‘s Third National Communication and First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC” that was prepared and being implemented by the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) in collaboration with UNDP Sudan and funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The TNC and first BUR project is conducting a climate change mitigation assessment of the energy, waste and forestry sectors. This assessment aims at identifying and prioritizing mitigation options in the context of national development priorities, objectives and circumstances to enable Sudan to meet its obligations under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. The project is also conducting number of activities under its components on GHGs inventory, vulnerability and the adaptation assessment, other information relevant to the objective of the UNFCCC, etc. The outcomes of all these activities will be compiled in the TNC and first BUR document, which will later be reviewed and endorsed by the Government of Sudan and submitted to the UNFCCC. The consultant will provides technical support to the mitigation assessment in energy and waste, technical review of the outcomes under the different components and review and edit the final drafts of the TNC and first BUR.
Scope of Work
The following areas of technical assistance are to be provided concerning GHG mitigation technical assistance:
Approaches to cost/economic analysis
The consultant should also conduct technical review of outputs under the following components:
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Level of Education Required:
Work Experience and Expertise: