International Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory expert

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :14-Apr-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :20 working days spread over a period of 4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 working days spread over a period of 4 months


The project aims to enable Lebanon to prepare, produce and disseminate its Third Biennial Update Report (BUR3) and Fourth National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to fulfill Lebanon’s commitments as a Non-Annex 1 Party to the Convention. The reports present the country’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory, implemented sectoral mitigation actions that are contributing in reducing GHG emissions, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, in addition to the main barriers for fulfilling Lebanon’s reporting requirements.

The latest inventory was prepared and submitted in 2019 under BUR3, reporting emissions of the base year of 2015, using for the first time the 2006 IPCC Guidelines methodology. Data and methods were documented for the first time in standardized templates.

The purpose of this consultancy is to revise and update Lebanon’s Methods and Data Documentation templates with a focus on the Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) sector and review the data collected to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall revise and update Lebanon’s Methods and Data Documentation templates with a focus on the Industrial Processes and Product Use sector and review the data collected to date.


The tasks mentioned below shall be performed in close cooperation with the UNDP Climate change team and the Ministry of Environment.  The Consultant should report to the UNDP BUR3/National Communication Project Manager.

The UNDP climate change team will provide the consultant with the supporting documents needed to perform the below-mentioned tasks.The tasks involved will cover the following items:

  • Task 1: Review the Greenhouse gas inventory documentation sheets of all sectors (energy, industrial processes, agriculture, forestry and other land use, and waste) and ensure that they constitute a good basis for the preparation of Lebanon’s GHG inventory
  • Task 2: Review in-detail the GHG inventory of the Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) sector for the period 1994-2015 and ensure that it successfully tackle the 5 principles of GHG inventories Transparency, Accuracy, Completeness, Comparability and Consistency (TACCC)
  • Task 3:  Prepare the IPPU GHG inventory for the period 1994-2016 with the data provided by the UNDP GHG compilation team at the Ministry of Environment and according to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines



For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • High proficiency in English;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical, and facilitation skills; and
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of 2006 IPCC manuals and guidelines;
  • Familiarity with national communications and BUR processes under the UNFCCC

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Masters in Environmental Technology, Environmental Science, Industrial Engineering, or closely related fields; PhD is an asset.

Years of experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in GHG inventories in line with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.
  • A well-established track record in compiling and reviewing GHG inventories, including IPPU review accreditation from UNFCCC;
  • Previous experience in the preparation of IPPU GHG emission studies and reviews;
  • Experience or strong familiarity with the work of UNDP and/or other multilateral, bilateral and civil society development partners;

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:

1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
4. Financial proposal

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link:; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal.

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
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Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

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