International Expert on GHG Inventory and Mitigation Measures Impact Assessment


Location : Yerevan, ARMENIA
Application Deadline :06-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :1d 22h 21m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Aug-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :two years (Framework Agreement -estimated 70 work days per year))


Background

Following the commitments of the Government of Armenia under Paragraphs 7 to 10 of Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, which requires in particular each Party to regularly provide a national inventory report, information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving its nationally determined contribution (NDC) and information related to climate change impacts there is a need to support for building institutional and technical capacities to meet these enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement.

International consultant will contribute to the improvement of the quality of reporting to the UNFCCC and implementation of Armenia’s commitments to the Paris Agreement through providing corresponding consultations to improve quality of National GHG Inventory, Mitigation Measures Impact Assessment as well as on methodologies and tools to enhance tracking of progress in mitigation actions and tracking of the strategies, policies and actions included in the NDC thus contributing to the establishment of the Enhanced Transparency Framework under Paris Agreement.


Duties and Responsibilities

International Expert on GHG Inventory and Mitigation Measures Impact Assessment will work under the overall guidance of UNDP Armenia Sustainable Growth and Resilience Portfolio Analyst, UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator and direct supervision of respective Project Manager/Task Leader. More specifically the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

On GHG Inventory

  • Perform quality control of GHG Inventory to ensure its continuous improvement and to align it more with TACCC principles (Transparency, Accuracy, Consistency, Completeness, and Comparability).
  • Formulate clear recommendations, in line with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and Good Practice Guidelines, relevant reporting requirements for Non-Annex I Parties and recommendations provided during International Consulting and Analysis (ICA) process to address the issues aimed at the further improvement of the National GHG Inventory Reports of Armenia.

On Mitigation Measures Impact Assessment

  • Ensure quality control and analysis of data collected on mitigation measures implemented/envisaged in Energy Sector;
  • Check the calibration of the LEAP-Armenia model with the National Inventory Report data and provide support to local team to calibrate the model and revise ex-post “without measures” scenario;
  • Analyse the Energy sector mitigation scenarios to be considered using LEAP software and results of GHG emissions projections assessed using LEAP software;
  • Guide the works on developing analytical reports on Energy sector GHG emissions projections;
  • Provide recommendations on treating gaps to improve Energy sector mitigation measures impact assessment and GHG emissions projections;
  • Provide recommendations on methodologies and tools for mitigation measures impact assessment and GHG emissions projections for non-Energy sectors.

Common

  • Identify constraints, gaps and needs to improving reporting under UNFCCC;
  • Provide consultations and recommendation on establishment and development of MRV system both for GHG Inventory and Mitigation Measures Impact Assessment including institutional and technical elements of the MRV system;
  • Conduct training sessions as needed to improve quality of national GHG inventory system, Mitigation Measures Impact Assessment as well as on methodologies and tools to enhance tracking of progress in mitigation actions and tracking of the strategies, policies and actions included in the NDC contributing to the establishment and development of MRV system on GHG Inventory and mitigation actions.


Competencies

  • Good knowledge of IPCC guidelines for GHG Inventory for all sectors including IPCC Cross-cutting issues;
  • Familiarity with UNFCCC reporting guidelines for national communications and biennial update reports for non-Annex I Parties (being certified to conduct the technical analysis for mitigation actions under ICA is an asset);
  • Good knowledge of methodologies and tools to tracking of progress in mitigation actions, including but not limited to knowledge and experience in mitigation measures impact assessment running the LEAP-Armenia model;
  • Good analytical, drafting and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Timely delivery of good-quality products;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with multiple stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • High degree of independence and responsibility;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Result-oriented, fact-based management approach;


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Advanced university degree in technical sciences or Mathematics;
  • Scientific Degree or UNFCCC certification on conducting the technical analysis under ICA process is an asset.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of working experience in mitigation modeling, preferably in more than 1 sector;
  • At least 7 years of working experience in development of national communications, biennial update reports and international consultation and analysis process under UNFCCC;
  • Experience in working in developing countries, particularly working experience in CIS is an asset;
  • Experience/familiarity with gender equality framework and or/gender related other areas is a strong asset;

Languages

  • Proficiency in English, knowledge of Russian is an advantage.

 

INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.

 

Note: Services under this assignment are needed on an intermittent and repetitive basis, therefore Framework Agreement modality will apply. For each single specific call-offs, the respective detailed TOR with specified outputs and applicable number of working days will follow in line with the main scope of works of this assignment. If country missions are requested, in addition to the consultancy fee the expert will be paid the cost of economy class round trip ticket, terminal and visa (if needed) expenses, as well as DSA during in country missions according to the established UNDP rates and procedures.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

  • Financial Proposal and Availability form: OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP ( all-inclusive daily fee option is applicable for this assignment)
  • CV shall include Education/Qualification, Processional Certification, Employment Records /Experience

General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

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