Republic of the Marshall Islands Greenhouse Gas Inventory Consultant

Localidad : Suva, Fidji
Fecha límite de postulación :11-Aug-22 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Categoría adicional :Clima y resiliencia
Tipo de contrato :Individual Contract
Nivel de puesto :International Consultant
Idiomas requeridos :
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
Duración del contrato inicial :180 days
Duración esperada del puesto :180 days

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) as Non-Annex I Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should prepare and submit National Communications every four years to the Conference of the Parties (COP) containing information on their emissions by sources and removals by sinks of all GHGs not controlled by the Montreal Protocol, and on the steps taken or envisaged to implement the Convention. Further to this, Non-Annex I Parties are also requested to submit Biennial Update Reports to the UNFCCC every second year starting January 2014 containing updates of national GHG inventories, including a national inventory report and information on mitigation actions, needs and support received. The reporting guidelines for BUR are described in decision 2/CP.17, Annex III.

Deberes y responsabilidades

The consultant will be responsible for designing the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGI) for the Energy/IPPU/Agriculture/LULUCF/Waste sectors, the redaction of the National Inventory Report (NIR) and the development of the Chapters on GHG Inventory as part of the Third National Communication (TNC) for period 2001 to 2018 and 2017 for First Biennial Update Report (FBUR). This includes working together with stakeholders, including capacity building activities and trainings on data collection, analysis, indicators, the use of 2006 IPCC guidelines on national greenhouse gas inventories, the IPCC good practice guidance on the National GHG inventories and Uncertainty Management, the IPCC Good Practice Guidance on Land use, land-use change and forestry and implementing and maintaining a National Greenhouse Gas Inventory system.


The FBUR report is meant to be an update of the most recent National Communication submitted in 2015 covering the inventory years 1994 and 2000. This includes the NGI data covering the Energy/IPPU/Agriculture/LULUCF/Waste sectors. To generate this information, the consultant will be responsible for analyzing the national available information for year of the inventory to estimate the emission of the year based on the IPCC 2006 IPCC Guidelines.


Activity data collected should be combined with available country specific emission factors. If information on this is missing default emission factors from the 2006 IPCC Guidelines can be used. In any case the origin of the data needs to be documented.


The specific references that should be reviewed and will form the basis for the study are the Initial and Second National Communications.


The following Methodologies for inventories should be considered:

  1. 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Inventories.
  2. Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (2000) as the reference and standards for performing inventory estimates in the present work.
  3. The Good Practice Guidance on LULUCF (2003).
  4. Emission Factor Database (EPDB).
  5. The 2003 UNFCCC User manual for the guidelines on national communication from NAI countries.
  6. Field surveys, depending on need to compile or verify data for the inventory calculation.
  7. Self-Completion Questionnaire to be sent to concerned institutions that can provide activity data.
  8. Default IPCC spread sheets of GHG inventory.

The objective of the assignment is to carry out GHG emissions estimates for all relevant sectors as per the IPCC methodology, ensuring the inventories are complete, consistent, comparable, transparent and accurate. Specific objectives include:

  • Improve and upgrade previous GHG inventory including improved documentation and archiving.
  • Establishment of a network of contacts for accessing data and designing a system for data management for the sector.
  • Elaborate a report on GHG emissions for all sectors using the 2006 IPCC Guidelines.
  • Recommendations on areas to improve future inventories and to suggest ways for addressing data gaps.
  • Improvement of local capacities to prepare a GHG Inventory.
  • Identify shortcomings and gaps of previous GHG Inventory for all sectors.


Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  • Prepare a detailed work plan with milestones that will ensure a final GHG Inventory Chapters of FBUR and the final NIR can be completed by Date and the final GHG Inventory Chapter of TNC can be completed by Date.
  • Undertake the Key Source Analysis to determine priority areas of inventory work (e.g. those sources are more significant in terms of their contribution to national GHG emissions so that resources and efforts are prioritized).
  • Choose the estimation methods as appropriate.
  • Determine if the recalculation of inventories carried out under the INC and SNC would be needed to ensure consistency of a time series (to be reported under the Third NC/First BUR).
  • Identification and collection of new activity data needed for estimates of GHG emissions for period 2001 to 2018 (TNC) and 2017 (FBUR) for the sectors (Energy/IPPU/Agriculture/LULUCF/Waste).
  • Carry out greenhouse gas emission calculation as per 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventory in the five sectors of emissions and removals for period 2001 to 2018 (TNC) and 2017 (FBUR). by using the IPCC GHG-I software (updated version).
  • Consider country specific emission factors in comparison with international averages, if applicable.
  • Undertake or design of surveys for the base year and the years to be considered if no activity data is available. Specific institutions and/or individuals may be interviewed for the purpose of getting of compiling data and ensure support.
  • Recalculations may be carried out for previous inventory based on higher tier methodologies and refined activity and emission factor data.
  • Selection of emission factors to be utilized. Determine the application of Tier1, 2 or 3 for the sector as appropriate (following the IPCC guidelines).
  • Determine if establishment of country specific emission factors is feasible (will depend on whether emission factors at country level are available).
  • Design of a system for archiving, manage and update the inventory for the country.
  • Calculate the level of uncertainty associated with the inventory data for each considered sector, is feasible.
  • Sectoral tables will be produced using the excel sheets recommended by the IPCC Guidelines.
  • Address quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • Determine data gaps and future needs.
  • Prepare and GHG Inventory workshops as trainer and participate in stakeholder workshops to raise awareness among them.
  • Support institutional strengthening and capacity building including the thematic working groups for efficient and timely development and submission of GHG inventories, providing trainings on data collection, analysis, indicators, the use of 2006 IPCC guidelines on national greenhouse gas inventories, the IPCC good practice guidance on the National GHG inventories and Uncertainty Management, the IPCC Good Practice Guidance on Land use, land-use change and forestry and implementing and maintaining a National Greenhouse Gas Inventory system.
  • Organize workshop for presentation and discussion on the results obtained from the GHG inventory for the sector.
  • Identify areas where technical support would be needed.

Institutional Arrangement

  • The assignment will be carried out under the close guidance of the Technical Specialist for Climate Change Enabling Activities based in the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and the programme team (RSD Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader and Programme Analyst) at the UNDP Fiji Multi Country Office.
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Consultant will work closely with the RMI TNC-BUR National Coordinator and the RMI Government focal points.
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Consultant is expected to produce all of the above stated deliverables during and upon the successful completion of activities according to the agreed schedules.
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Consultant is expected to provide his/her own computer.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it is likely that the bulk of the work will be conducted remotely, but costs for one visit to the RMI has to be included in the budget should situations change for the better.


Duration of the Work

  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory consultancy is for 180 days commencing no later than 30th August 2022 and completion no later than 28 February 2023. The consultancy may extend depending on the collective recommendations of the Fiji MCO and the Technical Specialist at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub.
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory consultant shall be engaged to undertake the consultancy working concurrently according to a planned schedule to be completed by the latest 28th February 2023.
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory consultant is expected to propose a work plan and timelines to achieve the expected outputs)


Duty Station

  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Consultant will be home based;
  • Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic it is likely that the bulk of the work will be conducted remotely, however should travel restrictions be eased one visit to the RMI should be planned;
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory consultant is expected to use her/his laptop computer, loaded with the appropriate computer software for the work required and;
  • The Greenhouse Gas Inventory consultant will be required to report via Zoom (or a similar virtual platform) followed up with an email summarizing the update call, at least once a fortnight with the Fiji MCO and Technical Specialist at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills to articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet in conducting research;
  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Positive, constructive attitude to work and;

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

  • Master’s degree or equivalent as in energy science, climate change, natural resource management or any relevant qualification in related field.


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in conducting GHG Inventories for National Communications (NC) and/or Biennial Update Reports (BUR), presentation of NC and BUR to the UNFCCC and related activities;
  • Substantial experience with the 2006 IPCC guidelines for GHG-I and the IPCC GHG-I Software and;
  • Experience working in the Pacific and SIDS on related initiatives is highly desired.

Language requirements

  • Fluency of English language is required

Documentation required

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided in Annex II.
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  • Technical proposal, including a) a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment; and b) a methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Financial proposal, as per template provided in Annex II.

Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.

Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted. The successful consultant shall opt to sign an Individual Contract or a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) through its company/employer with UNDP.


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