UNDP and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia are implementing “Building Armenia’s National Transparency Framework under Paris Agreement” UNDP-GEF Project (CBIT Project). The immediate objective of the project is to meet enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement by strengthening institutional and technical capacity for measuring and reporting on emissions, mitigation and adaptation activities, and support received.

Article 13 of the Paris Agreement establishes an Enhanced Transparency Framework in order to provide a clear understanding of climate change action through reporting on action and support received. The transparency framework shall build on and enhance the transparency arrangements under the Convention, including national communications, biennial update reports and international consultation and analysis. Paragraphs 7 to 10 of Article 13 require each Party to regularly provide a national inventory report, information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving its Nationally determined contributions (NDC), information related to climate change impacts and adaptation, and information on support received. Article 13 also requires all Parties to establish institutions for ongoing monitoring.

Output 3.2.3 of the CBIT Project aims to develop sectoral templates and guidelines for assessing and reporting on mitigation policies and actions and their effects. In particular, a common approach for assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from mitigation measures in the Energy sector should be proposed.

For more project information visit:’s-National-Transparency-Framework-under-Paris-Agreement/1039.

Deberes y responsabilidades

Objective of the assignment

UNDP is seeking to engage a consultant to develop a set of key guidelines to improve “Energy” sector of GHG inventory as well as sectoral templates and guidelines for assessing and reporting on Energy sector mitigation policies and measures and their effects tracking for tracking NDC progress.  

Scope of work

Under the overall supervision of the Climate Change Programme Coordinator and guidance of the Team Lead expert and in cooperation with the project expert team, the Consultant will be responsible for the following activities:

a) Develop a set of key guidelines to improve “Energy” sector GHG Inventory system, in particular:

  • Detailed guideline for the uncertainty assessment for all categories in Energy sector based on the experience gained in preparation of 2016-2019 GHG inventories.
  • Guidelines of QA/QC procedure, considering national institutional set-up.
  • Recommendations for the formats for publishing the GHG inventory data, briefs, charts and other visual data for “Energy” sector GHG inventory for the transparency purpose.

b) Ensure elaboration of mitigation-related documents in line with the requirements of “Modalities, procedures and guidelines”, in particular:

  • Elaborate principles for selection of key mitigation policies and measures (PAMs) in “Energy” sector for achieving the NDC targets.
  • Revise and amend as appropriate the sectoral templates and guidelines for reporting on “Energy” sector mitigation PAMs and their effects for tracking NDC implementation.
  • Support the project management in organizing consultations related to draft sectoral templates with corresponding authorities, summarize the results and incorporate them into the final sectoral templates.
  • Develop list of institutions (ministries, agencies, private sector) with the roles for provision of data on PAMs in “Energy” sector.
  • As a project team member provide comments and feedback to the draft legal and regulatory documents, developed in the framework of the CBIT project.
  • Propose a common approach for assessing GHG emissions reductions from mitigation measures in the “Energy” sector.
  • The expert will have indirect responsibility to attend meetings, workshops, trainings, including validation workshop and periodic team meetings.

Expected Deliverables, Timeframe and Schedule of Payments


Description of deliverables

Delivery time

Payment, %



Guidelines for the uncertainty assessment for all categories and QA/QC procedure in Energy sector are developed.

Draft format for visualization of the data for “Energy” sector GHG inventory is proposed.

28 February, 2023



Principles for selection of key PAMs in Energy and list of reporting institutions are developed.

Common approach for assessing GHG emissions reductions from PAMs in the “Energy” sector is proposed.

11 April, 2023



Based on consultations with key reporting authorities/institutions, draft sectoral templates are finalized.  

20 June, 2023



  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent coordination and collaboration skills, proven ability to work under time pressure and handle multiple activities and tasks concurrently.
  • Timely delivery of good-quality products.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and to participate effectively in team-based information sharing

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas


  • Advanced university degree in the field of energy and/or engineering. 


  • At least 7 years of overall professional experience in the Energy sector.
  • At least 7 years of experience in climate change mitigation and GHG Inventory assessment for Energy sector.  
  • Experience in developing regulatory, methodological documents and guidance.
  • Experience in working and collaborating with government counterparts is an asset.
  • Desirable: experience working with international organizations related to climate change.
  • Extended knowledge of 2006 IPCC Guidelines and UNFCCC provisions on GHG Inventory reporting and climate change mitigation, including preparation of Biennial Update Reports.
  • Proven knowledge of communication tools, excellent writing skills, track record with producing high quality research/analytical reports and papers, expertise in GHG mitigation objectives under UNFCCC

Language Skills

  • Fluency in Armenian and English is required (written and oral), knowledge of Russian is asset.  



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 candidate 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.


  • Financial Proposal and Availability formOFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP (A total lump sum  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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