The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces a vacancy for MDCP (Municipal Development Coordination Platform) International Policy Consultant
within GEF funded project “Georgia`s integrated transparency framework for implementation for the Paris agreement”
REC Caucasus is executing the project “Georgia`s integrated transparency framework for implementation for the Paris agreement”, which aims to meet the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) requirements under the Paris agreement.
Overall objective of the project is to propose actions that will allow the country to use more detailed level of emissions calculation to better track the trend of emissions changes in the sector and to check the level of measurement, reporting and confirmation.
REC Caucasus announces vacancy for Project administrative Assistant:
PROJECT PERSONNEL # 01006 - MDCP (Municipal Development Coordination Platform) International Policy Consultant
|Project title:||Georgia’s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris Agreement|
|Post title||MDCP International Policy Consultant|
|Duration:||12 months, (Part Time)|
|Date Required:||1st month|
|Duty station:||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Reporting structure:||Reports to Chief Technical Advisor|
The Paris Agreement, adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (CoP) in December 2015, sets out a global action plan that puts the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The Agreement refers to ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ (NDCs) that each individual country should make to achieve the worldwide goal set of reducing anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. As part of this Agreement, all countries agreed to an enhanced transparency framework (ETF) for action and support (Article 13), with built-in flexibility which considers Parties’ different capacities and builds upon collective experience. For Georgia there is a need to set up new transparency governance structures, develop and implement MRV procedures, and update, implement, and integrate new data and information flows with pre-defined periodicity. Two parallel ongoing climate activities at the central and local levels in the country need to be aligned under the Domestic Enhanced Transparency Framework. The clear, comparable, accountable and flexible MRV system should integrate mitigation strategies, measures and their effect into the national level. A key condition for successful implementation of the Paris Agreement’s transparency requirements is the provision requiring adequate and sustainable financial support and capacity building to enable developing countries to significantly strengthen their efforts to build robust domestic and regulatory processes. For the above purposes, the GEF Funded Project “Georgia’s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris Agreement” is planned to be implemented in Georgia.
Project activities to be undertaken:
The overall objective of the project is to meet the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) requirements under the Paris Agreement.
1. Strengthening vertical integration in Georgia for transparency-related activities;
2. Georgia’s National greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory system and HFC data management system are aligned to the enhanced transparency framework (ETF);
3. Climate Change Mitigation in Georgia’s transparency system
OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
RECC engages International Consultant for preparation the recommended templates for SECAP chapters based on synthesized best international practices and to support in elaboration of at least 12 municipalities for SECAP development.
Specific Objective of the Assignment
The consultant will be responsible for provision of template for SECAP chapters, such as municipal circumstances, GHGI, PaMs for mitigation and adaptation, and support needed for development of:
• SO1 Basic guiding documents (under activity 1.1.1) to support ETF implementation at the municipal level;
• SO2 Recommendations for MDCP stakeholders on measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) processes (under activity 1.1.3);
• SO3 Guidelines and template for the development of municipal SECAPs (under activity 1.2.4);
Planned activities are as follows:
The following work steps are needed within the assignment:
Step 1. Elaborate a concept on modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) for ETF implementation at the municipal level (concept on “municipal level MPGs”) [Project Activity: 1.1.1];
This task includes review of relevant laws and identification of legal basis for elaboration of concept on MPGs for ETF implementation at municipal level (concept on municipal level MPGs/municipal circumstances including recommended best synthesized format)
Step 2. Develop MPGs for ETF implementation at the municipal level based on agreed/endorsed concept [Project Activity: 1.1.3];
This task includes provision of methodology, guidance for planning of desk review, and legal and institutional gap analyses and recommendations for implementation of municipal level MPGs in municipalities which are signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy;
Step 3. Develop the following basic guiding documents to support ETF implementation at the municipal level [Project Activity: 1.2.4]
This task includes:
• provision of methodology and guidance for planning of desk review;
• support and legal advice for drafting working procedures to ensure smooth functioning of Multi-stakeholder MDCP for ETF implementation at municipal level;
• support and legal advice for development of basic guiding documents to support ETF implementation at municipal level.
Based on outputs of Step 1 drafting the template for the SECAP individual chapters and mockup for development software tools to support ETF implementation at the municipal level.
Recommended sources to be observed
Consultant will observe the following recommended sources when preparing recommendations and templates for SECAPs based on International best practices:
• Draft decision -/CMA.1 L document
• Official text of Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy
• Adhesion form of Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy ENG
• Guidebook How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan in the Eastern Partnership
• Guidance on the reporting of the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy
Guidebook 'How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)'
Qualifications and Experience:
- Relevant university degree in natural sciences and/or related fields;
- Two years of working experience;
- Good analytical and managerial skills, ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
- Ability to plan and manage tasks independently;
- Good interpersonal and communication skills;
- Fully experienced with computer software and other office equipment;
- Fluency in English language
• Good language abilities in English (writing, reading, speaking) are necessary
Other important details: Interested applicants should submit a current CV to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to Project Assistant: email@example.com or submit hard copy application package to the following address: 13, Badri Shoshitaishvli Street, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia.
Deadline for application is 29th of April, 2020, 15:00 (GMT+4). Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.