The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces a vacancy for National Capacity and Institutional Development Expert
within GEF funded project “Georgia`s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris agreement”
REC Caucasus is executing the project “Georgia`s integrated transparency framework for implementation of 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 National Capacity and Institutional Development Expert:
PROJECT PERSONNEL # 01008 - National Capacity and Institutional Development Expert
|Project title:||Georgia’s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris Agreement|
|Post title:||National Capacity and Institutional Development Expert|
|Duration:||12 months, (Part Time)|
|Date Required:||July 7, 2020|
|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 National Capacity and Institutional Development Expert for planning and facilitating the meetings and trainings on climate change policy development for Covenant of Mayors signatories through the preparation of presentation strategy and presentation materials.
Specific Objective of the Assignment
The expert will be responsible for provision of presentation strategies and presentation materials for MPGs, SECAP chapter templates and tools 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 Presentation to the members of Covenant of Mayors Signatory Municipalities’ Coordination Group of Climate Change Council on measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) processes (under activity 1.1.2);
• SO3 Recommendations for the implementation of “municipal level MPGs” in municipalities which are signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (under activity 1.1.4);
• SO4 Multistakeholder MDCP regular annual 1-day meetings (at least 4 annual meetings during project implementation, with 40 participants for each session) (under activity 1.2.3);
• SO5 Training modules/training materials (under activity 1.3.1);
• SO6 Conduct at least six 3-day training events for at least 25 participants from municipalities (each) to cover all training modules indicated in 1.3.1 (under activity 1.3.2);
• SO7 Conduct at least two “media” 3-day training events for 25 media representatives (each) on global and national climate change actions (under activity 1.3.3);
• SO8 Guidelines for the development of municipal SECAPs (under activity 1.5.1);
• SO9 Technical assistance on development of municipal SECAPs (under activity 1.5.2);
Planned activities are as follows:
The following work steps are needed within the assignment:
Step 1. Prepare a presentation on 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 presentation toolkits for identification best approaching techniques to the targeted audience;
Step 2. Prepare a presentation strategy for a concept on MPGs for ETF implementation at the municipal level (concept on “municipal level MPGs”) to the Covenant of Mayors Signatory Municipalities’ Coordination Group (Coordination Group) of Climate Change Council [Project Activity: 1.1.2];
This task includes preparation of presentation strategy on pre-developed concept on MPGs for ETF implementation at municipal level (concept on municipal level MPGs) in order to consider and agree on key principles of the concept.
Step 3. Prepare information note on recommendations for the implementation of “municipal level MPGs” in municipalities which are signatories to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy [Project Activity: 1.1.4];
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 4. Prepare presentation strategy for Multistakeholder MDCP regular annual 1-day meetings (at least 4 annual meetings during project implementation, with 40 participants for each session) [Project Activity: 1.2.3];
This task includes provision of methodology on information delivery techniques.
Step 5. Prepare presentation strategy and materials for training modules [Project Activity: 1.3.1] and facilitate at least six 3-day training events for at least 25 participants from municipalities (each) to cover all training modules indicated in 1.3.1 [Project Activity: 1.3.2] and Conduct at least two “media” 3-day training events for 25 media representatives (each) on global and national climate change actions [Project Activity: 1.3.3];
Step 6. Prepare presentation on guidelines for the development of municipal SECAPs [Project Activity: 1.5.1] and providing technical assistance on procedures for SECAP development to the municipalities [Project Activity: 1.5.2]
This task includes:
• provision of methodology for knowledge exchange techniques;
Recommended sources to be observed
Consultant will observe the following recommended sources when preparing presentation strategy and materials and facilitating events:
• The art of Knowledge exchange: A Result-Focused Planning Guide for the GEF Partnership;
• Practical facilitation: A Toolkit for Techniques
Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in communication, marketing and/or related fields;
- Two years of working experience in communications and information management field;
- Working experience in meetings and trainings facilitation;
- Working experience in climate change themes (will be an asset);
- Good analytical 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 digital presentation tools/programmes;
- Fluency in English language.
• Good language abilities in Georgian and English (writing, reading, speaking) are necessary
Other important details: Interested applicants should submit a current CV in English (clearly showing the compliance with the vacancy requirements) 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 the 3rd of July, 2020, 16:00 (Tbilisi time). Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.