The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces an Internship within the 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.
Project title: Georgia’s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris Agreement
Post title: Paid internship (550 GEL, Gross), Entry-Level
Duration: 3 months
Starting Date: November 22, 2021
Duty station: Tbilisi, Georgia or Remote
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 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 Measurement, Reporting and Verification (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” of Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) is being executed 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.
SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supporting day to day implementation of the project by providing technical and administrative assistance.
• Supporting the curation of materials and exchange of information within and outside the project, including translating the project materials from English to Georgian and vice versa;
• Supporting the project in liaison with key stakeholders on the local and national level and prepare information materials for them;
• Providing technical assistance regarding preparation and organization of meetings/workshops, including preparation of minutes, reports in close collaboration with the project team and partners;
• Following up on meetings/expert missions and workshops by preparing reports, information materials and further research and analysis;
• Providing support regarding administrative tasks e.g. billing, tendering etc. in close coordination with the Project Manager and Project Administrative Assistant;
• Performing other relevant tasks as assigned by Project Manager, and Project Administrative Assistant.
The intern suitable for this position should have the following qualifications:
• Education – currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s program;
• Basic knowledge on climate change issues is strongly desired;
• Self-motivated and availability to work under the pressure;
• Excellent communication and networking skills;
• Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in Georgian and English;
• Good working knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (software, email, internet) and computer applications.
WORKING AND REPORTING LANGUAGE(S):
• English and Georgian.
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter and CV (both in English) to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Project Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
The deadline for applications is November 12, 2021, 15:00 (GMT+4). Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Email subject line: The CBIT ITF Internship.