The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces a tender for a Trainer in Development of Policy Reporting Documents (NDC Tracking) 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.
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 verification.
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for Trainer in Development of Policy Reporting Documents (NDC Tracking)
Project Title: Georgia’s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris Agreement
REC Caucasus Project ID: 024RECC/G/UNEP
Contract type: Consultancy Service Contract
Position: Trainer in Development of Policy Reporting Documents (NDC Tracking)
Starting Date: 14 February, 2022
Duration: 1 month and 11 days (14 February, 2022 – 25 March, 2022)
Duty Station: Tbilisi, Georgia
1. PROJECT BACKGROUND
Contract is concluded for implementation of the GEF financed Project (2019-2023) “Georgia’s Integrated Transparency Framework for Implementation of the Paris Agreement”.
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.
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
Georgia’s NDC incorporates 33 statements containing commitments, intentions, and encouragements in order to enhance the climate policy implementation in the country. Some of these statements are a matter of tracking for having in-time information on the fulfilment of the climate objectives envisaged within the NDC document. The NDC tracking is a matter of interest not only for the government representatives responsible for a particular activity coordination/implementation, but also for the Georgian community interested in climate policy developments. Subsequently, the target audience for delivering the knowledge on how to track NDC implementation progress is diverse and adequate approach is necessary for developing and providing the 1-week on-job training to at least 15 central government staff on how to track NDC implementation through the software.
2. OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
REC Caucasus engages Trainer in Development of Policy Reporting Documents (NDC Tracking) for conducting training on reporting the progress of the policy documents pursuant to the Decree #629 of the Government of Georgia.
Specific Objective of the Assignment
The trainer will be responsible for preparing the presentation for training, ensuring the knowledge and experience are shared with the training participants accurately, clearly, and supportively. The expert will also be responsible for preparing the report on the training sessions conducted by himself.
Above-mentioned will facilitate achieving the following specific project objectives:
• SO1 Provide 1-week on-job training to at least 15 central government staff representatives on how to track NDC implementation through the software (under activity 3.1.3);
Planned activities are as follows:
The following work steps are needed within the assignment:
Step 1. Prepare presentation and training session report on one-week on-job training sessions on how to track NDC implementation through the software to at least 15 central government staff representatives [Project activity 3.1.3];
The above-mentioned steps include the following activities:
• Sharing experience to the training participants on how to develop transparent and accurate progress report on the CAP activities in order to track NDC progress.
• Support marginalised groups and women in active involvement of the training.
3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
– Master’s degree in social and political sciences;
– Two years of working experience in policy documents’ development;
– Working experience in conducting meetings and trainings;
– 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.
4. WORKING AND REPORTING LANGUAGES
Working and reporting language shall be English and/or Georgian.
5. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING REPORTING FORMAT
All reports shall be produced in the following format:
Font: Arial for English / Sylfaen for Georgian
Font Size: 11
Lane Spacing: single
Spacing before: 0’
Spacing after: 0’
Interested applicants should submit a current CV meeting the required qualification and a filled in technical offer form (TECHNICAL OFFER) to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Project Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
Email subject line: Trainer in Development of Policy Reporting Documents (NDC Tracking)
Deadline for applications’ submission is February 10, 2022, 15:00 (GMT+4).
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.