July 20, 2023

Data Management and Modelling Expert

The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces a vacancy for a Data Management and Modelling Expert under 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: Data Management and Modelling Expert
Duration: 2 months
Starting Date: August 1, 2023
Duty station: Tbilisi, Georgia
Employment type: Full time

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 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 the 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 at the national level. A key condition for the 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.

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.

• Cleaning up, managing, and categorizing project data (deliverables, reports, etc.);
• Reviewing GHG data and entering them in the project’s Climate Change Online Data Management System;
• Reviewing, and categorizing project data (deliverables, reports, research results, etc.) and uploading them to the IPCC database;
• Reviewing
• 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 preparing information materials for them;
• Providing technical assistance regarding the preparation and organization of meetings/workshops, including preparation of minutes, and 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 the Project Manager, and Project Administrative Assistant.

• Master’s degree;
• A minimum of 2 years of professional experience;
• Basic knowledge of climate change issues is strongly desired;
• Self-motivated and available to work under 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.

• English and Georgian.


Interested applicants should submit a filled-in assignment (see annex 1) and CV (both in English) to the following e-mail address: vacancy@rec-caucasus.org with a copy to Project Administrative Assistant: sopo.gelashvili@rec-caucasus.org with the relevant email subject line presented below.

The deadline for application submission is July 30, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Email subject line: Data Management and Modelling Expert

Please note that applications without an email text, attached filled-in assignment, and CV will not be considered.

Annex 1_Assignment