Job Opening

Posting Title: OGMP Technical Advisor
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 11 January 2021 - 09 February 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-147934-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The Consultant will provide technical backstopping to the OGMP team and contribute to the coordination and development of the technical guidance document and analysis of the companies reports.

Work Location

(Paris, France - remote possible)

Expected duration

the contract duration is 6 months with extension possible depending on performance

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Environment Programme (Energy and Climate Branch) implements the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP), an ambitious reporting initiative to facilitate methane emissions reductions from the oil and gas sector. A consultant is needed to provide technical advice and support to the Programme Manager in charge of the OGMP.

The OGMP is a multi-stakeholder partnership bringing together governments, international organizations, non-government organizations and the oil and gas industry. It was launched at the UN SG Climate Summit in 2014 as a voluntary initiative to help companies reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector. The OGMP is part of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Mineral Methane Initiative, which aims to reduce global methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 45% by 2025, and 60-75% by 2030.

In November 2020, UNEP, the CCAC, Environmental Defense Fund, the European Commission, and the 62 oil and gas member companies launched the OGMP 2.0 Reporting Framework. The updated framework is the highest standard of methane reporting, requiring companies to report methane emissions from all sources at both operated and non-operated ventures across the oil and gas value chain at an unprecedented level of accuracy and granularity.

Key elements of the OGMP 2.0 Framework:

• Companies will report actual methane emissions figures from both operated and non-operated assets in line with their reporting boundaries
• Reporting will cover all segments of the oil and gas sector where material quantities of methane can be emitted
• The scope of reporting will be expanded to all material sources of methane emissions
• Member companies will announce their own individual reduction targets and periodically report on progress towards these targets
• Five reporting levels are established, with the highest level requiring that emissions include source-level and site-level measurements. Companies have 3 years to achieve compliance for operated assets and 5 years for non-operated assets.

In order to help companies achieve their reporting requirements, the OGMP Task Forces are working to develop:
- The reporting template
- Technical Guidance Documents on material sources of methane emissions
- Uncertainty and Reconciliation guidance documents
- Fugitive components
- Permeation
- Pneumatic (controllers, pump)
- Measurement devices
- Compressor seals (centrifugal and recip)
- Glycol dehydrators
- Purging & venting (maintenance vents, comissioning/decomissioning)
- Starts & stops
- Incidents
- Flaring
- Incomplete combustion
- Un-stabilized liquid storage tanks
- Gas well liquids unloading
- Oil well casinghead venting/flaring
- Gas well hydraulic fracture completion venting/flaring
- Acid gas removal vents

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in an environmentally relevant science field; A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: • At least three years of relevant work experience in an environmental science, policy analysis, environmental advocacy or related field;
• Familiarity with the oil and gas sector, particularly related to major methane emissions sources;
• Strong quantitative skills and experience in performing rigorous analyses;
• Demonstrated skill in synthesizing primary research;
• Ability to summarize and translate scientific information appropriately for a variety of audiences, from senior scientists to the lay public;
• Intellectual agility and comfort with working on a wide variety of environmental topics;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Strong computer proficiency, including Excel, Word, and Internet research; experience with statistical programs (e.g., SPSS/STATA, R) a plus;
• Ability to work independently and support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment;
• Ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience.

Language: For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English. Fluency in additional languages is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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