Job Opening

Posting Title: OGMP2, 0 Database consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 23 November 2021 - 02 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-169227-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

The Consultant will coordinate the de development of the OGMP Database. In particular, the consultant will review the project advances, and the development of the Database, Geographic Information System (GIS), including the user interface, the data-analysis of the information and the new report user-database interface.

Work Location

remote

Expected duration

45 days over 3 months

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Environment Programme (Energy and Climate Branch) implements the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP), an ambitious reporting initiative to facilitate methane emissions reductions from the oil and gas sector. A consultant expert in project management in particular in the development of data bases, user-interfaces, data analysis and geographical information systems is needed to provide technical advice and support to the Programme Managers in charge of the OGMP and of the IMEO.

The OGMP is a multi-stakeholder partnership working to improve methane emissions reporting. The updated reporting framework (OGMP 2.0) launched in November 2020, is the most ambitious and comprehensive reporting framework for methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Member companies will report on methane emissions levels from all material sources across the entire oil and gas value chain, including both operated and non-operated assets. OGMP 2.0 is a comprehensive measurement-based methane reporting framework that standardizes rigorous and transparent emissions accounting practices.

OGMP reported data will be integrated by the International Methane Emissions Observatory with other data streams (remote sensing data, scientific measurements data, national inventories)

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: - Senior experience in project management on the development of informatic tools.
- Demonstrated skill in data analysis, informatic tools, database development;
- Intellectual agility and comfort with working on a wide variety of environmental topics;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Experience with database, GIS software and informatic development languages;
- Strong computer proficiency, including Excel, Word, and Internet research; experience with programming languages (e.g., PYTHON, R, JAVA) 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.
Academic Qualifications: - Advanced university degree (Master of Science degree or equivalent) in Management, Project Management, Computer Sciences or Informatic engineering relevant science field;
- A Bachelor university degree in combination with 6 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 Software and IT development projects, project management of informatic development or related field.
- Familiarity with the oil and gas sector, particularly related to major methane emissions sources.
- Expertise in data analysis, databases, user-interface development.
Language: - For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English. Additional languages are an asset.

No Fee

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