Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief Technical Advisor – Capacity Building for Peru’s transparency system for climate change mitigation and adaptation,
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: LIMA
Posting Period: 14 December 2021 - 22 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-170884-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The CBIT project in Peru aims to support the establishment of a national transparency system through the development of some key components, in line with the mandate of the Framework Climate Change Law. As currently designed, the national transparency system will address four areas: mitigation, adaptation, means of implementation and long-term planning information. In that sense, the project will contribute the work in progress to build the national transparency system in areas such as adaptation, mitigation, and finance.

Overall Activities – CBIT Peru

Related to the advances on the transparency framework in Peru, there are several ongoing processes for adaptation, mitigation and climate finance tracking. For mitigation aspects for there are three main instruments related to measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for accounting of emissions and estimation of emission reductions, which are the GHG national inventory system called Infocarbono, the National Registry for Mitigation Initiatives and the Carbon Print Foot Peru.

For adaptation, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) scheme for the NDC is guided by the definition of adaptation measures and the elaboration of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP). In that sense, the M&E will consider the five priority sectors including monitoring aspects for the measures level and sectorial products level, both contemplate indicators and arrangements to evaluate its advances considering adaptation and in line with the current policies.

For climate finance tracking, there is an ongoing process to design a monitoring system for public expenditures for mitigation and adaptation measures on the basis of the current tracking tool of the Ministry of Economy and Finance for all the public budget categories. In the other hand, for monitoring private investment, there are several groups initiatives related to climate change that need to be addressed in order to take advantage of the finance information generated.
According to this, the objective for this consultancy is to hire a professional that coordinates in an integral way all the planned activities to fulfill the project outcomes.

Ultimate Result of the Service:

1. The project meets its objectives and achieves expected outcomes via day-to-day project operations and the Project Steering Committee (PSC), the National Project Director (NPD) and UN Environment are periodically updated on the progress of the project via progress reports.
2. The National Project Director, UN Environment and the PSC are periodically updated for allocation of the GEF grant according to the quarterly and annual work plans and budgets elaborated in coordination with UN Environment and the NPD.
3. Via monitoring the risk management plan, UN Environment and the PSC are notified in writing if there is need for modification to the agreed implementation plan and budget, as a means to seek approval. Any inconsistencies made by the Executing Agencies will be addressed and rectified.
4. Annual workplans are prepared in consultations with the NPD and project partners.
5. TORs for consultants are published and candidates to the positions are interviewed according to the workplan.
6. Inception workshops, national CBIT workshops and Project Steering Committees are held according to the approved work plan.
7. Technical advice and guidance are provided to the project team on issues related to the project activities.
8. Management and coordination, with the NPD and UN Environment, of the operative aspects of contracting professional services and everything necessary for the execution of any activity are periodically made, taking into account any mechanism necessary to monitor compliance with external contracts and subcontracts.
9. The gender approach is mainstreamed in project activities
10. The technical quality and consistency of the overall CBIT activities is ensured.
11. The gender approach is mainstreamed in project components, outcomes, outputs and activities:
- Component 1: Climate Change Mitigation in Peru’s transparency system
- Component 2: Adaptation to Climate Change in Peru’s transparency system
- Component 3: Means of implementation in Peru’s transparency system


1. Manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities in order to ensure that the project meets its objectives and achieves expected outcomes
2. Take responsibility for day-to-day oversight of project execution, activities implementation, financial and project operations.
3. Ensure that the project meets its objectives and achieves expected outcomes;
4. Prepare annual work plans in consultation with project partners.
5. Manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities regarding all the operative aspects of contracting professional services and following up the execution of activities.
6. Participate in the preparation of TORs for consultants and participate in the process of interviewing the candidates.
7. Prepare the Project progress reports and, all annual/year-end project revisions.
8. Ensure coordination with relevant national institutions and government ministries to ensure that project activities are distinct and fully complementary to other national initiatives.
9. Define the procedures of approval for recommendations related to the overall CBIT Activities.
10. Implement the necessary strategies for gender mainstreaming.
11. Manage financial resources and processing all financial transaction relating to sub-allotments.
12. Attend and prepare inception workshops, national technical workshops and project steering committee-PSC meetings.
13. Monitor risk management plan.
14. Periodic reporting to UN Environment and the PSC for allocation of the GEF grant according to the quarterly and annual work plans and budgets in coordination with UN Environment and the National Project Director (NPD).
15. Notify UN Environment and the PSC in writing if there is need for modification to the agreed implementation plan and budget, and to seek approval.
16. Address and rectify any issues or inconsistencies raised by the Executing Agency.
17. Support compilation and submission of progress, financial and audit reporting to the Executing Agency.
18. Provide accurate and up-to-date technical advice, inputs and guidance on issues related to the implementation of the project activities.
19. Liaison and engagement with national stakeholders and local climate change involved entities.
20. National insights for all experts involved.
21. Co-drafting and reviewing of all products assigned to local and international experts.
22. Provide local insights provision to international experts.
23. Leading actively in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform by attending meetings, but also preparing materials to be shared through the platform.
24. Support the development of capacity building materials for all components.
25. The gender and intercultural approach is integrated into the components, results, products and activities of the project
26. Prepare and present internal reports to the Ministry of the Environment, as well as the Peruvian agency for international cooperation (APCI) on the progress of the CBIT project
27. Provide technical assistance to climate change governance spaces (high-level commission on climate change, national commission on climate change, platform of indigenous peoples to face climate change)
28. Be responsible for the quality of the activities and the coordination of local and international experts
29. Provide technical insights to the operation of Peru's climate governance spaces such as the High-Level Commission on climate change.
30. Strengthen and guarantee the participation of non-state actors in climate change governance and the use of monitoring tools for adaptation and mitigation measures, as well as climate financing
31. The technical quality and coherence of the general activities of CBIT is guaranteed.
32. Provide technical assistance for the operation of Peru's climate governance spaces, such as the High Level Commission on Climate Change, the National Commission on Climate Change and the Platform of indigenous peoples to face climate change
33. Provide technical assistance to strengthen and guarantee the participation of non-state agents (Afro-Peruvian people, youth, women, unions, academia, etc.) in the governance of climate change and the use of monitoring instruments for adaptation measures and mitigation, as well as climate finance.

Work Location

Lima, Peru

Expected duration

12 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (ROLAC), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region and its activities are integrated into the Medium-term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

As part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement, Peru has submitted its NDC with an emission reduction goal of 20% of business as usual (BAU) GHG emission for 2030, including a 30% reduction scenario based on available financial resources, and five priority sectors for adaptation actions during the same established period: water resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and health.

Moreover, the Paris Agreement, in its Article 13, raises the need for Parties to have an enhanced transparency framework that allows information to be available to assess if the necessary is being done in relation to compliance with the commitments assumed to face climate change. This is a major challenge, especially for developing countries, which implies having the technical and institutional capacities to meet the reporting requirements, and the strategic planning to reduce GHG emissions with resilience.

The Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Fund (CBIT), administered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), supports the Peruvian government in improving its capacities to track and evaluate mitigation and adaptation within its NDCs, as well as financial resources that are used to work on these issues, contributing to improve the national transparency framework and the decision-making processes related to climate change. The Ministry of Environment is the executing agency for the CBIT project in Peru, as the national climate change authority and in charge of the NDC progress tracking.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) contributes to the CBIT Project in Peru as the implementing agency. UN Environment is a leading global environmental agency that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The UN Environment Latin America and The Caribbean Office based in Panama will provide technical and administrative support to the Peruvian government and will support the implementation of the CBIT in coordination with the UNEP-DTU Partnership-UDP.

The CBIT Project in Peru will support the implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement and will provide relevant outcomes to the National Government regarding the implication of the private sectors in climate action. This project will also support the analysis of gender considerations in climate policy and it will provide inputs to the national information’s systems in other to increase the quality assurance and quality control of the climate information. The role of the Chief Technical Advisor is a key part of the CBIT implementation process and due to the national needs that this project will support is crucial to have this position as part of the Ministry’s team. The Chief Technical Advisor will work full time at the Ministry of environment, Lima, Peru, will be supervised by the head of the Climate Change Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean of UN Environment, and work in close collaboration with the General Directorate of Climate Change and Desertification of the Ministry of Environment of Peru.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
• University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in areas relevant to psychology, social sciences, environmental sciences, project management, human sciences, climate change or international development is required.
• Training in strategic planning is desirable
• Training in project management, formulation of indicators and monitoring is desirable.

• A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in managing projects is required .
• Work experience of a minimum of 3 years in public entities, included within the 15 years of professional experiences in managing projects is desirable.
• Work experience incorporating the gender approach to climate change is desirable.
• Knowledge of processes related to project management and the implementation of public policies is desirable.
• Excellent understanding of global climate change issues as well as Peru´s climate targets in the NDC is desirable.

● The candidate must be fluent in writing, reading, and editing skills in Spanish and English.

● Excellent understanding of global and national climate change issues in particular related to transparency and MRV
● Relationship skills with public and private sector officials
● Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to climate change mitigation and adaptation planning, and intergovernmental climate change negotiations.
● Knowledge and understanding gender mainstreaming.
● Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements;
● Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Shows leadership capacities.
● Knowledge of IT tools such as Microsoft Office.

● Experience in teamwork, with recognition in the field of their specialty to cooperate with consultants of other specialties
● Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

● Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

● Experts must have availability to travel within Peru and abroad as needed.

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