vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Technical advisor – Transparency and NDCs
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: PANAMA CITY
Période de candidature: 11 février 2022 - 01 mars 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-174416-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service


The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Climate Change Unit to implement CAEP, GCF, NDC Action and transparency projects in the LAC region.

The consultant will work under the supervision of the UNEP Climate Transparency and Ambition officer and will develop the following activities independently and in accordance with the guidelines and work guidance provided by the UNEP Regional Support Consultant.

The consultant is expected to have relevant knowledge about the climate change in LAC region, so that he or she can offer advice to the relevant national authorities and can fully lead the development of the transparency portfolio projects.

The consultant will be responsible for:
• Support the technical coordination of the activities, deliverables and consultants as part of the transparency project’s implementation.
• Advising of products assigned to local and international experts when required.
• To facilitate, support and carry out when necessary the interviews or generation of information necessary for the development of the mentioned activities and deliverables.
• Ensure coordination with relevant national institutions and government agencies to guarantee that project activities are distinct and fully complementary to other national initiatives.
• Catalyse regional projects outcomes and leverage regional vision regarding climate action transparency before the regional Platform of climate change of the Forum of Ministers.
• Analyse and document the advances of MRV and M&E arrangements of selected LAC countries facing ETF requirements.
• Participate in the organization of regional workshops and/or webinars to discuss best practices related to M&E and MRV in the LAC region.
• Analyse and document the advances of LAC countries in NDC implementation plans according with the updated processes.
• Transparency (MRV and M&E) strategic execution support including the conceptualization and design of transparency programmes.
• Attend meetings, calls, and guidelines provided by the UNEP Project Manager.
• Periodic reporting to UN Environment according to the quarterly and annual work plans and budgets in coordination with UN Environment.
• Provide accurate and up-to-date technical advice, inputs and guidance on issues related to transparency issues for transparency projects.
• Provide climate transparency strategic guidance to enhance the MRV/M&E climate transparency systems of countries.
• Participate in the preparation of Terms of reference (TORs) for MRV/M&E or transparency consultants and participate in the process of interviewing the candidates in the implementation of transparency projects.
• Support the preparation of project progress reports and, all annual/year-end project revisions when required.
• Not divulging information derived from or linked to this consultancy, unless expressly authorized by UNEP.

Work Location

home-based, then UNEP ROLAC Panama City, Panama, once COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.

Expected duration

12 Months

Duties and Responsibilities


The United Nations 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).

One of the most relevant challenges the implementation of the Paris Agreement poses to countries is to count with strong Transparency Frameworks. Article 13 of the Paris Agreement establishes the need of Parties to implement national robust and transparent monitoring, reporting, verification and accounting systems to give clarity on action and support while providing clear information to stakeholders. As part of building and enhancing their Transparency Frameworks, Parties of the United Nation Frame Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will progressively implement better tools and institutional arrangements, many of them not sufficiently developed in the countries. This is especially true for developing countries.

The UNFCCC enhanced transparency framework demands substantial and immediate progress in the countries´ domestic Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems and strategic de-carbonization and adaptation planning. This entails moving from often disintegrated and often different methodological approaches in data management to an integrated and robust system. The success of the Paris Agreement hinges on enhanced transparency of action and support, as a critical foundation to making its bottom-up country-led approach work, as well as mutual trust and confidence amongst Parties.

Considering the common interest of the countries to advance the transparency agenda, both at the national and regional level, and the alignment of this initiative with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) results framework, the National Designated Authorities-(NDAs) of 5 Latin American countries expressed interest in exploring GCF funding opportunities to support regional efforts and the exchange of experiences in transparency agenda. In December 2020, the project "Increasing the ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions and climate financing in the Central América" was approved by the Green Climate Fund, through the Preparatory and Support Program.

The project, "Increasing the ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions and climate financing in the Central América " aims to create the right conditions to promote enabling conditions and build capacities into the national governments, as well as facilitate private and public sectors articulation, as well as the exchange of experiences at a regional level. This project will be implemented in 5 countries in parallel.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Capacity building initiative for Transparency (CBIT) will reinforce inter-ministerial structures across all sectors that will ensure high quality in its transparency instruments; and create the capacities to respond to UNFCCC’s reporting requirements.

In this regard, CBIT, administered by the GEF, supports the Latin America and The Caribbean-(LAC) governments mainly in strengthening its Enhance Transparency Frameworks by means of improving the accuracy, completeness and consistency of its Green House Gases-(GHG) inventories and institutional arrangements and, increasing its capacities to domestically track and evaluate mitigation and adaptation measures and related finance support received, as well as generating the technical inputs needed for a medium and long-term planning contributing to improve climate related decision-making in the country.

The project entitled “Climate Enhancement Package–(CAEP) from Nationally Determined Contributions-NDC Partnership” for supporting countries in the updating of their NDCs, is being implemented in Chile, Panamá, México, Honduras and Argentina by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment.

As part of Euroclima+ programme, national governments have prioritized required actions for updating their NDCS and Long-term Strategies (LTS) and advance at technical level in the analysis of information for guiding the implementation, or in the definition of climate action agendas in their countries. Latin-American countries need to enhance capacities in modelling projections and GHG mitigation scenarios, adaptation and financial data, development of carbon budgets, to ensure the implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework.

Finally, the coordination of Monitoring Reporting and Verification-MRV and Measurement and Evaluation-M&E developments, input generation and support country across different projects and programs requires to contract a transparency and NDC technical consultant, that will support the project implementation, the elaboration of technical inputs and LAC process across NDC updating and implementation.

Considering GCF, GEF CBIT and Euroclima+ portfolio we want to hire the services in the form of a consultant to support the development of the more than 10 projects on transparency with technical expertise on MRV and M&E issues, giving guidance to the different teams and inputs for the elaboration of products, as well as supporting regional team to elaborate knowledge analysis at regional level, as well as in the management of relationships with national governments involved in the different project portfolio.

This consultant will be supervised by the UNEP Climate Transparency and Ambition Officer and will work initially home-based, then at the UNEP ROLAC, Panama City, Panama, once travel restrictions due to COVID 19 are lifted, from Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week (8 hours by day).

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
University degree (Bachelor’s) in engineering, science, economics or related studies is required Postgraduate: a master's degree in engineering, environment, science, economics, development
or related areas is required.
• At least nine (9) years of professional experience working on environmental management, policy, or planning is required.
• At least five (5) years of specific work experience in climate change management, planning, NDC implementation, climate change policies implementation are requested.
• Leading or coordinating groups is desirable.
• Experience in climate change negotiations is desirable.
• Experience with multilateral climate funds is desirable.
• Experience in climate transparency is desirable.
• The person is required to be fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English.
• Excellent understanding of global and national climate change issues related to transparency and MRV
• Mature judgment and absolute commitment to confidentiality; ability to work independently and under pressure; take the initiative to judge priorities and organize work accordingly. excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and attention to detail.
• Intermediate knowledge and ability to use the standard suite of applications (MS Office)
• Strong interpersonal skills and highly developed cultural sensitivity to communicate with all levels of staff and external clients, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to identify issues, analyse 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.
• Strategic relationship skills, communication skills, and planning and organization skills.
• 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.

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