Job Opening

Posting Title: CCAC National SLCP Expert (Cote d'Ivoire)
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 23 September 2022 - 22 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-191243-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

The National SLCP Expert will support Cote d'Ivoire’s national SLCP planning and implementation efforts. This will include updating integrated SLCP assessments, supporting the development of a methane roadmap and rapid implementation of actions that reduce SLCPs at the national level. The expert will also assist in strengthening the long-term institutional and technical capacity dedicated to supporting key mitigation measures that contribute to reducing emissions from these high impact sector and political and institutional backing for the SLCP mitigation strategy.

Work Location

Cote d'Ivoire

Expected duration

12 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society.
The CCAC is the only international initiative working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, HFCs and tropospheric ozone.

More information on the CCAC is available at: www.ccacoalition.org

Cote d'Ivoire is a CCAC State Partner. The government of the Côte d’Ivoire has received CCAC national planning support (stages 1, 2 & 3) that resulted in a National SLCP Plan which was endorsed by the Minister of Environment in 2019 and has embarked on its implementation.

Cote d'Ivoire through its Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has requested support in advancing the implementation process of priority SLCP mitigation measures, increase consideration of SLCP mitigation in NDC implementation plans and other relevant strategies and processes (i.e., GHG inventories, MRV frameworks). The request will further increase national capacity for emission, mitigation and implementation assessments and would also lead to a national methane roadmap and inform implementation strategies and resources. (More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/CCAC-planning)

The CCAC is therefore seeking a National SLCP Expert (Support of National Planning & Implementation Coordination) to strengthen the capacity of the Cote d'Ivoire’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to coordinate national SLCP planning, policy, and implementation efforts aligned with NDC implementation.

The CCAC National SLCP Expert will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Secretariat team and focal points at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to strengthen buy-in across the government, and to advance implementation, financing, and monitoring of a SLCP mitigation plan/strategy. The CCAC National SLCP Expert will also be responsible for fostering inter-ministerial collaboration across governments and engaging important stakeholders at the national level to effectively integrate SLCPs into national planning and to support implementation strategies.

Specific responsibilities:
1. Secure participation and buy-in from across government to implement a National SLCP Strategy, including endorsement at high political level.
2. Strengthen the government’s capacity for updating SLCP assessments, developing a national methane roadmap and implementing SLCP mitigation actions, based on the CCAC’s integrated approach to climate change and air pollution reduction.
3. Integrate SLCP mitigation actions into relevant national processes, plans and strategies at national and sub-national level.
4. Propose national and international funding opportunities for implementation of National SLCP Strategy.
5. Raise awareness on SLCP at national/sub-national level
6. Ensure Cote d'Ivoire is an active CCAC State Partner and is leveraging benefits from the CCAC partnership (e.g., best practices shared, technical assistance, funding, bilateral partnerships, etc.).

Qualifications/special skills

Qualifications:
• Advanced university degree, master or equivalent, in environmental science, economics, politics, international relations or a similar discipline.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional experience:
• At least 5 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to climate change, air pollution, sustainable development or environment and health is required.
• Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance to governments and other stakeholders is required.

Special knowledge and skills:
• A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in Cote d’Ivoire is desirable¿¿
• Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments is required.¿
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations) is required.¿
• Knowledge of the national policies in climate change mitigation and air pollution (National Policy of Climate Change and National Strategy of Air Quality) is required.¿
• Good knowledge of national environmental regulations and national environmental issues
• Good knowledge of national, state and semi-state institutions, entities, bodies and bodies and their assignment and scope of activities
• Experience working with the LEAP tool, or comparable emission inventory and scenario modelling platforms, is desirable.¿¿
• Ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet.¿¿
• Knowledge of the methodologies for emissions inventories, particularly the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse gases (GHG) Inventory of 2006, the AP-42 compilation of air emissions factors, and/or EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook of 2019 and inventory of SLCP emissions

Languages

Fluency in French and English (written and spoken) is essential.

Additional Information

International travel may be required for this consultancy.

No Fee

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