CBIT GSP Regional Network Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa
Result of Service
The services provided by the Network coordinator will contribute to supporting and strengthening the CBIT GSP networks or modify them for efficiency purposes, having common language as key criteria, and it will support the engagement of new countries in MRV/Transparency networks. Network involvement provides opportunities for direct support to countries responding to their actual needs in an efficient way with understanding of their specific circumstances. It allows learning from ongoing projects, saving time and effort when undertaking procedures that are new to a country and learning from peers. Network coordinators will also be able to feed good practices and approaches to the other MRV/Transparency networks and to the global management team so that they can be distributed widely.Work Location
Remote, MENA region based
12 monthsDuties and Responsibilities
The Network Coordinator will have direct work experience in one or more of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) network participating countries, in the areas of climate policy, climate negotiations and climate transparency. He/she will be fluent in English, French and Arabic languages. He/she will work under the direct supervision of the CBIT GSP project coordinator. As such, the MENA network coordinator will deliver the following outputs, as specified below.
• Conduct an assessment of skills and knowledge and capacity gaps and needs (on all relevant topics) for the implementation of the Paris rulebook (including the new developments from COP26) and country level participation in the enhanced transparency framework.
• Identify and conduct mapping of existing support offers and initiatives, including from UNFCCC, PATPA, FAO, GIZ etc.
• Identification of 3 main priorities for the network based on the gaps identified and direct contact with countries.
• Develop and support the implementation of an annual network work plan, which takes into account the gaps and the priority areas identified, under the overall direction of the CBIT GSP project coordinator.
• Support the constructive collaboration among the member countries by leading at least two national-level workshops per year, organize and moderate the annual network meeting and technical workshop (e.g. emails, calls).
• Plan, lead and facilitate at least three annual virtual events on technical matters related to MRV, ETF, gender integration into MRV, NDC tracking, mitigation analysis and any other topic identified in the gap assessment s applicable.
• Assist the project coordinator in providing technical inputs and reviews of reports (BUR, BTR, NC), Mitigation chapters, inventories, technical guidelines and toolkits.
• Design and develop agenda for in-country trainings (at least 1, depending on needs) on COP 26 guidance and enhanced transparency framework, support their organization and elaborate training materials
• Technical Assistance in the implementation of QA/QC reviews of GHG inventories, in line with the guidelines provided by UNFCCC (http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/guidelines_and_user_manual/items/2607.php)
• Support tasks related to the needs of the network, including translation of documentation and ad hoc support requests form countries and the project coordinator.
• Facilitate the MENA network operations and help-desk function and report monthly on support requested and provided.
• Organize network activities as established in the CBIT GSP annual work plan based on regional needs assessments.
• Establish and maintain a list of countries focal points and participants to the trainings/virtual events with their areas of expertise.
• Foster peer exchange and mutual learning in the network also through moderation and facilitation of an exchange forum for the network.
• Report on activities carried to support the exchange of knowledge and experience in the Network exchange forum.
• Capture knowledge generated by the network and share it with project staff of CBIT GSP, to make it available to other regions and stakeholders in the form of webinars, audio briefings, web content, brochures, and other knowledge products.
• Participate to exchange of experience and knowledge sharing with other regional networks and provision of expertise when needed.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental science, environment policy or economics, climate change science or policy or related field is required. University studies (Bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
o Previous field-based work experience in one or more of the participating network countries which are members of the network in the area of enhanced transparency frameworks, NDCs, MRV systems and/or reporting to the UNFCCC (BURs, NCs, BTRs) is required.
o Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the institutional, political and/or social dimensions of climate change / climate policy in one or more of the participating network countries is required.
o Demonstrated experience on organizing, conducting, and facilitating South-South cooperation and capacity-building activities related to MRV systems, GHG inventories, NDC reporting, transparency frameworks, etc., is required.
o Experience working with international organizations related to climate change is required.
o Excellent analytical and report drafting skills is required.
o Being a member of the roster of the UNFCCC MRV/ETF Transparency Division of the Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme is desirable.
Fluency in written and spoken English, French and Arabic is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages (Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) is an asset.
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