Consultant on communication and design for Argentina’s Transparency Framework on GHG Inventories and Mitigation Project
- Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
- Location: Panamá
- Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Communication and Public Information
- Renewable Energy sector
- Climate Change
- Project and Programme Management
- Closing Date: Closed
Result of Service
CBIT’s most important contribution will occur by strengthening Argentina’s reporting capacities so as to adequately comply with the requirements of the Enhance Transparency Framework through the new reporting format under the Paris Agreement: The Biennial Transparency Reports (BTR). In order to carry out the activities of Argentina’s CBIT project it requires the hiring of a consultant on communication and design.
Ultimate Result of the Service:
¿ Communication material related to the CBIT Argentina project and the NCCD is developed.
¿ Communication about mitigation in the country is enhanced.
¿ Support to communicate technical results is provided.
¿ Existing communication material of the NCCD is updated, as appropriate.
The consultant will carry out the following activities:
- Provide Technical support in order of develop and execute communication strategy for the CBIT Argentina project and actions related to the NCCD. It must include material for a digital campaign, segmented audiences, and channels, including the design of creative visual pieces.
- Design of presentations, posters and brochures, mailing, reports, and publications related to the work of the CBIT Argentina project and associated activities of the NCCD.
- Develop and implement communications and engagement strategies and create comprehensive supporting plans to achieve the dissemination of the products, as well as other further communication goals that will reach broader audiences and stakeholders.
- Promote communications and other materials through appropriate channels.
- Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, that communicates the results achieved by the CBIT Argentina project and the NCCD.
- Help the mitigation team meet its growing need for clear, direct, and broad communication services.
- Support the update, as needed, of the mitigation and GHG Inventory data in websites of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
- Articulate with the communication team of the Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation.
The National Directorate of Climate Change from the Secretariat of Environment, Sustainable Development and Innovation of Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Buenos Aires, Argentina
6 monthsDuties 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 (LACO), 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).
The Argentine Republic ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1994 (Law No. 24,295), the Kyoto Protocol in September 2001 (Law No. 25,438) and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol in May 2015 (Law No. 27,137). As a signatory of the UNFCCC, the country undertook obligations including the report of the national greenhouse gases inventories, national programs with mitigation and adaptation actions against climate change and any other relevant information regarding to the fulfilment of the objective of the UNFCCC. As part of the country’s undertaken obligations, Argentina submitted its First National Communication in July 1997, and a revised communication in October 1999. The Second National Communication was submitted in December 2007, and the Third National Communication and the First Biennial Updated Report (BUR) were both submitted in December 2015. The Second BUR was submitted in August of 2017, and the Third BUR was presented to the UNFCCC in November 2019. The Fourth BUR was presented in December 2021 and its National Inventory Report was submitted in March 2022.
In December 2015 during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21), the Paris Agreement (PA) was adopted, its article No. 2 established the objective of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels”. In September 2016, Argentina ratified the Paris Agreement (Law No. 27,270), then in December 2019, the National Congress approved the National Law No. 27,520 on Global Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Finally, in December 2020, the country submitted its 2nd Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which reflects its enhanced commitment to combat climate change and its effects. Argentina’s 2nd NDC outlines an absolute economy-wide reduction target of limiting its GHG emissions to 359 MtCO2e by 2030.
One of the most relevant challenges the implementation of the Paris Agreement poses to countries is to count with strong Transparency Frameworks. Article No.13 of the PA establishes the need for Parties to implement national robust and transparent reporting 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 UNFCCC Convention will progressively implement better tools and institutional practices, many of them not sufficiently developed in the countries. This is especially true for developing countries.
The UNFCCC Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) demands substantial and immediate progress in the countries’ domestic Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and strategic de-carbonization 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 building mutual trust and confidence amongst Parties.
The Global Environment Facility - Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (GEF-CBIT) will support the Argentinian government for four years, mainly in strengthening its ETF. This will happen by improving the accuracy, completeness and consistency of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories and increasing its capacities to domestically track and evaluate mitigation measures and related finance support received and provided, as well as generating the technical inputs needed for medium and long-term planning contributing to the improvement of climate-related decision-making in the country. In order to achieve this objective, Argentina’s GEF-CBIT project, which was approved in July of 2019, is organized into three components:
- National and subnational GHG inventory System
- Domestic tracking of mitigation actions and support received
- Medium and long-term projections
In this sense, the Climate Change Unit of UNEP LACO is recruiting a consultant on communication and design to strengthen Argentina’s reporting capacities so as to adequately comply with the requirements of the Enhanced Transparency Framework-ETF through the new reporting format under the Paris Agreement: the Biennial Transparency Reports (BTR). The incumbent will work from Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, full time in The National Directorate of Climate Change from the Secretariat of Environment, Sustainable Development and Innovation of Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Buenos Aires, Argentina and he/she will be supervised by the Programme Officer of the Climate Ambition and Transparency Team of the Climate Change Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNEP. He/she will work in close collaboration with the National Climate Change Directorate (NCCD) within the Secretariat of Environment, Sustainable Development and Innovation of Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MAyDS).
¿ Bachelor’s degree on graphic design, audiovisual design, audiovisual communication, or a closely related field (required).
¿ A minimum of 2 years of professional experience with digital campaigns, web design, and/or social media (required).
¿ At least 3 years working experience with editorial design, books, magazines and/or annual reports (desirable).
¿ Experience in institutional communication on environmental and/or climate change issues (desirable).
¿ Experience in institutional design and communication, and image development (desirable).
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
¿ Ability of writing, reading and editing skills in English is required.
¿ Determine the best way to present data, tell stories, and convey messages to different audiences using qualitative and quantitative insights.
¿ Design and develop publications, infographics, charts, maps, and other visual content for a range of uses, including publications, presentations, web and social media.
¿ Ability to detect opportunities for improvement and provide solutions for design processes and products.
¿ Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to facilitate learning for designers and non-designers.
¿ Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
¿ Very high level of organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills.
¿ Ability to work with tight deadlines and deliver high quality results on time.
¿ Fluent in Spanish (required)
¿ Fluent in English (required)
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