Climate Change Specialist - Tenders Global

Climate Change Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization

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The National Climate Change Specialist is a SC 09 position who will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Environment  Climate Change Specialist (Team Leader), and in close collaboration with national and international consultants in the project team, 

The National Climate Change Specialist will be a part of a national team with expertise on MRV systems in the forestry sector, Climate Change impacts and mitigation options, REDD+ mechanism, IPCC protocols, Assessment of Forest Reference Emission Level, and different FAO tools/Software used for carbon accounting and reporting
Tasks and responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with the International Consultant – Forest Reference Level strengthen government capacities in MRV procedures and methodologies under the UNFCCC, Carbon Accounting, and the use of NDC software;
  • In close collaboration with the International Consultant – Forest Reference Level support the Bangladesh Forest Department in preparing FRL/FREL update reports and Forest Inventory reports as necessary;
  • Assist the International Consultant – Forest Reference Level and GIS Expert to organize validation workshops of the updated map and updated FRL/FREL;
  • Coordinate activities to share knowledge and inform partners, particularly government agencies about climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC, IPCC processes, climate change adaptation, and REDD+;
  • Review existing manuals and guidance documents regarding climate change in Bangladesh and suggest improvements as needed;
  • Communicate with and prepare presentations for national stakeholders on issues related to climate change in Bangladesh;
  • Assist in any other tasks under the project at the instruction of the FAO Representative, the LTO, and the Team Leader.

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:
Minimum Requirements:   

  • Master’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Environmental Economics, or a closely related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in environment and natural resource management in developing countries;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and Bangla;
  • National of Bangladesh

Technical/Functional Skills: 

  • Excellent knowledge of climate change negotiations, REDD+, MRV procedures and methodologies under the UNFCCC, and IPCC processes;
  • Demonstrate knowledge on Carbon Accounting and NDC software;
  • Proven track record of supporting, advising and collaborating with government institutions in Bangladesh;
  • Familiarity of working with the UN or development sector actors an advantage;
  • Demonstrated experiences in developing countries;
  •  Demonstrated initiative and ability to deliver results within deadlines.

Source:  https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2303452

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