GHG Inventory Specialist (English/Arabic) - Tenders Global

GHG Inventory Specialist (English/Arabic)

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Result of Service
The review and approval of the deliverables of the contractor will be used to monitor and control the progress. The deliverables are as follows: Deliverable 1: • GHG Inventory training materials, including presentations, exercises, facilitating training sessions during the regional training workshop. Deliverable 2: • GHG inventory /NDC tracking training concept note with agenda, material, and training report. Deliverable 3 • Either in-country or regional network GHG inventory /NDC tracking training concept note with agenda, material, and training report. Deliverable 4 • Either in-country or regional network GHG inventory /NDC tracking training concept note with agenda, material, and training report. Deliverable 5 • In- country GHG inventory /NDC tracking training concept note with agenda, material, and training report.
Work Location
Home based
Expected duration
8 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement requires all countries to report information demonstrating progress towards their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every two years through the Biannual Transparency Reports (BTRs) which the first version needs to be submitted by December 2024. Countries must also report climate finance provision, adaptation to climate change and, for the first time, how they have tackled loss and damage. The modalities, procedures and guidelines (MPGs) agreed at COP24 give countries detailed guidance on reporting all these aspects and, crucially, how their information will be reviewed. By tracking and reporting on the success and implementation challenges of their climate pledges, countries will have the necessary information to strengthen their ambition in the future and identify new priority areas for action, along with the resources needed to ensure that each NDC cycle builds on the previous one. Importantly, outputs from the reporting and review process under the ETF will be a source of information for the Global Stocktake (GST). However, for many developing countries the ETF is burdensome due to institutional and technical constraints. While the ETF offers valuable opportunities for countries to enhance their climate ambition and transparency, these challenges can disproportionately burden developing nations. Addressing these barriers requires international cooperation, capacity-building support, and the recognition of the unique circumstances faced by countries striving to meet their climate commitments. The CBIT-GSP plays a crucial role in strengthening climate transparency capacities, and supporting developing countries as they navigate the complexities of climate reporting under the ETF. To this end the CBIT-GSP seeks a service of a qualified French, Arabic and English-Speaking consultant to support countries in their transition to the enhanced transparency framework. One of the main areas that countries need to report on in their climate change efforts is the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory. Transparent and accurate GHG inventories serve as the cornerstone for tracking progress towards both national and international climate goals, as outlined in the Paris Agreement. For developing countries, this emphasis on transparency and accuracy is particularly crucial. These nations often face myriad challenges in data collection, management, and quality assurance. As such, the IPCC guidelines provide a vital framework that supports these countries in overcoming these challenges and improving their GHG inventory processes, by offering standardized methodologies and protocols for data collection, ensuring consistency and comparability across different regions and sectors. In addition, the IPCC guidelines provide rigorous quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures, which are essential for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of GHG inventory data. Through these procedures, potential errors and discrepancies can be identified and corrected, thus enhancing the reliability of the reported emissions data. At the same time, knowledge of the IPCC Software is extremely important to guarantee data and calculation management. This software for GHG inventory management, offer advanced features tailored to the complexities of emissions data. Not to mention, the new Common Reporting Tables which form an integral component of the BTR submissions, representing a standardized framework for organizing and presenting emissions data. Compliance with these templates is essential for aligning with international reporting standards and facilitating the tracking of GHG emissions. We are looking for a GHG Inventory Specialist who are bilingual in English/Arabic. The consultants will be engaged to provide technical assistance through practical training to developing countries in their transition to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). The expertise of the consultants will primarily focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, training on the use of the IPCC Inventory Software, IPCC Guidelines, QA/QC procedures, as well as facilitating understanding of Common Reporting Tables (CRT) and understanding the modalities, procedures, and guidelines associated with the ETF. The main objectives of the consultancy are as follows: • To enhance the capacity of developing countries in preparing accurate and comprehensive GHG inventories. • To provide training to proficiently utilize the IPCC inventory software for efficient GHG inventory management. • To facilitate the understanding and familiarising with IPCC guidelines and QA/QC procedures. • To facilitate the understanding and implementation of the modalities, procedures, and guidelines set out in the Enhanced Transparency Framework. The consultants will undertake the following activities: • Coordinate with the CBIT-GSP team to understand specific needs and backgrounds of the request by countries. • Prepare GHG Inventory training materials, including presentations, case studies, and practical exercises tailored to the needs of developing countries as per the request area of support. • Conduct hands-on training sessions on the use of the 2006 IPCC guidelines and Inventory Software, assisting participants in mastering inventory management and reporting. • Facilitate training workshop sessions, ensuring interactive participation through plenary presentations, group discussions, and hands-on exercises with a focus on the IPCC Software and the fill in of the CRTs. • Conduct training and provide technical support and guidance for developing countries in tracking and reporting on their NDC progress including facilitating understanding of common reporting tables. • Facilitate knowledge and experience exchange among participants and the consultant on challenges and best practices related to national greenhouse gas inventories development in developing countries. • Offer follow-up support to participants through email or virtual consultations after the workshop to address any queries or issues encountered in their GHG inventory development.
Qualifications/special skills
• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Renewable Energies, Forest Management climate policy, or a related field is required. • A Bachelor degree with a relevant combination of five years of additional direct experience developing GHG inventories may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. • Minimum 5 years of experience in GHG inventory methodologies, use of IPPC 2006 guidelines and inventory software, or international climate reporting standards or related fields. • Direct experience in developing, compiling, or reviewing GHG inventories for countries or entities, preferably with experience in or relating to developing countries. • Proven international experience in providing technical review services for national GHG inventories under the UNFCCC is desirable. • Proven experience in capacity-building and delivering training programs to diverse audiences is desirable. • Familiarity with the Paris Agreement and its transparency-related provisions is desirable. Required skills: • Ability to convey complex information in a clear, understandable manner to diverse audiences. • Strong communication and facilitation skills. Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section. • Ability to create a learning environment that is inclusive, promotes participation, and facilitates learning among adult participants with varying levels of expertise. • Demonstration of respect and sensitivity towards diverse cultures and be adaptable to different learning environments. • Ability to develop high-quality training materials, including presentations, handouts, and exercises, tailored to the specific needs and learning objectives of the participants. • Ability to train and build the capacity of others in GHG inventory methods, data collection, management, QA/QA and reporting.
• Excellent (fluency) verbal and written communication in Arabic and English language.
Additional Information
Not available.
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