Call for Expert Consultant(s) for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Technology Needs Assessment in Uganda

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The current Global (Technology Needs Assessments) TNA project, deriving from window (i) of the Strategic Program on Technology Transfer, is designed to support countries to carry out improved TNAs within the framework of the UNFCCC.

To support and facilitate the TNA process, national experts are being recruited for the execution of activities in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the prioritised sectors of forestry, water resources, agriculture and energy under the direct supervision of the TNA Coordinator based at the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST).

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Qualifications


a) The Expert Consultant (EC) should possess at least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field
b) The Expert Consultant should possess at least 5 years of work experience in the adaptation and mitigation sector or related fields.

Profile and Skills

The EC should have applied knowledge in mitigation/adaptation technologies in the relevant sectors in the country context. He/She should have extensive knowledge of - and experience with climate change mitigation or adaptation strategies (as relevant), technologies and policies at national level. More specifically he/she should be familiar with national development objectives and sector policies, have overall insights in climate change science, and potential climate change impacts, as well as mitigation or adaptation needs for the country in the relevant sector(s). Moreover, the EC should have good coordination and facilitation skills, and possess proven analytical capabilities, as well as excellent writing skills.

Working Arrangement

The EC will be contracted by UNEP DTU Partnership on a part-time basis, with inputs equivalent to a number of working days as reflected in the agreed national TNA budget, with a total of up to 460 person days consultancy for mitigation and adaptation in all prioritised sectors. He/She will be required to be available for the timely delivery of milestones relevant to the specified tasks over the duration of the project, as required by the TNA Coordinator.

Language

All working papers, draft reports and Final Report should be prepared and submitted in soft copies in English Language.

Selection Process and selection criteria

The selection process will be carried out by the TNA Coordinator/UNCST, with the assistance of UDP. The selection will be based on criteria such as relevant qualifications, experiences, skills, contributions on climate change adaptation, national and international development objectives and sector policies, and understanding of the methodological approach to the assignment. Lastly, the consultant needs to have a good understanding of the local context and well-established networks in the country.

Application Procedure

To express your interest send your CV, cover letter and addresses for 3 references, to: Maxwell Otim Onapa (m.onapa@uncst.go.ug), the TNA Coordinator; and Lars Christiansen (lachr@dtu.dk) by 4 February, 2019.

Applications received after midnight (Uganda time) on 4 February 2019 will not be considered.


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