Call for Expert Consultant in Adaptation and Mitigation for Technology Needs Assessment in Trinidad and Tobago

Thursday 09 May 19

Technical assistance is being provided to Trinidad and Tobago, through UN Environment and the UNEP DTU Partnership with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to carry out Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) within the framework of the UNFCCC.

To support and facilitate the TNA process, an Expert Consultant is being recruited for the execution of activities related to climate change mitigation (focussing on electric power generation, transport and industry) and climate change adaptation (treated holistically as building cc resilience into development) under the direct supervision of the TNA Coordinator based at the Ministry of Planning and Development (MOPD) of Trinidad and Tobago.

Click to read the complete Terms of Reference.

a) The Expert Consultant should possess at least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field for the tasks such as environmental management, environmental related science, environmental technology, climate change science/policy/technology or other related field
b) The Expert Consultant should possess at least 5 years of work experience in the relevant sectors or related fields, or demonstrated experience in conducting technology needs assessments.

Profile and Skills
The Expert Consultant should have applied knowledge in mitigation and adaptation related technologies and a good understanding of technology needs assessment methodology. He/she should be familiar with the relevance of, and the ability to analyse national development objectives and sector policies in the context of technology needs and application for climate change. Moreover, the Expert Consultant should have good coordination and facilitation skills, and possess proven analytical capabilities, as well as excellent writing skills.

Working Arrangement
The Expert Consultant will be contracted directly by the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) on a part-time basis, and will be required to be available for the performance of the tasks and delivery of the required outputs. 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. Payment of fees will be based on the deliverables.

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 MOPD under the direction of the National TNA Coordinator, and assisted by UDP. 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, covering letter and addresses for 3 references, to the National TNA Coordinator, Kishan Kumarsingh at and Gordon Mackenzie at by 24 May 2019. Applications received after midnight (Trinidad and Tobago time) on 24 May 2019 will not be considered.

The deadline has been extended to 7 June 2019.




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