Call for Consultant - Develop MRV system for forest sctor in Tanzania

Friday 05 Oct 18

Nature of assignment

The primary focus of the ICAT initiative is on forestry sector in Tanzania. The work will focus on review of existing MRV and or M&E policies on a national level and particularly within forestry sector, on the establishment of institutional arrangements, including design of legal frameworks, data collection, reporting and verification methodologies and procedures within and between the relevant stakeholders that will facilitate a robust and continuous national MRV system.

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Project Background

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) puts into practice the request stated at the Paris Agreement to strengthen national institutions to meet enhanced transparency requirements. ICAT is a neutral, multi‐donor fund designed to improve the capacity of developing countries to assess the impacts of their actions to meet their INDCs and bring greater quality, trust and ambition to climate policies worldwide. ICAT is uniquely positioned as one of the only MRV programs that offers newly developed guidance related to the MRV of policies and actions as well as country capacity building work. It builds upon the guidance being developed by UDP, WRI, and VERRA and counts on UDP's network of country partners for enhanced engagements.

Qualifications for consultant
Education- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Environmental policy, or related Climate Change field. Multi-disciplinary training is preferable with knowledge on forestry sector and MRV.

Work Experience

Minimum of ten years of relevant work experience in Climate change domain. Extensive experience with policy analysis, GHG inventories, mitigation and adaptation assessments and measures within the framework of national communications, biennial update reports, NDCs and technology needs assessments is desirable.
- Hands on experience on designing MRV system and institutional arrangement at national and sectoral level.
- Knowledge on transparency framework and reporting requirements based on the Paris agreement.
- Candidates/Firms with prior experience in Tanzania in both climate change mitigation and adaptation projects will be given preference.
- Experience in project management and climate change finance related issues is an asset.
- Prior experience with detailing out NAMA financing options is desirable.


Fluency in written and oral English is required.

Application deadline: 20 October 2018

To apply for this position, please email Todd Ngara at



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18 APRIL 2019