Call for Consultant for Building a national MRV system, Trinidad and Tobago

Monday 10 Sep 18

UNEP DTU Partnership is seeking to hire a short term local/regional/international project consultant to Support the Ministry of Planning and development of Trinidad & Tobago implement their national MRV system with a focus on the energy sector. The project is under the ICAT initiative (Initiative for Climate Action Transparency).

Project:  Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)
Duty Station: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration of Project: 6 months (starting October 2018)
Type of contract: Individual Contract

Click to read the full Terms of Reference.

Expected Results and Key Deliverables
The Project Consultant, with guidance from the Ministry of Planning and Development and UNEP DTU Partnership, has the following principal responsibilities and deliverables, as well as other related tasks that may be identified as necessary to the success of the Project in attaining its objectives:
1. Deliverable 1: Workplan
2. Deliverable 2: A functioning KMS
3. Deliverable 3: MRV report on power generation sector.
4. Deliverable 4: Report and Guidance document

Qualifications and Experience
1. The candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently. The ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders from government, agencies, private companies and research institutions is essential. A good understanding of the legal and policy framework relating to climate change initiatives in Trinidad and Tobago is highly desirable. In addition, the Project Consultant should possess:
2. An advanced degree or higher (Master’s or higher) in areas relevant to climate change and/or environmental management, or equivalent work experience.
3. Minimum of ten years of relevant work experience in Climate change domain.
4. Extensive experience with policy analysis, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventorying methodology, international MRV requirements under the Paris Agreement/United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and national development issues, mitigation assessments and measures within the framework of national communications, biennial update reports, NDCs .
5. Hands on experience on designing MRV system and institutional arrangement at national and sectoral level.
6. Professional/demonstrated experience in the planning and development of MRV and institutional arrangement at national and sectoral level.
7. Experience in, or knowledge of auditing methodology and systems, and quality control/quality assurance systems would be an asset.
8. Good knowledge of the power generation and other related issues.
9. Good organizational skills, especially for facilitating meetings, workshops and writing reports.
10. Good interpersonal/communication skills.
11. Fluency in written and oral English is required.

Required documents:
- A CV with a motivation letter detailing why the consultant considers him/herself suitable for the assignment.
- A description of a) the approach that the consultant would take to cover the tasks mentioned above and b) the way the consultant would engage with the national counterparts.
- A financial offer.

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2018

To apply for this consultancy, please send the required documentation to Fatima-Zahra Taibi: and Kishan Kumarsingh:


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