Extended deadline for Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures Thematic Working Group Coordinator - PI "National Office for Implementation of Environmental Projects"



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I. Position Information

Project Title:

 

Job Title (part-time position):

 

Indicative workload:

Duration of employment:

Republic of Moldova: Preparation of First Biennial Transparency Report to the United

National Framework Convention on Climate Change

Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures Thematic Working Group Coordinator

Up to 10 working/days per month

December 2022 – June 2024, with possibility of extension until December 2024

II. Background

The project aims to prepare and submit the First Biennial Transparency Report (BTR1) of the Republic of Moldova to the UNFCCC. The project will also contribute to strengthening capacities and improving the institutional arrangements and framework to allow for continuous and sustainable reporting. The BTR1 project is prepared in line with the GEF-7 climate change mitigation objective CCM-3: Foster Enabling Conditions to Mainstream Mitigation Concerns into Sustainable Development Strategies.  

The project will have one outcome which is the Republic of Moldova updates tools and approaches to meet its BTR1 reporting requirements under the Paris Agreement. The two expected outputs under this outcome are as following:

Output 1: BTR1 for the Republic of Moldova prepared and submitted to UNFCCC, by 31 December 2024.

Output 2: A self-assessment and stocktaking exercise for preparation of subsequent BTR completed.

Under the first output, the project will support the Republic of Moldova to prepare and submit its BTR1 to the UNFCCC. The preparation of BTR1 will be in line with the modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support contained in the annex to Decision 18/CMA.1 and Annexes I to V of Decision -/CMA3. 

The BTR1 project will build on findings and recommendations from previous NCs and BURs as well as recommendations resulting from the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process. 

Activities to be undertaken under the first output will result in the preparation of the following chapters of the BTR1:

I.      National inventory report of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases;

II.     Information necessary to track progress made in implementing and achieving nationally determined contributions under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement;          

III.   Information related to climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement;  

IV.   Information on financial, technology development and transfer and capacity-building support needed and received under Articles 9–11 of the Paris Agreement;

V.     Other relevant information (e.g., gender and climate change). 

III. Organizational Context

The project is executed by the BTR1 Project Management Unit (PMU) established by the Public Institution “Environmental Projects National Implementation Office” (P.I. “EPNIO”) of the Ministry of Environment (MoEN), on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, and in consultation with the UNEP.

As national executing agency, the PMU established by the P.I. “EPNIO” is primarily responsible for the planning and management of the project activities, accounting, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the project.  

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the National Project Manager (NPM), the Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures Thematic Working Group Coordinator will lead the developing of:

·       Chapter 3: ‘Information related to climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement’ of the BTR1 of the Republic of Moldova under the UNFCCC.

Relevant project activities that will involve the services of the Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures Thematic Working Group Coordinator are as following:

i.      Document and describe information on national circumstances relevant to adaptation actions (including bio geophysical characteristics, demographics, economy, infrastructure and information on adaptive capacity), information on institutional arrangements and governance (including for assessing impacts, addressing climate change at the sectoral level, decision-making, planning, coordination, addressing cross-cutting issues, adjusting priorities and activities, consultation, participation, implementation, data governance, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting), as well as on the legal and policy frameworks and regulations.

ii.     Compile and draft Section 3.1: ‘National circumstances, institutional arrangements and legal frameworks for climate change impacts and adaptation’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

iii.   Document and describe information on current and projected climate trends and hazards, observed and potential impacts of climate change, including sectoral, economic, social and/or environmental vulnerabilities, respectively information on approaches, methodologies and tools, and associated uncertainties and challenges, in relation to projected climate trends and hazards, potential impacts of climate change and vulnerabilities.

iv.    Compile and draft Section 3.2: ‘Impacts, risks and vulnerabilities’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

v.     Collect and provide information on domestic priorities and progress towards adaptation priorities, adaptation challenges and gaps, and barriers to adaptation.

vi.    Document and provide information on: implementation of adaptation actions in accordance with the global goal on adaptation as set out in Article 7, paragraph 1, of the Paris Agreement; adaptation goals, actions, objectives, undertakings, efforts, plans (e.g., national adaptation plans and subnational plans), strategies, policies, priorities (e.g., priority sectors, priority regions or integrated plans for water and agriculture), programmes and efforts to build resilience; how best available science, gender perspectives and traditional and local knowledge are integrated into adaptation; development priorities related to climate change adaptation and impacts; any adaptation actions leading to mitigation co-benefits; efforts to integrate climate change into development efforts, plans, policies and programming, including related capacity-building activities; nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation; and stakeholder involvement, including subnational, community-level and private sector plans, priorities, actions and programmes.

vii.   Document and provide information on the establishment or use of domestic systems to monitor and evaluate the implementation of adaptation actions, inclusive by reporting on approaches and systems for monitoring and evaluation, including those in place or under development; inclusive the following information related to monitoring and evaluation: achievements, impacts, resilience, review, effectiveness and results; approaches and systems used, and their outputs; assessment of and indicators for: how adaptation increased resilience and reduced impacts; when adaptation is not sufficient to avert impacts; how effective implemented adaptation measures are; implementation on: transparency of planning and implementation; how support programmes meet specific vulnerabilities and adaptation needs; how adaptation actions influence other development goals; and good practices, experience and lessons learned from policy and regulatory changes, actions and coordination mechanisms.

viii. Collect and provide information related to the effectiveness and sustainability of adaptation actions, as appropriate, including on: ownership, stakeholder engagement, alignment of adaptation actions with national and subnational policies, and replicability; the results of adaptation actions and the sustainability of those results.

ix.    Compile and draft Section 3.3: ‘Climate Change Adaptation’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

x.     Document and provide information related to enhancing understanding, action and support, on a cooperative and facilitative basis, to avert, minimize and address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, taking into account projected changes in climate-related risks, vulnerabilities, adaptive capacities and exposure, including, as appropriate, on: observed and potential climate change impacts, including those related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, drawing upon the best available science; activities related to averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change; and institutional arrangements to facilitate the implementation of the referred activities.

xi.    Compile and draft Section 3.4: ‘Loss and damage associated with climate change impacts’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

xii.   Document and describe the following information, as appropriate, related to cooperation, good practices, experience and lessons learned: efforts to share information, good practices, experience and lessons learned, including as they relate to: science, planning and policies relevant to adaptation; policy innovation and pilot and demonstration projects; integration of adaptation actions into planning at different levels; cooperation to share information and to strengthen science, institutions and adaptation; area, scale and types of cooperation and good practices; improving durability and effectiveness of adaptation actions; helping developing countries to identify effective adaptation practices, needs, priorities, and challenges and gaps in a way that is consistent with encouraging good practices; strengthening scientific research and knowledge related to: climate, including research and systematic observation and early warning systems, to inform climate services and decision-making; vulnerability and adaptation; and monitoring and evaluation.

xiii. Compile and draft Section 3.5: ‘Cooperation, good practices, experience and lessons learned’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

xiv.  Compile and draft Chapter 3: ‘Information related to climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

IV. Key Tasks / Results Expected

Key Tasks:

·       Assist the NPM in preparation of a work plan relevant to the activity;

·       Suggest on technical capacity building and participate in the sub-regional, regional and international trainings on vulnerabilities assessments, climate change impacts and adaptation measures;

·       Assist the NPM in arranging the national review and training workshops on vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts and adaptation measures;

·       Overview the description of the national circumstances, institutional arrangements and legal frameworks for vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts and adaption measures;

·       Overview the assessment of climate change impacts, risks and vulnerabilities;

·       Overview the assessment of climate change adaptation;

·       Overview the description of the information on loss and damage associated with climate change impacts;

·       Overview the description of the cooperation, good practices, experience and lessons learned related to climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement;

·       Contribute substantially to development of Chapter 3: ‘Information related to climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement’ of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC, for inclusion in the compilation of the BTR1 of the RM to the UNFCCC.

Key Deliverables:

·       Chapter 3: ‘Information related to climate change impacts and adaptation under Article 7 of the Paris Agreement’ of the BTR1 of the Republic of Moldova under the UNFCCC;

·       Contribution to the developing pf the List of Acronyms, Abbreviations and Units, Executive Summary and Bibliography of the BTR1 of the RoM to the UNFCCC.

V. Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Economy, Geography, Climatology, Biology, Agriculture, or other fields relevant to the project is required. Additional trainings and certifications would be an advantage.

Experience:

·      At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in projects with similar tasks (e.g., elaboration of national communications, biennial update reports, nationally determined contributions of the RoM to the Paris Agreement);

·      At least 2 years of professional experience in technical activities related to climate change impacts, vulnerability assessments and adaptation measures;

·       Experience in leading teams of consultants in national and/or in regional projects supported by international organizations demonstrated by previous assignments;

·       Advanced proficiency level and experience in using various analytical tools and instruments demonstrated by previous assignments;

·      Extensive knowledge of UNFCCC and Paris Agreements reporting requirements;

·      Strong analytical and report writing skills demonstrated by previous assignments;

·      Strong communication and teamwork/coordination skills demonstrated by previous assignments.

Language Requirements:

Good command of Romanian, Russian and English languages.

Interested individuals must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1.    Proposal, explaining why incumbent is the most suitable for the work, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on above qualifications and methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work.

2.    Financial proposal (in USD), specifying a fee per day.

3.    CV, including past experience in similar projects.

Financial proposal

The Financial Proposal shall specify a daily lump-sum fee (indicating if it is negotiable). Payments will be made quarterly, based on the actual number of days worked, subject to the submission and approval by the National Project Manager of the activity reports around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables specified in the TOR. 

Documents should be submitted by email on cancelaria@uipm.gov.md, no later than Monday, 21 November 2022, by 5:00 PM.

New dealine Wednesday, 30 November 2022, by 5:00 PM. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

     

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