MRV Rapid Assessment International Expert

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • 09 Feb, 2020
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Job Description

This is a deliverable-based consultancy position that will provide technical support to Burkina Faso for development of a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system as per the requirements of the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement and specifically focused on creating a national GHG inventory following the modalities, procedures and guidelines of the Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. The position will review the existing and organizational MRV systems in Burkina Faso as well as legal, policy and technical gaps in the nation in order to develop a roadmap for a national MRV system for Burkina Faso. The position will map the key institutions involved in data and information gathering for preparing a complete GHG inventory as per IPCC 2006 guidelines. The legal gap assessment will evaluate the existing national laws and regulations on relevant data collection, and their ability to serve the preparation of a national GHG inventory. Finally, the position will support the organization of a consultation workshop discuss and refine the findings of the assignment with relevant stakeholders.

This consultancy assignment would require the outlined deliverables across and within 5 months from the starting date of the assignment. The “Scope of Work” section outlines the list of deliverables for this consultancy assignment.

The consultant is required to interact closely with relevant project members and stakeholders on a regular basis. He/she is expected to work from the GGGI offices on a regular basis during the period of the consultancy. Any changes in work location (during part of the consultancy) would need to be agreed with GGGI prior to the start of the consultancy.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

Under the guidance of the GGGI Burkina Faso’s Country Representative in Ouagadougou, together with the Senior Analyst of MRV program at GGGI HQ, and in consultation with the Ministry of Environment, the MRV Rapid Assessment international Expert will review existing MRV systems in Burkina Faso, including its institutional, legal, and reporting arrangements; its coverage and compliance with the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement; status and requirements for the development of the national, sub-national and sector level GHGs emission accounting activities by identifying the GHG data gaps that will all feed into the final report with details outlined in the deliverable section below.

 

Scope of Work:

 

  1. Defining the scope and coverage of the MRV system of the Burkina Faso for the national MRV system development by identifying the scope of activities, thresholds and GHGs, as well as other elements to be covered by the national GHG inventory;
  2. Reviewing existing MRV systems in Burkina Faso, and assess replicability and/or necessary coverage expansion to meet the requirements of the enhanced transparency framework of Paris Agreement;
  3. Mapping existing institutional arrangements for creating a national MRV system as per requirements stated under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement, reports submitted by Burkina Faso (national communications, GHG inventories, etc.) and international best practices
  4. Identifying key institutions responsible for relevant data collection and record keeping
  5. Identifying public and private sector stakeholders and their mandates, roles and responsibilities for creating a national MRV system
  6. Creating a data sharing and reporting arrangements framework
  7. Evaluating the existing legal, policy, and technical frameworks for data measurement, reporting and verification that currently serve existing national laws and regulations
  8. Reviewing the status and requirements for the development of the national, sub-national and sector level GHGs emission accounting activities by identifying the GHG data gaps
  9. Identifying data collection tools, methodologies, and calculations for the baseline emissions under prioritized areas/sectors
  10. Defining the national level QA/QC procedures for GHG data collection and reporting
  11. Reviewing and outlining 4-5 international good practice examples of national MRV systems including for similar economies to Burkina Faso
  12. Organizing a stakeholder engagement workshop with the support of GGGI Burkina Faso Program and Ministry of Environment.

 

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

 

The Consultant will report to the GGGI Country Representative in Ouagadougou and MRV Senior Analyst based in HQ. She/he is expected to deliver following outputs per identified timeline and payment schedule below:

Deliverables

Required Outputs

Due Date*

Payment amount

Deliverable 1: Review of existing MRV systems in Burkina Faso

  • Interim report on the review of existing MRV systems in Burkina Faso. The interim review report shall cover key technical aspects of these existing MRV systems related to a national MRV system. The review should indicate specific areas that could be drawn from these existing reporting systems (e.g. data collection and gathering methods, legal underpinnings etc.). The interim report will review and outline 4-5 international good practice examples of national MRV systems from other countries including for similar economies to Burkina Faso. 

06 weeks after commencement

 

20%

Deliverable 2: Institutional mapping report

  • Submit Interim report in institutional mapping. Interim report will include all relevant stakeholders, map data collection and reporting structures, and propose scenarios for strengthened relations between MRV focal institution and line ministries and/or agencies for secondary data collection.

08 weeks after commencement

15%

Deliverable 3: MRV-GHG Inventory baseline tools and methodology. Development of the national MRV system, specifically focusing on the energy, IPPU, AFOLU, and waste sectors of the GHG inventory, establish the baseline by collecting existing data and identifying data gaps to fully comply with UNFCCC and Paris Agreement requirements.

  • For the key categories identify the data sources as per IPCC 2006 Guidelines and evaluate data gaps for preparing a complete GHG inventory report. Develop and submit specific tools, worksheets, data collection templates and methodologies for the key categories.

12 weeks after commencement

15%

Deliverable 4:

Provide legal roadmap . Current legal, policy and technical frameworks for data collection, as well gaps and methods for addressing them

Review and submit an outline of the current legal, policy, and technical frameworks for data collection, as well as gaps and methods for addressing them to comply with the ETF requirements of the PA.

16 weeks after commencement

15%

Deliverable 5:

Stakeholder consultation workshop

 

Deliver a stakeholder consultation workshop and present draft findings. Refine the findings based on stakeholder inputs and for incorporation in the final report. The consultant will have to design and prepare concept and primary content of the workshop. GGGI will support in coordinating with stakeholders and organize the workshop.

20 weeks after commencement

5%

Deliverable 6: Scope of national MRV system with a focus on GHG inventory for Burkina Faso 

  • Final report outlining the scope of a national MRV system with a focus on GHG Inventory for Burkina Faso and covering all aspects in Deliverables 1-5. In the final report define the scope of national MRV system for Burkina Faso with a focus on GHG inventory development.

 

20 weeks after commencement

30%

 

All reports must be in French and English (United States usage), prepared in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and related information. An executive summary in English and French should be included.  

 

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

 

  • Advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in a relevant analytical field, such as Science, Environmental Policy, Engineering, Development Economics, Environmental economics, Environmental technology, or any related qualification.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of GHG baseline determination, GHG inventory, national MRV system, national carbon budget, etc.
  • Demonstrate simulation and modelling skills for GHG measurement and management. Demonstrated experience in area-based or sectoral-based GHG emissions estimation
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in technical activities related to green growth and climate change arena, and specifically in GHG emission accounting and analysis, MRV system, GHGs mitigation activities, emission trading scheme (carbon market) etc.
  • Project delivery experience, including managing the delivery of results on time and on budget
  • Work experience in an African country with highly regarded private sector company (consulting or industry), international organization, government or not-for-profit organization is preferred
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining working relations with officials and technical experts in the government. Demonstrate experience and success in the engagement of, and working with both the public and private sector, especially in African region is an advantage;
  • Ability to apply sufficient analytical and technical skills to acquire relevant information/knowledge from a variety of sources which are often difficult to access, in support of delivery of a good quality output
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English and French are required

 

Documents to be submitted (Online application)

 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Proposed oneā€‘page work plan, indicating applicant’s understanding of the TOR; approach to the assignment; the indicative timeline to achieve deliverables.