Climate Change Data Collection Consultant CAEP Project (Grenada)

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • St George's, Grenada
  • 04 May, 2020
Full time Green Jobs Non-Profit Jobs

Job Description

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. In the newly approved Strategy 2030, GGGI is driven by the vision of “a low-carbon, resilient world of strong, inclusive, and sustainable growth”. 

This year, GGGI has a budget of USD 56 million and operations in 33 countries that produce approximately 100 green growth policy advisory outputs, 35 adopted green growth policies, and 70 knowledge products as well as mobilizing approximately USD 700 million in committed green and climate finance per annum. By 2030, GGGI will grow to at least 50 countries if it can mobilize revenues on the order of USD100-110 million per annum. At this scale, GGGI targets to mobilize over USD16 billion in green and climate finance commitments for its members. Our ex-ante impact assessment shows that GGGI would support its members to reduce emissions by an estimated one Gigaton of CO2e, generate 2 million green jobs and provide sustainable services to 100 million people.

 

About Country Program

GGGI, along with partner organizations OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) and Climate Analytics, has been selected by the NDC Partnership to provide support to the Government of Grenada under its Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP, pronounced “cap”), which is aimed at fast-tracking support to countries to enhance the quality, increase the ambition, and implement nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

Under the Paris Agreement, countries revise their NDCs every five years to cut greenhouse gas emissions to limit Earth's temperature rise and implement solutions to adapt to the effects of climate change. The updating of NDCs and their implementation presents countries with significant opportunities to align their climate and development agendas to promote sustainable growth, but also presents challenges in reinventing policies and operations and mobilizing enough investment. The CAEP provides technical and financial support to countries to enhance the quality and increase the ambition of their contributions to the Paris Agreement.

GGGI seeks to recruit an experienced consultant who will support the Government of Grenada and work with the existing GGGI, OECS, and Climate Analytics team to deliver specific activities under the CAEP project, specifically under the tasks regarding assessment of data collection procedures.

The main scope of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Government of Grenada to assess its current processes for collecting and storing climate change-related data. These processes will be important as Grenada moves forward with implementation of its NDC, in order to be able to track and measure progress towards its emissions reduction and other climate goals.

The consultant will work closely with other project partners including Climate Analytics, the UNFCCC MRV Hub, IRENA, OECS, and FAO under the leadership and guidance of the GGGI Caribbean Program Lead. The consultant will work closely with the staff of the Government of Grenada to ensure that the outputs delivered are in line with national priorities and to obtain their to the tasks, as well as to build their skills and knowledge in this area and ensure they understand the methodology used. The consultant will be responsible for the delivery of the following specific activities that form crucial bases for the finalization of the NDCP CAEP in Grenada.

Please note that because of the Covid-19 situation, the consultations listed below may have to be conducted remotely or in small focus groups. No travel will be required for this assignment until travel bans are lifted and travel is considered safe by the GGGI Crisis Management Committee. 

Project: Climate Action Enhancement Project (CAEP) – Grenada

Duty Station: Grenada

Start date: 1 May 2020

End date: 31 December 2020

Estimated work days: 74 days

Total fees: $30,600

 

Scope of Work

1.       Perform a gap analysis on existing data on fossil fuel consumption, including electricity supply, transport, waste, agriculture and refrigeration and air conditioning

  • Review existing documentation on Grenada’s GHG emissions and climate goals, including GHG inventories and data collection methodologies, the existing iNDC emissions baseline, the first national communication, the second National Communication Report, the National Sustainable Development Plan, and other information as appropriate.
  • Review results of stakeholder consultations conducted previously by other NDCP CAEP project partners, in particular IRENA, who will be conducting consultations on energy-related data collection, and FAO, who will be conducting a gap analysis on data related to climate adaptation.
  • Conduct consultations with the Government of Grenada and project partners to understand the intended scope of the enhanced NDC, and define data needs for quantitatively tracking progress toward all NDC goals, coordinating with project partners where necessary. 
  • Conduct consultations with appropriate stakeholders including the Statistics Division, the Energy Division, and others to gather information on current processes and procedures for data collection, and to define sources of data for tracking progress toward meeting the enahanced NDC goals.
  • Develop a gap analysis report on existing data in the defined sectors in line with GHG inventory development, which includes assessing international data resources.

 2.       Develop recommended processes for data collection and storage

  • Conduct consultations with the Government of Grenada, especially with Ministry of State, Environment Division, Energy Division, the National Climate Change Committee, the UNFCCC Hub, UNDP and other project partners and stakeholders regarding data collection needs to support the enhanced NDC, as well as regional best practices and standards.
  • Coordinate with other related projects and initiatives including the ICAT and CBIT programs to ensure alignment.
  • Based on the consultations, develop processes and procedures for data collection and storage that will enable quantitative tracking of progress toward NDC goals over time and support the Grenada government’s  development of the BUR.  This should include identification of metadata, frequency and method of data collection, roles and responsibilities for various actors, processes for data validation, and location/method for storing and retrieving data.
  • Based on the above, develop an NDC Data Collection and Storage strategy for Grenada.   This should include institutional coordination mechanisms and be in line with IPCC guidelines.
  • Develop a training module for GHG data collection and storage activities.  Engage stakeholders and conduct capacity building activities as necessary to ensure understanding of the defined data collection processes.
  • Participate in public forums and meetings organized as part of the NDCP CAEP project as needed.
 
Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables

The consultant shall report regularly to the Project Lead and provide written monthly status reports. The consultant must work as part of a team with GGGI and other partners at all times.  Microsoft PowerPoint and Word products must be delivered using GGGI templates provided.  This is a deliverable based contract, the consultant will be responsible for the development and submission of the following deliverables.  Due dates are subject to change based on the project schedule and due to impacts from the Covid-19 situation

For each deliverable except for #1, the consultant is required to deliver a draft version one month prior to the deadline, and a final version by the deadline.

Deliverable

Submission date

Payment breakdown

Inception Report and work plan

 Two weeks after contract signing

10%

Gap analysis report on existing data on fossil fuel consumption

August 1 2020

20%

NDC Data Collection and Storage Strategy for Grenada

August 15 2020

50%

Training module and capacity building completed

Sept 1 2020

20%

 
Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

Academic qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in thematic areas relevant to the assignment (natural/environmental/technical sciences and other relevant)

Experience:

  • At least 5  years of experience in the field of natural resource management and environment, of which at least 2 years in projects related to Monitoring, Reporting and Verification or GHG accounting using methodologies applied under the UNFCCC.
  • Hands-on experience with international institutions (UN agencies or other) and government institutions working with and designing national inventory systems.
  • Experience with developing data collection and storage strategies, especially in government contexts.
  • Developing country experience required, experience working in Grenada or other Caribbean islands is an asset.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, report writing and analytical skills.
  • Capability to work effectively under deadline pressure and to take on a range of responsibilities.
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage deadlines and deliverables.
  • A resource currently located in Grenada is preferred, given the travel constraints surrounding the Covid-19 situation. 

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Documents to be submitted:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample from relevant previous work
 
Selection Process

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

GGGI evaluates applications based on eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study, work experience and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to GGGI's goals. If your application is successful, you will be asked to participate in a competency based interview.

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