Result of Service
The CCAC National Project Coordinator for Gabon will be responsible for providing support to the CCAC Focal Point at the Ministry of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change to support Gabon’s SLCP agenda and to ensure that the CCAC supported project is completed within timeline and in line with Gabon’s needs and priorities. The CCAC National Project Coordinator for Gabon will be based at the Ministry of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change on a full-time basis and will report to CCAC. All deliverables are to be validated by the CCAC Focal Point at Ministry of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society.
The CCAC is the only international initiative working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, HFCs and tropospheric ozone.
More information on the CCAC is available at: www.ccacoalition.org
Gabon is a CCAC State Partner. Gabon through its Ministry of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change has requested support in identifying priority SLCP mitigation measures quantified emissions of SLCPs, air pollutants and GHGs. Providing support to Gabon is an opportunity to strengthen the national planning process, and to leverage South-South cooperation between Gabon and other CCAC Partners from the region.
The CCAC is therefore seeking a CCAC National Project Coordinator to strengthen the capacity of Gabon’s Ministry of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change to coordinate national SLCP planning, policy, and implementation efforts aligned with NDC implementation.
The CCAC National Project Coordinator for Gabon will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Secretariat team and focal points at the Ministry of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change to enhance awareness on national planning and SLCPs, and coordinate national SLCP planning, policy, and implementation efforts aimed at SLCPs and particularly methane emissions reduction. The CCAC National Project Coordinator will also be responsible for development and implementation of SLCP emission and mitigation assessments and projects in key source sectors and fostering inter-ministerial collaboration across governments and engaging important stakeholders at the national level to effectively integrate SLCPs into national planning and to support implementation strategies. The expert will support the development of the CCAC ongoing project [GA-22-002] Gabon – Deliver a methane emissions inventory, mitigation plan and MRV framework for the oil and gas sector and of the upcoming national SLCP integrated planning project.
• Advanced university degree, master or equivalent, in environmental science, economics, politics, international relations or a similar discipline.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least 7 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to climate change, air pollution, sustainable development or environment and health is required.
• Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance to governments and other stakeholders is required.
• Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments is required.
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations) are required.
• Knowledge of the national policies in climate change mitigation and air pollution (National Policy of Climate Change and National Strategy of Air Quality) is required.
• A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in the Gabon is desirable.
• Experience working with the LEAP tool, or comparable emission inventory and scenario modelling platforms, is desirable.
• Ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet, is desirable.
• Knowledge of the methodologies for emissions inventories, particularly the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse gases (GHG) Inventory of 2006, the AP-42 compilation of air emissions factors, and/or EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook of 2019 is desirable.
• Fluency in French and English (written and spoken) is essential.
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