National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Specialist

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Climate and Disaster Resilience, Environment and Natural Resources
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Organizational Setting

The Government of Suriname is undertaking its readiness activities for accessing Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources for addressing climate change. The project will involve strengthening capacity of the Government to access climate finance through an extensive mentoring program for staff members of the Ministry of Spatial Planning and the Environment (the NDA) and staff from other Government Ministries as well as stakeholders from civil society organizations. The activities under this Readiness project will provide important baseline information needed for future decision making on climate change priorities for Suriname.

Reporting Lines

The specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for Suriname based in Trinidad and under the technical guidance of the International Climate Change Expert based in Suriname. She/he will liaise with other concerned government and non-government stakeholders in Suriname.

Technical focus

[In the general context to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Spatial Planning and the Environment (ROM) the specialist will be responsible to:
•    Conduct a capacity and institutional assessment of government institutions related to GHG inventories
•    Develop and Implement a capacity building program based on the gap analysis
•    Recommend policies and practices to increase the efficiency of the Ministry of ROM and other concerned government agencies to improve on data collection, storage and sharing

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Liaise with ROM and other stakeholders on climate change reporting and GHG estimates in Suriname
•    Organize several workshops to discuss amongst technicians how to improve the collection of GHG data
•    Develop a protocol for updating the GHG emissions for the 6 mains sectors as indicated in the NDC 2020
•    Provide guidelines on how to measure and analyze the GHG emissions
•    Write an updated GHG inventory report for Suriname
•    Ensure the integration of gender consideration into the above-mentioned tasks and project outputs


Minimum Requirements    

•    B.Sc. or Master’s Degree in Environment, Climate Change or a related subject
•    At least 5 years of experience in climate change and GHG inventories
•    Working knowledge of English
•    National of the country or a resident with valid work permit

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

•    Good analytical  skills and conceptual thinking
•    Experience in preparing and delivering training workshops
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
•    Working experience with different stakeholder groups from government and civil society
•    Good knowledge of NDC, NAP, and GHG inventories related to climate change
•    Proven ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and present ideas clearly and effectively.
•    Able to gather and process data and information and report writing



  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
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