Vacancy at GGGI: Consultant - Development of Sector Analysis and INDC Revision - Agriculture

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17 April 2019
Organization: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Duty Station: Mongolia
Closing Date: 22 April 2019
 

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is looking for a Consultant to support the development of sector analysis and INDC Revision - Agriculture. The application deadline is 22 April 2019.

 

 The Government of Mongolia is currently under the process of updating and elaborating its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) target into NDC, aiming for more ambitious targets, with a vision to mobilize increased green financial resources from climate related funds. The INDC target is to reduce GHG emissions up to 14% economywide by 2030 compared to BAU scenario excluding LULUCF sector. In the INDCs the potential impact of emission reduction measures in agriculture sector could not be estimated due to lack of available background information and are thus not included in the indicative estimate.

The Agriculture sector is responsible for the half of the Mongolia’s GHG emissions. It is expected to increase as livestock numbers increase year on year. In general, it is very challenging to estimate the necessary time and capacities needed for the sectoral analyses and planning in the frame of the NDC update and in view of elaborating decarbonization pathways based on long-term sectoral climate mitigation goals. Therefore, an objective of the process is to initiate sectoral planning, to raise the awareness of all relevant stakeholders and to achieve a full overview of all current policies, sector goals and scheduled sectoral planning processes.

Mongolia’s NDC elaboration and update process for electricity and heating supply sector is being supported by the regional project ‘Capacity Development for Climate Policy in the Countries of Southeastern, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia, Phase III (CDCPIII)’ as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with New Climate Institute (NCI). GIZ and NCI have developed a Mitigation Scenario Modelling tool “PROSPECTS+” which is being piloted in Georgia and now will be applied in Mongolia. The Government of Mongolia officially recognized and accepted to use this model to develop the next round of its NDC commitments. GGGI will be responsible for developing and supporting NDC update and elaboration processes for the Agriculture and IPPU sectors, with technical backstopping provided by GIZ and NCI. Agreement has been reached among the GGGI Mongolia, GGGI HQ (MRV Team), Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and GIZ & NCI for regular and on-demand technical backstopping with free of charge and/back-to-back arrangements such as joint workshops and combined events, where feasible.

 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

Objectives of the assignment are: (i) to develop long-term pathway options for the Agriculture sector, in cooperation with respective line ministries, agencies and municipalities and other stakeholders based on the sectoral assessment; (ii) to structure and conduct the respective stakeholder consultations in support with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Environment and Climate Fund (ECF); (iii) to develop sectoral inputs into the draft updated NDC document.

 

Scope of Work:

  • Deliverable 1 – Report and Work Plan: Consultant will conduct a desk review of existing sectoral legal and institutional frameworks, policies goals, measures targets and indicators for Agriculture sector, and identify relevant stakeholders, including decision makers and beneficiaries. Inception report will include stakeholders’ communication strategy and workplan.
  • Deliverable 2 – Stakeholder Consultation Report. Consultant will conduct sectoral consultation meetings in support with MET and ECF and events and record the event proceedings and discussions*. Outcomes of the assignment of stakeholder consultation and findings will be reported to ECF/GGGI.
  • Deliverable 3 – Long-term emission pathway development using PROSPECTS+ modelling tool** - Setup of a transparent modelling structure to quantify current emissions pathway, elaborate additional decarbonization pathways options, and to determine the aggregated sector contribution(s) to the updated NDC document.
  • Deliverable 4 – Impact analysis. Impact analysis of different pathways/ measures/ targets on relevant socio-economic or sustainable development factors/ indicator.
  • Deliverable 5 – Sectoral Chapters of updated NDC document. Consultant will develop draft Sectoral Chapters of updated sector NDC document.
  • Deliverable 6 – Revision of Sectoral Chapter of updated NDC document. Consultant will revise sectoral chapter of the NDC document and support the review of relevant sections of the document.
  • Deliverable 7 – Final Report. Consultant will finalize sectoral chapter of updated NDC document.

Note:* Consultant will present preliminary and final findings, recommendations and provide ground for the discussion in NDC targets in Agriculture sector and provide its associated consultation report after the end of contract.

**Technical backstopping and guidance will be provided by NCI in periodic and on-demand basis

 

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The Consultant will report to the GGGI Country Representative the overall guidance of the GGGI HQ MRV Team.

She/he is expected to deliver following outputs per identified timeline and payment schedule below:

Deliverables

Due Date*

Payment

Deliverable 1 – Inception report

May 15, 2019

10%

Deliverable 2 – Stakeholder consultation reports

May 31, 2019

10%

Deliverable 3 – Modelling Report

June 30, 2019

 

50%

Deliverable 4 – Report and presentation

Deliverable 5 – Sectoral chapters of updated NDC document

Deliverable 6 – Revision of Sectoral Chapters of updated NDC document

1st review – July 9, 2019

2nd review – July 23, 2019 Final review - July 26, 2019

20%

Deliverable 7 – Final report

December 15, 2019

10%

* negotiable in close coordination with MET

 All reports must be in English (United States usage) and Mongolian, 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.

 

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise:

  • Advanced degree (Masters) in a relevant field, such as Agriculture and Life Sciences, Environmental Policy, Engineering, Development Economics, Environmental economics, Environmental technology, or any related qualification.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills.
  • Sufficient knowledge of GHG baseline determination, GHG inventory, MRV system, carbon budget, etc.
  • Demonstrate GHGs emission simulation and modelling skills for GHGs measurement and management. Demonstrated experience in area-based or sectoral-based GHG emission.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in technical activities related to green growth, climate change, GHGs emission accounting and analysis, MRV system, GHGs mitigation activities, and emission trading scheme (carbon market) in the relevant sector (Agriculture).
  • Project delivery experience, including managing the delivery of results on time and on budget.
  • Work experience in developing countries with a highly regarded private sector company (consulting or industry), international organization, government or not-for-profit organization.
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintain working relations with government officials in the relevant sectors and associated government institutions. Demonstrated experience and success in the engagement of, and working with both the public and private sector, especially in Asia 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 skill in English is required; spoken and written Mongolian is an important asset.

 

Additional Consideration:

  • Contract Type : Advisory Support (Level D), Part Time
  • Duty Station : Mongolia
  • Start date :  29 April 2019
  • End date : 31 December 2019
  • Day estimated : 125 days
  • Total Fees : Up to 15,000 USD (based on experience)

 

Documents to be submitted (Online application)

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter including applicant’s understanding of the TOR; approach to the assignment; tentative timeline to achieve deliverables.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Further information and details regarding this position can be found here.

 

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About GGGI

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was founded on the belief that economic growth and environmental sustainability are not merely compatible objectives; their integration is essential for the future of humankind. GGGI works with partners in the public and private sector in developing countries around the world to put green growth at the heart of economic planning.

GGGI supports emerging and developing countries that seek to develop rigorous green growth economic development strategies. GGGI carries out research into various aspects of green growth theory and practice and facilitates the engagement of the private sector expertise and resources in the implementation of green growth strategies.