Assistant Coordinator for the Technology Needs Assessment

UN Women

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Result of Service

In collaboration with the national TNA team, the National TNA coordinator of the project and the team of experts, the assistant will be responsible for the timely provision of inputs and delivery as set in Annex

These tasks include, inert-alia;

  • Organising consultative stakeholders meetings and workshops (inception, TNA validation, TAP validation, national dissemination and donor engagement event),
  • Development of a detailed draft work plan
  • support adaptation and mitigation experts in identifying and prioritizing technologies for mitigation and adaptation through a participatory process with a broad involvement of relevant stakeholders, including; Organisation of stakeholders, Identification of institutions for data and expert support.
  • Supporting and overseeing the TNA team and consultants responsible for the process of analysing how the prioritized technologies can be implemented in the country and how implementation circumstances could be improved by addressing the barriers and developing an enabling framework based, inter-alia, on undertaking of local market and other assessments;
  • Supporting and overseeing the mitigation and adaptation expert consultants in preparation and finalization of TNA, BAEF and TAP reports and final project closure report for the country.
  • Support consultants in preparing working papers and other TNA-related documents as may be required to ease the consultative process and harnessing inputs from stakeholders during meetings, workshops, amongst others.
  • Provision of any other inputs, as may be required, relevant to the TNA process and output targeted as may be requested by the National TNA coordinator, the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP CCC, Denmark), the TNA regional centre and the national Project Steering Committee. Field trips and trips to attend training and capacity-building workshops will occur.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) is a set of country-driven activities leading to the identification, prioritization and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, supported by UNOPS, on behalf of the Global Environment Facility. The current Global TNA project, deriving from window
  • (i) of the Strategic Program on Technology Transfer, is designed to support countries to carry out improved Technology Needs Assessments within the framework of the UNFCCC. The purpose of the TNA project is to assist participant developing country Parties identify and analyze priority technology needs, which can form the basis for a portfolio of environmentally sound technology (EST) projects and programmes to facilitate the transfer of, and access to, the ESTs and know-how in the implementation of Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC Convention. Hence TNAs are central to the work of Parties to the Convention on technology transfer and present an opportunity to track an evolving need for new equipment, techniques, practical knowledge and skills, which are necessary to mitigate GHG emissions and/or reduce the vulnerability of sectors and livelihoods to the adverse impacts of climate change.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To identify and prioritize through country-driven participatory processes, technologies that can contribute to mitigation and adaptation goals of the participant countries, while meeting their national sustainable development goals and priorities;
  • To identify barriers hindering the acquisition, deployment, and diffusion of the prioritized technologies;
  • To develop Technology Action Plans specifying activities and enabling frameworks to overcome the barriers and facilitate the transfer, adoption and diffusion of selected technologies in the participant countries and policy briefs summarizing the policy relevant actions within the Technology Action Plans in a short and user-friendly way;
  • To develop concept notes for attracting funding to implement selected technologies in priority areas of national relevance. The assistant coordinator will work in close collaboration with the National TNA coordinator and the national TNA team.

His/Her overall task is to support the entire TNA process – ranging from engaging with the stakeholders, identification of technology needs, its prioritisation and assessment, to the development of national TAPs. In consistence with domestic and global objectives, the consultant will be responsible for providing the national TNA teams with the process-related and methodological/technical advisory services needed for conducting TNAs, preparing Barrier Analysis and Enabling Framework (BAEF) report and developing Technology Action Plans (TAPs) at the country level. The assistant coordinator will assist the National TNA coordinator in applying a participatory approach to the TNA process, involving a wide range of stakeholders while ensuring a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary scope. Moreover, the consultant will assist the National TNA coordinator in facilitating the tasks of communication with the national TNA team members, outreach to stakeholders, formation of networks, information acquisition, and coordination and communication of work products. In addition, his/her role will consist in assisting in the coordination and implementation of the project, in assuring the quality of products delivered by the adaptation and mitigation experts and in drafting and editing planned reports in the framework of the project.

Qualifications/special skills

  • A minimum of postgraduate degree in science, engineering, economics or social science is required.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the relevant fields.
  • Experience in an international agency or organization is desirable. Key Competencies: The contractor should be in possession of strong inter-personal and verbal communication skills, good coordination and facilitation skills, and possess proven analytical capabilities, as well as excellent writing skills. The contractor should have good knowledge of – and experience with – climate change strategies, technologies and policies at the national level. More specifically the contractor should be familiar with national development objectives and sector policies, have overall insights in climate change science, and potential climate change impacts, as well as mitigation and adaptation need for the country.

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Source:https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/234069?language=en

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