Senior Emissions Trading Expert, Human Dynamics – Balkans/Turkey

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The overall objective of the project is to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and the development towards a resource-efficient, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy.

Human Dynamics is a leading European provider of consulting services for the public sector with more than 120 projects implemented in 30 countries worldwide. Currently, Human Dynamics and its 300 experts and consultants advise more than 40 ministries and public/government agencies worldwide. You are welcome on our website for more details: www.humandynamics.org

Project title: EU Support for Climate Action in IPA II beneficiaries – Transition towards the low emissions and climate-resilient economy in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and the development towards a resource-efficient, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • To support the Beneficiaries to build their capacity for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement and for the development of low emissions and climate resilient economies;
  • To enhance the regional exchange of information, best practices, peer-to-peer reviews, experience and awareness-raising between the IPA II beneficiaries and between IPA II beneficiaries and the Member States towards the implementation of Beneficiaries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement.

The expected results are:

  • Result 1: Regional awareness on the outcomes and provisions of Paris Agreement and the legislative proposals under the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework and Energy Union Strategy increased.

-Development and implementation, also of regional policies and strategies to align with low emissions pathways supported.

  • Result 2: Upgrades of domestic GHG monitoring and reporting practices supported and the Regional GHG inventory web portal maintained.

-Cooperation with European Environment Agency (EEA) continued and intensified.

  • Result 3: Strengthened monitoring, EU ETS reporting, accreditation and verification (MRAV) requirements targeted at:

-operators;

-authorities and

-verifiers.

  • Result 4: Increased domestic and regional climate change resilience through improved regional and domestic adaptation planning and actions

-Cooperation with European Environment Agency (EEA) continued and intensified.

  • Result 5: Compliance checks of selected legislative acts performed.

Commencement date of the project: November 2018

Duration of the project: 36 months

Qualifications and skills:

  • As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in environmental sciences or economics or other related field;
  • Excellent fluency in written and spoken English; required ability to travel to beneficiary countries; knowledge of one of the languages of the beneficiary countries will be an asset;
  • As a minimum, relevant EU ETS experience, with a good overview of duties and responsibilities of competent authorities, ETS operators and verifiers under the emissions trading;
  • As a minimum high quality analytical and document drafting skills, which can be demonstrated by reference to a recent (the previous 2 years) report that he/she has authored;
  • As a minimum demonstrable skills in carrying out similar assignments.

General professional experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of at least 5 years of relevant professional experience, related to the subject matter of the current contract out of which at least 3 years of relevant experience in Western Balkan countries and Turkey and/or the EU Member States;
  • Demonstrable deep knowledge and very good understanding of the EU environment and climate acquis and of the EU enlargement process.

Specific professional experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge of EU climate acquis related to emissions trading, and particularly monitoring, reporting and verifying of GHG emissions within the EU ETS from a point of view of competent authorities, ETS installation operators and verifiers;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in implementation and/or enforcement related to a range of topics of the EU climate acquis.

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