Junior Advisor Global Markets Programme, GIZ – Kampala

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Germany’s GIZ is looking for a junior advisor to help promote carbon markets in Uganda and the East Africa region.

Background of the Project
The German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) initiated the Global Carbon Markets Programme as part of the Clean Development Mechanism/Joint implementation (CDM/JI) initiative. The goal is to promote the utilization of the flexible mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol and support actors in the transition to the new market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement, in this regard, the project aims to promote carbon markets in Uganda and the East African region. It supports to enable Uganda and East African countries to play a stronger role in the use and further development of carbon market opportunities.

Furthermore, the project focuses its activities on the transfer of successful approaches and experiences of the Kyoto Protocol into the Paris Agreement. lt supports to ensure the continuity of current CDM projects, the design of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement by supporting the piloted implementation of the article in detail countries and the linking of carbon market activities with the national climate change policies and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),
The Junior Advisor performs the following tasks

Tasks and Responsibilities
The Junior Advisor will be responsible for the following;

Coordination and Monitoring
The Junior Advisor supports the project lead and the senior technical advisors with the following tasks:

  • Planning, coordination and documentation of workshops, trainings and other project activities
  • Project progress reports, concepts and policy briefs for the commissioning donor agencies and ministries
  • Project monitoring and evaluation, including updating necessary information on activities in the web based monitoring system
  • Coordination with national stakeholders (such as the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Climate Change Department within the Ministry of Water and Environment) as well as regional stakeholders, especially with the East African Community (EAC) climate change unit
  • Organizing and supporting meetings (producing agendas and taking minutes)
    Communication and Knowledge Management
  • Developing and disseminating public relations materials that increase the visibility of the project among relevant stakeholders
  • Preparing communication materials such as project fact sheets and power point presentations
  • Assisting in drawing up reports and translations, preparing and maintaining excel databases
  • Organizing and updating project documentation, the filing systems and the virtual project library

Analysis and Research
In consultation with the Project Head, preparation and conduction of technical guidance in the development and implementation of climate change policies and strategies at both national and regional level (East Africa)

Required Qualifications, Competences And Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in an Environmental related course or professional qualification in climate change, energy, environment or natural resource management.
  • Good understanding of international bilateral and multilateral climate frameworks such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), carbon pricing and carbon market based mechanisms
  • Good knowledge about international climate discussions and relevant international frameworks such as the United Nation Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement
  • Good understanding of the institutional framework in Uganda and the East African region on climate change topics and carbon markets
  • Excellent English language skills (spoken and written)
  • Very strong communication skills both orally and in writing, good presentation skills
  • Demonstrated strong report writing skills
  • Very good project management and organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Excel or other database programme)
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed ~ corresponding measures are agreed with management

Professional Experience

  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Experience in the implementation of carbon markets and climate change mitigation projects

Job application procedure
Applicants should submit an application letter and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to: The Director, Future Options consulting Ltd 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O box 34934, Kampala, Uganda

Email: hr@futureoptionsug.com
Tel: +256 414 231204/6.

Applications should be received by 5:00pm on the 12th October 2018. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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