Terms of Reference for Framework of Support (Mitigation Instruments Research Officer)
Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA)
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is a nonprofit policy research institute promoting sustainable development across the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1998, IGES is headquartered in Hayama, Japan and has branch offices and desks in Bangkok, Beijing, Kansai, Kitakyushu, New Delhi, and Tokyo.
Since the year 2015, IGES has partnered with UN Climate Change to establish the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.
IGES, on behalf of UN Climate Change and the regional Collaboration Centre, Bangkok (RCC Bangkok), seeks to hire a junior national consultant to carry out activities related to the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA) initiative, in Pakistan as described in the ‘Objectives and Details of Project’ section below.
Carbon pricing is a straightforward approach for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it puts a price signal on carbon, creating an incentive for cutting emissions and investing into more climate friendly solutions.
The Paris Agreement, which has already been ratified by 176 Parties (as of 29 January 2018), among which Pakistan, explicitly recognizes the important role of carbon pricing (decision CP21/1 para. 136).
Recognising the growing number of Parties to the Paris Agreement that are considering carbon pricing instruments as an approach for implementing their climate action and the related need for support, the CIACA initiative was announced during the COP22 in Marrakech. The initiative’s objective is to support Parties in the development of carbon pricing approaches for implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement and foster cooperative climate action with other jurisdictions
The initiative is operationalized regionally through the UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs).
Details of position
The Research Officer (RO) will work under the Director General for Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan. He will assist in the implementation of the initiative “Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action” (CI-ACA). The initiative supports Pakistan in relation to the consideration and development of economic instruments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development at the national level, while exploring options for cooperative climate action under the international climate regime.
The RO is expected to provide practical and conceptual support to the consideration and development of domestic mitigation instruments and support the Ministry on all matters related to international cooperative climate action under the evolving international climate regime and in particular Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. In his capacity, the RO is expected to conduct research activities, liaise with a broad range of entities involved, develop reports and recommendation to the project steering group and report to the ministry and the project board.
In the frame of his activity, the RO is expected to develop key expert on the topic of carbon pricing, mitigation instrument and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement for cooperative climate action.
The RO will be responsible for leading or contributing to the following tasks:
Expected date for start of work
The work will start in March 2018.
The post is purely on contract basis for a period of eight months.
The duty station of the consultant shall be the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan.
A competitive monthly remuneration will be provided.
How to apply
Candidates, whose qualifications and experience match what we are looking for, please send an up to date CV and cover letter to Ms. Ariel Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy saudamini.bagai
Please indicate “Mitigation Instruments Research Officer” in your email subject.
Only candidates under serious consideration will be invited for an interview via teleconference.
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