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Caribbean countries share similar economic and sustainable development challenges, including small populations, fragile economies, susceptibility to natural disasters, and most importantly, vulnerability to climate change. Negative impacts associated with climate change on land, water resources and biodiversity have also been predicted, and ultimately, key economic sectors, for example tourism and agriculture, will be negatively impacted by these changes. Notably, even though Caribbean countries emit relatively small amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, they will suffer disproportionately from these negative impacts.
The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), aims to support eight Caribbean countries in advancing the process of low-emission risk-resilient development by improving energy security and integrating medium to long-term planning for adaptation to climate change. Interventions under the Project include supporting policy innovation through the development of a number of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and implementing actual technology that is both low-emission and advances climate risk management, including demonstration in the target countries. The participating countries include Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Republic of Suriname. This project is funded by the Government of Japan and will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with UNDP Barbados & the OECS sub-regional office as a lead agency.
The Government of Jamaica has already taken critical steps towards defining mitigation actions to address national vulnerabilities. Recognising the development challenges that are intrinsic to developing countries and particularly to SIDs, the Government of Jamaica has crafted the country’s first long term national development plan; Vision 2030 Jamaica. While this comprehensive plan supports many key national initiatives towards achieving developed country status by 2030, of note is the acknowledgement of climate change as a significant national issue. The document therefore provides the framework for ensuring the mainstreaming of climate change issues into national planning and development strategies and outlines the intent to embed climate change mitigation and adaptation into the physical planning system. While acknowledging the country’s limited contribution to global emissions, the plan proactively seeks to implement mitigation measures to reduce the country’s carbon footprint which is to be addressed primarily through greater energy conservation. These intended actions fall under National Outcome #10-Energy Security and Efficiency and within the Sector Strategy – Promote energy conservation and non- carbon-based forms of energy.
Supporting the intentions set out in Vision 2030, the National Energy Policy sets out goals for energy conservation and efficiency within the water sector and acknowledges that the National Water Commission is the single largest consumer of energy in the public sector. As such under this Policy, the Government of Jamaica seeks to develop a specific programme of energy management which will target improved operational efficiency and management for the water sector.
In advancing the goal of emission reduction on a national level, the Government of Jamaica has recently developed a Renewable Energy NAMA. The newly developed NAMA promotes the integration of renewable energy based electricity generation through the development of an enabling environment for adoption and deployment of appropriate technologies.
The work towards addressing climate challenges has continued in partnership with J-CCCP through a number of on-going activities. This collaboration will support the strengthening of the national focal point network through the provision of additional capacity and has facilitated a recent assessment of ongoing climate actions through the Baseline Assessment of national climate initiatives. In an effort to build on on-going activities and to align planned actions with the proposed mitigation initiatives, the Government of Jamaica seeks to develop a NAMA for the Water Sector. Under this partnership, the UNDP, together with the Government of Japan, will support all work towards the development of this national document.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Consultant, with guidance from the Government of Jamaica and other relevant stakeholders in the beneficiary country and in close consultation with the J-CCCP Project Management Unit (PMU) within the UNDP Barbados and the OECS sub-regional office, the UNDP Jamaica Country Office and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC), will undertake all activities related to the design and development of the NAMA for the Water Sector in Jamaica. These actions should be guided by UNDPs MDG Carbon NAMA Template (2014) as well as the report entitled Guidance for NAMA Design, Building on Country Experiences by UNFCCC, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNDP and other relevant documents guided by UNDP.
The Technical Consultant has the following principal responsibilities and deliverables, as well as other related tasks that the PMU may identify as necessary to the success of the Project in attaining its objectives:
A. Stocktaking and gap analysis
Review the work conducted under the J-CCCP Baseline Assessment and any other previous studies and identify any relevant additional information needed for a complete national overview of climate mitigation actions undertaken for the Water Sector in Jamaica. Areas for review should include but not be limited to the following:
a. Current climate and climate scenarios
Outline institutional arrangements and timeline for implementation
Good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations, supports and encourages open communication in the team, and facilitates team work
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently. The ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders from governments, agencies, private companies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and research institutions is essential. A good understanding of the institutional framework relating to climate change initiatives in the country is highly desirable. In addition, the Technical Consultant should possess:
Demonstrated analytical, communication and report writing skills. Outline at least three technical, policy, scientific or research publications undertaken within the last five years
|Closing date:||October 13, 2017|