CCAC Junior National Consultant for Mexico

by CCAC - 6 August, 2023
CCAC is seeking a CCAC Junior National Consultant for Mexico to support the capacity of the INECC modelling unit to provide technical support for generate inputs for SLCP mitigation planning processes also in compliance with the new NDCs commitments for Mexico. The consultant will also provide support to ongoing and future CCAC-funded projects, more precisely “[MX-22-001 – Deliver a SLCP programme]” and “[MX-23-002 – Household energy sector strategy for the state of Puebla]” projects, as required, facilitating inter-ministerial coordination and efficient communication with relevant stakeholders on the ground. The CCAC Junior National Consultant for Mexico will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Focal Point at INECC and the CCAC Secretariat team. Application period is 04 August 2023 - 26 August 2023

The CCAC Junior National Consultant for Mexico will provide support to the National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) modelling unit to develop policy scenarios and strategies on air quality, climate change and energy efficiency. The consultant will also support seeking information activities, evaluation, review and integration of the information generated throughout the most recent activity reported from the ongoing SLCP projects and CCAC activities in Mexico in the modelling tool, review and ensure the integrate the information more recent and accurate. This support will serve as inputs to the model, including the project to "Strengthen national SLCP planning and implementation processes while increasing action on methane mitigation" approved in 2022 by the CCAC, as well as new relevant information. The consultant will work closely with the Federal Ministry of Environment (SEMARNAT) and will be working with the modelling unit at INECC.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

1. Support and collaborate in the acquisition of the most recent information available of the Agricultural, Waste, and Oil & Gas sectors, goals, and new national priorities, for the compilation process for the LEAP-IBC.
2. Acquire, Integrate, and standardize the official, most recent information of the mitigation strategies of the Agricultural, Waste, and Oil & Gas sectors.
3. Support and help to address the lack of information related to waste management that limits the correct selection and implementation of technologies that reduce such emissions.
4. Support and collaborate during the updating LEAP-IBC process, documenting the relevant updates from the oil & gas, and waste analysis.
5. Secure participation and buy-in from across government to update the National SLCP Programme, including endorsement at high political level in coordination with the CCAC National Senior Consultant
6. Support the strengthening of the government’s capacity for developing and implementing SLCP mitigation actions, based on the CCAC’s integrated approach to climate change and air pollution reduction, in coordination with the CCAC National Senior Consultant
7. Support the integration of the SLCP mitigation actions into relevant national processes, plans and strategies at national and sub-national level; including the possibility of having calculations SLCP emissions in the MRV national systems, in coordination with the CCAC National Senior Consultant
8. Support raise awareness activities, on SLCP at national/sub-national level in coordination with the CCAC National Senior Consultant
9. Ensure that Mexico is an active CCAC State Partner and is leveraging benefits from the CCAC partnership (e.g., best practices shared, technical assistance, funding, bilateral partnerships, etc).
10. Support the coordination of the development of a national methane roadmap in coordination with the assigned implementer.

Qualifications/special skills

• Advanced university degree, master or equivalent, in environmental science, economics, politics, international relations or a similar discipline.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least 2 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to climate change, air pollution, sustainable development or environment and health is required.
• Ability with the acquisition of information for emission inventories, for the identification of contributions by sector, is required.
• Knowledge of the national policies in climate change mitigation and air pollution (National Policy of Climate Change and National Strategy of Air Quality) is required.
• Communication skills (written and oral presentations) are required.
• A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in the Mexican context is desirable.
• Experience working on the acquisition of relevant emissions information is desirable.
• The ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet is desirable.

Languages

• Fluency in Spanish and English (written and spoken) is essential.

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