CCAC National Project Coordinator for Mexico

by CCAC - 8 August, 2023
Application period is 04 August 2023 - 26 August 2023.

CCAC is seeking a CCAC National Project Coordinator for Mexico to strengthen 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 National Project Coordinator for Mexico will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Focal Point at INECC and the CCAC Secretariat team.

The CCAC National Project Coordinator 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 integrate the information available generated along the most recent activity reported of ongoing SLCP projects and CCAC activities in Mexico into the LEAP modelling tool, including the project for the "Strengthen national SLCP planning and implementation processes while increasing action on methane mitigation" approved in 2022 by the CCAC, as well as the review and integration of new relevant information, as well as possible new requests. The consultant will supervise a CCAC National Junior Consultant and 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. Compile on the LEAP-IBC, the most recent information available for the Agricultural, Waste, and Oil & Gas sectors, goals, and new national priorities.
2. Standardize, and incorporate the official, most recent information of the mitigation strategies of the Agricultural, Waste, and Oil & Gas sectors.
3. Support the country to address the lack of information related to waste management that limits the correct selection and implementation of technologies that reduce emissions from this sector.
4. Update LEAP-IBC used with documented updates from the oil & gas, and waste analysis. 
5. Supervise the CCAC National Junior consultant and work in close coordination with him/her to assure deliverables are submitted in time
6. Secure participation and buy-in from across government to provide technical inputs to the Mexico’s SLCP Programme, including endorsement at high political level.
7. Strengthen 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.  
8. Integrate 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.
9. Raise awareness on SLCP at national/sub-national level 
10. 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).
11. 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 4 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to climate change, air pollution, sustainable development or environment and health is required.
• Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance to governments and other stakeholders 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. 
• Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments is required. 
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations) are required.
• Experience working on emissions modelling with the LEAP tool, or comparable emission inventory and scenario modelling platforms, is highly desirable.
• A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in the Mexican context is desirable.
• The ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet is desirable.


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

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