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Result of Service The National Consultant will support the Philippines’ national SLCP planning and implementation efforts. This will include integrated SLCP assessments and rapid implementation of actions that reduce SLCPs at the national level. The expert will also assist in strengthening the long-term institutional and technical capacity dedicated to supporting key mitigation measures that contribute to reducing emissions from these high impact sector and political and institutional backing for the SLCP mitigation strategy.

Work Location Philippines

Expected duration 12 months

Duties and Responsibilities The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society.

The CCAC is the only international initiative working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, HFCs and tropospheric ozone.

More information on the CCAC is available at: www.ccacoalition.org

Philippines is a CCAC State Partner and the lead country in implementing the project on “Driving ambitious climate action while addressing air pollution, health impacts and other local priorities in the ASEAN region.” The Philippines received national planning support (stages 1 & 2) aimed at building capacity to help develop the Nationally Determined Contribution of the Philippines. The Philippines’s through its Climate Change Service of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has requested support on national planning to finalize its National Plan on SLCP and provide technical assistance to analyse the GHG and SLCP mitigation potential in waste and IPPU sectors.

The CCAC is therefore seeking a National Consultant to strengthen the capacity of the Republic of Philippines’s Environmental Management Bureau to coordinate national SLCP planning, policy, and implementation efforts. (More information on the CCAC planning process can be found here: (https://bit.ly/CCAC-planning)

The CCAC National Consultant will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Secretariat team and focal points at the Environmental Management Bureau to enhance awareness on national planning and SLCPs, and coordinate national SLCP planning, policy, and implementation efforts. The CCAC National Consultant will also be responsible for development and implementation of SLCP emission and mitigation assessments and projects in key source sectors and fostering inter-ministerial collaboration across governments and engaging important stakeholders at the national level to effectively integrate SLCPs into national planning and to support implementation strategies.

Specific responsibilities:

1. Secure participation and buy-in from across government to develop/implement a National SLCP Strategy, including endorsement at high political level. 2. 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. 3. Integrate SLCP mitigation actions into relevant national processes, plans and strategies at national and sub-national level. 4. Propose national and international funding opportunities for implementation of National SLCP Strategy. 5. Raise awareness on SLCP at national/sub-national level 6. Ensure Philippines 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).

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 5 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. - A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in Philippines is desirable¿ - Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments is required. - Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations) is required. - Knowledge of the national policies in climate change mitigation and air pollution (e.g. national policies and strategies on climate change, health and air quality management) is required. - Experience working with the LEAP tool, or comparable emission inventory and scenario modelling platforms, is desirable.¿ - Ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet.¿ - Knowledge of the methodologies for emissions inventories, particularly the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse gases (GHG) Inventory of 2006, the AP-42 compilation of air emissions factors, and/or EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook of 2019.¿

Languages Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

Additional Information Travel may be required for this consultancy

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