CCAC Science Consultant

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Result of Service The “CCAC Science Consultant” will strengthen the CCAC Secretariat’s science team, principally in support of the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) in conducting preliminary research and written products for their review, updating databases, organizing, and preparing meeting materials and meeting minutes, and increasing capacity to respond promptly to the CCAC Board and other partners’ requests.

In 2023 the CCAC SAP will work on a number of projects in line with the CCAC’s 2023 Work Plan & Budget, including but not limited to an economics assessment report, actions related to methane to build on the CCAC/UNEP Global Methane Assessment (2021), and to support integrated approaches to clean air action, including support to the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.

Work Location Paris, France

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.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosts the Secretariat at the Economy Division in Paris.

More information about the CCAC is here: www.ccacoalition.org

The CCAC Secretariat is seeking a “CCAC Science Consultant” to strengthen its science team, principally in support of the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) in conducting preliminary research and written products for their review, updating databases, organizing, and preparing meeting materials and meeting minutes, and increasing capacity to respond promptly to the CCAC Board and other partners’ requests.

In 2023 the CCAC SAP will work on a number of projects in line with the CCAC’s 2023 Work Plan & Budget, including but not limited to an economics assessment report, actions related to methane to build on the CCAC/UNEP Global Methane Assessment (2021), and to support integrated approaches to clean air action, including support to the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.

Objectives: 1. Support delivery of CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) workplan and products under direction of the Science Affairs Coordinator. 2. Review technical papers on behalf of CCAC SAP 3. Review and provide quality assurance on technical deliverables from CCAC implementing partners, as well as communication materials prepared by CCAC Secretariat colleagues 4. Prepare draft papers for the CCAC SAP, Board and Climate & Clean Air Ministerial 5. Support organization of SAP meetings, including preparing and distributing agendas and background materials, taking meeting notes and preparing meeting summaries 6. Research and produce annual update on status of SLCP emissions for the CCAC Annual Meeting, capturing latest research 7. Support translation of SLCP science into communications materials and ensure science-related information on the CCAC website is up to date 8. Develop agenda and required background discussion papers for science-policy discussions/sessions as part of the CCAC Annual Meeting 9. Ensure smooth running of deliverables in relation to the UNEP publications process (including, liaising with UNEP responsibility personnel, making sure publications are in the UNEP Publication Plans, that we adhere to the UN/UNEP style guide, and that peer review processes are conducted including with the UNEP chief scientist involvement, and that publishing team’s comments are dealt with appropriately) 10. Ad hoc support as part of the CCAC Secretariat team

Qualifications/special skills- Advanced university degree, master or equivalent, in environmental science, engineering, development studies or a similar discipline related to climate change and/or air pollution. - A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. - A minimum of 2 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to climate change, air pollution, sustainable development, environment, and energy is required. - Demonstrated ability to communicate science, research and complex data to non-science audience is required. - Ability to collect, analyze, and present complex data using data analysis tools such as Google or Excel spreadsheets, Data Studio, Power BI is highly desirable. - Efficient time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects alongside tasks requiring a quick turnaround is desirable. - Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups is required is desirable.

Languages- Fluency in English (written and oral) is required - Additional knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset

Additional Information International travel may be required for this consultancy.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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