Specialist in relations with indigenous people, and other groups in a situation of vulnerability to climate change

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Result of Service Objective.

CBIT’s most important contribution will occur by strengthening Peru’s reporting and monitoring capacities so as to adequately comply with the requirements of the Enhance Transparency Framework through the new reporting format under the Paris Agreement: The Biennial Transparency Reports (BTR). In order to carry out the activities of Peru’s CBIT project it requires the hiring of a Specialist in relations with indigenous people, and other groups in a situation of vulnerability to climate change.

Ultimate Result of the Service: Provide technical assistance for the incorporation of the intercultural approach and the relationship with non-state actors (especially indigenous peoples) within the framework of the project.

The consultant will carry out the following activities: - Provide technical support for the development of actions of the CBIT project that involve indigenous peoples within the framework of creation of the Indigenous Climate Platform, as well as in the workshops and events to be held. - Review and analyse the progress of the monitoring system to incorporate the intercultural approach. - Prepare documents and reports to collect the contributions and participation of indigenous peoples and other groups in a situation of vulnerability to climate change in the various components of the project - Support capacity building processes so that they incorporate the intercultural approach. - Provide technical support to develop a sustainability proposal and roadmap for the participation of non-state actors in the implementation of the NDC. - Hold and facilitate meetings with non-state actors. - Develop methodologies and systematize the experience of participatory processes with non-state actors (especially with indigenous peoples) - Others relevant tasks required by the DGCCD of the Minam.

Work Location Lima, Peru.

Expected duration 8 months

Duties and Responsibilities Purpose.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LAC Office), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region and its activities are integrated into the Medium-Term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

As part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement, Peru has submitted its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) with an emission reduction goal of 20% of business as usual (BAU) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission for 2030, including a 30% reduction scenario based on available financial resources, and five priority sectors for adaptation actions during the same established period: water resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and health.

Moreover, the Paris Agreement, in its Article 13, raises the need for Parties to have an enhanced transparency framework that allows information to be available to assess if the necessary is being done in relation to compliance with the commitments assumed to face climate change. This is a major challenge, especially for developing countries, which implies having the technical and institutional capacities to meet the reporting requirements, and the strategic planning to reduce GHG emissions with resilience.

The Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Fund (CBIT), administered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), supports the Peruvian government in improving its capacities to track and evaluate mitigation and adaptation within its NDCs, as well as financial resources that are used to work on these issues, contributing to improve the national transparency framework and the decision-making processes related to climate change. The Ministry of Environment is the executing agency for the CBIT project in Peru, as the national climate change authority and in charge of the NDC progress tracking. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) contributes to the CBIT Project in Peru as the implementing agency. The UNEP ROLAC based in Panamá provides technical and administrative support to the Peruvian government and supports the implementation of the CBIT project.

The CBIT Project in Peru will support the implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement and will provide relevant outcomes to the National Government regarding the implication of the private sectors in climate action.

Component 1 plans to strengthen capacities, considering that training is being provided in regions and non-state actors (for example, indigenous peoples), it is necessary to ensure the implementation of the intercultural approach. Additionally, in components 2 and 3, the design of the monitoring system is planned (for climate adaptation and financing issues), non-state actors (for example, indigenous peoples) are the intended users of these systems. In this context, it must be ensured that the system incorporates the intercultural approach and the validation of non-state actors (such as indigenous peoples, women, Afro-Peruvian people, among others)

In this sense, UNEP ROLAC is looking for a Specialist in relations with indigenous people, and other groups in a situation of vulnerability to climate change to implement the activities foreseen in component 1, 2 and 3. The incumbent will be supervised by the Coordinator of the Climate Ambition and Transparency Team of the Climate Change Unit for the Latin America and Caribbean Office of UNEP and will work full time, 40 hours per week, from Monday to Friday at the Ministry of Environment of Peru.

Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in economics, psychology, anthropology or other social sciences. (required) - Master's degree in social management or project management. (required) - Course or training in intercultural or gender approach (required). - Course or training in participatory methods and tools (desired)

Experience: - A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in the public, private, academic, or civil society sector carrying out social/environmental activities, projects or programs; (required) - Minimum four (4) years of experience in social project issues related to climate change and/or vulnerable populations. (required) - Minimum two (2) years of experience in climate change projects with indigenous people (required) - Understanding of Peru’s national policy related to climate change. (desired)

Language: - The candidate must be fluent in Spanish (required).

Skills: - Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to climate change adaptation, NDC, monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation measures. - Experience using of IT tools such as Microsoft Office; - Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements. - Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings; - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


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