National Expert on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) at UNDP Ghana

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  • Company: UNDP Ghana
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Ghana

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The activities will include a consultative process with local and national stakeholders, participation from the key actors and capacity building of host institutions as required.
  • The mitigation programme builds on the policies and measures included in Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and its REDD+ strategy whilst ensuring compliance with UNDP’s social and environmental and fiduciary management standards and other relevant market-based provisions.

Specifically, the selected candidate will:

  • Participate in kick-off meeting with Ghana Forestry Commission and UNDP on the MRV workplan
  • Develop individual workplan to contribute to overall MRV workplan
  • Research and compile existing data and information on forest-related emissions and removals in programme area and through desk review and expert outreach and contribute to summary technical report.
  • Provide analysis to support estimation of mitigation potential of planned interventions, including selection of methodologies/approaches for each activity/intervention.
  • Support the process to interpret and correct maps.
  • Identify data gaps, research and data compilation to complete market standard requirements including analysing effect of any other carbon sale and purchase agreements on the proposed programme.
  • Additional support as needed related to items 3-6 listed above, including technical discussions and other communication with the Forestry Commission throughout the feasibility assessment period.
  • Contribute to report writing for Forestry Commission reports and feasibility study report, organize meetings and liase with the Climate and Forest Team on a regular basis in order to ensure that deliverables are submitted in a timely manner.
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Qualification Required & Experience

Min. Academic Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in geography, forestry, natural resource management, climate-change policies and/or other relevant field.
  • Min. years of relevant Work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years practical/progressive working experience in Ghana on environment issues, including climate change, forest carbon and REDD+

Required skills and competencies

  • Extensive experience on forests and REDD+ is essential, including GIS/spatial analysis
  • Experience with carbon markets standards and methodologies, particularly Verra/VCS methodologies, and the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Framework specifically

Location: Accra

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 21 July. 2021

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