CCAC National Project Coordinator

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The CCAC National Project Coordinator for Zimbabwe will be responsible for providing support to the CCAC Focal Point at the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife to support Zimbabwe’s SLCP agenda and to ensure that the CCAC supported projects are completed within timeline and in line with Zimbabwe’s needs and priorities. All deliverables are to be validated by the CCAC Secretariat.

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 Zimbabwe joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in 2018. Despite its small contribution to global emissions, Zimbabwe is taking ambitious action to tackle the challenges of climate change and air pollution simultaneously in view of its development imperatives.

Zimbabwe has raised its climate ambition by increasing its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 33 per cent to 40 per cent in its recently unveiled 2021 Revised Nationally Determined Contributed (NDC). Zimbabwe also plans to reduce methane emissions from the waste sector by 2030, and expanded its mitigation targets to include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), black carbon, and particulate matter. While Zimbabwe’s original Intended Nationally Determined Contributions focused primarily on the energy sector, its updated NDC includes the waste, energy, agriculture, forestry, and land use sectors. In 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife requested CCAC to provide support in integrating short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) within its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation plan and greenhouse gas emission inventory process. The CCAC is therefore seeking a National Project Coordinator to strengthen the capacity of 2022 the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife of Zimbabwe for national SLCP mitigation planning, policies and implementation and more specifically the integration of SLCPs within climate commitment plans and inventories. The CCAC National Project Coordinator will sit at the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife. S/he will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Secretariat team to coordinate the implementation of CCAC projects in Zimbabwe and will liaise with implementing partners to enhance awareness on SLCPs. The CCAC supported projects include (the list can be extended):

  • ZB-22-001 – Zimbabwe – Integrate SLCPs within climate commitment plans and inventories Output expectations: 1)
  • Contribute to participation and buy-in from across government to implement CCAC supported SLCP activities, including endorsement at high political level.
  • Engage sub-national governments, and civil society in CCAC partner country.
  • Coordinate all CCAC activities in Zimbabwe in collaboration with the CCAC Focal Point within the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife.
  • Assist CCAC Focal Point in all aspects of coordinating national SLCP planning, policy and implementation efforts. 2)
  • Coordinate all elements of ZB-22-001 – Zimbabwe – Integrate SLCPs within climate commitment plans and inventories. That includes effective coordination with relevant departments within the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife and relevant government agencies, and all project partners, including NGOs.6/8
  • Facilitate support to the CCAC project implementers, including support for the organization of training activities, gathering of data and contacts. 3)
  • Submit SLCP mitigation proposals to relevant funding mechanisms (e.g., Technical Expert Assistance, Country requests via the annual CCAC expression of interest process, other relevant national and international funding mechanisms etc.)
  • Assist and advise the project focal points at national level. 4)
  • Develop a country analysis for Zimbabwe and present it to the CCAC team.
  • Update monthly on new developments, important news and upcoming national events in the country. 5)
  • Participate at high political level in SLCP relevant events.
  • Present at CCAC online and in-person events and meetings (especially the relevant CCAC Hubs), especially to showcase country’s successes as well as to detail any challenges or requests for assistance.
  • Ensure Zimbabwe 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).
  • Add updated partner profile for CCAC website. 6)
  • Collaborate with CCAC from across national government departments.
  • Identify new opportunities for engagement with the CCAC.
  • Other ad hoc outputs as agreed.

Qualifications/special skills

Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject related to environmental management/science, economics, health, project management, finance, administration, or in a relevant field.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to environmental management/science, climate change, economics, health, project management, finance, and administration.
  • Proven experience in coordination, stakeholder engagements especially government, private sector and CSOs is required.
  • Extensive knowledge on climate change and its conventions, GHG inventory compilations processes are required.
  • Working knowledge on SLCPs is required.
  • An understanding of the country’s climate and transparency institutional arrangements is required.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance to governments and other stakeholders is required.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations) are required.
  • Knowledge of the national policies in climate change mitigation and air pollution is required A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in Zimbabwe is desirable.
  • Ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet is desirable.

Languages

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.

Source: https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/236395?language=en

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