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Key expert 2: Senior expert on Greenhouse gases (GHG) monitoring and reporting , Belgium

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Key expert 2: Senior expert on Greenhouse gases (GHG) monitoring and reporting
Rural Development and Environment
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Name of project: 
EU Support for Climate Action in IPA II Beneficiaries, Western Balkans & Turkey
Task description: 

The project will support the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change in the Western Balkans and Turkey and help their transition towards the low emissions and climate-resilient economy. This will be done by supporting climate policy and legislative development across sectors, especially the work on the integrated climate and energy action plans as well as an increased climate mainstreaming that will allow IPA II beneficiaries to fulfil their international and the EU acquis requirements.


As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in environmental sciences or economics or other related field.

- Excellent fluency in written and spoken English; required ability to travel to beneficiaries; knowledge of one of the languages of the beneficiaries  will be an asset.

- As a minimum, relevant GHG inventory experience with a good overview of the UNFCCC reporting and review process and general IPCC inventory guidance, as well as the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR)/EU Governance Regulation reporting requirements.

- As a minimum high quality analytical and document drafting skills, which can be demonstrated by reference to a recent (the previous 2 years) report that he/she has authored. 

- As a minimum demonstrable skills in carrying out similar assignments.


General professional experience

- As a minimum, the Key Expert should demonstrate at least 5 years of working experience in Western Balkan beneficiaries and Turkey and/or the EU Member States related to the alignment of the Western Balkans beneficiaries and Turkey with EU environmental and climate acquis.

- As a minimum, the Key Expert should provide two project references in the last 5 years related to the climate change action under the UNFCCC process and/or the EU MMR in the Western Balkan beneficiaries and Turkey and/or the former Candidate Countries.  

- demonstrable deep knowledge and very good understanding of the EU environment and climate acquis and of the EU integration process.


Specific professional experience

- A minimum of 5 years of experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge on EU climate acquis related to GHG monitoring and reporting, compilation and reviewing of national GHG inventory reports, as well as maintaining and managing GHG inventories.

- A minimum of 5 years of experience in implementation and/or enforcement related to a range of topics of the EU climate acquis.

Other information: 

The expected implementation period for the Services is 36 months. Individual duration of missions to be determined.


The Team Leader and key experts shall be based in Brussels with regular travels to the region.

Interested experts are requested to send their signed privacy declaration and CV (see formats attached) to  .

Please note that only experts with the above-mentioned professional skills and experiences will be contacted.

Please note that early applications are welcomed and the selection process has started.

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