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Key expert 3: Senior expert on Emissions Trading System, Belgium

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Key expert 3: Senior expert on Emissions Trading System
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 beneficiary will be an asset.

- As a minimum, relevant EU ETS experience, with a good overview of duties and responsibilities of competent authorities, ETS operators and verifiers under the emissions trading.

- 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.

- 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 of EU climate acquis related to emissions trading, and particularly monitoring, reporting and verifying of GHG emissions within the EU ETS from a point of view of competent authorities, ETS installation operators and verifiers. 

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

All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

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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