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Under the direct supervision of the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Project Manager, the Project Assistant will support the implementation of the „Integrated Reporting and Transparency System of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CBIT) project funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
CBIT Project will provide Bosnia and Herzegovina with an overarching structure across all sectors and key institutions that will ensure high quality in its transparency instruments, as well as creating the capacities to foster the improved adoption of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) related data for policy decisions. Additionally, it will ensure the establishment of a robust MRV/Enhanced transparency system from its design to its implementation. This MRV/Enhanced transparency system will provide the country with more robust and reliable data flows yet will have the flexibility to adapt to guidance on the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement as it evolves. The CBIT funding will ensure an improved governance structure in BiH that will define clear roles and responsibilities within the institutions, standardized data protocols and methodologies.
CBIT funding will also be used to improve MRV in different key sectors within BiH. For this, new data and data flows will be generated that can in time provide periodic information for the development and monitoring of mitigation actions and policies. Moreover, specific training and capacity building in data analysis will provide the sectorial institutions with new tools to tap into data that historically have not been gathered.
The overall project objective is to enable Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop its capacity to meet the requirements of the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The project will attain higher-level change by contributing to the achievement of environmental objectives in BiH in three ways: strengthening institutions to improve monitoring and reporting praxis, establishing a domestic climate change MRV system, and improving information that forms the basis for GHG inventories and the NDC. Specifically, the capacity development efforts under this project and its emphasis on strengthening and harmonizing legislation on MRV will contribute to an enhanced legal and strategic framework for sustainable management of natural, cultural and energy resources (as stated under Outcome 5 of UNDAF 2015-2019 for Bosnia and Herzegovina). They will also support progress under SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, particularly Target 13.2, which focuses on integrate climate change measures into policies, strategies, and planning, and Target 13.3, which focuses on improving human and institutional capacity for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
To achieve this desired change, the Project will support the country in several ways. It will strengthen relevant legislation, including secondary legislation, it will support coordination among MRV institutions, it will design and launch an MRV system for reporting under Article 13 that can also support other environmental reporting commitments, it will strengthen the GHG inventory of BiH and its NDC, it will integrate gender considerations into MRV, and it will support a regional peer exchange.
Under the overall guidance of the CCA Project Manager, the Project Assistant will provide support services ensuring high quality, accuracy, and consistency of work. Project Assistant will be responsible for technical and logistical assistance to CCA Project Manager while implementing activities under the CBIT project.
The incumbent will be based in UNDP BiH office in Banja Luka.
1. Overall technical, administrative, and logistical support to CBIT Project activities
2. Support to the Project teams in implementation of CBIT Project business processes
3. Support to Business Process Quality Assurance
4. Support to the Project teams in effective mainstreaming of gender equality
Results-Based Programme Development and Management/Contributing to results through provision of information
Building Strategic Partnerships/ Maintaining information and databases
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches/Implementing processes and uses products
Resource Mobilization/Providing information for resource mobilization strategies
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing/Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise/ Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Client Orientation/ Maintains effective client relationships
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Contract Duration: 12 months
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