ICPAC is Recruiting for the Role of Climate Change Mitigation Officer

ICPAC is hiring a project manager
ICPAC Director, Dr Guleid Artan during a media interview. Photo Credit: ICPAC via Twitter

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) is looking for a Climate Change Mitigation Officer to Strengthen the Resilience of the IGAD region to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change through effective Adaptation and Mitigation Actions (RICCAMA), a project supported under the Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Programme of the EU.

ICPAC is a specialized institution of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mandated to perform climate monitoring and prediction to provide timely climate early warning information and supporting specific sector applications to enable the region to cope with various risks associated with climate variability and change.

The Climate Change Mitigation Officer will undertake monitoring and analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and scenarios, provide technical support to ministries and agencies involved in climate change mitigation, analysis and policy recommendations on mitigation options for implementing Paris Agreement at regional and national levels.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and analysis of GHG emissions.
  • Provide support to the National Climate Change Departments and concerned line ministries to identify their detailed needs related to the monitoring and analysis of GHG emissions.
  • Participate in the design, testing, dissemination and review of the proposed approach for GHG inventory, in cooperation with Monitoring and Evaluation staff.
  • Support concerned Government staff to produce an analysis of GHG inventory and identify implications for mitigation planning.
  • Provide support to the member countries to enable them to take advantage of opportunities arising from climate change including carbon trading.
  • Technical support to ministries and agencies of the Member States involved in climate change mitigation.
  • Support the development of Climate Change Mitigation Action Plans in ministries where these plans do not yet exist.
  • Support the operationalization of existing Climate Change Action Plans, through the provision of technical support on institutional/management arrangements, mainstreaming of climate change mitigation in their policies, plans, budgets and procedures, resource mobilization and project/programme development and capacity development.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of training and other capacity development interventions on climate change mitigation.
  • Together with Government counterparts, act as the focal point for any mitigation-related queries from ministries, agencies, and private sector and non-government partners.
  • Analysis and policy recommendations on mitigation options.
  • As part of the national knowledge management system on climate change, support Government counterparts in concerned ministries and agencies to analyse results of mitigation pilots, compare various approaches and formulate evidence-based technical and policy recommendations for policy-makers and practitioners.
  • Contribute to the organization of learning events on climate change mitigation options and in the implementation of follow-up actions.
  • Contribute to the quality assurance of knowledge products related to mitigation.
  • Solid knowledge of climate change mitigation technologies and practices.
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by the Project Team Leader


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

• Master’s degree in climate change mitigation or related fields in areas of energy, forestry or land use.
• Five (5) years of practical working experience in areas related to climate change mitigation assessments including familiarity with the IPCC greenhouse gas inventory methodology.

Key Skills and Competencies

• Good knowledge of GHG baseline determination, GHG inventory and MRV systems.
• Good knowledge of the use of computer tools and methods required for mitigation assessments and relevant applications
• Familiarity with INDCs, NAMAs and IRCCS
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Ability to prepare written reports in a clear, concise and meaningful manner
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good knowledge of the IGAD region
• Fluency in English
• Knowledge of French is an advantage

Negotiable within the IGAD salary Scale and policy which is attractive based on the applicant qualifications and Experience.

Contract Duration
The position will be tenable for one-year renewable up to three years subject to availability of funds and performance.

Work Station
The Project Manager will be based in ICPAC Head Office within Nairobi Metropolitan Area.

Application deadline: 5 August 2019

How to Apply
Submit Cover Letter, Detailed Curriculum Vitae and Scanned Copies of Certificates by email
to the following Address by 5th August 2019 with the title of the position as subject:

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
Kenya Meteorological Department Compound
Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner
Nairobi, Kenya
P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100 Nairobi, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,
Email: director@icpac.net, copy hrunit@igad.int
Web site: www.icpac.net

Read the official announcement to learn more about the job and ICPAC projects.

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