Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
ASSIGNMENTS UNDER MALAWI’S FOURTH NATIONAL COMMUNICATION TO THE UNITED
NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC)
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
The Malawi Govermment recelved financlal support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to prepare its Fourth National Communication (NC4) and first Blennial Transparency Report (BTR1) to the Conference of
Parties (CoP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). It is an obligation for Parties to the Convention and
the Paris Agreement to submit reports on their activities aimed at addressing climate change. Malawi produced and submitted its Initial (first), Second and Third National Communications in 2003, 2011 and 2020 respectively. The Country also prepared and submitted its first Biennial Update Report (BUR1) in February 2021. It is against this background that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change would like to develop the BTR1/NC4 repot documenting what Malawi is doing in climate change management.
The Report will ensure that coverage of thematic areas takes into consideration emerging issues as outlined in the Malawi’s updatedNationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as well as the Malawi 2063. In this regard, areas that were not covered in the previous National
Communications will be given adequate attention and detail in this report. The BTR1/NC4 will also pilot use of country specific emission factors that Malawi has been developing over the years to improve in its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory reporting. In addition, the process of developing the NC4/BTR1 will enhance the visibility, awareness and knowledge, on climate change issues through increased involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The objectlves of the project are as follows:
(i) Update Malawi’s inventory of greenhouse gas emissions
(ii) Assess the adverse impacts of dlimate change on vulnerable economic sectors and areas,
(iii) Develop measures for adaptation to climate change;
(iv) Provide an update on measures to mitigate the increase in greenhouse gas emissions
(v) Prepare the NC4 and BTR1 for Malawi for submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat by December 2024.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change through the Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) is implementing a project to
formulate the BTR/NC4 report. In this regard the Ministry would therefore like to engage a Project Manager and an Administrative Oficer to manage day to day operations of the project for a period of 24 months. The 2 officers are expected to operate from the Environmental Affairs Department offices in Lilongwe and report to the Director of Environmental Affairs.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DUTIES
•Manage all project activities with team Jeaders and consulting fims and a range of institutions and agencies, including United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UNFCCC Secretariat, GEF and national institutions to ensure smooth and appropriate execution of project activities
•Prepare a detailed project workplan and budget and terms of reference for the project consultants
•Liaise with the relevant ministries, national and international research institutes, NGOs, and other relevant institutions in order to involve their staff in the project activities, and to gather and disseminate information relevant to the project.
•Promote and establish links with related national and regional projects, and other international programmes.
•Prepare the periodic progress reports on project implementation and ensure that ail national project outputs are sent to UNEP
•Manage the project expenditures according to the project budget,
•Identify training needs of the contracted national consultants and other project stakeholders and identify appropriate courses and trainings for national capacity building.
•Organize national workshops and trainings according to the project workplan. Attend, whenever possible, the relevant regional and international workshops, trainings and conferences.
•Record all materials generated during the project
•Ensure the publication and dissemination of the reports identified as project outputs.
•Coordinate negotiations on co-operation with Government and financing institutions in order to ideitify and mobilize sources for the follow-up activities.
REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
•At least a master’s degree in any of the following ftields: Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Management and Climate Change obtained from accredited institutions
•Good understanding of the Malawi’s environment and development issues,
•Aminimum of seven (7) years progressive experience relevant to project management, including relevance in climate change and global warming issues
•Demonstrated experience in donor funded projects,
•Good understanding of Govemment operational procedures,
•Excellent communication, drafting and writing skills in English.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
•Familiarity with computer packages, especially Microsoft Office and other relevant software, including 2006 IPCC Software:
•Knowledge in modelling is an added advantage;
•Very strong communication and interpersonal skills;
•Ablity to work effectively in teams;
•Excellent organizational and planning skills.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants who meet the requirements stated in these terms of reference should submit a signed application letter indicating the position applying for with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV); Names and Contacts of Three Traceable Referees; Coples of Certificates by 04:30PM on 12 December, 2022 to:
The Director of Environmental Affairs,