CCAC National Project Coordinator
  • Consultancy
  • Malawi

United Nations Environment Programme

Result of Service
The CCAC National Project Coordinator for Malawi will be responsible for providing support to the CCAC Focal Point at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change to support Malawi’s SLCP agenda and to ensure that the CCAC supported projects are completed within timeline and in line with Malawi’s needs and priorities. All deliverables are to be validated by the CCAC Secretariat.
Work Location
Malawi
Expected duration
12 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society. The CCAC is the only international initiative working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, HFCs and tropospheric ozone. More information on the CCAC is available at: www.ccacoalition.org
Malawi joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in 2023. The country’s focus is currently on phasing down HFCs under the Kigali Amendment, cutting methane emissions in its agriculture and waste sectors, and reducing the use of burnt bricks in construction. As a new State Partner, in 2023 Malawi requested national planning support through submitting a request by the Environmental Affairs Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change of Malawi to launch national short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) planning efforts. At minimum, the project is expected to contribute to existing policies by producing two policy documents in parallel: National SLCP Plan The national planning process and resulting National SLCP Plan should inform Malawi’s 2025 revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). This work should also strengthen national capacity to develop an integrated SLCP and greenhouse gas integrated assessment. National Methane Roadmap As a Global Methane Pledge signatory, Malawi supports the voluntary commitment to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels. The National Methane Roadmap should leverage emerging data and techniques to enhance emissions inventories, identify compelling abatement strategies, and define methane related policies, programs, and funding streams for implementation.
The CCAC is therefore seeking a National Project Coordinator to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change of Malawi for national SLCP mitigation planning, policies and implementation and more specifically the delivery of a National Short-lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Plan and a National Methane Roadmap. The CCAC National Project Coordinator will sit at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change. S/he will work in close collaboration with the CCAC Secretariat team to coordinate the implementation of CCAC projects in Malawi and will liaise with implementing partners to enhance awareness on SLCPs. The CCAC supported projects include (the list can be extended):
MW-23-001 – Malawi – Develop a National Short-lived Climate Pollutant Action Plan and National Methane Roadmap Responsibilities include:
  1. Contribute to participation and buy-in from across government to implement CCAC supported SLCP activities, including endorsement at high political level. • Engage sub-national governments, and civil society in CCAC partner country. • Coordinate all CCAC activities in Malawi in collaboration with the CCAC Focal Point within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change. • Assist CCAC Focal Point in all aspects of coordinating national SLCP planning, policy and implementation efforts.
  2. Coordinate all elements of MW-23-001 – Malawi– Develop a National SLCP Plan and National Methane Roadmap. That includes effective coordination with relevant departments within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change and relevant government agencies, and all project partners, including NGOs. • Facilitate support to the CCAC project implementers, including support for the organization of training activities, gathering of data and contacts.
  3. Submit SLCP mitigation proposals to relevant funding mechanisms (e.g., Technical Expert Assistance, Country requests via the annual CCAC expression of interest process, other relevant national and international funding mechanisms etc.) • Assist and advise the project focal points at national level.
  4. Develop a country analysis for Malawi and present it to the CCAC team. • Update monthly on new developments, important news and upcoming national events in the country.
  5. Participate at high political level in SLCP relevant events. • Present at CCAC online and in-person events and meetings (especially the relevant CCAC Hubs), especially to showcase country’s successes as well as to detail any challenges or requests for assistance. • Ensure Malawi is an active CCAC State Partner and is leveraging benefits from the CCAC partnership (e.g., best practices shared, technical assistance, funding, bilateral partnerships, etc). • Add updated partner profile for CCAC website.
  6. Collaborate with CCAC from across national government departments. • Identify new opportunities for engagement with the CCAC. • Other ad hoc outputs as agreed.
Qualifications/special skills
  • Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject related to environmental management/science, economics, health, project management, finance, administration, or in a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to environmental management/science, climate change, economics, health, project management, finance, administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance to governments and other stakeholders is required.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments is required.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentations) are required.
  • Knowledge of the national policies in climate change mitigation and air pollution is required.
  • A good understanding of short-lived climate pollutants, climate change and air pollution issues in Malawi is desirable.
  • Ability to work with advanced formulas in Excel spreadsheet is desirable.
Languages
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.

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