Call for Expert Consultant for Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) for Philippines

Technical assistance is being provided to Philippines, through the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) to carry out Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT). The initiative is a neutral multi-donor fund that is managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), governed by a Donor Oversight Committee and supported by an Advisory Committee comprised of leading experts in MRV with balanced representation of geographic regions, subject areas, organizations and genders.

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) aims to strengthen capacities in developing countries to assess the impacts of their climate policies and actions and to support greater transparency, effectiveness, ambition and trust in climate policies worldwide.

The Initiative works with countries to build capacities on understanding and applying tools and approaches to measure, report and verify (MRV) greenhouse gas emissions reductions and adaptation action, as well as to strengthen existing institutional arrangements and processes for MRV of policies and actions.

To support and facilitate the ICAT process, national experts are being recruited for the execution of activities in relation to climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation under the direct supervision of the Climate Change Office, Climate Change Commission of Philippines.

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  1. At least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field for the tasks;
  2. At least 5 years of work experience in climate mitigation and /or adaptation; and
  3. Good understanding of the local context and well-established networks in the country. S/he should be physically based in Philippines and should have prior consulting experience with the government of Philippines.

Profile and Skills

The Consultant should have applied knowledge in mitigation/adaptation technologies in the relevant sectors in the country context. He/she should have extensive knowledge of – and experience with climate change mitigation or adaptation strategies (as relevant), technologies and policies at national level. More specifically he/she should be familiar with national development objectives and sector policies, have overall insights in climate change science, and potential climate change impacts, as well as mitigation or adaptation needs for the country in the relevant sector(s). Moreover, the Consultant should have good coordination and facilitation skills, and possess proven analytical capabilities, as well as excellent writing skills.

Working Arrangement

The Consultant will be contracted directly by the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), with inputs equivalent to a number of working days as reflected in the agreed national ICAT budget. He/she will be required to be available for the timely delivery of milestones relevant to the specified tasks over the duration of the project, as required by the UDP ICAT Country Manager.


All working papers, draft reports and Final Report should be prepared and submitted in soft copies in English Language.

Selection Process and Selection Criteria

The selection process will be carried out by the UDP working together with National Philippine ICAT Coordinator. The selection will be based on criteria such as relevant qualifications, experiences, skills, contributions on climate change mitigation/adaptation, national and international development objectives and sector policies, and understanding of the methodological approach to the assignment. Lastly, the consultant needs to have a good understanding of the local context and well-established networks in the country.

Application Procedure

To express your interest, send your CV, covering letter and addresses for 3 references, to the UDP ICAT Manager, Dr. Emmanuel Ackom at and Mr. Alex Alonzo at by 25th November 2019.


Applications received after midnight (Philippine time) on 25th November 2019 will not be considered.

Application deadline: 25/11/2019