Call for Expert Consultants in Adaptation and Mitigation for Technology Needs Assessment in Papua New Guinea

Technical assistance is being provided to Papua New Guinea, through UN Environment and the UNEP DTU Partnership with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to carry out Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) within the framework of the UNFCCC.

To support and facilitate the TNA process, national experts are being recruited for the execution of activities in relation to climate change mitigation (focussing on Energy and Transport sectors) and climate change adaptation (focusing on Agriculture and Water sectors). Expert consultants will work under the direct supervision of the TNA Coordinator based at the Ministry of Environment of Papua New Guinea.

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a) The Expert Consultant (EC) should possess at least a postgraduate degree in a relevant field for the tasks
b) The Expert Consultant should possess at least 7 years of work experience in the adaptation and mitigation sectors respectively.

Profile and Skills

The EC 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 EC should have good coordination and facilitation skills, and possess proven analytical capabilities, as well as excellent writing skills.

Working Arrangement 

The EC will be contracted directly by the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) on a part-time basis, with inputs equivalent to a number of working days as reflected in the agreed national TNA budget (a total of $46,000 USD for the Mitigation consultant and $46,000 USD for Adaptation consultant). 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 (the project will run until May 2023), as required by the TNA Coordinator.


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 TNA Coordinator with the assistance of UDP. The selection will be based on criteria such as relevant qualifications, experiences, skills, contributions on climate change 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 Papua New Guinea.

Application Procedure

To express your interest please send your CV, cover letter and contact details for 2 references, to Alfred Rungol and Søren Lütken by 27th of July 2021. Applications received after midnight (Papua New Guinea time) on 27th of July 2021 will not be considered.

Application deadline: 10/08/2021