Climate Change Mitigation Advisor Green Cooling Initiative III (GCI III) job at Future options Consulting

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Future options Consulting

Future options Consulting

Job Description

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Associate Degree

Job Details

Ref. No: GIZ – GCM/CCMA/1222082

Knowledge, Skills & Competences

• Knowledge of the structure of development strategies in Uganda on a national and sectorial level, the integration of climate change mitigation in other domains and the monitoring and evaluation of climate change mitigation.

• Knowledge of standards and procedure at the GIZ and the cooperation with scientific institutions will be considered an asset.

• Good working knowledge of information technology and communication (phone, e-mail, internet, MS Teams, webinars) and of computer applications (i.e.: MS Office).

• Excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Availability for work trips inside the country and to other countries where the project is operating.

• Very good command of the English language.


Key Responsibilities

• Coordination of all project activities in consultation with the Cluster Coordinator as well as the Project Head Global Carbon Markets Project in Uganda.

• Conceptualization of GCI III project activities.

• Strategic level planning to guide implementation of the GCI III project activities including development of planning documents.

• Stakeholder engagement and management of government, private sector, development partners and other key stakeholders to facilitate project implementation.

• Technical backstopping for project partners on green cooling solutions, technicians training and the creation of enabling political and regulatory framework conditions to sustainably transform the RAC sector.

• The Climate Change Mitigation Advisor performs the following tasks:

Specific Tasks

Project Coordination

• Provides strategic programme oversight, steering, and coordination for the GCI Project in Uganda.

• Coordinates the different project stakeholders including government, private sector, civil society, development partners, academia while maintaining good and positive cooperation for project implementation.

• Ensures a close collaborative and mutual relationship with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the lead partner for the GCI III project. This includes a well-established communication process with NEMA.

• Ensures a close collaborative relationship and good use of synergies with other German Cooperation projects and other institutions working in the field of climate protection, energy efficiency and financing e.g. UNDP, UNEP DTU, UNIDO, among others.

• Ensures, in coordination with the management, the visibility of the project at the national, sub-regional and international levels.

Technical activities and implementation of the project

The Technical Advisor develops and implements a coherent strategy for project intervention in collaboration with the National Ozone Unit (National Environment Management Authority) in charge of the project but in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in the following areas:

Country consulting

• Implement strategy forums with relevant stakeholders to identify needs in the RAC sector, raise awareness for green RAC solutions and strengthen policy coherence in the sector.

• Provide demand-oriented consulting services on already formulated support needs, but also formulate standards and regulations for RAC technologies.

• Assist stakeholders in the implementation of concrete transformation activities resulting from strategy forums.

Financing proposals for international climate finance mechanisms

• Advise and raise awareness among decision makers about financing opportunities through international climate finance mechanisms.

• Use national instruments to develop international climate finance.

• Develop project proposals (with the involvement of the private sector).

Capacity development and training

• Support training institutes and certification bodies with the involvement of the private sector.

• Support organization and implementation of RAC trainer and technician trainings in cooperation with training institutes.

• Support implementation of pilot projects by demonstrating the benefits of switching to natural refrigerants (with the involvement of the private sector)

• Support in setting up supply chains for refrigeration and air conditioning systems

• Monitor and document technology partnerships and best practices.

Project Management

• Identifies the needs of government institutions, private sector institutions and non-governmental partners.

• Ensures the preparation, planning, implementation and the documentation of trainings, workshops, forums, team meetings and other activities of the project.

• Ensures the planning and budgeting, the monitoring of the implementation and the financial follow-up of all interventions.

• Implementing the monitoring and evaluation of actions, the monitoring of the use of these actions by the partner actors as well as the documentation of the effects.

Communication and networking

• Supports knowledge management gathers, processes, and communicates relevant information to partners and colleagues in the other countries of intervention of the project, observes communication and interactions between governmental institutions, non-governmental institutions and society through press analysis, direct dialogue and participation in conferences, seminars, scales up good practices within the RAC sector, etc.

• Develops and disseminates public relations materials that increase the visibility of the project among relevant stakeholders such as project fact sheets and power point presentations in close cooperation with the project’s communication expert.

• Organises and updates project documentation, the filing systems and the virtual project library.

• Communicates project interests and efforts; forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project.

• Consults regularly with the project officers in Germany on all activities and the implementation of the interventions and proposes, options for adapting the strategy.

Other Duties/Additional Tasks

Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


• Master’s degree in environmental studies, Climate Change Studies, Economics, Engineering, or a related field with a focus on climate change mitigation and preferably energy efficiency or experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

Details of experience

• At least 5 years in a similar position in a project or a structure in the field of climate change mitigation, or energy efficiency, or the RAC sector, or environmental policy, or development.

• Experience in coordinating processes as well as capacity development.

Application Process

All interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply to the Head of Human Resources by email to Applications and CVs should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only and sent electronically, quoting the reference. Please include name and contact of three references in the CVs, one official reference from your current workplace is a MUST. Please quote the position and reference number in the subject line. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on 25th December 2022. Please note: This is a national position. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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