Expert for Development of the Mitigation Chapter within Third Biennial Update Report (TBUR)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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UNDP Montenegro, together with Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, is working jointly on preparation of the Montenegro’s Third Biennial Update Report.

The main goal of the project is to assist the country in mainstreaming and integrating climate change considerations into national and sectorial development policies by giving continuity to the institutional and technical capacity strengthening process, partly initiated and sustained by the National Communications.
The immediate objective of the project is to assist the country in the preparation and submission of its Third Biennial Update Report to the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC for the fulfillment of its obligations to the Convention under Dec. 1/CP. 16 par. 60 and Dec 2/CP. 17 par. 41 and it’s Annex III.
Thus, the project aims to enhance the capacity and efficiency of preparation of national communication and biennial update report in a continuous manner. The capacity building activities in Montenegro have yet to expand to reach government ministries/agencies to participate in the preparation process and enable them to prepare the documents on a more regular basis.

The project is structured as a set of outputs and activities organized in four (4) components:

1. National circumstances, institutional arrangements, financial, technical and capacity constraints, gaps and needs
1.1 Information on national circumstances and institutional arrangements relevant to the preparation of the Third Biennial Update Report (TBUR) revised and updated, level of support received to enable the preparation of the TBUR described;
1.2 The technology, financial and capacity needs for mitigation updated and recommendations with government priorities updated;

2. National GHG Inventory
2.1 GHG inventory updated up to 2019 year and improvement of GHG inventory system

3. Mitigation actions and domestic MRV system
3.1 Assessment of sectors and interventions contributing to GHG emission reduction at the national level conducted;
3.2 The process of establishment of domestic Measurement, Reporting and Verification system supported;

4. Production of the TBUR report, monitoring and evaluation
4.1 Compilation, editing, translation and publication of the TBUR, including Executive Summary
4.2 Monitoring and evaluation.

Objective of the assignment
The objective of the assignment is to develop Mitigation Chapter within TBUR, which will include description of mitigation actions, extent of GHG reduction achieved so far, as well as associated methodologies and assumptions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the previous NCs/BURs/INDC, the mitigation potential of certain measures and policies have been modelled up to 2030, for all sectors recognized by the IPCC methodology (Energy, Industrial Processes and Product Use, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use and Waste) and by using LEAP: the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system for energy sector and IPCC software for non-energy sectors. Within the SBUR significant improvement has been made in increasing number of mitigation actions, recognizing whether the action belongs to the EU-ETS (European Union Emission Trading System) or not. For some actions GHG reduction data are missing, mostly due to outdated sectoral strategical documents, which do not provide enough base for sectoral projections. Besides, macro-economic and socio-economic parameters still lack in the analyses, as well as improving transparency and increasing visibility of the results.

Using best practices, the SBUR and latest NDC, assessment of sectors and interventions contributing to GHG emission reduction at the national level will be conducted within the on-going TNC. The proposed TBUR project will continue the work of the TNC and the SBUR in all key IPCC sectors. First, it will expand analysis of mitigation actions, including the following features:

  • Progress of policies and actions to mitigate GHG;
  • Revision of the country’ potential to raise its mitigation ambition by updating existing and proposing new mitigation measures for abating GHG emissions in key economic sectors;
  • Update the list of mitigation actions, based on extensive analytical work for scenario development and emissions projections, prepared in the scope of the TNC;
  • Description of the revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the period 2021 – 2030.
  • Description of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and the targets set, to the extension possible (depending on the dynamics of NECP development).

Thus, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop Mitigation Chapter for TBUR, including all above mentioned information.
  • Provide information on revised NDC and NECP targets and actions, to the extent possible.
  • Present major findings and climate actions with high mitigation potentials at various meetings/round tables, including, but not limited to: Project Management Board and Working Group on Mitigation and Adaptation.

Main project deliverables will include the following:

I. First draft Mitigation Chapter – 15th June 2021
II.Final Mitigation Chapter – 25th July 2021.

Time duration and travel:

The assignment will be carried out within 50 working days from 3rd May until 25th July 2021. Due to the nature of the assignment, the consultant would have to closely collaborate with the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, i.e. its Division for Climate Change, as well as Environment Protection Agency.

Along with the application, interested candidates should provide a detailed methodology and workplan at , explaining how they would approach the task, which methodology they would apply in developing Mitigation Chapter, which data they would use and national institutions they would consult.

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities and work under pressure, as well as conflict resolution.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree – electric engineer; mechanical engineer; environmental science. Advanced degree desirable.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in development of similar analysis and programmes in climate change, GHG emissions, mitigation.
  • Participation in at least 3 similar projects related to mitigation, GHG emissions, climate change.
  • Solid knowledge of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Paris Agreement, National Climate Change Strategy until 2030 and NDC, Energy Development Strategy until 2030 and other national related policies and programmes;
  • Demonstrable experience in environment sector, especially climate change, including knowledge on roles and responsibilities of relevant national stakeholders and institutions.
  • Experience in policy/regulatory/financial frameworks related to climate change.


  • Fluency in English with good writing, presentation and communication skills.

Criteria for selection:

Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • Technical criteria weight - 70% (Background and education 10%; Relevant previous experience 20%; Substantial knowledge/Required competencies 30%; Required language 10%);
  • Financial criteria weight - 30%.

Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.

Application procedure:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by April 20, 2021 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.

Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".

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