Call for experts (appraisals/reviews) - third call


Paragraphs 30-45 of the JI guidelines define the verification procedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC).

The JISC is responsible for the review procedures set out in paragraphs 35 and 39 of these guidelines.

The JISC adopted the Procedures for reviews under the verification procedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (version 03) (169 KB), based on which the JISC sets up review teams (JISC-RTs) on a case-by-case basis to assist it in conducting reviews.

The JISC also adopted the Procedures for appraisals of determinations under the verification procedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (120 KB), which stipulate that two experts selected from a roster shall provide inputs to the appraisal of a determination regarding a PDD.

Based on 2 calls for experts (2006 and 2007), the JISC has established a roster of experts on which it draws with regard to inputs to the appraisals of determinations and when setting up JISC-RTs.

Call for experts (appraisals/reviews)

At its twenty-fourth meeting, the JISC requested the secretariat to launch a new call for experts participating in appraisals of determinations and/or review teams in order to increase the number of experts in the roster and to strengthen the diversity of expertise.

Considering the Terms of reference for experts appraising determinations or participating in review teams under the verification procedure under the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (118 KB), regulating, inter alia, the compensation for the tasks provided, the experts fulfilling the competence requirements listed below are invited to submit their applications. Experts already included in the roster with a framework contract signed for the year 2011 do not need to apply again.

Competence requirements

Experts providing inputs to the appraisals of determinations regarding PDDs and/or participating in JISC-RTs shall:

(a) Act in her/his personal capacity;
(b) Have demonstrated and recognized expertise relevant to the field of work, in particular regarding tasks described in the terms of reference; Have documented her/his competence through a self-declaration, recommendations and any other appropriate documentation;
(c) Be familiar with the JI guidelines and relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and/or the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP);
(d) Have recognized experience and/or knowledge relevant to the JI project cycle;
(e) Have demonstrated relevant working experience of at least three years on methodological issues and/or monitoring and verification related to project-based mechanisms;
(f) Have demonstrated technical/scientific expertise, inter alia through publications, in at least one of the following areas:
  • (i) Methodological issues regarding baselines and monitoring;
  • (ii) Project implementation, including monitoring and verification;
(g) Possess an advanced university degree in Economics, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Development Studies, or any related discipline;
(h) Be able to communicate fluently, both in writing and orally, in English. A working knowledge of other United Nations languages is desirable;
(i) Have excellent drafting skills, strong operational and analytical skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team; and
(j) Be free from any interest that might cause the JISC / JISC-RT to act in other than an impartial and non-discriminatory manner.

Experts wishing to apply shall:

The call for experts is open from 1 April until 15 May 2011 (17:00 GMT).

The application is now closed

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("JI guidelines"/"guidelines for the implementation of Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol" refers to the annex of decision 9/CMP.1.)