Call for experts (JI assessment teams members for accreditation)


According to paragraphs 3 (b) and (c) of the JI guidelines the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) shall be responsible for the "accreditation of independent entities in accordance with standards and procedures contained in appendix A {to the JI guidelines}", as well as the "review of standards and procedures for the accreditation of independent entities in appendix A ... , giving consideration to relevant work of the Executive Board of the clean development mechanism (CDM) and, as appropriate, making recommendations to the COP/MOP on revisions to these standards and procedures".

At its third meeting, the JISC established the Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel (JI-AP) to draw on relevant expertise in performing the function of accrediting independent entities.

At its fourth meeting, the JISC agreed on the Procedure for accrediting independent entities by the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (453 KB) (JI accreditation procedure). According to this procedure the JI-AP establishes assessment teams (JI-ATs), drawing from a roster of experts established by the JISC for this purpose. A JI-AT, under the guidance of the JI-AP, undertakes the detailed assessment of an applicant independent entity (IE) and/or accredited IE (AIE), identifies non-conformities and reports to the JI-AP. For witnessing purposes, the team shall include a methodological expert selected from a separate roster of methodological experts. At the same meeting, the JISC agreed on the Terms of reference for joint implementation assessment teams (148 KB), and requested the secretariat to launch a public call for experts in this regard. The JISC encourages experts having a positive experience and record as assessment team members under the CDM accreditation procedure to apply.

Call for experts (JI-ATs)

Experts fulfilling the competence requirements listed below are invited to submit their applications.

Competence Requirements

A JI-AT member shall:

(a) Have:

(i) demonstrated relevant working experience of at least two (2) years in accreditation and/or

(ii) had a training in and worked on management system auditing for at least twenty (20) working days within a period of three years and/or

(iii) scientific/technical background relevant to the scope(s) of the assignment with at least two (2) years of relevant experience;

(b)Be familiar with the JI guidelines and relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties and/or Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol;
(c)Have recognized experience and/or knowledge relevant to the JI project cycle;
(d)Be able to communicate fluently, in writing and orally, in English. A working knowledge of other United Nations languages desirable;
(e)Have excellent drafting skills, strong operational and analytical skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team;
(f)Possess a university degree in economics, environmental studies, natural sciences, engineering, development studies, or any related discipline;
(g)Be free from any interest that may cause the JI-AT to act in other than an impartial and non discriminatory manner;
(h)Commit in writing that he/she will not disclose any confidential or proprietary information coming to his/her knowledge by reason of his/her duties for the JI-AT.

Work conditions
  • The selection of the applicants to be included in the rosters is the responsibility of the JISC.

  • The rosters of experts are maintained by the secretariat.

  • Being included in the roster(s) of experts does not automatically imply that the expert will be chosen as a member of a JI-AT.

  • The members of JI-ATs will be paid travel costs and daily subsistence allowance for attending a meeting or undertaking assignments of assessment in accordance with the United Nations rules and regulations and the JI accreditation procedure. In addition, the members of JI-ATs will be paid fees as determined by the JISC in the Indicative level of fees to be paid to joint implementation assessment team by applicant independent entity or accredited independent entity (140 KB).

  • The terms of payment will be effective after satisfactory completion of work.

Experts wishing to apply shall:

The call for experts is open from 9 Oct 2006 until 20 Nov 2006 (17:00 GMT).


(Unless otherwise indicated, the term "JI guidelines" refers to the annex to decision 9/CMP.1.)