Small-Scale Working Group

The CDM Executive Board is hereby inviting applications from experts to act as members of the Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG).

The call opens on 17 November 2016 and ends on 18 December 2016, 24:00 GMT.

Competence requirements for experts applying for SSC WG membership:

  1. Be familiar with the CDM modalities and procedures and relevant decisions of the CMP;
  2. Have recognized experience and/or knowledge relevant to the CDM project activity cycle;
  3. Demonstrate relevant working experience of at least three years on methodological issues related to project-based mechanisms;
  4. Demonstrate technical/scientific expertise, inter alia through peer-reviewed publications, in at least one of the following areas:
    (a) Baseline and monitoring methodologies;
    (b) Implementation of CDM project activities, including development of project design documents, validation, monitoring, verification and certification;
  5. Be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, in English. Working knowledge of other UN languages is desirable;
  6. Have excellent drafting skills, strong operational and analytical skills, and ability to work as a member of a team;
  7. Have an advanced university degree in economics, energy, environmental studies, natural sciences, engineering, or any related disciplines.

Work conditions for a SSC WG member:

  • Guidelines and modalities of work including, inter alia, conditions for membership, conflict of interest restrictions and compensation are described in the Terms of Reference of the support structure of the CDM Executive Board (ToR);
  • SSC WG members will be paid daily fees for participation in and work related to the meeting, as well as travel and daily subsistence allowance in accordance with UN rules and regulations.
  • Meetings may be undertaken as in-person meetings in Bonn, Germany, or as electronic meetings.

To apply

Experts wishing to be considered by the CDM Executive Board as a member of the SSC WG are invited to apply. Current SSC WG members may re-apply. All applicants shall:

  1. Read and agree to the ToR;
  2. Apply by submitting a P11 and complete this questionnaire.


  • To apply you will first need to log into “My CDM” using your pre-registered password (top-right of this page); If you have not yet registered on “My CDM”, please go to “Join” also located on the top-right of this page. If you do not remember your log-in information, please use the login/password recovery page.
  • The P11 form should be completed and generated prior to finalizing the questionnaire;
  • You may also access this via UNFCCC HR on-line application webpage;
  • After completing the P11 form, save it as pdf file and up-load it below.

The process

  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to a telephone interview, tentatively scheduled to take place in the period January-February 2017.
  • The selection of members to all panels and working groups will be decided by the Executive Board and announced in a meeting report of the Board (tentatively Q2 2017).
  • Applicants should be prepared to join the first meeting of the panel/working group to which they applied for membership. The tentative dates are available in Annex 13 of the ninety-second meeting report of the Board.

According to Decision 3/CMP.1 the CDM Executive Board may establish committees, panels or working groups to assist it in the performance of its functions. The CDM Executive Board shall draw on the expertise necessary to perform its functions, including from the UNFCCC roster of experts. In this context, it shall take fully into account the consideration of regional balance. 

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