ICAT Director

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5002/15297
Level ICS-13
Department/office ECR, VIEMCO, Water and Energy Cluster
Duty station Bonn , Germany
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level D1
Duration 1 year, renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Application period 28-Mar-2018 to 11-Apr-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

Expand all [+]

Many countries lack the tools and well-designed institutional arrangements to comprehensively assess the impacts of national climate policies and actions. There is no common methodological framework to measure, report and verify progress.

In response to the call to support improved transparency and capacity building under the Paris Agreement, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in 2015 founded the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT). In early 2016 ICAT was joined by the Italian Ministry of the Environment (IMELS) and ClimateWorks Foundation.

ICAT provides policymakers around the world with tools and support to measure and assess the impacts of their climate actions. Working initially with 20 developing countries, ICAT aims to help governments build capacity to measure the effects of their policies and report progress publicly. This will foster greater transparency, effectiveness, trust and ambition in climate policies worldwide. The initiative will improve the availability and quality of data and enable countries to promote efficient, cost-effective policies. ICAT will also provide a platform for countries to share lessons learned and build mutual confidence in their climate actions.

The ICAT Secretariat is headed by the Director, responsible for the management of the secretariat, development and implementation of work plans, with a view to furthering the agenda of the Initiative in accordance with the strategic direction provided by the Donor Oversight Committee (DOC). The Director reports to the Chairperson of the DOC in all substantive matters and has an administrative reporting line to UNOPS. 

The Director serves as chief executive of Initiative and, in partnership with th...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Education: Master's degree or higher in environmental economics, natural science...

Contract type: STAFF Contract level: D1 Contract duration: 1 year, renewabl...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

  UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peac...

Water and Energy Cluster Based in Copenhagen, the UNOPS Water and Energy C...
This vacancy is closed.


The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your UNOPS Jobs profile to ensure completeness, especially the education and experience sections.


  • "While the JPO programme was a learning experience for me, I was also able to share my own knowledge and skills with those I supervised later on."
    Pierre Jullien
    Director And Representative, Côte D'ivoire Operations Centre
  • "I am very proud to be a member of the UNOPS family. The projects and partners we work with really benefit those who need it most"
    Vicente Huaquisto
    Driver At Unops In Peru