Project Specialist - Consultant

Partner United Nations Environment Programme
Job categories Climate
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5323/17476
Level ICS-9
Department/office AFR, KEMC, Kenya
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration 12 Months
Application period 12-Mar-2019 to 02-Apr-2019

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

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The overall objective of the UN Environment Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities ( The position is located in the Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, in the Climate Mitigation Unit. The position will support the Global Environment Facility (GEF) portfolio of Climate Change Mitigation projects and Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) projects.

Objective of Assignment

The consultant’s assistance is needed to support the Global Environment Facility (GEF) portfolio of Climate Change Mitigation projects and Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) projects. This will involve support to project development and implementation in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy and especially CBIT. The GEF was established in 2016 a CBIT Trust Fund responding to the Paris Agreement request, and CBIT is now funded through the Enabling Activities envelope of GEF 7.

UN Environment is the GEF Agency with more CBIT projects, and many countries are requesting its support to apply for CBIT funds. Support includes revision of GEF project documents that will be submitted to UN Environment project review committee (PRC) and GEF Secretariat, revision and desk research for developing new project concepts, undertaking Green House Gases (GHG) emissions and energy consumption calculations for project concepts and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) endorsement documents, addressing comments from review processes, support in the implementation of projects, in preparing for Steering Committee meetings and Inception Workshops, in coordinating the Project Implementation Review (PIR) 2019 process of assigned projects, and assisting in the mid-term and terminal evaluations as well as assessments of selected projects.

Specific tasks and responsibilities Support in coordinating and follow...

An advanced (Master's) University degree in industrial/chemical/mechanical/civil...

Two years  experience in Climate Change engineering related work, speci...

Proficiency in oral and written English and Spanish is required;  Good ...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

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

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA) Contract lev...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...

Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KMCO) Located in Nair...
This vacancy is closed.


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