Partnerships Development Specialist (NDC Partnership Country Engagement Specialist – Asia Pacific Region)

Job categories Partnerships, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5002/24760
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Water, Environment & Climate (WEC)
Duty station Bonn, Germany
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 10-Oct-2022 to 24-Oct-2022


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WEC Background: 

UNOPS Water, Environment and Climate (WEC) supports the design and management of multi-stakeholder initiatives by providing services in financial and grant management, procurement, human resources, and project management. The cluster has supported projects in the areas of water resource management, climate change adaptation, mitigation and transparency, energy access and distribution, and environmental conservation under the Paris Agreement. The WEC has also supported operations and financial management services, in Vienna, the rest of the ECR region, and beyond. The main partners include UN agencies, bilateral agreements (with the Nordics, Germany, and Italy), the Green Climate Fund, and several NGOs (such as CIFF and CWF).

The NDC Partnership: 

The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. In 2015, the world endorsed the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Nations signal their commitments to the Paris Agreement through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - each country’s strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience against the negative effects of a changing climate. The Partnership advances the goals of the Paris Agreement by bringing together nearly 200 countries and institutions in new ways to accelerate NDC implementation and enhance ambition over time. The Partnership’s work through 120 partners supporting almost 80 countries produces many examples of impact, lessons learned and ideas for the future. The Partnership is governed by a Steering Committee, co-chaired by two country representatives. The Partnership’s work is facilitated by a Support Unit based at World Resources Institute in Washington DC and the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. UNOPS supports the NDC Partnership and its Support Unit through the Water, Environment and Climate (WEC). 


Under the overall guidance of the UNOPS’ Country Engagement Coordinator, and in coordination with the UNOPS Senior Programme Manager and the Head of Programme for WEC, the incumbent will support the Country Engagement Team within the NDC Partnership in countries in the Asia Pacific and East Europe region. As part of the Partnership’s Country Engagement process, you will engage directly with Government counterparts and other stakeholders to assess climate-related needs and identify opportunities for collaboration around these needs across sectors, regions, and international partners. You will provide targeted and coordinated technical assistance, along with members of the Partnership to support countries. For example, policy and strategy formulation for NDC mainstreaming, development of NDC implementation plans and associated resource mobilization efforts, NDC revision and enhancement, /or green economic recovery. 



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