Climate Programme Officer

Partner UNEP-CCC
Job categories Climate, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5007/25318
Level ICS-9
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration One year (12 months) initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Application period 25-Jan-2023 to 15-Feb-2023

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The UNEP-CCC (UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre) was established in early 2022. UNEP-CCC is programmatically guided by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and operationally supported by UNOPS. UNEP-CCC was established to ensure the preservation and continuation of the experience and capacity established through a 30-year working relationship between UNEP, DTU (Danish Technical University), and the MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), known as the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP). 

UNEP-CCC is a leading international advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development. Its work focuses on assisting developing countries and emerging economies to transition towards more low-carbon development paths and supports the integration of climate resilience in national development. UNEP-CCC is actively engaged in implementing UN Environment’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme by delivering technical assistance and analytical work to emerging markets and developing countries in context of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

Within the UNEP-CCC, the ID (Institutional Development) section provides the institutional development expertise required to engage in policy, planning, transparency, market development, and climate policy integration into regular development processes to promote partner country's low-carbon and climate-resilient development pathways. The section assists partner countries in maximising the effectiveness of climate change and sustainable development policies at national and sub-national level through four types of activities: integration of climate change concerns in regular development processes; analysis of institutional strengths and weaknesses and development of concepts to support institutional change processes; establishing new institutions or strengthening weak institutions at both the national and subnational levels; formulating recommendation aimed to strengthen regulatory environments. 

ID section is involved in several projects that support the Centre strategy in the areas of policy planning and transparency. ID seeks to recruit a Climate Programme Officer. The successful candidate will primarily be part of the team implementing projects related to the NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution ) Action and ETF (Enhanced transparency framework), such as the CBIT-GSP (Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency and  - the Global Support Programme).The NDC Action is funded by the IKI (International Climate Initiative) and implemented by UNEP and UNEP-CCC to assist 10 partner countries globally in translating their NDCs into actionable strategies and plans ready for financing. CBIT-GSP is a GEF (Global Environmental Facility) funded project, implemented by UNEP and executed by UNEP-CCC. The successful candidate would also be part of the various projects in UNEP-CCC, developing and implementing other NDC, LTS (Long-Term Strategy), energy, and transparency projects. The candidate will strengthen the visibility of the section’s institutional development work in international fora and contribute to analytical work and publications.

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