Project Manager (NDC Partnership Thematic Call - Re-advertised)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5002/25631
Department/office GPO, GVA, Water, Environment & Climate (WEC)
Duty station Home based
Contract type Others
Contract level Other
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 09-Mar-2023 to 23-Mar-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.

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WEC Background:  

UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster (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).   

Background Information - Job-specific:

The NDC Partnership Thematic Call on LT-LEDS and NDC Alignment, Update, and Enhancement is a response to the urgent need to achieve bolder, significantly more ambitious climate action globally starting now, in line with the mandate of the Paris Agreement and the most recent COP26 decisions. 

To foster higher climate ambition now and into the upcoming update and enhancement cycles under the Paris Agreement, this thematic call focuses on promoting synergies between NDCs and LT-LEDS processes, decisions, and institutional arrangements, and on making their interlinkages visible and operational. This initiative aims to facilitate, leverage, and coordinate support from the NDC Partnership’s development and implementing partners for integrating the transition towards systemic resilience and de-carbonization envisioned in LT-LEDS into countries’ short to medium-term pledges and actions reflected in their NDCs and implementation plans.

The Project Manager will, on behalf of the NDC Partnership Support Unit, lead th...

Education:  Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equiv...

Contract type: ICA (The specific contract modality will be established based on ...

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

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