NDC Partnership Regional Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist - Environmental) - Malawi

Job categories Partnerships, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5002/27769
Department/office GPO, GVA, Water, Environment & Climate (WEC)
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 12 months, max 220 days, with possibility of extension depending on performance and on availability of funds.
Application period 20-Mar-2024 to 12-May-2024

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: 

The Water, Environment and Climate (WEC) portfolio, based in Vienna, and with offices based globally is part of the UNOPS Global Portfolio Office. The Portfolio has built strong partnerships and is effectively managing a portfolio of over 500 million USD over the last 15 years to support key initiatives with fund management, project implementation and administrative support. 

WEC effectively operationalizes partners' agendas with global approaches, as well as regional and country specific activities focused on climate action, protection and conservation of the environment. Partners profit from WEC’s ability to operationalize and/or scale up their important substantive agendas, including in support of key multilateral environmental and climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, the Cartagena Convention as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

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).

Country Context:

Malawi submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 30 July 2021. The updated NDC advances ambition with broader sectoral scope, quantified mitigation targets and adaptation measures and SDG alignment. The Government of Malawi (GoM) is committed to taking urgent action to mitigate and adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. As a Party to the UNFCCC, the country seeks to contribute to the ambitious goal of limiting temperature rise as agreed under the Paris Agreement.

The Government of Malawi developed and launched its NDC Implementation Plan and Resource Mobilization Strategy in August 2022. To enable and accelerate implementation of the activities outlined in the Implementation Plan, Malawi plans to develop an Investment Plan and use it together with the Resource Mobilization Strategy to accelerate resource mobilization. At the same time, Malawi needs to develop project proposals from the NDC Implementation Plan.

The Government of Malawi is looking to engage a regional Climate Finance Specialist to provide technical assistance for the mobilization of resources for NDC implementation and will support the development of project concepts and bankable project proposals from the NDC Implementation Plan and the NDC Resource Mobilization Strategy. The Climate Finance Specialist should preferably be from the sub-Saharan Africa region, particularly within the SADC community, to bring in regional experiences and best practices.

As the country is now focusing on NDC implementation, monitoring, tracking and reporting, the regional Climate Finance Specialist will support  the implementation of the NDC and implementation of theNDC Resource Mobilization Strategy in Malawi. The Specialist will support the resource mobilization efforts for NDC Implementation based on the NDC Resource Mobilization Strategy and will support the government in engaging development partners to mobilize resources for NDC implementation.

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Education Master’s degree in a relevant field, climate change, ...

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