Specialist in risk management for adaptation to climate change
United Nations
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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 UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (ROLAC), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region and its activities are integrated into the Medium-Term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

As part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement, Peru has submitted its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) with an emission reduction goal of 20% of business as usual (BAU) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission for 2030, including a 30% reduction scenario based on available financial resources, and five priority sectors for adaptation actions during the same established period : water resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and health.

Moreover, the Paris Agreement, in its Article 13, raises the need for Parties to have an enhanced transparency framework that allows information to be available to assess if the necessary is being done in relation to compliance with the commitments assumed to face climate change.

This is a major challenge, especially for developing countries, which implies having the technical and institutional capacities to meet the reporting requirements, and the strategic planning to reduce GHG emissions with resilience.

The Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Fund (CBIT), administered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), supports the Peruvian government in improving its capacities to track and evaluate mitigation and adaptation within its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as well as financial resources that are used to work on these issues, contributing to improve the national transparency framework and the decision-making processes related to climate change.

The Ministry of Environment is the executing agency for the CBIT project in Peru, as the national climate change authority and in charge of the NDC progress tracking.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) contributes to the CBIT Project in Peru as the implementing agency. The UNEP ROLAC based in Panamá provides technical and administrative support to the Peruvian government and supports the implementation of the CBIT project.

The CBIT Project in Peru will support the implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement and will provide relevant outcomes to the National Government regarding the implication of the private sectors in climate action.

Therefore, within the framework of the Project's objective, it is planned to develop adaptation activities in component 2, corresponding to the design of the Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for adaptation actions in the health sector.

In this sense, for project implementation, UNEP ROLAC is looking for a specialist in risk management for adaptation to climate change to ensure that the Project produces the expected results under component 2 of the project work plan (specifically related to the output on Design of the M&E System for adaptation to climate change in health).

The incumbent will be supervised by the Coordinator of the Climate Ambition and Transparency Team of the Climate Change Unit for the Latin America and Caribbean Office of UNEP and will work 40 hours per week, from Monday to Friday at the Ministry of Environment of Peru in Lima, Peru.

Qualifications / special skills

Academic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related (required).
  • Course or Specialization Program or Diploma in risk management or climate change or related (desirable)

    Experience :

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the development of actions on disaster risk management and / or climate change (required)
  • Experience in the relationship and technical assistance to state and non-state actors related to climate issues in Peru(desirable)
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, specifically climate change (desirable)
  • Language :

  • The candidate must have fluency in Spanish
  • Skills :

  • High management of office programs tools, specifically Excel
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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