Org. Setting and Reporting
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 helps to implement UNEP's programs by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental, challenges, opportunities and emergencies.
This post is located in the Latin America and the Caribbean Office at the Panama duty station. Under the direct supervision to the Climate Change Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :
1. Coordinates the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of a climate-finance related project portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean within the scope of the UN Environment Programme s climate change programme of work and strategy for private sector engagement :
identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
2. Provides technical advisory services to governments and strategic partners on climate finance to support the implementation of the UN Environment Programme s climate change programme of work in the region :
3. Supports the Regional Getaway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action for Latin America and the Caribbean (REGATTA) Steering Committee as follows :
4. Performs operations activities :
and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
5. Performs other duties as required
PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to climate change issues, climate finance trends and climate technologies.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
remains calm in stressful situations
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) is required with preference in business administration, management, economics, finance or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Experience working with financial institutions on climate matters is required.
Experience with fund raising processes involving international agencies, financing institutions, NGOs, government agencies or private sector organizations is desirable.
Experience in analytics, business development and management is desired.
Experience working in the UN system or similar organization on climate change and experience in working with governments in the Latin America and the Caribbean region are desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.
In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
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