Technical advisor in climate change, public financing and market-based instruments
United Nations
PANAMA CITY
hace 5 días

Responsibilities

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).

In 2018, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) signed an agreement with UNEP to support critical environmental issues such as climate action, resilience to disasters and conflicts, healthy ecosystems, waste and air quality, and sustainable consumption and production.

In this sense, as part of the support provided through SIDA cooperation, the development and implementation of National Determined Contributions (NDC) and Long-Term Strategies (LTS) has been identified as one of the major work areas in the next years.

In this sense, the Climate Change Unit of UNEP is recruiting a technical consultant on climate change, public financing and innovative market-based instruments to mainstream these topics in the unit’s work, projects, and initiatives in the region.

The incumbent will be supervised by UNEP’s Climate Ambition and Transparency Coordinator of the Climate Change Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean Office and will work home-based.

Qualifications / special skills

Academic Qualifications :

University degree (Bachelor’s) in economy, sciences, administration, public policy or environmental sciences is required.

Postgraduate : a master's degree in environment, science, economics, political sciences, public policy, natural sciences or development is desirable.

Experience :

  • At least five (5) years of experience in environment and / or climate change is required.
  • At least three (3) years of specific work experience in development of climate change projects (mitigation or adaptation) for multilateral funds, including GCF.
  • Experience in development and / or implementation of climate change projects and relation with national governments in LAC region is desirable.
  • Language :

  • The person is required to be fluent in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Confident level in English is desirable.
  • Skills :

  • Knowledge and understanding of global and national climate change issues and theories, concepts and approaches relevant to climate finance or economic analysis for environmental sector, including innovative market-based instruments.
  • Communication and team-work skills.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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