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Purpose and scope of the assignment
Under the technical supervision of the Head of Strategic Initiatives, the Retainer will provide climate mitigation technical support in the conceptualization and implementation of infrastructure projects (mainly in the energy, transport and buildings sectors) in different countries in at least one of UNOPS’ regions. The Specialist will provide technical knowledge and will contribute to processes and decisions to facilitate climate-resilient infrastructure development and activities such as data collection and analysis, procurement, design, construction and the provision of all climate mitigation support and services to different UNOPS partners and client countries. He/She will provide technical guidance on all aspects of climate mitigation to inform effective project programming, management and partnerships. In addition, he/she is expected to provide technical expertise in support of ongoing infrastructure projects in other UNOPS regions as may be needed. As needed, the expert will provide climate mitigation oversight on program design and management, working closely with stakeholders to mainstream climate mitigation actions in projects.
The specific tasks for each assignment may vary one assignment to another. Under the overall guidance and oversight of the Strategic Initiatives Unit and direct supervision of the designated Supervisor within the requesting office, the Specialist will work on a retainer contract and will be called upon for specific projects to fulfill one or more of the following key tasks:
Capacity development and training
Practice contribution and Knowledge Sharing
A Master’s Degree or equivalent preferably in energy planning/economics, Engineering, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, International Development or a related field from a recognized university.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree with additional 2 years of relevant working experience may also be considered in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
Fluency in English or French or Spanish is required.
Intermediate English is required for the candidates with fluency in French and Spanish.
Please note that:
- the shortlisted candidates will be invited to indicate in which language they want to take the written tests (English or French or Spanish)
- however, the competency based interviews will be held in English
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: ICA retainerContract level: ICS-10, ICA-2
Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.
Terms and Conditions
For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.