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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


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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 overall objective of this position is to be project manager and provide technical support to governments, private sector and other strategic stakeholders to strengthen UNEP`s work on climate change mitigation and energy transitions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). More specifically, the position will be responsible for (1) managing existing projects on sustainable energy (2) managing the regional project "Advancing a regional approach to E-mobility in Latin America”, funded by the Green Climate Fund, and (3) providing technical support on climate change mitigation technology to the regional project “EUROCLIMA+”, funded by the European Commission.

This will be achieved through the provision of technical assistance, project management, resource mobilization, capacity building and knowledge creation. This all, responding to the regional and national strategies and implementation frameworks related to this field, and supporting the implementation of the resolutions dictated by the fourth and fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the decision on climate of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” and 7 “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy”.

This post is located in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), at the Panama Duty Station. Under the overall direction of the Deputy Regional Director of ROLAC and the direct supervision of the Climate Change Subprogramme Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities 1. Coordinates the conceptualization and implementation of projects related to climate change mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean: - Manages on-going projects on climate change mitigation action; - Contributes to the mobilization of resources, and development of project proposals, engaging with donors and relevant partners; - Identifies project opportunities, takes the lead (when required) and contributes to the design and conceptualization of projects in accordance with regional and country needs and mandates; - Facilitates relations with national authorities, private sector, NGOs, experts, regional organizations and other partners within the UN system to ensure the implementation of the project activities; - Identifies potential problems and issues, and addresses them on time with proposals for corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; - Develops strategic partnerships, at the regional and national level, identifies synergies and builds cooperation to ensure a stronger impact; - Identifies synergies with other related initiatives from UNEP and/or strategic partners and builds partnerships with relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the climate action pillar of the Programme of Work.

2. Provides substantive technical support to governments and strategic partners on climate change mitigation: - Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends on climate change mitigation, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies to the related areas of work; - Researches, analyzes and presents information to assist decision-making related to the areas of work; - Organizes consultative meetings, conferences, workshops, including the preparation of the agenda topics, identification of participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.; - Participates in or leads field missions, including the provision of technical assistance to external consultants, government officials and other parties, capacity development, monitoring purposes and drafting mission summaries for the project as well as other initiatives related to climate change mitigation; - Reviews relevant documents and reports and provides feedback; - Prepares various written outputs, such as background papers, terms of reference, analysis, sections of reports and studies and inputs to publications.

3. Contributes and coordinates capacity building and knowledge creation on strategic areas related to climate change mitigation, through online platform(s), face-to-face workshops and outreach activities at both regional and national levels in order to improve the necessary skills of representatives of public and private sector and other relevant stakeholders: - Coordinates the work of MOVE Electric Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean ( knowledge platform, including the organization of periodical webinars for representatives of public and private sector and other relevant stakeholders on electric mobility and liaises with respective UNEP programmes and initiatives; makes presentations or documents on assigned topics/activities; - Contributes to the organization, formulation and/or delivery of capacity building activities related to climate change mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean, including face-to-face workshops, presentations or webinars; - Identifies partners, technical experts and other relevant stakeholders that support the delivery of workshops as well as supporting the identification of participants.

4. Performs administrative activities, reporting, monitoring and budget in order to ensure the delivery of results at the regional and national levels: - Ensures adherence to the application of UN procedures and legal instruments for implementing partners, consultants and procurement; - Supervises performance and delivery of consultants and staff; Conducts and contributes to the overall project monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including preparing progress reports, both narrative and financial; - Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports and financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme and programme budget); - Develops and monitors national and regional work plans; Prepares briefings, newsletters, presentations, as well as other communication tools/reports, to disseminate the work with substantive technical input among the relevant national and regional stakeholders and in regional meetings e.g. Regional Forum of Ministers of the Environment; - Performs other duties as required.

Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Solid knowledge of climate change mitigation in the region and at the global scale, solid experience working with governments and private sector and overall good understanding and knowledge of the region; good knowledge of climate change mitigation issues and trends, as well as associated policy and business models related to aforementioned topics; expertise in programme/project management at regional and national levels. Ability to identify issues, analyze 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. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 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.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: 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.

Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economic development, engineering, applied science or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project and programme management in the field of climate change mitigation is required.

Experience in technical assistance is required.

Experience in resource mobilization is required.

Experience in knowledge creation and capacity building is required.

Experience working in the UN system or similar international level organization is desirable.

Experience in dealing with public and private institutions is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English and Spanish is required.

NOTE: 'Fluency' equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write and understand) and 'Knowledge of' equals a rating of 'confident' in two of the four areas.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

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 and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Internal Applicants – When completing the Candidate Profile form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the end of their current or most recent service. For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations of the United Nations.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Contact Us" link.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. 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. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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