Urban Heat Expert – Viet Nam

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Result of Service The expert will provide technical support to UNEP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) of Viet Nam as part of the “Sustainable Urban Cooling in Viet Nam cities” project. The expert will prepare urban heat and sustainable urban cooling technical assessments and data analyses by tailoring methodologies to Vietnamese context, including on UHIE, in consultation with global experts. Using this evidence-base, and combined with stakeholder consultations and evaluation of global and local best practices, the expert will prepare recommendations and drafts for urban cooling policies, plans and implementation actions at the city and neighborhood levels. The expert will support UNEP on policy dialogues for integration of recommendations into relevant plans and policy frameworks of the two pilot cities including masterplans and area development plans. As a result, two cities will have increased capacity and clear plans, policies and projects for reducing heat island, protecting the city and citizens against extreme heat and delivering sustainable cooling. The analysis and activities will be documented and prepared into a recommended approach for national replication.

Work Location Viet Nam, remote-based

Expected duration 12 months

Duties and Responsibilities A consultant is needed to perform tasks of a technical and analytical nature as part of the Cities Unit of the Energy & Climate Branch, Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Specifically, a consultant is needed to support UNEP and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) of Viet Nam as part of the “Sustainable Urban Cooling in Viet Nam cities” project which is being implemented by UNEP and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in the framework of the Cool Coalition. The Consultant will be part of the Cities Unit, under the Energy & Climate Branch of UNEP with significant liaison with UNEP Asia-Pacific Office. This position is remote based in Viet Nam. The consultant will support UNEP by undertaking field-level data collection, technical assessments, stakeholder consultations and recommendations on policy and planning pertaining to reducing urban heat island effect (UHIE) and delivering urban climate resilience and sustainable cooling in two Vietnamese cities. This will include technical inputs and support in preparation of Urban Cooling Action Plans, identification of investment opportunities, greenhouse gas analyses of urban cooling solutions, capacity building of stakeholders and support to national, provincial and city governments to integrate recommendations into policy and planning frameworks.

Qualifications/special skills The consultant should have post graduate qualifications in architecture, urban planning, environmental engineering, energy or a related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of 8 years in a relevant field of work, preferably with a focus on extreme heat, cooling, urban planning, and the environment. Practical experience in Viet Nam is essential in policy analysis and design, city engagement and urban heat island analysis. Experience in working with ministries of Government of Viet Nam, provinces and cities, public sector undertakings and international organisations is essential. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.

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

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