Under the supervision of the Climate Technology Manager of Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and in close collaboration with the Project Manager, the Project Administrator/CTCN Climate Technology Junior Specialist will support the coordination of climate mitigation-oriented technical assistance activities. Duty Station: UNIDO Headquarters, Vienna, Austria. Deadline for applications: 25 January 2018.
In particular, he/she will support:
• Communication with CTCN partner institutions and United Nations regional offices on identification and generation of requests for technical assistance from developing countries;
• Tracking, review and refinement of requests for technical assistance received;
• Coordination of response planning meetings among members of CTCN Response Expert Teams, National Designated Entities and technical assistance request proponents;
• Review and analysis of mitigation technology and development planning documents to identify trends and opportunities to strengthen CTCN technical assistance;
• Coordination with CTCN partner institutions, as well as National Designated Entities, on implementation of technical assistance activities in developing countries;
• Support to the improvement of CTCN technical assistance procedures and guidance;
• Development of CTNC technical assistance communication material.
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, and working with the project team, administers elements of technical cooperation programme or specific project/s of limited complexity and implementation of technical cooperation programmes and activities. Main duties are as follows:
• Selecting, organizing and summarizing background information to describe the overall context and background relevant to a project or a sector of technical cooperation activities in a country, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual technical cooperation projects;
• Analysing and interpreting project background history and documentation, identifying, reconstructing and documenting significant project events, decisions and deviations;
• Drafting sections of project documents such as project background and justification;
• Informing experts, consultants and other project participants about logistical arrangements and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting in terms of the immediate objectives of specific projects;
• Monitoring specific aspects of project implementation and identifying problems and proposing that actions be taken to expedite delivery of inputs;
• Drafting comments on designated aspects of project progress as an input to programme monitoring;
• Drafting project revisions, including adjusting individual project budgets, on the basis of changed work plans.
INTEGRITY: To work honestly, openly, impartially and in accordance with the values of the United Nations.
PROFESSIONALISM: To work in a competent, committed and calm manner.
RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY: To work effectively, respectfully and inclusively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives.
RESULTS ORIENTATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY: To be accountable and responsible for achieving results and meeting performance standards.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: To plan, organize and manage work effectively and efficiently. COMMUNICATION AND TRUST: To communicate effectively and build trust.
TEAM ORIENTATION: To cooperate at various levels.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: To be responsive towards those to whom services are provided internally and externally.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION: To realize continuous improvement, support innovation, share knowledge and skills and learn from others.
Advanced university degree in engineering, sciences or other relevant discipline with specialization in a relevant area such as natural sciences, renewable energy technologies and systems, environmental, chemical or mining engineering, climate change or a closely related field.
Fluency and/or working knowledge of another official UN language, notably French and/or Spanish, is an added value.
Field of Expertise:
At least three years of relevant professional experience is required.
Exposure to the needs, conditions and problems in developing countries.
Ability to research and analyze information.
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams.
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