The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is co-lead in the hosting and management of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The mission of the CTCN, the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies to
developing countries. The CTCN assists developing country Parties at their request, building or strengthening their capacity to prepare and implement technology projects that span the technology transfer continuum. The CTCN supports public and private sector action on mitigation and adaptation, enhancing low emissions and climate-resilient development in a manner consistent with the capabilities and priorities of countries.
The incumbent of the post reports directly to the first reporting officer, the Unit Chief of PTC/ENE/CPN, second reporting officer, the Director of PTC/ENE, and operates under the supervision of the CTCN Director and works in close coordination with the Project Manager at UNIDO HQ. The post of Climate Technology Manager is based at the Climate Technology Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Project management and administration:
• Provide technical and strategic assistance for the CTCN activities, including planning, monitoring, and external relations, and ensuring quality control of the support services and activities.
• Identify opportunities for offering targeted support for low carbon technology transfer actions.
• Provide hands-on support to developing countries in the areas of CTC technology request design, management and planning, implementation, information management, monitoring, and impact assessment, through direct contact and communications with Nationally Designated Entities (NDEs).
• Conduct a preliminary appraisal of the CTCN requests for technical assistance received from NDEs, taking into account the CTCN scope and the prioritization criteria approved by the Advisory Board.
• Refine requests in close consultation with NDEs, request clarification and any needed additional information from NDEs.
• Identify suitable experts/organizations (including consortium partners and network members) to respond to country requests and support developing countries on technology transfer for low carbon and climate resilient development.
• Work with NDEs and other host country institutions, as well as with a team of experts to develop response plans and relevant Terms of Reference (TORs).
• Coordinate the necessary procurement process and related contractual arrangements in order to set up the quick response assistance and/or the response projects.
• Coordinate the work of consultants, partners and sub-contractors, review intermediary outputs, documents and reports, ensure the timely delivery of expected outputs, and effective synergy among the various sub-contracted activities.
• Monitor the timely delivery of high quality responses from solicitation of appropriate services from consortium partners and Network members.
• Capture and ensure the dissemination of lessons learned and results achieved, linking with the CTCN Knowledge Management System, and reporting requirements.
• Contribute to communication efforts related to the technical assistance delivered by the CTCN by providing specific inputs.
• Ensure that individual projects are managed through the project cycle including Monitoring and Evaluation Tools (M&E), secure additional technical oversight where necessary.
• Contribute to further develop and streamline procedures to deal with CTCN requests for technical assistance.
• Contribute to the reporting requirements on CTCN activities, including substantive achievements and financial performance.
• Coordinate activities related to budget and funding through programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, and financial statements and prepare related documents/reports.
• Perform other relevant assignments that may be assigned from time to time.
Core values: integrity; professionalism; respect for diversity.
Core competencies: results orientation and accountability; planning and organizing; communication and trust; team orientation; client orientation; organizational development and innovation.
University - Master's degree or equivalent, Engineering - technology, environmental science, external relations, or related area.
English (Fluent), Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
Field of Expertise:
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in environment, engineering, technology, international development, climate change or a related field, of which at least five years spent in relevant national or international institutions dealing with climate change adaptation and mitigation issues, technology development, deployment and transfer. Experience within the UN system on climate change and technology transfer and experience in working with governments in developing countries is desirable. Familiarity with modalities, policies and processes practiced by international agencies, financing
institutions, NGOs, government agencies, and international private sector organizations.
All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Closing Date: 25 November 2015
Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.unido.org