CTCN Vacancy: Adaptation Specialist, Asia-Pacific


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Climate Technology Centre and Network

In this position, the consultant will provide services for the operationalization of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and will work in close coordination with the CTCN Director and the Regional Manager on adaptation technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. Deadline for applications: 9 April. 

The consultant will contribute to the following deliverables:

• Materials needed for Regional Fora to be conducted throughout 2019-2020 are drafted and finalized;

• Recommendations on potential adaptation and joint mitigation-adaptation requests are prepared;

• Technical review and recommendations on the design of CTCN response plans (project documents) are prepared;

• Review and quality assurance of deliverable reports provided by CTCN implementers is undertaken; 

• Review and quality assurance of Monitoring & Evaluation reports is undertaken;

• The database of partners and their adaptation-related activities is updated. 

Work Location: Copenhagen, Denmark 

Expected duration: Twelve (12) months

In particular, for Asia-Pacific he/she will support: 

• Capacity building, knowledge management, and communication activities on adaptation technologies;

• Adaptation and joint mitigation-adaptation technical assistance request generation and refinement;

• CTCN Response Plan development and review (project documents) in collaboration with client countries and sector experts; 

• Consortium Partner and Network Member engagement for delivery of CTCN technical assistance, including monitoring and evaluation;

• Input into global adaptation products including within the scope of the UNFCCC processes;

• Outreach to new client countries and network members including through the request incubator and vision to concept programmes. 

Qualifications/special skills 

Academic Qualifications:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental science, international development, international public policy or related area


• At least 3 years of experience in the field of climate change;

• Experience of working with International Organizations is an asset;

• Experience working in Asia-Pacific is an asset; 

• Understanding and experience with UN Programs, their development and implementation activities is an advantage.

Language: Strong communication and writing skills in English are required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

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