CTCN Vacancy: Project Administrator/Climate Technology Junior Specialist


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United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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.  

Main Functions

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. 

Core Competencies

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.

Minimum Requirements 


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. 

UNIDO Languages:

English (Fluent).

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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