Climate Change Policy Specialist at UNDP, Phnom-Penh, Cambodia

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Deadline: 9 July 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Climate Change Policy Specialist in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Climate Change Policy Specialist will provide technical advice and capacity development support to programme stakeholders on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Climate Change Policy Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Capacity development support to National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and other partner institutions on planning, monitoring and evaluation of the climate change response:
    • Support NCSD in operationalizing the national monitoring and evaluation framework for climate change, in consultation with Ministry of Planning.
    • This will include support to relevant inter-ministerial mechanisms (e.g. Climate Change Technical Working Group).
    • Support NCSD with the design of a comprehensive capacity development programme in support of this framework, including identification of potential national and international partnerships.
    • The capacity development programme should include at a minimum the General Secretariat of NCSD and ministries in charge of public works and transport, rural development, education, energy, and environment.
  • Advisory support to NCSD on the management of the national knowledge management system for climate change, and the related research and capacity development activities:
    • Identify key capacity needs in NCSD and other partner institutions for the effective management of the national knowledge management system on climate change, and advise NCSD on the design and implementation of the related capacity development plan.
    • Monitor the performance of the knowledge management system and advise on potential improvements to meet the needs of the key user groups. Support the implementation of these measures once approved by NCSD.
    • Support the development of existing and new research partnerships with national and international universities / research institutions, ensuring alignment of the research agenda with national priorities.
  • Support to Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) programme management and Cambodia’s international engagement on climate change:
    • Contribute to drafting the CCCA annual/quarterly work plans and budgets and quarterly/annual progress reports.
    • Provide other climate change technical advisory support to UNDP or NCSD as requested by the Chief Technical Advisor or CCCA Programme Manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Master’s Degree in Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources, Economics, Physical Planning, Engineering or related discipline.
  • At least 7 years of experience including at least 3 years supporting climate change response in developing countries.
  • Proven experience on planning and M&E of climate change adaptation / mitigation, and establishment of knowledge management systems in developing countries.
  • Proven experience in providing capacity development and advisory support to Government institutions in developing countries.
  • Specialized expertise in climate change vulnerability mapping/analysis, climate change research, and/or climate change awareness / education would be an advantage.
  • Experience developing and managing capacity development programmes for government institutions along with proven ability to negotiate and troubleshoot relationship with national and international stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in mobilizing resources and forming multi-stakeholder partnerships; and
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP policies and procedures and experience in implementing UN/UNDP project at the country level would be an asset.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Khmer would be an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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