Technical Specialist for Climate Change at UNDP, Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: 19 October 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Specialist for Climate Change in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Technical Specialist for Climate Change is primarily responsible for providing high quality technical policy, programming, implementation support and oversight, and knowledge and capacity development services to Regional Technical Advisors and Specialists programming GCF resources located in various UNDP Regional Hubs and UNDP country offices.

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

The Technical Specialist for Climate Change will perform the following functions-

  • Provide support to establishing and maintaining a strategic understanding of, and engagement with, the substantive technical issues, institutions, and processes, including establishing contact with and developing strategic partnerships with other agencies, donors, NGO’s, the private sector, scientific institutions and the like.
  • Contribute to identification, development and implementation of new strategic programming opportunities and partnerships in the area of climate change adaptation, green, low-emission and climate resilient development, and resilient economic development and sustainable livelihood.
  • Participate in global retreats, focal area retreats, regional strategic planning, pipeline management exercises, etc.
  • Participate in cross-substantive area technical dialogue, common strategic visioning, mainstreaming, programming, and other collaboration within the regional team.
  • Assist in keeping the Regional Team informed of trends and issues with respect to the substantive technical area.
  • Assist the development of and advocacy for specific policy analysis and development tools and guidance in support of programming and finance for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Support the establishment of a trusted leadership role for UNDP-GEF within the region.
  • Source of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports.
  • Assist the provision of timely quality information and technical advice on source of funds policies, priorities and activities.
  • Draft, revise, finalize and help editing concepts and project documents for submission to donors.
  • Support the coordination of design, preparation, submission and approval of project proposals and requests for project development financing.
  • Support the liaison with potential (co)financing agencies and institutions.
  • Evaluate, capture, codify, synthesize lessons and stimulating the uptake of best practices and knowledge, including the development of resource kits and other knowledge materials

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in environmental economics, development economics, social sciences, international/environmental law, business administration with specialization in development and environment, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience working with developing countries on low carbon, climate resilient development issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with conducting detailed reviews of project and programmes for/at various vertical funds.
  • Previous experience at the national or international level providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and/or project implementation, preferably in environmental management, climate change or other closely-related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and coordination skills.
  • Full computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated working experience with UN agencies, or international organizations to develop projects in climate change or closely related areas.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Competency in other UN languages is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.