Deadline: 14 May 2016
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in Bonn, Germany. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Programme Officer will support the intergovernmental process and negotiations under different UNFCCC bodies on technology development and transfer issues, taking into account Party guidance.
UNFCCC, as a framework for international cooperation to combat climate change by limiting average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and coping with impacts that were, by then, inevitable.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Officer will perform the following functions-
- Provide substantive support to the intergovernmental process on technology development and transfer issues under the Conference of the Parties (COP) and its subsidiary bodies.
- Provide such support by preparing background documents, annotations and briefing notes for the chairs and facilitators of technology negotiating groups under different UNFCCC bodies, as well as providing timely support to group meetings, informal consultations and side events.
- Compile, analyze and synthesize Party submissions and inputs from relevant international organizations to facilitate deliberations among Parties; prepare technical papers and documents, including by coordinating the work of consultants, on issues for Party consideration, in particular with regards to enhancing the implementation of technology development and transfer projects and programmes, as mandated by the COP and its subsidiary bodies.
- Provide substantive support regarding the planning and organization of intercessional and in session expert meetings and workshops on technology development and transfer issues, as mandated by the COP and its subsidiary bodies.
- Liaise with relevant organizations under and outside of the Convention, including international organizations, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, research institutions, and academia, to enhance collaboration and mobilize support for the implementation of the Technology Mechanism, including through the effective engagement of experts in the Technology Mechanism’s work.
- Contribute to events, reports and other activities organized by partner agencies.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in engineering, environmental science, economics, development studies or a related discipline.
- Additional years of relevant experience with university degree may substitute an advanced degree.
- At least five (5) years of relevant working experience in an international level environment with strong technical, analytical and drafting skills on policy issues related technology development and transfer.
- Familiarity with policy formulation and interaction with various stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, research institutions and private sector desirable.
- Experience in analyzing and preparing technical and policy papers to promote cooperative action among relevant stakeholders on technology development and transfer and its related matters is an important asset.
- Fluency in English (both oral and written) is essential.
- Working knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNFCCC.