Deadline: 2 July 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Climate Change Specialist in New York, United States.
The Climate Change Specialist will provide technical support to Country and Regional Offices in developing child focused climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Climate Change Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Provide technical assistance to HQ, ROs and COs in developing concept notes and full-fledged proposals on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Provide technical inputs to applications for fundraising for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Support COs liaising with governments and development partners on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Support COs with developing policy advocacy messages.
- Liaise with national focal points for global climate funds such as Adaptation Fund, GEF and GCF and coordinate between COs, ROs and HQ.
- Engage in global fora and interagency discussions on coordination, cooperation, best practices and lessons learned.
- Develop technical guidance and tools for climate risk assessments.
- Support COs in undertaking climate risk assessments, including providing technical support, review of TORs and responding to questions, as needed.
- Develop guidance and conduct training on how to develop proposals on children and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Contribute to lessons learned and knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Encourage south-south collaboration between countries on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Collect and codify case studies related to children, climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in relevant area such as environment, social and economic development, international cooperation.
- Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience focused on developing countries, in areas related to development cooperation in climate change adaptation and mitigation, environment and socio-economic development is required.
- Specific expertise in programme/project formulation, implementation, monitoring and review and evaluation related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries is required.
- Proven experience in successfully developing, formulating and implementing adaptation and mitigation projects for the GEF/LDCF/SCCF, Adaptation Fund, and/or other sources of climate finance is required
- Knowledge on climate change impacts, climate risk assessments, and adaptation solutions is required.
- Prior experience undertaking climate risk and vulnerability assessments is required.
- Knowledge on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change mitigation solutions, especially related to sustainable energy is required.
- Expertise in staff capacity building, developing tools and providing training is required.
- Familiar with children’s rights and gender in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or natural resources management is required.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills are an asset.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of a second UN language is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.