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Climate Change and SDG Financing

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
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The consultant will work in the International Development Programme of the Division of Programmes of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). In performing her/his duties, the consultant will report to the Programme Manager for International Development. The position will focus on IPU’s climate change activities as well as on SDG implementation with a focus on financing, development cooperation and resource mobilization.


Within delegated authority, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop strategies to promote action on climate change and support capacity building in parliaments to implement the Paris Agreement.
  • In cooperation with UNEP, UNFCCC and targeted parliaments, organize and implement the various activities to strengthen parliamentary capacities and engagement in climate change.
  • Support the programme’s work on SDG financing.
  • Ensure continued implementation of the MOUs signed with UNEP and UNFCCC respectively.
  • Ensure regular exchanges and strengthen cooperation with UNDRR, Adaptation at Altitude partnership, and other partners.
  • Explore opportunities to fund IPU’s climate change activities.
  • Monitor project expenditures within approved funding and keep administrative records in respect of project activities.
  • Draft activity reports for submission to donors and IPU governing bodies.
  • Provide material on project activities and results for publication on the IPU website and in other media.
  • Organize seminars/webinars and other types of meetings with parliamentary audiences.
  • Provide, as requested, other assistance in areas relevant to IPU’s work on international development.


  • University degree in political science, law, international relations, or related fields.
  • Good knowledge of project management tools and techniques.
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in managing projects in an international environment. Demonstrated ability to achieve expected results and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated awareness about key global climate change and financing concepts and their place in international development/SDGs.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Excellent reading, writing and speaking skills in English and a working knowledge of French.
  • Work experience with projects involving parliamentarians is a distinct advantage.
Climate Change and SDG Financing