Consultant - Means of Implementation Division Climate Finance Subdivision
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat is the custodian of the political process to address Climate Change. The UNFCCC secretariat supports the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement through a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties and the implementation of commitments. It is a dynamic organization working in a politically challenging environment to help resolve one of the defining environmental issues of our time.
This position at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn under the Means of Implementation Division, Climate Finance sub-division, supports country and private sector engagement and the needs-based climate finance (NBF) project and its activities. The Climate Finance sub-division under the Means of Implementation (MOI) is responsible for supporting all climate finance mandates under the Convention and the Paris Agreement. The Country and Private Sector Engagement team supports developing country Parties in their implementation of strategies and plans to access and mobilize climate finance for regional needs through outreach, facilitation engagement and private sector mobilization.
- Provision of substantive and technical support in facilitating developing countries to determine and decide on ways and means to address their climate finance needs and priorities and to translate them into implementable action to include access to climate finance and private sector climate finance mobilization
- Provision of substantive and technical support by identifying and undertaking analysis, drafting proposals, as well as providing timely inputs to implementation plans, project pipelines, technical assessments and access strategies, training material, guide- and handbooks and reports.
- Provide technical and substantive input and support for the organization of meetings, consultations, , workshops, side events and engagements with country and private sector stakeholders including preparing technical briefing notes and speaking notes, preparation and processing of legal agreements, as well as meeting reports.
- Support and provide substantive and technical input on all work related to climate finance at all six RCCs (Africa, Asia, LAC) to include deliverables monitoring, follow-up actions and identifying linkages and complementarities.
- Provide timely maintenance and updating of information on the NBF web site, media, newsroom, and other articles with relevant information on country and private sector engagement through developing content web content, and drafting promotional material, brochures and the electronic publishing of documents and relevant information.
- Interact with the international, national, and sub-national public and private finance stakeholders, including but not limited to regulators, national banks, central banks, bilateral and regional agencies, UN agencies, and networks.
- Education: Master’s level degree in economics, social sciences, environmental studies, natural sciences, engineering, development studies, or a related discipline.
- Experience: At least two years of relevant working experience on climate change, sustainable development, economics, climate finance, environment, or social sciences, with strong project coordination, drafting and review skills is required. Experience in international processes, stakeholder engagement, development of project proposals and legal agreements, collaboration with finance stakeholders (including private, public, civil society, regional integration organizations, etc.), and governments is desirable.
- Language requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Proficiency in other UN languages is an asset.