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Project Officer - Climate Technology


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Junior level - IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Climate Change
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Partner UNEP-CCC
Job categories Project Management, Climate
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5007/27839
Level ICS-8
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration One year (12 months) initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Application period 08-Apr-2024 to 22-Apr-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

The TTSI section is involved in several projects that support the Centre strategy in the areas of policy, planning and implementation. TTSI seeks to recruit a Project Officer to work on climate technology transfer and needs assessments. The successful candidate will be part of the team supporting the GEF-funded project on Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) in developing countries (particularly in Francophone Africa), tracking progress on climate technology transfer (nationally and globally), integrating technology into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) implementation, and strengthening national innovation systems. The candidate will strengthen the visibility of the section’s technology transfer work in international fora and lead and contribute to country support, advisory work and publications.

The candidate will join a team of eight colleagues and will work under the leadership of the head of the TTSI section and with other experts and senior experts in the section. He/She will contribute to the work in the area of climate technology transfer.

The main responsibilities of the candidate will be to contribute to and support the successful implementation of the TNA project in its daily operations under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with other members of the project team. This will include a range of activities, including project management and coordination, communication and outreach, analytical work and contribution to knowledge products. Depending on the successful candidate’s previous work experience and academic background, contribution to other areas of the project, such as capacity-building and trainings, will also be relevant. In addition, the candidate will support the production of the Climate Technology Progress Report that is produced in collaboration with the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism.

Specific areas of work for the Project Officer will include:

  • Carry out project administration tasks of the TNA project in close collaboration with the project manager.

  • Coordinate the project tasks on a daily basis, especially in relation to the Francophone African countries participating in the TNA project and other relevant partners.

  • Provide data and input to project partners and donors on request, including input to newsletters, annual and other update reports. 

  • Provide support for the production of the Climate Technology Progress Report, including Steering Committee meetings, coordination with authors, coordination of external review process, copy editing and design of the report.

  • Contribute to the organization, development, and delivery of workshops, trainings, webinars, and other events, including logistics, preparation of agendas, presentations, and learning materials.

  • Contribute to the development of knowledge and capacity building products in the area of climate technology transfer.

  • Support the communication and outreach activities through preparation of presentations, and other communication products, as well as the development of news pieces.

  • Support the maintenance of the website, an online knowledge-sharing platform, through generating and updating content.

  • Contribute to the work and strategic discussion of the TTSI section in the context of climate technology transfer.

  • Contribute to the implementation of UNEP-CCC’s and UNEP’s strategies, in particular in the area of climate technology transfer.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

The process will be based on performance evaluation including the following:

  • Successful completion of project management support and coordination tasks that will be assigned to the staff, and other relevant activities related to the work of the TTSI section.

  • Level of contribution to the UNOPS core competencies

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education 
  • First-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent), preferably in Engineering/Economics /Environmental Sciences /Sustainable Development is required. 
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s, PHD or equivalent) in the above-mentioned field and preferably with a thesis related to climate change mitigation or climate transparency and/or sustainable development, technology transfer, and innovation systems is desirable and may substitute some of the required years of experience.
b. Work Experience
  • A minimum of two (2) years of post-degree professional experience  in the area of climate change and climate technology. 
  • Proven project management and/or administration/coordination skills are required. 
  • Knowledge of the UNFCCC processes and the international climate governance is required. 
  • Experience with the UNFCCC and climate policies at national and international levels is a strong asset.
  • Experience working with developing countries and emerging economies is also a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer, national systems of innovation, and sustainable development is an asset. 
  • Demonstrating excellent writing, communication and presentation skills is an asset. 
  • Experience with an international agency or organization is desirable.

c. Languages

  • Fluency in English is required. The candidate will work with Francophone African countries, therefore fluency in French is also required.
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