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Climate Change Specialist in Egypt


UNN VOOLLUNNTTEEERR DEESCCRRIPTIIONN OFF AASSSIGNNMMEENTT EGYYR00006682--Cllmaate Chaange Sppecialstis The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will makel the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

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Counnty ofAssignmentt Egypt

Hosttnsttuteeu Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

VolunteerCaaegooyry International Specialist

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Duratonio 12 Months

Duty Sattono Cairo

AssignmenntPlace Family Duty Station


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The UN volunteer will be based in Cairo which is a family duty station with a wide range of services (health, education and leisure) and good living conditions.

Geography and climate: Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 80 million people live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq. mi), where the only arable land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centers of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.


AssignmenntTiietlle Climate Change Specialist

OrganizatonalCoontext& ProecttDescrptonno

The Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department (CB) is supporting the member countries to achieve their objectives related to sustainable food and agriculture and resilience of rural livelihoods, by implementing their policies and commitments 25 Jul 2017 Page 1 of 5to the sustainable development agenda, the Rio Conventions, the Paris Agreement, and other related treaties, through sustainable management of land, soils, water, biodiversity and genetic resources. CB Department has established a GCF

(Green Climate Fund) Team within CBC (CBC-GCF Team) to coordinate the development and management of the GCF


Sustainable DeveeoppmenntGooalss 13. Climate Action

UNNV FocuusAreaa Community resilience environment & disaster reduction

Task descrrptonno

Under the direct supervision the GCF team in HQ and the direct supervision of Climate Change/GCF focal point at the

Regional office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) in Cairo (Egypt), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Contribute to support the planning and implementation in partnerships with government partners related to GCF, mainly

Government Designated National Authorities;

Contribute in providing support to Climate Change /GCF focal point at Regional office for developing the GCF projects

pipeline within the specific domains of FAO's work;

Assist the Climate Change /GCF focal point at the Regional office in building frameworks for engagement with the GCF;

Assist the monitoring on the status of GCF proposals and support the office in preparing of needed materials for key

representational meetings as needed;

Contribute to support to ensure countries proposals are aligned with GCF criteria and consistently address them;

Assist in the process of accreditation of national/sub-national implementing entities;

Provide support to other project proposal opportunities in the field of climate change;

Participate and contribute to regional activities such as training workshops on the GCF seminars;

Carry out other related duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of

volunteerismby reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNVactivities (for instance in events

that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms ofvolunteerism in the

host country- Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they areundertaking, including participation in ongoing

reflection activities- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNVpublications/websites,

newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers- Promote or advise

local groups in the use of online volunteering, orencourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV

OnlineVolunteering service whenever technically possible.


Strategic partnerships are strengthened at regional level in the frame of the GCF;

The GCF established Project Preparation Facility (PPF) is implemented to provide accredited direct access entities with

project development resources;

The role of investments in the agriculture, forestry and land use sectors is enhanced.

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including

supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and

Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment •

A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as

reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed


25 Jul 2017 Page 2 of 5Reqquied Deegree Levell Master degree or equivalent

Educcaton -AdddiionallCommmeentss

Master’s degree in environmental, forestry or agricultural sciences, natural resource management, economics or a related field

as appropriate for the specific profile.

Yeaas ofReequiied Work Experrence 60 months

Expeerence Deescrpttono

Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in advising on international affairs and in the conduct of effective

response measures to protect and enforce legal actions on the environment.

Relevant experience in the design, formulation or evaluation of substantial agricultural and rural development projects

and programmes with a focus on climate change and GEF/GCF and/or IFI finance.

Languuage Skiisllls

English ( Mandatory ) , Level - Fluent

AND - Arabic ( Mandatory ) , Level - Working Knowledge

DoAA Experrseiis

Disaster risk reduction ( Mandatory )

AdddiionalReequiiemennts orAreaaoffExperrseiis

Basic knowledge of funding mechanisms of the GCF. Good analytical and written communication skills. Demonstrated

ability to coordinate and facilitate processes and to engage with colleagues across the Organization.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Neeed Drving Licence No

Commpeeenncess& Vaauess


Adaptability and Flexibility

Commitment to Continuous Learning



Planning and Organizing

Working in Teams

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Conndiion ofSeervcec Click here to view Conditions of Service

25 Jul 2017 Page 3 of 5Coonddiionns offServicee forrnterrnattonaalSppeccialstt::

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational

necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a

Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation,

communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the

VLA base rate of US$ 1,587. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific

and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have

comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the

International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website

For example, kindly enter the link Calculator

In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, international UN Volunteers

receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside

in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in the event of a permanent reassignment to

another duty station.

UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN

security framework (including residential security reimbursements).

UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home visit and

for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the


UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including Code of conduct, to

the successful candidate.

Apppllcatton CCodde EGYR000682-2178

Apppllcatton pprocedduree

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your

account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call

to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to

25 Jul 2017 Page 4 of 5 which you would like to apply.

Application deadline:1st August 2017.


United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We

arecommitted to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: International Volunteer - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-01

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