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Technical Analyst (NPSA-8) Home Based, Part-time, 50%

Remote | Minsk

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Remote | Minsk
  • Grade: Junior level - NPSA-8, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed

Background
 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
 
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
 
Office/Unit/project Background
 
UNDP/GEF launched a new project called “Capacity Building for Emission Trading and Strengthened of Measurement, Reporting and Verification in the Republic of Belarus” in the area of climate change designed to assist the Government of the Republic of Belarus to implement its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement to the UNFCCC in the context of national sustainable development goals.
Specifically, the project objectives are to build Belarus’ capacities to design and implement market-based climate finance mechanisms, to improve and continuously update its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement to the UNFCCC, as well as to set-up a robust Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for GHG emissions in the priority sectors (Energy, Industrial processes, Agriculture, Waste, LULUCF). The project consists of three inter-linked components:
  • Component 1: NDC implementation. The first component addresses capacity and knowledge constraints related to preparation and update of national and sectoral NDC targets, as well as limited awareness about market-based climate finance mechanisms in Belarus.
  • Component 2: Strengthened GHG accounting capacity and enhanced system of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV). Under the second component the project will set-up and strengthen MRV system, specifically for the priority sectors identified in the Nationally Determined Contribution of the Republic of Belarus under the Paris Agreement.
  • Component 3: Demonstration project using measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) best practice. The third component, in partnerships with local and international organizations and initiatives, will support the development and implementation of MRV pilots in selected sectors to gain practical experience and facilitate interactions and learning-by-doing for all stakeholders involved in the MRV system in Belarus.
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The objective of this assignment is to provide effective technical, expert and organizational support to ensure successful implementation of the Project with successful delivery of all the intended outcomes and outputs.
  • Undertake primary coordination of the activities under Component 1: NDC implementation, Component 2: Strengthened GHG accounting capacity and enhanced system of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) and Component 3: Demonstration project using measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) best practice. This includes drafting ToRs for subcontractors and primary coordination and monitoring of contracts conducted under these components.
  • Lead and provide expert guidance and support to national and international consultants and companies hired under the project.
  • Conduct regular contacts on the project matters with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, stakeholders and target groups.
  • Monitor the process of preparation of the documents required for the implementation measures elaborated under the Project and collaboration with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support consultants in conducting economic and GHG emission modelling of the GHG mitigation potentials, costs and sustainable development co-benefits of climate policies and measures in key economic sectors of Belarus, drafting relevant technical and analytical reports and provide expert review of such reports.
  • Participate in the project workshops, as well as in Project Board meetings as speaker/moderator/rapporteur.
  • Take the responsibility for knowledge management in the capacity building process.
  • Support planning and budgeting, as well as preparation of the annual detailed work plans.
  • Participate in preparation of the annual project implementation reports (PIR).
  • Undertake any other actions related to the Project as requested by the Project Manager.

Institutional Arrangement

Under the guidance and direct supervision of theProject Manager, the Technical Analyst will assume overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the Project on the expert and technical matters and the achievement of planned project outputs. He/she will work under direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

Competencies
Core competencies:
  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.
Cross Functional and Technical competencies:
  • Business Management-Project Management
    • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and control resources, procedures, and protocols to achieve specific goals.
  •  Business Management-Communication             
    • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
  • Business Development-Knowledge Generation
    • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.
  • Business Direction & Strategy-Strategic Thinking
    • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritize plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks, and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.
    • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
  • 2030 Agenda: Planet Disaster- Risk Reduction and Recovery
    • Climate Risk Management
Required Skills and Experience
 
Education:
  • Master's degree or equivalent, in the field related to quantification of GHG emission potentials and costs as well as sustainable development co-benefits of climate policies and measures.
  • Bachelor's degree in combination with 2 years of qualifying experience can be considered in lieu of Master's degree. 
Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years (with Bachelor's degree) of relevant professional work experience in the field of climate change mitigation, climate finance and MRV issues.
  • Experience in the development of climate change policies/plans/measures/ activities in the field of development of GHG emission models for estimating the GHG mitigation potentials and costs of climate change policies and measures as well as measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) GHG emission reductions or removals resulting from their implementation, would be considered an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in Russian and/or Belarusian is required. 
  • Working knowledge of English is required.

Required Documents:

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  • Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
 
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