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Energy and Climate Policy Assistant


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Administrative support
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2023-03-27


Mission and objectives



The central purpose of the Rome Centre is to ensure the effective implementation and further development of the strategic partnership between the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition (MITE) and UNDP. The initial phase of the activities will run from 2022 to 2025 gearing up – among other initiatives – to the Italian Presidency of the G7 in 2024. The goals of the partnership are linked to 2030 as a crucial year for global climate and sustainability goals.The partnership – in this initial phase will focus on the critical policy areas of climate action, youth engagement and energy transition. These objectives will be advance through the rapid, effective and sustainable implementation of two main programmes. • The Youth for Climate Programme • The Italy-UNDP Energy Partnership Furthermore, to guarantee the effective implementation of The Youth for Climate Programme and The Italy-UNDP Energy Partnership, and indeed to ensure the strategic and long term impact of both these programmes and the broader partnership, the Centre will be strengthened to support the development of broader strategic partnerships. Delivering on the Italy-UNDP Partnership, the Centre will provide support to the international cooperation efforts (strategic objectives) of Italy and will support UNDP’s global policy initiatives. Recognizing that change will be disruptive, UNDP will work to ensure that such transitions are just, and that their impact on vulnerable people is understood and duly mitigated. The Policy Assistant will report to the Coordinator of the Rome centre for climate action and energy transition. S/he will work collaboratively with a number of key staff across Bureaus and Units.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Energy and Climate Policy Assistant will: Support the implementation of the Youth for Climate Programme and the Italy-UNDP Energy Partnership; • Provide support in coordinating the development and operationalization of the Rome Centre programs; • Identify and conduct suitable research and analytical work to prepare regular reports and updates; • Prepare reports and other needed materials to support the work; • Support the organization of meetings with donors, partners, and other key stakeholders; • Contribute to relevant think pieces, newsletters, and communication material; • Support the activities, outreach, and implementation of the Rome Centre; • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Technical Services to Country Offices and Member Countries: • Support communication and outreach activities; • Support the internal coordination within UNDP; • Contribute, and coordinate as requested, substantive inputs for energy programming outputs as well as to youth engagement activities; • Support relevant meetings with other teams in UNDP; • Support, in particular from a visual and presentation perspective, the preparation of reports and briefings on topics related to the work of the Centre. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/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, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/expected outputs: • As an active UNDP Rome team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDP Rome and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions; • 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 during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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