United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Under the direct supervision of the NCS Programme Officer (Team Lead), and the general guidance of the Manager, Non-Annex I support sub-programme, the Programme Officer is accountable for support to NAI Parties’ measurement and reporting of NAMAs as well as support to verification of actions by NAI Parties (international consultation and analysis). In particular, the incumbent:
1. National Communications, biennial update reports (BUR) and international consultation and analysis:
a. Ensures that substantive support is provided to developing countries in preparing and submitting biennial update reports;
b. Provides administrative and substantive support to the process of international consultations and analysis, including timely processing and review of biennial update reports submitted by developing country Parties, organizing the technical analyses of the biennial update reports by liaising with the relevant/designated institutions of developing countries and the team of technical experts, and contributing to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, technical reports, etc.;
c. Ensures information submitted by Parties is appropriately processed, stored and published in a timely and accurate manner and made easily accessible by overseeing the submission portal and related databases and software that allow for the electronic receipt of submissions and the automatic import of data; and
d. Gathers, selects and analyses information from various relevant sources on needs for and availability of financial resources and technical support for the preparation of the biennial update reports of non-Annex I Parties.
2. Support to intergovernmental processes:
a. Ensures that Parties are furnished with relevant information to support their decision-making by providing technical guidance to inter-governmental processes on analyses of policy issues related to measurement, reporting and verification of developing countries actions and associated support; and
b. Provides substantive support to the intergovernmental negotiations on mitigation actions by developing countries by supporting consideration of agenda items on international consultation and analysis and biennial update reports by developing countries, under the subsidiary bodies and the COP, and preparing relevant official documents, annotations, briefing the chairs of the relevant negotiating bodies, as well as providing technical support in formulating proposals and conclusions, decisions and recommendations, including identifying problems and proposing corrective actions.
3. Support to teams of technical experts:
a. Develops training materials for the training of the team of technical experts for the conduction of ICA; and
b. Provides substantive technical support and guidance to the expert teams for the technical analysis of BURs and collaborate with relevant sub-programmes within MDA and the secretariat and support training activities related to analysis of BURs.
4. Performs any other job related activity required to achieve the goals and objectives of the team, the sub-Programme, the Programme or the Secretariat, including representing the secretariat in technical meetings, workshops and seminars, and making presentations where appropriate.
- First level university degree in climate change, environmental or natural sciences or a related discipline.
- At least five (5) years of progressive professional experience on issues related to climate change, national mitigation actions and greenhouse gas inventory. Two yers of relevant experience in an international environment is a requirement.
- Expert knowledge in climate change mitigation actions and their effects.
- Familiarity with reporting obligations of developing countries under the Climate Change Convention, including natonal communications and biennial update reports as well as international consultation and analysis or other multilateral review processes desirable.
- Fluency in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.