National UN Volunteer | Environment & Climate Change

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. This assignment is reserved for a person with disabilities and only candidates with disabilities are eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities.

National UN Volunteer | Environment & Climate Change
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task
Under the direct supervision of the Practice Specialist for the Energy and Climate Change portfolio, and the overall supervision of the Lead, Environment, Climate Change and Resilience Pillar, the International UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Assist in implementing UNDP programmes and projects in the areas of climate change and environment.

• Support effective management of the UNDP programme and projects within the Climate Change and environment – with special focus on blue economy as the country office is building its portfolio in this space.

• Pillar management focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the UNDP programme and projects.

• Assist in preparing project proposals for resource mobilization for project implementation.

• Participate in coordination meetings relating to climate change and environment activities and initiatives.

• Assist with knowledge building and management contributing to relevant knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A bachelors degree in the areas of Environment and or Climate Change is desired.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
Atleast two years of practical work experience is desired but not mandatory, however the UNV is expected to have reasonable expertise in the areas of environment and climate change governance with specialized focus on institutional framework, policy setting, governance, capacity building at various levels, partnerships and resource mobilization to support implementation of various projects and programmes.
Language skills
English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams.
Application procedure
This assignment is reserved for a person with disabilities and only candidates with disabilities are eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodation The UN system wishes to create an inclusive workplace and commits to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access and benefit equally from employment and other engagement opportunities such as volunteering, by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context, “reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modification and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Application deadline: 22 August 2021

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