Vacancy Announcement - Research Assistant for Low Carbon Development Programme

Monday 06 Feb 17

UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) is seeking a Research Assistant for the Low Carbon Development Programme.

The successful candidate will be engaged in a number of the international projects in activities such as analysis, concept development, capacity building and project management especially in the areas of: 

  • Climate Finance, involving support for concrete project development as well as establishment of generic financing models for policies and projects. Focus is on non-state actors, information management and market mechanisms.
  • Mitigation Policy, involving support for the integration of climate change related issues into development planning; formulating and implementing national/sectoral low carbon development strategies and preparation of financeable NAMAs in developing countries. This will cover areas like support for institutional capacity development, support to national processes to implement mitigation actions and MRV systems. Analytical work will focus on development of tools for analyzing and prioritizing mitigation actions and baseline methodologies.


Education. The successful candidate should have a degree in economics, engineering, planning, environmental sciences or other relevant discipline, at a M.Sc. level or equivalent.

Work experience. The position is targeting candidate with or more than 2 years of relevant work experience, including work in developing countries. The required competencies include knowledge and understanding of climate change, especially the mitigation policies, technologies and climate finance as well as analytical skills and experience in preparing technical and/or policy-relevant reports and papers.

The working language at UDP is English. In addition proficiency in Spanish or French will be an asset.

Application Procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16th February 2017. Click to read the full vacancy announcement.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, click on "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file (upload the file under “attach CV”). The file must include:

Application letter;
CV with full personal data and clear indication of contact details - max 5 pages;
List of publications, and
Score and Diploma of the MSc.

For further information, please contact Miriam Hinostroza, Head, Low Carbon Development Programme, UDP, phone: + 45 4533 5280, email, or Peter Skotner, Deputy Director, UDP, phone: +45 45335303, email



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