Vacancy Announcement - Climate Change Experts for Low Carbon Development Programme

Thursday 23 Nov 17


UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) is seeking climate change experts for the Low Carbon Development Programme.

The successful candidates will join a team of over 60 professionals and scientists working in an international and interdisciplinary work environment that combines research, methodology development, capacity building and project implementation. The Low Carbon Development program works in the areas of mitigation policy, MRV and Transparency and climate finance in developing countries. 

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Job description
The Climate Change Experts will be engaged in international projects and related research, concept development, analyses, technical assistance and project management especially in the areas of:

Mitigation Policy (MP) - Climate Change Mitigation under the Paris Agreement is the focus area guiding our projects. The climate change mitigation policy expert is expected to provide strategic guidance, technical assistance and backstopping on NDC implementation in key sectors (energy, transport, waste, industry) to developing countries. This will include guiding development of implementation plans and road maps; identifying, prioritizing and implementing mitigation actions (MA); supporting national NDC MAs portfolio development, etc. The expert is also expected to do project management, including organization and facilitation of technical meetings, consultations, webinars and prepare supporting analytical material such as guidance documents, capacity building modules and related tools and methodologies.

Transparency and MRV (T-MRV) - Transparency is the credibility mechanism for the Paris Agreement, and it has gained attention as a priority area for support and capacity building for transparency in developing countries. The UNEP DTU Partnership has a strong engagement on transparency and is expanding its technical support on measuring achievements; tracking NDC progress and enhancing the national mitigation ambition. The successful candidate is expected to provide technical backstopping and guidance to countries, mapping transparency gaps and needs and develop tailored capacity building training modules. The candidate will also support national processes to establish transparency frameworks, national MRV systems, developing impact assessment guidance and tools for transparency, data management and information systems.

Finance expert (FE) - The UNEP DTU Partnership is committed to support the enhancement of countries ability to access climate finance from public and private sources. The expert in this field is expected to provide needs-based support and strategic guidance to country partners, support development of commercially viable financial frameworks including with the private sector. The expert is also expected to provide support for structuring bankable climate mitigation actions; national climate action portfolios for NDC and respective tracking systems.

Please submit your online application, indicating the area (MP, T-MRV or CF) no later than 21 December 2017. Use the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach:

1. Application letter indicating the area (MP, T-MRV or CF);
2. CV with full personal data and clear indication of contact details - max 5 pages;
3. List of publications, and Diploma

Further information
For further information please contact Miriam Hinostroza, Head, Low Carbon Development Programme, UDP, phone: + 45 4533 5280, email:, or John Christensen, Director, UDP, phone: +45 4533 5300, email







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