Social Scientist, Climate Change

Background

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat is supporting the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.

Fostering the integration of sustainable development and climate change priorities, the Financial and Technical Support programme focuses on supporting the efforts undertaken by non-Annex I Parties. The Financial Cooperation and Capacity Building sub-programme facilitate the decisions of Parties relating to the financial and technical support to capacity-building, and support the intergovernmental negotiations on matters relating to the operations of, and guidance to, the financial mechanism of the
Convention.

Requirements

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of the FCCB sub-programme, and the general guidance of the Coordinator, FTS programme, the incumbent (a) provides policy advice and coordinates the secretariat support to the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol bodies on all matters relating to operation of the financial mechanism of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol; (b) leads the Financial Cooperation Unit; (c) acts as the focal point for communication with the secretariat of the Global Environment Facility and the secretariat of Adaptation Fund Board; (d) liaises with UN agencies, IGOs, NGOs, private sector and the public, on matters relating to the financial mechanism and access to financial resources for climate change by developing countries.

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To apply

Candidates whose qualifications and experience match the requirements for this position, please use the on-line application system available at http://unfccc.int/secretariat/employment/recruitment.

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