Job Opening

Posting Title: Senior Climate Technology Specialist
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: COPENHAGEN
Posting Period: 23 December 2021 - 27 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-171359-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The ultimate result of services is to support the establishment and operationalization of the activities of the CTCN Partnership and Liaison Office in Korea with specific focus on

1. Enhanced collaboration with the Green Climate Fund Secretariat though development of project concept notes and proposals in line with the demand and the needs of the developing countries
2. Enhanced Partnerships with national and international institutions

Work Location

Incheon City, Songdo

Expected duration

12-month period, starting on 1st Feb 2022 and ending on 30th Jan 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. It is hosted by UNEP, in collaboration with UNIDO and 13 Consortium Partners. The mission of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies to developing countries.

The mission of the Climate Technology Centre and Network is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies to developing countries. The CTCN assists developing country Parties at their request, building or strengthening their capacity to prepare and implement technology projects that span the technology transfer continuum. The CTCN supports public and private sector action on mitigation and adaptation, enhancing low emissions and climate-resilient development in a manner consistent with the capabilities and priorities of countries.
The CTCN Partnership and Liaison Office in the Republic of Korea is set up-up to enhance climate technology development and transfer and to strengthen the linkages between the CTCN and the Green Climate Fund and between the CTCN and other entities working on climate technologies that are based in the Republic of Korea. The Office also serves as a Centre of excellence for collaborative RD&D on climate technologies.
The CTCN is also collaborating with the GCF (Green Climate Fund) to facilitate access to environmentally sound technologies that address climate change and its effects, including through the provision of readiness and preparatory support delivered directly to countries through their GCF NDA. These actions are in line with the guidance of the GCF Board (Decision B.14/02) and the UNFCCC, particularly paragraphs 4 and 7 of 14/CP.22 that addresses Linkages between the Technology and the Financial Mechanisms. The CTCN is therefore implementing some of its technical assistance using GCF readiness funds accessed via the country’s NDA.
A senior consultant is required to support CTCN in operationalization of the work of the CTCN Partnership and Liaison Office and largely focusing on supporting the activities to enhance collaboration with the Green Climate Fund and other climate financing institutions. The senior consultant would also upscale the work of the CTCN through the GCF Readiness Programme and continue to provide support to more countries towards transformational long-term climate actions. The consultant would also support the activities of the newly established CTCN Liaison Office, as follows:
• Capacity Building of Regional Developing Country NDEs
• Provision of Service as a Centre of Excellence on RD&D for Climate Technologies
• Establishment of Twinning Arrangements
• Pro-bono Support of CTCN Technical Assistance by Network Members based in the Republic of Korea
• Communications and Knowledge Management

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: 1) Thorough understanding of the UNFCCC, GCF, SDGs, the Paris Agreement and other relevant international agreements.
2) Organization-level experience in developing large funding proposals is preferred.
3) Proven capacity and experience of drafting and refining bankable proposals and reports on climate technologies.
Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree in (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering, technology, environmental science, public policy or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
Experience: 1) At least 10 years proven expertise in climate change and sustainable development, adaption and/or mitigation programmes at management level and evaluation methodologies.
2) Proven technical expertise in formulating concept notes for funding on climate finance.
3) Knowledge of broad environment and climate/weather/energy considerations in community development and/or humanitarian settings.
4) At least 10 years project management experience in developing country situations
5) At least 10 years proven experience in the management of data, information, knowledge and the creation of knowledge (intellectual) capital, knowledge sharing, effective communications, methods and strategies
6) Demonstrated expertise in convening stakeholder consultation and participatory approaches to project development with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills.
Language: 1) Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Korean is desirable

Additional Information

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Deliverable 1: Report on Engagement with the local institutions for partnership and Strategy to engage the private sector defined

• Identify local public institutions and map strategic areas of partnership
• Identify local private sector institutions and map strategic areas of partnership
• Liaise to identify common goals
• Develop engagement strategy

Deliverable 2: Concept Idea for climate finance approach that focuses on funding.

• Liaise with financing institutions to identify priority areas
• Review CTCN portfolio of technical assistance
• Develop concept idea note on the way forward

Deliverable 3: Mapping of Institutions for RD&D.

• Identify local institutions working on R&D and map strategic areas of partnership
• Review CTCN portfolio of technical assistance
• Earmark institutions and technologies for collaborative RD&D

Deliverable 4: Engagement strategy with RD and D Institutions for collaborative work.

• Liaise with earmarked institutions to identify priority areas
• Identify priority transformative technologies
• Identify countries where the technology has potential application
• Develop engagement strategy

Deliverable 5: Concept of Center of Excellence on collaborative RD and D.

• Map developing countries need for collaborative R D and D support
• Define modalities and procedure to provide support
• Translate these into an institutional strategy



Deliverable 6: Identification of Technical assistance projects for probono work

• Identify institutions which are ready to provide probono assistance
• Analyze the CTCN portfolio of activities
• Discuss and finalize the activities for probono support

Deliverable 7: Identification of non-Technical assistance projects for probono work

• Identify institutions which are ready to provide non-technical assistance related probono assistance
• Analyze the CTCN portfolio of activities related to capacity building and network engagement
• Discuss and finalize the activities for probono support

Deliverable 8: Monitoring tool on pro-bono Technical Assistance developed and continuously updated
• Analyze trend of probono activities
• Develop a simple monitoring system
• Update the system systematically

Deliverable 9: Draft outline of at least 2 Concept Ideas for GCF funding

• Conduct initial desk review
• Undertake consultations to elicit support from GCF secretariat, public and private actors and ensure programme beneficiaries participate in defining programme focus and activities.
• Ensure that proposed programme is aligned with national priorities and coordinated with undergoing or planned activities by other actors.
• Provide full technical support to CTCN for liaising with GCF and the Nationally Designated Authorities’ Focal Points for representative countries.


Deliverable 10: Finalized Concept Note 1 for funding from the GCF

• Prepare a clear Theory of Change (ToC) designed to achieve the agreed project objectives.
• Specific activities may vary between countries within a unifying programme theme.
• Develop a draft readiness proposal for discussion and submission

Deliverable 11: Finalized Concept Note 2 for funding from the GCF

• Prepare a clear Theory of Change (ToC) designed to achieve the agreed project objectives.
• Specific activities may vary between countries within a unifying programme theme.
• Develop a draft readiness proposal for discussion and submission



Deliverable 12: Addressing comments of the GCF secretariat on the proposals

• Liaise through CTCN and directly with a GCF specialist at the GCF secretariat to get feedback and address all the comments of the GCF Secretariat after the official first review

No Fee

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