The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has corporate responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’ staff provides technical advice to Country Offices, advocates UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogue initiatives, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.
The Cluster on Sustainable Development focuses on integrating UNDP’s economic, social and environmental work into a coherent sustainable development policy and programming framework. It seeks to provide an integrated package of services covering all strands of sustainable development, including on integrated development planning and inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable livelihoods and economic recovery in post crisis situations and natural capital and the environment.
Master’s Degree (or higher) in Engineering, Environmental Economics, Finance or Environmental Sciences or other closely related field with main focus on energy management, energy systems, renewable energy, sustainable transport, civil engineering and/or climate change mitigation, including ecosystem based mitigation (LULUCF).
Minimum of 7 years’ experience working with developing countries on one or more of the following: energy management, energy systems operations, in the residential, industrial, commercial and transport sectors, as well as in energy-integrated urban development planning and applications, the design and implementation of RE-based energy systems both for thermal and power generation and applications, carbon finance, urban transport, and/or ecosystem-based climate change mitigation;
Experience with project development, implementation and management (direct project management experience is preferable);
Experience in the policy development processes in sustainable energy management, climate change mitigation and sustainable development;
Demonstrated technical and intellectual skills in substantive area;
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships;
Demonstrated facilitation and coordination skills;
Full computer literacy;
Experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean would be an asset;
Working experience in an international organization is an advantage as is knowledge of UNDP policies, procedures and practices.
Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills;
Working knowledge of Spanish;
Proficiency in other UN languages is an asset, as well as, in Portuguese.