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United Nations Development Programme Kenya Jobs: National Climate Change Analyst

UNDP Kenya would like to recruit a National Climate Change Analyst (NOB) for the Energy & Environment Unit.
Background
UNDP-Kenya is receiving an increasing number of requests for assistance with understanding the implications of climate change on national development and preparing initiatives to manage anticipated challenges and opportunities.
Globally UNDP has played an important role assisting countries to access and deliver dimate change financing, as
implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), joint manager of the National Communications Support Programme and by delivering initiatives like MDG Carbon, Capacity Development for Policy Makers, the MDG Achievement Fund, Africa Adaptation Programme, CC-DARE, UN REDD, Carbon Neutral and Climate Resilient
Territories, and the 2007 Human Development Report on climate change (activities totaling more than 220 milion USD in catalytic funding).
Yet at the same time, UNDP must further strengthen its climate change policy advisory and technical capacity.
In light of the increasing urgency of climate change responses in every programme country, UNDP-Kenya is now investing in strengthening its climate change services through recruitment of a Climate Change Analyst to supplement existing Country Office staff capacity on climate change.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in climate sciences, environmental sciences, earth sciences, natural resource economics or related fields.
Experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience on issues related to climate risk, vulnerability reduction and capacity development.
  • Background in partnership building wi be an essential requirement.
  • Experience in working with government, donors or the UN previously is an asset.
  • Experience in research and technical analysis, development work in the area of climate change and related issues.
  • Familiarity with and contributions to high-level policy dialogues and technical advisory functions involving government counterparts and other stake-holders
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the global debate on climate change and experience in multilateral environmental debates and dialogues and processes.
  • Experience in advising on climate change adaptation and energy policy development a major asset
  • Proven experience and knowledge of Kenya’s institutional framework and policies of Climate Change is an asset.
  • Experience in development planning is a major asset.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Swah4 is a requirement. Fluency in French will be an added advantage.
Application Procedure
Interested and qualified persons should apply on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal located at http://www.ke.undp.org on or before 23 July 2010. Select “vacancies” under “Operations” and click on ‘erecruit.echo-systems.net
Applications received via other means will not be accepted.
Additional considerations
  • Applications received after the deadline wil not be considered.
  • Acknowledgements will be sent only to applicants who strictly meet the requirements of the post.
NB: This post was initially advertised on The Daily Nation of 2 July 2010 as that of a ‘Climate Change Specialist’ at NOC level.

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