Project Administrator

Post Level: ISA-Junior Specialist


Vacancy Announcement


TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT PERSONNEL

EXTERNAL

Female candidates from all Member States are particularly encouraged to apply.

VA2019_ISA_EXT_000114

Austria

01 August 2019

Individual Service Agreement

NonStaff-Regular

21 August 2019


Organizational Context


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDOs mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organizations programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDOs four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation (PTC) is responsible and accountable for providing technical cooperation services to enhance the capabilities of developing countries and economies in transition to promote ISID in the areas covered by five departments: Department of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Integration; Department of Agri-Business; Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation; Department of Environment; and Department of Energy.

The Department of Energy (PTC/ENE) assists member countries in the transition to a sustainable energy future under the overarching mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, through the application of renewable energy for productive uses, adoption of the efficient use of energy by industry and the introduction of low carbon technologies and processes. In transitioning to a sustainable energy future, the challenges of addressing energy poverty and climate change become an integral part of the Department activities.


This position is located in the Climate Technology and Innovation Division (PTC/ENE/CTI) within the Department of Energy (PTC/ENE), where the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is housed. Furthermore, PTC/ENE/CTI is responsible for supporting Member States with access to and uptake of low-carbon, climate-friendly and clean energy technologies, innovations and entrepreneurship. It focuses on supporting entrepreneurship and facilitating the establishment of climate technology innovation ecosystems. In addition, the Division is responsible for enhancing the use of low-carbon technologies by industry and local communities, thereby contributing to climate mitigations and resilience in recipient countries.


PROJECT CONTEXT

UNIDO is working in collaboration with Mozambiques Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER), Ministry of Energy and Mines Resources (MIREME), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA), Ministry of Education and Human Development (MEC), National Sustainable Development Fund (FNDS), Energy Fund (FUNAE); and the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) to implement the Global Environment Fund (GEF) project Towards sustainable energy for all in Mozambique: Promoting market-based dissemination of integrated renewable energy systems for productive activities in rural areas.

The aim of the project is to promote the market-based dissemination of integrated renewable energy systems for productive uses in rural areas of Mozambique. The project has four components namely:

(1) Establishment of a conducive policy and regulatory environment;
(2) Capacity building and knowledge management;
(3) Technology demonstration and scaling up; and
(4) Monitoring and Evaluation.

In order to fulfill its objective, the project counts with a GEF grant of US$ 2.85 million and will mobilize an additional US$ 11.24 million from several stakeholders including the FNDS, DNDR, BCI, and the private sector.

Duty Station: UNIDO Headquarters Vienna, Austria

Approximate duration: 6 months (with the possibility of extension)

Main Functions


Under the supervision of the Project Manager, and working with the project team, administers elements of technical cooperation programme or specific project/s of limited complexity and implementation of technical cooperation programmes and activities. Main duties are:

- Selecting, organizing and summarizing background information to describe the overall context and background relevant to a project or a sector of technical cooperation activities in a country, assessing the local context for the planning and administration of individual technical cooperation projects;

- Analyzing and interpreting project background history and documentation, identifying, reconstructing and documenting significant project events, decisions and deviations;

- Drafting sections of project documents such as project background and justification;

- Informing experts, consultants and other project participants about logistical arrangements and internal procedures for monitoring and reporting in terms of the immediate objectives of specific projects;

- Monitoring specific aspects of project implementation and identifying problems and proposing that actions be taken to expedite delivery of inputs;

- Drafting comments on designated aspects of project progress as an input to programme monitoring;

- Drafting project revisions, including adjusting individual project budgets, on the basis of changed work plans.

Core Competencies


WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially. WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

Minimum Requirements



Education

Advanced university degree in engineering, sciences, economics, business administration, international relations, or other relevant discipline with exposure to climate technology and innovation.


Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Fluency and/or working knowledge of another official UN language, particularly French, Spanish and Russian desirable.


Field of Expertise

At least three years of professional experience in the field of renewable energy, climate resilient projects in developing countries, ideally with acquaintance of climate finance and business development.
Exposure to the needs, conditions and problems in developing countries. Ability to research and analyze information.
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to work effectively in highly decentralized, multi-cultural teams.


This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.

Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependants, under the procedures established by the Director General.


NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

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