United Nations UNDP Jobs – Junior Professional Officer (JPO) – Energy and Climate Change Analyst

Kampala, Uganda
of Contract:
: P-2
The Government of Uganda
and UNDP approved the Country Program Action Plan (CPAP: 2010-2014) to guide
the implementation of UNDP support to interventions geared towards achieving
objectives of the National Development Plan. Several interventions will address
the key challenges to growth and poverty reduction, particularly
environment/natural resources degradation, the negative impacts of climate
change and disaster risks at both national and local levels. Projects have been
developed to operationalize the CPAP through capacity building at the
policy/institutional level and pilot initiatives to address issues at district
and community levels. 
Strengthening sustainable
environment and natural resource management, climate change adaptation and
mitigation project in Uganda project funded by UNDP Core resources.
Ecosystem Based Adaptation
Programme for Mountain Ecosystems project funded by the German Federal Ministry
of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through UNEP Low
Emission Capacity Building Project. European Union funded project is
implemented by the Climate Change Unit in the Ministry of Water and
Addressing barriers to the
adoption of improved charcoal production technologies and related sustainable
land management practices through an integrated approach project funded by the
Global Environment Facility Strengthening climate information and early warning
systems in Eastern and Southern Africa for climate resilient development and
adaptation to climate change Uganda project with financing from the GEF Least
Developed Countries Climate Fund (LDCF)
CleanStart initiative aimed at supporting low income households in Uganda to
access clean energy through microfinance.
UNDP-South-South Energy
Initiative with the aim to support Southern oil and gas producing countries to
manage their hydrocarbon resources and achieve equitable and sustainable
UN-Sustainable Energy for
All Initiative Country Support Project being developed in partnership with EU
and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
For more details please
visit the JPOSC web-site: www.jposc.org

Key Indicators: 
  • Support
    to program implementation and Management (50%)
  • Support
    to Resource mobilization (30%)
  • Facilitate
    knowledge building and sharing as required by UNDP (20%)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under
    the overall guidance of senior management and direct supervision of the
    Team Leader Energy and Environment Unit, the Junior Program Officer will
    oversee the implementation of climate change and Energy related projects
    and undertake the following tasks:
  • Define
    solutions that ultimately increase UNDP’s capacity to manage climate
    change projects and projects targeting increased access to energy in
    collaboration with other agencies and national partners for the period
  • Liaise
    with relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth integration of climate change
    and energy access related initiatives into UNDP operations
  • Participate
    in relevant meetings on climate change and energy access to guide decision
    making by UNDP CO.
  • Facilitate
    linkages between climate change mainstreaming and poverty -environment
    initiative activities in Uganda and similar activities in other countries
    to identify opportunities for sharing lessons learned between countries
    and resource mobilization.
  • Backstop
    formulation, research and fundraising initiatives for climate change and
    access to energy related projects, and ensure that issues of climate risk
    are taken into account, overlaps are avoided and synergies are fostered
    between projects , as appropriate
  • Disseminate
    information / ensure regular communication on UNDP Climate change and
    energy access related initiatives to stakeholders at national and regional
    level as appropriate
  • Provide
    technical support to UNDP and collaborating agencies on issues of climate
    change adaptation and mitigation and energy access.
  • Support
    UNDP to accomplish its role in the UN Joint programming on Climate change
    and DRR as contribution to the country UNDAF.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in environment /natural resources management with research capacity
  • Minimum 2 years of professional/technical working experience in climate, energy and development related programs /projects especially regarding environment/natural resources management, energy and climate change adaptation/mitigation, working with central/local govts , civil society organizations and development partners
  • Demonstrated experience with programming and project design, as well as capacity development skills

Key Competencies:

Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding
    ethics and integrity 
  • Demonstrate
    corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development,
  • Acting
    as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating
    and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating
    synergies through self-control
  • Managing
  • Learning
    and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting
    learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each
    staff member.
  • Informed
    and transparent decision making
 Functional Competencies:
  • Identifies
    and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for
    advocating UNDP’s mandate
  • Assesses
    project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best
    practices into project work
  • Monitors
    specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Maintains
    an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to
    remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Generates
    new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Analyzes
    information/databases on potential and actual donors
  • Generates
    new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more
    effective ways of doing things
  • Understands
    and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional
    discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Strives
    to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other
    means of learning
  • Identifies
    and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a
    variety of audiences
  • Researches
    potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back
    in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes
    and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
Fluency in
English and Danish with excellent writing and spoken skills. Knowledge of other
official UN languages would be considered as an asset
NB: This position is open exclusively to
Danish and other European Union nationals, as well as permanent residents of
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information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders). http://jobs.undp.org/cj_us_permanent_card_holders.cfm 
UNDP is committed to
achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with
disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated
with the strictest confidence.
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