Climate Mitigation Senior Analyst

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Last update: Feb 29, 2024 Last update: Feb 29, 2024


Deadline: Mar 13, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Home Based Home Based
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English, French, SpanishEnglish, French, Spanish
Work experience: Min 2 years
Date posted:Feb 29, 2024


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Dutystation: Home based

Functional responsibilities

The specific tasks for each assignment may vary one assignment to another. Under the overall guidance and oversight of the Strategic Initiatives Unit and direct supervision of the designated Supervisor within the requesting office, the Senior Analyst will work on a retainer contract and will be called upon for specific projects to fulfill one or more of the following key tasks:

Technical expertise

  • Provide support in addressing decarbonisation and low carbon infrastructure needs in developing countries to ensure compliance with the SDGs, Biodiversity and the Paris Agreement targets.

  • Support the development of strategies, regulatory framework, guidelines, and enabling environment to promote climate mitigation and decarbonisation actions in infrastructure sectors.

  • Support the mainstreaming of climate mitigation actions in technical documents of infrastructure projects, papers and corporate communication materials.

  • Provide technical climate mitigation support to project teams and partners at any life cycle stages of infrastructure project development in compliance with UNFCCC climate mitigation guidelines.

  • Provide climate mitigation inputs and support at events and meetings with stakeholders and partners.

  • Promote data collection and conceptualize new technological tools and mechanisms oriented to enhance climate change mitigation standards of the UNOPS project portfolio.

  • Work collaboratively (when requested) with UNOPS experts in the area of climate change mitigation and others, to achieve comprehensive infrastructure solutions aligned with the SDGs and with Paris Agreement targets.

Capacity development and training

  • Contribute to the design, development and / or implementation of Infrastructure climate mitigation training programmes and capacity building initiatives for both internal and external participants.

  • Support the delivery of training tools and techniques to mainstream climate mitigation in UNOPS infrastructure and project management services.

Practice contribution and Knowledge Sharing

  • Ensure climate mitigation best practice guidance is disseminated and communicated throughout the relevant programmes and country offices and departments.

  • Contribute to UNOPS knowledge management by capturing case studies and best practice examples of climate mitigation in infrastructure projects/programmes throughout UNOPS.

  • Provide substantive contribution to UNOPS Climate Change practice focusing on continuous improvement of climate mitigation and decarbonisation; support the development of policy, guidance and tools.

  • Create and strengthen technical support mechanisms for the dissemination of best practices to governments and other clients in the area of climate change mitigation.

Business development

  • Support UNOPS country offices on opportunities for low carbon infrastructure development in addition to sharing with clients institutional and industry knowledge of climate mitigation options in infrastructure.

  • Provide expert climate mitigation support in formulation of new initiatives, projects and programmes related to sustainable and inclusive infrastructure.

  • Provide expert climate mitigation support to enable the delivery of low carbon Infrastructure projects and provide support to UNOPS project teams and partners in line with the climate aspirations in the UNOPS corporate strategy.

  • Provide climate mitigation technical support to further UNOPS position as a climate change thought leader and value add partner to governments and other clients.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in energy planning/economics, Engineering, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, International Development or a related field from an accredited university.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree with additional 2 years of relevant working experience may also be considered in lieu of the Master’s Degree.


Required Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years experience of climate mitigation in the infrastructure sectors preferably in one or more of the following sectors: energy, transport and buildings sectors.

  • Deep experience in the mainstreaming of climate mitigation measures in infrastructure projects.

  • Experience with renewable energy projects plus their linkages to national or transnational energy systems and energy efficiency optimization is required.

Desired experience:

  • Experience in resource efficient design and delivery of green buildings.
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate mitigation actions in transport projects.
  • Experience in advising the structuring and compliance of NDCs in developing countries is highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Paris Agreement and its framework for action will be an asset.
  • Experience working with IPPs and leading PPP negotiations would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate mitigation actions in other sectors of infrastructure e.g Water, Digital development, waste management, etc.
  • International experience in developing countries is highly desirable.
  • Previous assignments with the UN system will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working with Multilateral Development Banks and other Donors would be considered an asset.


  • Proficiency in English or French or Spanish is required.

  • Intermediate level of English is required.

  • Please note that:

    • the shortlisted candidates will be invited to indicate in which language they want to take the written tests (English or French or Spanish).

    • however, the competency based interviews will be held in English.


  • Please attach a cover letter highlighting the experience, knowledge and qualifications relevant for the position.