Manager of the Financial Cooperation & Capacity Building (FCCB) Sub-programme
Location: Bonn, Germany
Last Date: May 16, 2008
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FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - Secretariat
CONVENTION - CADRE SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES - Secrétariat
FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT (FTS) PROGRAMME
Financial Cooperation & Capacity Building (FCCB) Sub-programme
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: VA 08/E039
PUBLICATION/TRANSMISSION DATE: 17 April 2008
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 16 May 2008
TITLE AND GRADE: Manager, P-5
POST NUMBER: FRA-2923-V123-P5-001
INDICATIVE NET ANNUAL SALARY: US$ 75,432 to 80,842 (without dependents)
US$ 81,197 to 87,304 (with dependents)
(plus variable post adjustment, currently 73.8% of net salary) plus other UN benefits and pension fund
DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: One and a half years, with possibility of extension
DUTY STATION: Bonn, Germany
EXPECTED DATE FOR ENTRY ON DUTY As soon as possible
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat is supporting the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.
Fostering the integration of sustainable development and climate change priorities, the Financial and Technical Support programme focuses on supporting the efforts undertaken by non-Annex I Parties.
The Financial Cooperation & Capacity Building Unit (FCCB) engages with (a) the Global Environmental Facility and monitors the effectiveness of the financial mechanism and the management of funds established under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol (b) other organizations and institutions in activities relating to climate change, in particular activities that aim at building capacity in non-Annex I Parties, and implementing the New Delhi work programme on Article 6 of the Convention.
Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Financial and Technical Support Programme, the Manager, FCCB (a) provides leadership and manages a programme of activities supporting financing developing country needs for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change,
(b) leads the implementation of secretariat strategy for providing effective support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition on the implementation of their capacity building activities, and (c) liaises with Parties, relevant organisations including UN agencies, multilateral banks, private sector and other relevant actors to further the agenda on financing and capacity building. In particular the incumbent:
1. Manages and provides leadership to the portfolio of activities related to financing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in particular by:
• Leading the formulation of strategies, policies and actions to address improved access to sustainable financial resources, provision of new sources of financing; financial engineering and support required to meet developing country needs, being responsible for the substantive preparation and management of this portfolio of activities, including a) engaging with relevant actors including the multilateral banks, private sector, GEF, senior policy experts and technical experts to further this agenda b) ensuring successful discussions and decisions on the relevant agenda items in the negotiations process.
2. Coordinates the secretariat strategy related to the implementation of capacity building activities of developing countries and countries with economies in transition; by
• Leading the work on capacity building, including prioritization of capacity needs, formulation of strategies to enhance capacity of developing countries, through partnerships with other organizations including GEF and other UN Agencies.
• Providing advice and directions on furthering the capacity building agenda in the negotiations process.
3. Functions as the head of a team in particular by:
• Ensuring that the outputs produced are of high quality, that priority areas and issues are addressed in a comprehensive manner and adequate funding is available to undertake the work programme;
• Managing staff performance and ensuring ongoing professional development and continued learning.
4. Supports to the Coordinator by
• providing policy advice and support concerning the overall directions of the substantive work of the programme;
• Providing technical and substantive support in the CMP and the Subsidiary Bodies.
• Advanced university degree in in social sciences, environmental sciences, economics, finance or a related discipline.
• At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience of which three years should have been in an international environment. Knowledge of issues related to climate change and complex negotiations in an international context desirable.
• Fluency in English. Working knowledge of other UN languages an asset.
• Expert knowledge in the field of work under his/her responsibility.
• Ability to produce high-quality outputs on key technical issues.
• The capacity to review, evaluate and direct the technical work of staff under his/her supervision.
• Ability to identify key strategic issues.
• Tact and negotiating skills.
Commitment to Continuous Learning:
• Extremely proactive in the understanding and promotion of new developments in the appropriate field of work.
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills, ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions.
• Proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally.
• Willingness and ability to act as a spokesperson and promoter both internally and externally.
• Good conceptual understanding of technology in the workplace and ability to use relevant software and other applications and equipment relevant to the post.
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural organization.
• Excellent judgement and proven decision-making skills.
• The capacity to analyse problems and develop innovative, effective solutions.
• Ability to display initiative, resourcefulness and imagination.
• Ability to harness and direct resources to best effect.
• Proven managerial and leadership skills.
• Ability to integrate professional knowledge together with pragmatic objectives to produce a results-orientated work programme for individuals and teams.
• Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment.
• Excellent proven ability to lead, supervise, mentor, develop and encourage good performance.
Quoting Vacancy Announcement Number 08/E039, applicants are requested to complete and submit a United Nations Personal History form (P11) to be found on our website unfccc.int - at this stage no signature is needed on the P11 form - preferably via email to email@example.com or by fax/regular mail to:
Chief Human Resources Unit
Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)
P.O. Box 260 124
D-53153 Bonn, Germany
Fax (49-228) 815-1999
1. Qualified women candidates and candidates from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
2. Service is limited to the UNFCCC Secretariat
3. We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates under serious consideration and contacted for an interview will receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process.