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Vacancy: Project Management Support (Research and Administrative) Associate – Maternity Cover

23 November 2023
 Functional Responsibilities

1. Administrative and general support

  • Supports scheduling of and preparation for the Director’s appointments and prepares briefing and background material and ensures this is shared with the Director in due time before the meetings;
  • Provides administrative and logistic support to conferences, workshops, and other events organized by ICAT and for meetings and retreats of the ICAT team by scheduling and organizing meetings (also video- or tele-conferences), and for receiving visitors;
  • Coordinates with the Bonn premise management and ICT support on common services requests including those relating to office space, office access, cleaning, procurement of office supplies and petty cash management;
  • Establishes and maintains efficient working relationship with stakeholders (e.g. UNOPS WEC team, DSC, AC, Implementing Partners) and external partners (e.g. UNFCCC secretariat, NDC-Partnership, other UN agencies);
  • Assists with the drafting of correspondence, including to partners and high level officials as well as other responses to external requests;
  • Provides accurate and timely information on processes and pending issues to the supervisor;
  • Maintains the records on administrative, financial and logistical activities of the Bonn personnel/office;
  • Provides administrative and logistical support for missions, events and travel including organization of tickets, hotel bookings, transfers, visa facilitation, DSA payments, etc. in coordination with ICAT Operations Associate;
  • Functions as back-up to the ICAT Operations Associate when necessary.
2. Research support

  • Follows relevant policy developments, in particular decisions adopted under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and related announcements, and alerts the team of new developments;
  • Keeps abreast of upcoming events in the area of Climate Change, such as the UNFCCC calendar and calendars of other relevant for a, and alerts the team as necessary;
  • Researches and retrieves information and statistical data from internal and external sources;
  • Prepares statistical charts, tables and reports, extracting data from various sources;
  • Prepares background research on specific topics related to ICAT activities and partnerships;
  • Prepares background notes and presentations for meetings, visits and conference calls and keeping track of formal documents and policy decisions of relevance to ICAT;
  • Provides substantive input to project documents and documents prepared for the ICAT Donor Steering Committee (DSC), the Advisory Committee (AC) and the Initiative Coordination Team (ICT);
  • Conducts fact checks on information received from other sources, including the implementing partners of ICAT;
  • Follows up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordinates collection and submission of the reports to the supervisor.
3. Knowledge building and Knowledge sharing

  • Supports meetings (online and in person), prepares draft minutes for these meetings and takes notes and keep records of various types of meetings;
  • Supports the organization and delivery of webinars, training and learning initiatives on project related topics, and side events and bilateral meetings, in particular during UNFCCC conferences;
  • Supports preparation of outreach material, both online and for print, including drafting, formatting and graphics support;
  • Provides sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice by synthesizing of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices;
  • Contributes feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices to the team and utilizes them productively;
  • Supports collection, reviewing and publishing on ICAT Website of ICAT project deliverables;
  • Supports the management of an ICAT contact database in collaboration colleagues from the team; and
  • Maintains ICAT Secretariat’s documentation including records and files, ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Climate Change or equivalent disciplines is strongly desirable.


  • Minimum of six years of relevant experience in operations’ support services, research, climate change and/or office management support in national or international public or   corporate organizations is required.
  • In case of a First Level University Degree or a Master Degree, some of the required experience may be discounted.
  • An understanding of climate change and related global policy issues is required.
  • An understanding of MRV and transparency is an advantage.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations is desirable.
  • Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office/Google Suite) is required.
  • Experience in handling web-based management systems and in the use of Enterprise systems including OneUNOPS is desirable.
  • Proficiency in data management and use of data visualizations tools is an asset.
Language Requirements:

  • Strong command of English (written and oral) is required.
  • Working knowledge of another official UNOPS language would be an asset.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level:  LICA-6
Contract duration: From 1 April 2024 to 31 October 2024

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More information and application on the UNOPS website

Vacancy: Project Management Support (Research and Administrative) Associate – Maternity Cover