Work with us: Programme Management Officer

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is currently recruiting a Programme Management Officer to support the overall coordination of ICAT’s country and regional work. Representing the Initiative at country, regional and global meetings, the incumbent will establish new and build existing relationships with ICAT partner country governments, partnering regional organizations, NGOs, donors, and climate change stakeholders to improve the overall quality and relevance of programme implementation.

Duty station: Bonn, Germany

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist

Contract level: LICA Specialist-8

Duration Ongoing – Subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Application closes: 9 April 2021


Main Responsibilities:

Country and regional engagement

  • Support the ICAT Director and the Senior Programme Officer in coordinating ICAT’s country and regional work including drafting work plans for country support and the regional hubs and liaising with country and regional focal points;
  • Support effective capacity building activities and peer-to-peer exchanges conducted to build long-term capacity of ICAT beneficiary countries;
  • In collaboration with Implementing Partners, provide support to the coordination and implementation of ICAT’s country work plans.
  • Draft official letters and taking notes during meetings and visits;

Research Activities

  • Ensure the collection and analysis of all relevant background information for ICAT’s country and regional engagement, in particular information on potential ICAT partner countries and regions in which ICAT plans its engagement;
  • Track ICAT progress on country work and its regional engagement on a continuous basis, in accordance with work plan objectives and giving special attention to ICAT’s impact indicators, to keep ICAT management informed and ensure that information ICAT publishes (including on its website) is up-to-date;
  • Conduct background research on transparency-related developments and activities of relevance to ICAT country and regional support;
  • Prepare high quality summaries and reports, including, but not limited to input to, project reports, annual reports, situation reports, briefing notes, and other UN reports. Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits. Provide input into Donor Steering Committee (DSC) documents and lead preparation of regular progress reports;
  • Keeping abreast of relevant policy developments, in particular discussions and negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and decisions adopted in that context, and of research activities of other organizations/initiatives relevant for ICAT country/regional work plan implementation.

Knowledge building and sharing

  • Organize, prepare and participate in ICAT Country and Toolbox Group meetings including drafting the agenda, maintaining documentation of decisions and actions, coordinating inputs from Implementing Partners;
  • Support the organisation of ICAT events, including meetings of the Donor Steering Committee, Advisory Committee and Initiative Coordination Team, and other ICAT stakeholder events, such as COP side events;
  • Develop and maintain knowledge sharing tools to capture on an ongoing basis progress on country work and regional engagement, linking all relevant stakeholders;
  • Support collaboration with partners such as CBIT, PATPA, NDC Partnership, MRV Group of Friends;
  • Liaise with other relevant UN agencies, including the UNFCCC  secretariat, UNEP, UNDP, and UNU to obtain up to date information on ongoing activities;
  • Maintain regular contact with ICAT implementing Partners and country and regional focal points for updates on ICAT country and regional work and collection of country and regional background documents;
  • Ensure that files with all legal documents, relevant correspondence, reports documenting results of country and regional activities and files related to workshops are complete, securely stored and kept up-to-date, and that relevant documents are uploaded on the ICAT web pages;

Education/Experience/Language/Work permit requirements:

  • Education
    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations or other relevant discipline is a requirement.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, or other relevant discipline will be considered with an additional two years of relevant experience.
  • Experience
    • Minimum two (2) years relevant and progressive professional experience in the field of Research and Programme Management is required, preferably with focus on reporting, development and coordination;
    • Prior work experience in the area of Climate Change is required;
    • Work experience with capacity building and development cooperation is an added advantage;
    • Knowledge of relevant UNOPS systems, policies and procedures is an added advantage;
    • Experience in the usage of computers and MS Office.
  • Language Requirements
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
    • Working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic/Chinese/French/Spanish/Russian) is required.
  • Work permit Requirements
    • The position is ‘Local/National’ and applicable for German nationals or individuals with Germany Permanent Residence permit or EU Citizens only.

To Apply:

Applications are open until midnight Copenhagen time (CET) 9 April 2021. To apply, please visit UNOPS website and click ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the vacancy announcement.