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Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division (Kuwaiti Nationals Only)
|Location :||Vienna, AUSTRIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. Its mission is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in developing countries and economies in transition. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDO’s mandate in SDG-9, calls for the need to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in three thematic priorities: * Creating shared prosperity * Advancing economic competitiveness * Safeguarding the environment.
UNIDO delivers its services through the following four complementary and mutually supportive core functions: (a) technical cooperation activities; (b) analytical and policy advisory services; (c ) standard-setting and compliance and (d) convening and partnership role.
The responsibility of the Department of Energy (PTC/ENE) is to assist Member States in the transition to a sustainable energy future under the overarching mandate of ISID, through the application of renewable energy for productive uses, adoption of the efficient use of energy by industry and the introduction of low-carbon technologies and processes in urban and peri-urban areas. In transitioning to a sustainable energy future, the challenges of addressing energy poverty and climate change become an integral part of the Department activities.
The main strategic focus areas of the Department’s activities are first, to provide integrated energy solutions to industry by promoting energy efficiency; secondly, to deliver renewable energy technologies and systems to promote productive activities as a major contribution to reducing rural poverty; and thirdly, to champion industrial energy perspectives in the global debates about sustainable industrial development and climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition, the Department acts as the focal point within UNIDO for all strategic energy and climate change partnerships, networks and conventions including UN-Energy, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In discharging its responsibility, the Department cooperates with other relevant departments within UNIDO, in particular with the Department of Environment (PTC/ENV) on resource efficiency, clean technologies, chemicals and Montreal Protocol; the Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (PTC/TII) on standards; the Department of Agri-Business (PTC/AGR) on productive uses, and the Department of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Integration (PTC/PPF) on strengthening strategic partnerships.
The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) assignment will be task driven. He/she will work under the overall guidance of the Industrial Development Officer in the respective Division, and the Director of the Department of Energy. The work plan will be prepared jointly by the direct supervisor, Director and the JPO and will be updated periodically. Guidance will be provided on daily work outputs and they are monitored against tasks assigned and actually achieved.
The UNIDO Staff Performance Management System reinforces the collaboration within formal units as well as among cross-functional teams. In this context, the incumbent collaborates with his/her supervisor and colleagues, within as well as outside the unit. Within the formal teams, the incumbent may be expected to backstop other team members as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specifically, the Junior Professional Officer will be expected to assist with the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Technical and Functional Experience:
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