NDC Partnership Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist – Environmental) – Cambodia – Retainer at UNOPS

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NDC Partnership Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist, Environmental) – Cambodia – Retainer at UNOPS

NDC Partnership Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist, Environmental) – Cambodia – Retainer at UNOPS

NDC Partnership Climate Finance Specialist (Technical Specialist, Environmental) – Cambodia – Retainer

Job categories: Partnerships, Environment
Vacancy code: VA/2024/B5002/27768
Department/office: GPO, GVA, Water, Environment & Climate (WEC)
Duty station: home-based
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
Duration: 12 months, max. 220 days, with possibility of extension depending on performance and the availability of funds
Application period: 20-Mar-2024 to 17-Apr-2024
Applications for vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will not, at any stage of the recruitment process, request that candidates make payments of any kind.

Background Information: Job-specific

WEC Background:

The Water, Environment, and Climate (WEC) portfolio, based in Vienna and with offices globally, is part of the UNOPS Global Portfolio Office. The Portfolio has built strong partnerships and effectively managed a portfolio of over 500 million USD over the last 15 years to support key initiatives with fund management, project implementation, and administrative support.

The NDC Partnership:

The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. Nations signal their commitments to the Paris Agreement through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), each country’s strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience against the negative effects of a changing climate. UNOPS supports the NDC Partnership and its Support Unit through the Water, Environment, and Climate (WEC).

Country Context:

Cambodia has been a member of the NDC Partnership since 2019. The country’s updated NDC seeks to decrease emissions by 41.7 percent from the business-as-usual scenario by 2030, with half of that reduction concentrated in the Forest and Land Use Sector (FOLU). The NDC update process involved 16 line ministries and was supported by the NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP). The NDC Partnership continues to support Cambodia in its NDC implementation, including coordination and resource mobilization.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement sustainable business strategies.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance on climate finance.
  • Support coordination and resource mobilization for NDC implementation in Cambodia.


  • Develops and implements sustainable business strategies.
  • Thinks long-term and exhibits strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in business, finance, or environmental studies.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in climate finance or related fields.
  • Proficiency in English and knowledge of Khmer are desirable.

Contract type, level, and duration

  • Contract type: ICA / ICS 10 retainer
  • Contract level: Local ICA 10
  • Contract duration: 12 months, max 220 days, with possibility of extension

Additional Information

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.


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