Green Energy Analyst – IPSA 9

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme


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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office of Information Technology and Management (ITM) is the organization’s primary provider of high-quality products of ICT systems and Green Energy services to a global network of 155+ country offices and UNDP partners worldwide. The mission of the ITM Smart Infrastructure Services  (SIS) is to “Create Smart Facilities, build local Capacity and Inspire and Movement”, which guarantees efficient, innovative, and sustainable management of technologies for UN facilities, and consistency with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Smart Facility solutions include Green Energy services, Connectivity, Security and IoT and Data. ITM offers a framework of best practices to deliver resilient, highly available and sustainable business solutions that flourishing innovation throughout the organization.

The ITM SIS unit in Copenhagen is expanding the team to cover all respective green energy services which include, but not limited to, Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI), solar PV installation, energy efficiency, training and capacity building, and waste management. The services are aligned with the organization’s Digital transformation agenda and the Smart Facilities initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the UNDP ITM Green Energy Team Leader, the Green Energy Analyst will perform the following tasks:

  • Lead in conducting  Energy Assessment & Trainings
  • Play a central role in energy assessment in assigned locations earmarked for installation of solar PV systems. The bulk of the exercise will be conducted remotely in liaison with an assigned focal point on site. Using provided tools and procedures, the analyst will conduct data analysis of data collected through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors deployed in Country Offices and information collected through an online App. 
  • Linked to energy assessment, the Analyst will conduct hands-on training and capacity building for field-based participants, including webinars for Country Office focal points;
  • Provide Solar PV Implementation and project management expertise.
  • Provide technical expertise and project management on solar PV to premises undergoing installations, as part of quality assurance measures for resilient installations.
  • This includes review of proposed technical designs, keeping track of implementation status of each assigned project, and coordinating activities of all stakeholders in assigned projects;
  • Ensure effective operations & maintenance services
  • Play a leading role in providing operations and maintenance services , specifically, conduct regular monitoring of operational installations and attending to problems as may be reported by focal points or as may be detected from live monitoring of the systems. 
  • As part of bi-annual reporting, the Green Energy Analyst is expected to provide analysis of the system and propose improvements for system optimization; 
  • Promoting Adoption of Green Energy Services in Country Offices. 
  • Take the initiative and be proactive in identifying opportunities for implementation of green energy solutions and services in Country Offices. 
  • This includes taking advantage of opportunities to make presentations or conduct webinars for different audiances that may benefit from ITM green energy services, creating business cases for presentation to management of potential project sites;
  • Ensure Energy Efficiency
  • Play a lead role in creating business cases for energy efficiency measures in assigned offices, including providing technical expertise in implementation of the identified measures. 
  • The Analyst will have an active role in refining processes and procedures for effective support to Country Offices, in line with ISO9001 Quality Management System;
  • Effective adaptation of eMobility.
  • Pariticipate in efforts towards adoption of eMobility across Country Offices and provide technical support in acquisition, installation, and operation of electric vehicle chargers, particularly grid-integrated chargers;
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

4.      Institutional Arrangement

  • The Green Energy Analyst will be directly reporting to the UNDP ITM Green Energy Team Leader, while the Chief of SIS provides overall guidance. 
  • The Analyst is expected to report project progress in weekly and monthly Green Energy Team meetings 


a) UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) 

Thematic Area Name  Definition
Digital and Innovation

Data analysis 


Ability to extract, analyze and visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making
Digital & Innovation Co-creation Ability to facilitate a process that enables a diverse group of stakeholders to solve a common problem, develop a practice, or create knowledge together
Project Development

Information and Technology Strategy 

– Portfolio management and 


Knowledge of developing and implementing ICT strategy, portfolio and project management services,  governance, and policies. Knowledge of project 

management principle. PMP or PRINCE2 certification of equivalent desirable

Business Directiorn and Strategy  System Thinking  Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system
Digital & Innovation Co-creation Ability to design and facilitate a process that enables a diverse group of stakeholders to solve a common problem, develop a practice, or create knowledge together. Ability to embrace diversity, work with a diverse group of stakeholders understand their interests, perspectives and views and tap into to them as a source for creativity. Ability to facilitate processes and create conditions that are open for diverse inputs, stimulate collaboration and sharing


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree  or equivalent) in Green Energy Engineering or related field is required.

A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above,  in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Min. years of relevant Work experience 

Minimum of two (2) years with (with master’s degree) or four (4)  years (with bachelor’s degree)  of relevant work experience in a technical capacity, particularly with solar PV systems is required.

Required  skills and competencies
  • Knowledge and expertise in designing and sizing hybrid and off-grid solar PV systems using software packages like HOMER, PV*Sol, PVSyst, etc is required;
  • Expertise in solar PV operation and support, including requirements of regular maintenance is required;
Desired additional skills and competencies
  • Experience in on-site technical assessment of solar PV systems is desired
  • UN/NGO experience is an added advantage
Required Language(s) (at working level)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more additional UN language will be an added advantage. 
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