Technical Senior Analyst – Environmental (Renewable Energy), Retainer, LICA-9

  • Contract
  • UNOPS
  • Posted 2 months ago

UNOPS

South East Asia and Pacific Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO)

The South East Asia and Pacific Multi Country Office (EAPMCO) supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. EAPMCO was established in January 2023 following the merger of the Thailand Multi-Country Office, which covered 20 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, and the Cambodia Multi-Country Office, which covered 4 countries South East Asia – 3 countries in the Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam) and the Philippines. EAPMCO currently covers 24 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises nine business units: SEMCO Thailand, EAPMCO Indonesia, EAPMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, EAPMCO Papua New Guinea, EAPMCO China, EAPMCO Vietnam, EAPMCO Lao PDR, EAPMCO Philippines and EAPMCO Cambodia.

In 2023, the UNOPS EAPMCO implemented projects worth more than USD 75 million, in the areas of Energy Transition, Digital Transformations, Sustainable Environmental Management, Climate Change, Waste Management, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Post Conflict Reintegration, Emergency Relief, Post COVID19 Economic Transformations, and Health, through HR, procurement, construction, contract management, fund and program management services.

The Multi Country Office head office in Bangkok provides strategic direction, operational support, delivery oversight and assurance of the excellence of business processes and quality standards across all of the entire Multi Country Office locations. It is also responsible for developing, delivering and managing the portfolio of engagements in the country of the MCO location itself.

Background Information – Job specific

The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP) brings together governments and philanthropies to work with partner countries in the region. We support the transition towards modern energy systems that can simultaneously ensure economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability. Enabling the transition toward greener energy systems will greatly contribute to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement objectives.

ETP focuses on Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, which are the countries in the region with the highest energy demand, a substantial pipeline for fossil fuel-based projects, and a significant and cost-effective potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency. ETP provides high-level technical advisory support, holistic support to Governments on financing and technical needs, capacity and skill development, and facilitation of dialogues in all related areas. One of the upcoming interventions by the ETP in the Philippines is on carbon pricing instruments and the wider topic of climate finance.

Functional Responsibilities

This is not a full-time position. Retainer contractors are used to carry out tasks on an intermittent basis and called upon to work when needed. There are no minimum working hours or days guaranteed.

The incumbent will provide support to ETP and its government beneficiary that requires support to draft, conduct research and analyses and package an update of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). The NREP outlines the policy framework enshrined in the Philippines’ Republic Act 9513 Renewable Energy Law and sets the building blocks that will help the country in achieving its renewable energy goals. It defines the renewable energy targets, provides updates on the implementation of mechanisms and strategies to achieve these targets, and describes new ones.

The expected output is a publishable document that is presented and packaged in a style and form that would be suitable for technical and non-technical readers. Infographics, illustrations and photographs (if needed), should be used in preparing the report. The document will be used for knowledge sharing and investment promotion.

Under the general guidance and supervision of the ETP Senior Programme Manager, the incumbent will be a retainer with the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Department of Energy – Renewable Energy Management Bureau (DOE-REMB) in preparing an update of the NREP. In coordination with ETP, initiate and facilitate discussions with DOE-REMB on updating and securing feedback on the NREP.
  • Recommend an outline of the NREP and agree on the work plan with ETP and DOE to deliver the document. In close coordination with the DOE-REMB, draft the chapters and sections of the NREP, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information, and make the necessary revisions until a final version is approved by ETP and DOE. Ensure that the narrative is consistent with other energy plans, including the latest version of the Philippine Energy Plan.
  • Collect relevant data and information from DOE-REMB, other relevant DOE bureaus, and energy agencies, as may be necessary. Diligence must be exercised in validating the data and information. Interviews or consultations may need to be conducted with DOE personnel to validate data and gather insights that will feed into the document.
  • Write in a clear, concise, and objective style, using language understandable to a broad audience with varying technical backgrounds. Consistency in terminology, tone and style must be ensured throughout the document. The incumbent should proofread and edit all written content to ensure clarity and accuracy.
  • Work together with a graphic artist (to be engaged separately) in preparing the necessary visuals, charts, illustrations that will enhance the readability of the document. The incumbent is expected to provide guidance on the content or message of the graphics, guide in document layout, and ensure that the graphics are consistent with the written content.
  • Participate in meetings and discussions with the DOE and other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, to draft, revise, and finalize the NREP.
  • Perform other relevant tasks necessary to complete the updated NREP.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) or higher degree is required preferably in Engineering, Environment, Science Communication, Development Studies, Economics, and other relevant fields.
  • A first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in above-mentioned fields with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree or higher degree.

B. Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience in technical writing and research in the energy sector.
  • Experience in renewable energy or energy transition is required.
  • Experience working on projects related to the Philippine’s electric power industry is required.
  • Experience working in the Philippines is required.
  • Experience working with the Philippines Department of Energy is preferred.
  • Having published works (e.g. peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, books, manuals, guidebooks, trade publications, technical reports, and others) in relevant technical fields is desired.

C. Language

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Local language in the countries of ETP’s operation (Philippines) is required.

D. Others

  • Must be based in the Philippines
  • Must submit at least two (2) sample written works, preferably published ones.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: Local Individual Contractual Agreement (LICA) – Retainer
  2. Contract level**: ICS-9/LICA-9**
  3. Contract duration: Max. 100 working days in total within the contract duration with a possibility of extension.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Disclaimer:
This is not a full-time position. Retainers may be requested to carry out tasks on an intermittent and need basis. There are no minimum hours or days guaranteed.

Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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