Senior Climate Change Advisor (International)

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Supervisor: Deputy Country Director(Programme)

Duration: One Year (renewable)

Contract: Assignment of Limited Duration (ALD) Band 4

Location: New Delhi, India

Organizational Context

Under the overall strategic guidance of the UNDP Deputy Country Director/Programme and in close guidance from and consultation with the Country Director, the Senior Climate Change Advisor is responsible to provide strategic advice and guidance on key issues related to climate change policy and programming in India, with a specific focus on mitigation, and adaptation. The expert analyzes the international and multilateral context, the political, social, economic and environmental trends related to climate change matters and leads policy advice, partnership building and knowledge management services related to UNDP programmes in India.

The Sr. Climate Change Advisor will responsible for giving overall advice and direction for key issues related to climate change policy and programming in India. The Advisor works in close collaboration with the Energy and Environment team, programme staff in other programme Units, other UN Agencies, Government officials, other technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.


  • Corporate Responsibility & Direction:
    • Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of UNDP

  • People Skills:
    • Recognizes and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests, and concerns of others; gives credit to the contributions of others

  • Managing for Results:
    • Plans and prioritizes work activities to meet organizational goals

  • Partnering & Networking:
    • Builds and sustains relationships with key constituents (internal/external/ bilateral/ multilateral/public/private; civil society)

  • Innovation & Judgment:
    • Conceptualizes and analyzes problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate
    • Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations
    • Devises new systems and processes, and modifies existing ones, to support innovative behaviors

  • Communication:
    • Demonstrates excellent and effective written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrates effective communication skills in a multidisciplinary working environment
    • Demonstrate respect to knowledge and culture and religion in a multidisciplinary working environment

  • Job Knowledge & Expertise:
    • Applies the required depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to meet job demands
    • Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource.

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Further information

  • Find Terms of Reference/ Job Description here
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