Climate Change is a strategic priority for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development supports UNEP in the implementation of its climate strategy with special focus on carbon finance, technology transfer and climate resilient development. The Centre is a leading international research and advisory centre on energy, climate and sustainable development; we work in close partnership with UNEP and collaborate with a large number international and especially developing country institutions.

Activities at the Centre are rapidly expanding and we are therefore looking for a Energy Policy and Technology Transfer expert. The program focuses on developing new methodologies within Carbon Finance and on support to national and regional activities concerning CDM in developing counties, including capacity building and development of analytical tools and guidelines.

Job description

You will contribute to a new focus area of UNEP and the Centre related to supporting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in developing countries. Activities will involve both concept development for new approaches to technology market assessment and support to policy development in a number of developing countries. You will participate in the Centre’s international projects and analytical programmes and join an international team in an interdisciplinary work environment.


You have a degree in economics, engineering, planning, natural science or other relevant discipline, at Ph.D. or equivalent level. Several years of working experience relating to energy policy and technology transfer in developing countries and documented excellent results with demonstrated ability to initiate new projects in co-operation with international institutions. You have the ability to utilize empirical experience and ideas from project work to generate and publish new methodologies and research results within the program. Proven excellent communication skills are required. The working language at the Centre is English. Proficiency in French or Spanish will be an asset.

Terms of employment

You are employed according to the general terms valid for scientific staff at universities, but individual supplements will be negotiated along with travel and expatriation allowances. Contracts are offered on a two year term with possibility for extensions. The place of work is Risø DTU in Roskilde, Denmark.


Deadline for online applications is 31 January 2010. Please open the link "apply online" and fill in the application form and attach your application and CV, full personal data and clear indication of contact points.

Further details

For further information please contact:
John Christensen,
Head of Centre on Phone +45 46 77 51 30,

Peter Skotner,
Administrator + 45 4677 5175.

Information about Centre activities and practical information about the employment conditions are available at