Environmental Specialist (Home Based)

India | Korea, South | Korea, North (DPRK) | China | Japan | Colombia | Copenhagen, Denmark
Apply by 25 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 20 July 2018

Job Description

Location: Home Based

Application Deadline: July 25th, 2018

Water and Energy Cluster

Based in Copenhagen, the UNOPS Water and Energy Cluster provides specialized project management services to partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank. Together with partners, the cluster executes projects that support sustainable development by:

  • promoting international cooperation to prevent and reverse environmental degradation of international water systems
  • enhancing the resilience of communities and eco-systems to climate change
  • lowering emissions by bridging renewable energy solutions
  • developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions to strengthen climate-resilient development

Functional Responsibilities

During the remaining period of the YSLME, the project has an ambitious workplan with interlinked activities. Many of the activities will be implemented by specialized implementing partners, either a package of deliverables and services or as specific expertise that feeds into related activities. Tailored design of the workpackages, frequent progress monitoring and suitable technical guidance is essential to ensure the project delivers the desired outcome under a tight timeframe.

Under direct supervision of the CTA (Project Manager) and in close coordination with the team of the Project Coordination Unit, the Environment Specialist will actively support design, technical advice to implementation and progress monitoring of activities based on the workplans 2018-2019 approved by the Interim Commission Council. Stakeholder management, including information capture, exchange and networking between a wide range of participants in the YSLME including government officials, scientists, non-governmental organizations and the public at large will be a key responsibility. He/she will work closely with the Chairperson of the Regional Working Groups (RWGs) and other project partners to prepare workplans, to manage the implementation of the relevant project activities, prepare reports of the implementation and deliver all the necessary outcomes and outputs. He/she is expected to commit one third of work time in travel for coordination, monitoring, organization of training workshops, field visits, and interaction with local communities in the project demonstration sites.

Please visit the online vacancy for more information and to apply: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15932#5


  • Post-graduate degree in marine and/or environmental sciences, marine and environment managements or a directly related field required;
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience dealing with project implementations & management
    including at least 2 years of relevant experience with international organizations is required;
  • Experience working with local governments and communities is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with the environmental problems of the YSLME region would be advantageous.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English is a requirement.

About the Organization

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace-building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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