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From 25 July 2018 to 25 July 2019

Applications deadline

July 25, 2018

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.

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Duration of the project is 12 months Expected Starting Date: Immediate UNDP is the UN largest provider of assistance in areas of climate change, energy and the environment with over $3 billion of grants today in over 140 countries. In the Arab region (Middle East, North Africa, Gulf Peninsula and Horn of Africa), UNDP supports an expanding set of projects to build capacity of countries to adapt to climate change, make the transition to solar solutions and build the resilience on ecosystems. These projects help countries achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction and SDGs on climate change, energy and the environment. More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: Application procedure: * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call (assignment) to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call (assignment) to which you would like to apply.

Who You Need

25 - 99 years

Language skills


Additional information

Qualifications/Requirements Required Degree Level: Master degree or equivalent Education: Energy or any other related areas of expertise Required experience: 36 months Experience Remark: - Minimum 3 years of experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency or any other related field Language Skills: English (mandatory), Level - Fluent Area of Expertise: - Energy sector (mandatory) - Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms (optional) - Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer (optional)

What to do

Working hours

40 per week

Days off per week

Additional information

Under the direct supervision of Kishan Khoday, UNDP Regional Team Leader for Climate Change, DRR, Energy and Environment, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: - Support the development of UNDP country projects in areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency - Support the implementation of the new UNDP regional project on sustainable energy solutions in the Arab region - Support the development of regional policy briefs and knowledge products on sustainable energy and other related matters, and provide support to regional dialogues on related topics





Bed and Board

Travel allowance

Full reimbursement of travel expenses

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The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the PostAdjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,602. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living. Allowances provided are: - volunteer living allowance: a monthly allowance intended to cover basic living expenses - travel expenses: for travel to duty station upon appointment and for repatriation at the end of the assignment - settling-in-grant: a grant calculated on the duration of assignment, paid at the beginning of the assignment - insurances: life, health and permanent disability insurance - annual leave - resettlement allowance: calculated based on the duration of assignment, paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.

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