Regional Adviser (Climate & Environment)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Kathmandu, Nepal 🇳🇵

Job no: 550194
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Kathmandu
Level: P-5
Location: Nepal
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

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How can you make a difference?The Regional Adviser – Climate and Environment reports to the Regional Adviser – WASH & Environment and serves as technical expert to advise Country Offices and Government institutions/officials on strategies, policies, approaches, best practices and knowledge on Climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental sustainability, the urban environment and other environmental issues in South Asia. Key functions and accountabilities 

  • Regional advisory services and technical support on strategic planning
  • Support to country offices on programme development and planning
  • Regional programme monitoring and assessment
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced university degree in environment, energy or Climate change, or other relevant disciplines. Qualifications in urban development or planning is also desirable.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience focused on developing countries, in areas related to development cooperation in climate change adaptation, low carbon development, environment, air pollution, sustainable energy and the urban environment is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The candidate selected for this position MUST be able to travel unhindered to all the countries in South Asia.

Advertised: 18 Apr 2022 Nepal Standard Time
Deadline: 02 May 2022 Nepal Standard Time