Climate Researcher

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Beijing, China 🇨🇳

Background

Please note this position is open to both national and international applicants.

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror’s Letter.

Offeror’s letter download link:

Baidu:

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1r6rx6A7lm7vaKZFIELKvWA Code: x257

Google:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GYP7hMPX3qJAbiy7KZppiWqR4JdKFYv4/view?usp=sharing

UNDP promotes sustainable development to help build resilient nations and to empower people to build better lives. UNDP has drawn on world-wide experience for over four decades to assist China both in developing solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, and in its south-south cooperation (SSC) and engagement in global sustainable development.

As the largest developing country, a leader in SSC, the largest GHG emitter, and a dominant investor in other countries in carbon-heavy sectors, China has a decisive impact on global outcomes. Its decisions will play a key role in addressing climate change at the national and global levels. The neutrality pledge, as well as the 14th five-year plans, provide a unique opportunity for UNDP to accompany this policy change.

In this context, UNDP is looking for a Climate Researcher to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of UNDP’s support to China’s climate agenda. He or she will collaborate with programme colleagues and work closely with the research team on developing policy-relevant knowledge products related to climate change and Nature-based solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the International Economist, and working as part of the Policy and Research team, with guidance from the Asia Pacific Chief Economist, the Climate Researcher will be responsible for conducting research related to low carbon transition and nature-based solutions. The climate researcher will perform the following technical tasks:

  • Initiate and conceptualize research in climate-related areas, such as: climate change mitigation and adaptation and the low carbon transition; nature-based solutions; renewable and modern energy; environmental governance; carbon footprint analysis and green/circular/sharing economy;
  • Provide effective data analysis on environment-related topics and carbon footprint measurements to support the formulation of evidence-based knowledge products;
  • Draft research papers, policy briefs and publications in collaboration with the research team on selected topics;
  • Provide technical advice and inputs to programme colleagues on possible policy and strategic gaps during the formulation of projects and knowledge products under the Planet Pillar;
  • Support internal capacity building on climate related issue, including developing a climate related newsletter and organizing training/knowledge sharing sessions for colleagues;
  • Other specific tasks assigned by senior management.

The expected deliverables for this individual consultant will be as follows:

DeliverableTasksOutput
1Construct a climate database to contribute to UNDP China’ knowledge base on environmental and social aspects, particularly related to climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and emerging ESG frameworks.One dataset
2Support the drafting of two pipeline research products related to supporting  China’s climate agenda.Two reports
3Develop monthly newsletter on climate related issueTwelve newsletters 
4Support drafting of Planet Pillar projects-related knowledge products.Two knowledge products
5Help to develop four policy briefs on selected topics regarding nature, climate and energy.Four issue briefs
6Organize two internal training/knowledge sharing sessions.Two sessions

Competencies

  • A proven track record in providing high-quality analysis and policy advice in areas such as: climate change mitigation and adaptation and low carbon transition; nature-based solutions; renewable and modern energy; environmental governance and green/circular economy.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and capacity to lead and conduct research in related area independently.
  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and value and display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships, as well as proven solid result-orientation.

Required Skills and Experience

  • An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in climate science, environmental studies, natural resources management, or related social sciences areas.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of climate change, natural resources management, nature-based solution or carbon footprint measurement.
  • Understanding of the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UN and UNDP and previous experience in international organisations would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is desirable.

Documents to be included when application

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and Proposal (download the format in the link provided) together with your CV while submitting application. Note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.

In the Offeror’s Letter and Proposal, you will be asked to confirm your interest and availability for the assignment, and provide technical and financial proposal.

Technical proposal

  • Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work with example/former experience demonstrating your competencies;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work.

Financial Proposal

Please quote the daily rate for professional fee and other related compensation.

Evaluation Criteria

The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Consultant who has obtained the highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP’s General Terms and Conditions. Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. The offers will be evaluated using the “Combined Scoring method” where:

  • Technical evaluation – 70%;
  • Financial Evaluation – 30%.

Payment Method

Deliverables(list them as referred to in the ToR)Percentage of Total Price(Weight for payment)
Deliverable 115 %
Deliverable 220 %
Deliverable 315 %
Deliverable 420 %
Deliverable 520 %
Deliverable 610 %

Lump sum in CNY. Remuneration will be paid bi-monthly after tasks accomplished, and satisfied by the request unit.

Please note this position is open to both national and international applicants.

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror’s Letter. 

Offeror’s letter download link: 

Baidu:

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1r6rx6A7lm7vaKZFIELKvWA       Code: x257

Google:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GYP7hMPX3qJAbiy7KZppiWqR4JdKFYv4/view?usp=sharing


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED