GIZ - Climate Policy Advisor

GIZ - Climate Policy Advisor

GIZ is looking for a Climate Policy Advisor for its upcoming multi-donor action “EU4ClimateResilience”, jointly co-financed by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), and implemented by GIZ and OECD.

EU4ClimateResilience is implemented as part of the BMUV-funded project ‘Promoting Green Deal Readiness in the Eastern Partnership Countries’ (PROGRESS). This complementarity and implementation of both the Action and PROGRESS by GIZ and OECD therefore reflects the Team Europe approach. EU4ClimateResilience supports the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in improving climate change and adaptation policies to achieve the mitigation and adaptation goals and targets under the Paris Agreement (PA) and related to bilateral agreements with the EU.

This position is expected to start in August 2024 (or earlier), for a 12-month period, with the possibility of extension until 31.12.2027 based on performance.

The primary role of the Climate Policy Advisor is to support the project in delivering climate advisory services to the partners, and to develop and implement context specific tailored capacity development measures, seminars, and other events. This position is a cross-cutting position of relevance for various project outcomes and outputs within rural as well as urban areas.

The overall responsibilities covered by this position are as follows:

  • Delivers climate advisory services (e.g. on the NDC and CSAP implementation, MRV, LT-LEDS) to the partners
  • In coordination with the Team Leader responsible for the implementation of the service package at technical, content, and organisational level in coordination with the line manager
  • Prepares and implements tailored capacity development measures, seminars, and other events
  • Provides inputs of project activities and results, especially to the Team Leader, Regional Outreach Expert and M&E Expert
  • Contributes to the coordinated approach of EU4ClimateResilience Action implementation within the PROGRESS project

 Required qualifications:

  • University degree (Bachelor, MA or post-graduate) in Economics, Law, International Development, Environmental Studies or similar
  • At least 5 years professional experience in the field of environment and development, including specialized experience in climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Proven experience in delivering climate advisory services and tailoring capacity development formats and tools
  • Full proficiency in English and Romanian
  • Experience working within EU financed projects is an advantage
  • Knowledge or working experience of the Covenant of Mayors would be an asset
  • Knowledge on MRV, NDC, climate action planning or similar is an advantage
  • Strong policy analytical skills that can be applied to the development and application of methods and tools for mainstreaming adaptation
  • Joy in collaboration within national and regional teams and other project units
  • Strong service orientation, communication strength, and capability of delivering excellent performance timely
  • Ability to translate scientific climate information into policy and practical guidance for non-technical audience
  • Understanding of political issues under international climate negotiations
  • Skills and knowledge to build linkages between environment, energy, climate change and sustainable development
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and convincingly, including strong presentation skills
  • Moldovan citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Moldova                                                                                                                                                                              Applications, including detailed CV, references, and motivation letter (in English) shall be sent not later than 14th of June 2024, time 15:00 to the address             Please mention the position name in the title of your application message. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked for an interview. The finalist will be offered a fixed-term employment contract based on a 40-hour weekly work programme and concluded in line with the national labour legislation. The applications received after the deadline will not be considered. GIZ retains the discretion to re-advertise the position, to cancel the recruitment or offer an appointment at a lower grade or with a modified job description. GIZ is committed to employment equity in the workplace and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.