|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Location :||Beijing, CHINA|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Chinese|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the guidance of the Assistant Country Director and the Team Leader, the Research Associate is responsible for supporting the team in drafting and producing research and analysis on global economic governance – with focus on the BRI and Agenda 2030 – and low carbon development. He/she is expected to:
Provide policy support on global economic governance and low carbon development – with focus on the synergies between BRI and Agenda 2030
•Support the drafting of flagship report such as the UNDP Global Governance Report
•Update on China’s role in global economic governance and regional development cooperation with focus on BRI investments and projects and synergies with Agenda 2030.
•Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on China’s and BRI partner countries energy infrastructure needs.
•Conduct specific research on: green and blue economy and their connections with the BRI and the implementation of the SDGs; low carbon development, including carbon pricing, carbon tax, carbon trading schemes,
•Conduct researches on renewables technology and capacity building for low-carbon development.
•Analyze information on research institutes, identify reliable sources of information and contribute to the development of UNDP’s research networks on the areas above.
•Conduct background policy briefs for external and internal purpose and draft speeches for UNDP Senior Management under this portfolio.
Support to the team’s specific initiatives to enhance the policy impact of UNDP.
•Provide technical support to the preparation of specific initiatives and relevant events (e.g. the Global Governance Initiative and its Forum) such as collecting the background information, support revising the agenda, taking notes of preparatory meetings and generating summary reports.
•Provide policy and project support such as preparing project briefs, speeches, PPT presentations, to support ongoing events and partnerships such as visiting missions, donor agencies and national counterpart meetings.
•Provide support to the formulation and implementation of the team’s work plan as well as provide the operational support to the team’s daily housekeeping issues, such as contributing to the team work and periodically reports.
|•Excellent research skills and use of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies;
•Excellent writing skills and communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize relevant data and findings for the preparation of quality analysis;
•Excellent presentation skills with expectations to design and present slides for the team; Advanced Knowledge in PowerPoint is strongly Favored.
•Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and openness to change, and to receiving/integrating feedback.
•Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and value and display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
•Good team player who has ability to maintain good relationships and has result oriented collaboration with colleagues.
•Curiosity and desire to work in a complex, international environment.
Required Skills and Experience
•Master’s Degree or Doctor’s Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Economics, International Development Studies or related disciplines.
•At least 1-2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing policy support and hands-on experience in policy making and project designing.
•Understanding of China, politically and economically as well as its role in the global and regional development sphere with focus on the Belt and Road Initiative;
•Knowledge of global governance mechanisms and regional development cooperation with particular focus on economic issues and the Asia Pacific region.
•Strong knowledge of low carbon development topics including carbon pricing, carbon tax, carbon trading schemes, technology transfer and capacity building.
•Strong knowledge of energy infrastructure issues, including renewables and low-carbon technology.
•Sound knowledge of Microsoft office.
•Strong presentations and networking skills
•Excellent skills in both written and spoken English required.
•Fluency of Chinese is an asset.
Final selection criteria
•Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number)
•Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
•Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price.
Documents to be included when submitting application
Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal (download the format in the link provided: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1NmDdYXX3jrv8c1bUaEW4TA Code:s25f) together with your CV while submitting application.
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CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications/skills will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.The final offer goes to the highest combined score winner.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.