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Job Description

Senior Project Officer

Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Senior Project Officer - Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC), New Delhi




United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is implementing a project titled “Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) and Other New Information to the UNFCCC” which will assist India in undertaking the preparation of Third National Communication in accordance with the Convention and build capacity to fulfil its commitments to the Convention on a continuing basis.




Under the guidance and direction of National Project Director (NPD), GoI-UNDP-GEF Natcom Project and Head, Energy & Environment Unit, UNDP, New Delhi the Senior Project Officer shall execute the following responsibilities:


Key Deliverables:

(1) Assist NPD in preparing detailed monthly plans and cost estimates for accounting and timely disbursement of funds as needed;

(2) Undertake responsibility for preparation of the GHG inventory as per UNFCCC guidance. Coordinate with different project implementors for data compilation and formulation of GHG Inventory chapter for Third National Communication Report;

(3) Effective Implementation of project activities as set out in the project document;

(4) Assist NPD in co-ordination between the steering committee, thematic working groups, and UNDP;

(5) Co-ordinate all logistical arrangements for steering committee meetings, national workshops, consultations, and meetings;

(6) Maintain regular contact as needed with all government, non-government, community based and international organizations that are concerned in the planning process and ensure smooth functioning of the project;

(7) Assist NPD in preparing detailed content of activities in conjunction with the thematic groups. Writing responsibilities for all project documents as assigned by the NPD;

(8) Participate and contribute qualitatively to periodic brainstorming sessions with the NPD and thematic groups, to better define options, priorities, and course of action;

(9) Maintain regular contact with state planning teams, obtaining status reports, providing guidance to states as appropriate;

(10) Assist NPD in supervising the consultative process with stakeholders including state governments, nodal agencies, and co-operating partners;

(11) Other duties, as assigned.




(1) Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Environment/ Engineering/ Sustainable Development.


Minimum six years relevant experience post qualification in the area of climate change and related fields out of which at least 2 years’ experience of working on GHG inventory preparation, greenhouse gas auditing, data analysis related to GHG emissions.


Skills and Competencies:
(1) Demonstrable ability to work on inventorisation of Green House Gases;

(2) Ensuring project’s conformity with objectives of the UNFCCC; 

(3) Ensuring following of participatory methodology and achievement of effective stakeholder participation;

(4) Obtaining technical inputs (material and human resources) to assess and include measures for recent issues in the field of climate change, particularly those emerging from recent COP (such as issues related to sustainable development, response strategies for impacts, abatement, and adaptation etc;

(5) Circulation of reports, studies and documents prepared to prominent experts for technical reviews;

(6) Demonstrable ability to provide technical assistance for implementing project activities at the national level;

(7) Demonstrable ability to identify priorities and overall management of project through consultative meetings at national level with government stakeholders;

(8) Accountable for the delivery of agreed results;

(9) Identify common interest and goals and carry out joint initiatives with partners;

(10) Makes effective use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships;

(11) Bring visibility, promotes ideas, and develops partnerships to advance the organisation’s work;

(12) Ability to identify problems, propose solutions and take immediate corrective measures;

(13) Must have analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills;

(14) Excellent visualisation and presentation skills;

(15) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Hindi is a pre-requisite;

(16) Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software;

(17) High level of excitement, ability to work independently, taking initiative, and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements.




Gross compensation payable to the candidate selected for this post, at the time of joining is budgeted at Rs. 1,20,000/- per month subject to withholding Taxes as applicable.


6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT: The selected candidate shall be appointed as Consultant for fixed term assignment with Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (SAMS). The contract shall be valid till December 31, 2021, renewable based on approval from Principal and candidate’s performance.








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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to urgently apply to https://recruitment.samshrm.com/JOBS/UNDP, along with a cover letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume including names and contact details of at least two referees, by or before June 10, 2021.


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