Work LocationUNEP LAC Office, in Panama City, Panama.
Expected duration12 MONTHS
Purpose The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACO), located in Panama City, Panama, works closely with the 33 countries of the region and its activities are integrated into the Medium-Term strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The green hydrogen generation technical potential in Latin America and the Caribbean is significant, estimated at 1,114 EJ of green hydrogen produced at a cost under USD 1.5/kg by 205015. Therefore, green hydrogen can be produced using the clean and renewable energy sources available in the region. Beyond the potential for its production, using hydrogen as an energy source can also result in a myriad of benefits for the region. The transport sector is the highest consumer of fossil fuels and the leading source of fossil-fuel-related GHG emissions (15% of all regional GHG emissions in 2018). Diesel and gasoline are the main fuels used in transport, accounting for 83% of the total energy use. Hydrogen can be used for all transportation electrification, fuel cell electric cars, trucks, buses, forklifts, ferries and ships, and aircraft. Globally, some 8,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) were sold in 2020. The project, “Advancing a Regional Approach to the Green Hydrogen Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean” aims to create the right conditions to promote the hydrogen economy through the exchange of experiences at a regional level, ending with the preparation of i) national strategic planning and ii= funding proposals that could be submitted to the GCF and other international financial sources This project is being implemented in 7 countries in parallel. In this sense, it is required to hire a Green hydrogen economy capacity-building specialist to develop the results, explained below. The consultant will work 40 hours per week at the at UNEP LAC Office, in Panama City, Panama and will be supervised by the UNEP Programme Management Officer for Energy Efficiency for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Qualifications/special skillsQualifications Required: ACADEMIC: – A Master’s degree in a relevant field in energy, finance, economy, public policy or another relevant field is required. A Bachelorâ€™s degree in energy, finance, economy, public policy or another relevant field is required. PROFESSIONAL: – A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience supporting the region’s energy, transport and/or infrastructure projects or policies is required. – Proven experience or knowledge in hydrogen policy development would be an asset. – Proven experience in capacity-building on climate change topics would be an asset. LANGUAGE: – Fluency in English is required. – Fluency in Spanish is required. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: – Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards. – Mature judgment and initiative. – Absolute commitment to confidentiality. – Ability to work independently; take the initiative to judge priorities and organize work accordingly. – Intermediate knowledge and ability to use the set of standard applications (MS Office). – Strong interpersonal skills and highly developed cultural sensitivity to communicate with all levels of staff and external clients, both orally and in writing. – Excellent organizational skills, ability to perform multiple tasks and attention to detail, initiative and independence. – Ability to innovate, combining methodological approaches and data from various levels and disciplines, including economics, finance, development, and mitigation.
No FeeTHE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTSâ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.