The post is located in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, within the Sustainable Energy Division (SED). This is one of the substantive sub-programmes of UNECE. SED works to promote a sustainable energy development strategy for the region, with following objectives: sustained access to high quality energy services for all individuals in the ECE region; facilitate a transition to a more sustainable energy future and introduce renewable energy sources to reduce health and environmental impacts resulting from the production, transport and use of energy; sustained improvements in energy efficiency, in production and use, particularly in countries with economies in transition; well-balanced energy networks tailored to optimise operating efficiencies and overall regional cooperation; security of energy supply; and integration of energy restructuring, legal, regulatory and energy pricing reforms, as well as of the social dimension into energy policy making. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Energy Industry Section. The Energy Industry Section of SED includes sustainable energy activities in the areas of coal, natural gas, electricity and resource classification.
The incumbent assists in implementing UNECE's sustainable energy sub-programme and extrabudgetary fundraising. The incumbent is expected to carry out the work with a significant degree of independence, seeking advice from the Section Chief when necessary. Under the direct supervision of the Section Chief and within delegated authority, the incumbent: