Title:  National Project Associate

​Requisition ID: 3959 
Grade: SB4 - Local Professional (Junior & Mid Level) 
Country: Türkiye 
Duty Station: Ankara 
Category: National Consultant 
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: NonStaff-Regular
Contract Duration: 6 months and 21 days
Application deadline: 24-Jun-2024, 11:59 PM (CEST)  


Vacancy Announcement
Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.



The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.


The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization's development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization's normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results


The position is located under the Montreal Protocol Division (TCS/MPD) is responsible for planning, developing and implementing activities in Member States to facilitate compliance with the Montreal Protocol and, in  particular, its Kigali Amendment and to support countries to achieve their determined contributions to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement. Making use of the capacity building and policy support, the services of the Unit foster transformation in manufacturing concerning technologies used in refrigeration, air conditioning and insulation with the effect of a reduction and change in working fluids and chemicals and ultimately a reduction of total greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Assist governments in the creation of necessary policy environments and implementation mechanisms in particular in the context of the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment;
  • Represent UNIDO in multilateral conferences and meetings, including those related to the Montreal Protocol's Multilateral Fund, and act as a Focal Point within UNIDO for the Montreal Protocol;
  • Manage and monitor relevant activities related to the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment, including national management plans and their implementation, technology demonstrations, institutional strengthening and capacity building;
  • Plan and design projects and programmes in the context of the Montreal Protocol and present them to the Multilateral Fund, the Global Environment Facility and other donors, as well as provide related reporting as needed;
  • Actively organize, participate in and collaborate with global fora focusing on ozone-depleting substances (ODS)/Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) phase-out, related replacement technologies and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the relevant sectors and by the related products;
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and adoption of circular economy approaches towards the transformation of sectors, in particular on green design for reduced use of pollutants, for longevity, repair and recycling, and the related changes in the production processes of industries;
  • Explore alternative funding sources and cooperate with other divisions and directorates to introduce new technologies and manufacturing in related areas such as establishing green cold 56 chains, rural community combined cooling/energy hubs, and strive to develop integrated technical cooperation proposals, where possible.





Türkiye as one of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MP) on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, owns a portfolio of projects and activities for the fulfilment of the Protocol in cooperation with UNIDO as the leading implementing agency in the country.


Institutional Strengthening for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in Türkiye


Under this portfolio, the Institutional Strengthening (IS) project has an important role for enhancing the existing capacity of National Ozone Unit (NOU) of the Republic of Türkiye established under Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, the Directorate of Climate Change, as being the national entity and focal point responsible for the national coordination of the Protocol activities.


The National Ozone Unit under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change of the Republic of Türkiye is responsible for the coordination of project implementation in accordance with the objectives and activities related to HPMP projects, Institutional Strengthening (IS) Project and Kigali Implementation Plan and has a major role in the process of monitoring all those project activities.


The IS project aims to provide assistance to the country, with the strengthening of the NOU for the fulfilment of the country requirements in line with the protocol, via various activities such as data collection and verification, country reporting, development and revision of relevant legislations, organization of public awareness activities, meetings, workshops, along with supporting the implementation of the MP national projects.


HCFC Phase-out Management Plan Stage I (HPMP)


On behalf of the Government of Turkey, stage I of the HCFC phase-out management plan (HPMP) is being implemented by UNIDO as the lead implementing agency.


The overarching strategy of the HPMP is based on the ODS phase-out regulation of 12 October 2008, with the following strategic priorities: strengthening the control of HCFC imports and use; complete phase-out of HCFCs used in the foam and servicing sectors; technical assistance to the refrigeration servicing sector; training of refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians as well as of customs officers; and ODS destruction capability.


Preparation of Kigali Implementation Plan (KIP)


The Government of Türkiye has ratified the KA on 10 November 2021. On behalf of Türkiye, UNIDO as lead implementing agency and UNDP as cooperating agency has approved for funding for preparing HFC phase-down plan for stage I of KIP during the period of 2024-2029. The implementation of the KIP stage I is expected to start in January of 2025 to meet the 10% phase-down of HFCs by 2029.


Preparation of national inventories of banks of used or unwanted controlled substances


This project aims at making an inventory of unused or unwanted quantities of refrigerants and developing a national action plan including priorities for sound refrigerant management: identification of key stakeholders, establishment of a working group to assess unused or unwanted refrigerant, RAC equipment at the end of its life cycle, and emissions of unused or unwanted to the atmosphere; training on good practices for refrigerant management; and identification of priorities for improving future refrigerant management.





Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close cooperation with the project team in the HQ and field location, the National Project Associate will be responsible   for the following main tasks:




Concrete/ measurable Outputs to be achieved

Contribute to the overall coordination/implementation of the project in a timely manner


  • Assist in the timely implementation of NOU projects related to Montreal Protocol under the supervision of the NOU Focal point and in liaison with UNIDO Representative in Türkiye and in Head Quarters.


  • Assist in the organization of events and related activities (trainings, workshops, meetings, etc.) related to Montreal Protocol projects.



  • Contribute to the work of the NOU by collecting, compiling, translating and updating relevant project information, official data and reports for the Montreal Protocol projects and other NOU activities.


  • Review the project documents for clarity, consistency and completeness.



  • Assist the NOU in activities related to recruitment, procurement and monitoring and evaluation


  • Contribute to the coordination and liaison with the Government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders to keep them updated on project progress



  • Assist in the outreach and promotion of the NOU activities to relevant audiences


  • Contribute to drafting reports on the project implementation



  • Maintain institutional memories or other documentation systems to record project/programme, history and ongoing activities; provide documentation and archiving to support NOU, provide information note, presentation etc. requested by NOU


  • Draft minutes of meetings and reports




  • Data/information required collected and compiled.


  • Draft ToRs for recruitment of experts and technical specifications for procurement services/equipment are prepared.




  • Project monitoring and evaluation are done as scheduled.



  • Promotional tool and material are prepared disseminated on time. Project visibility ensured.







Perform other tasks relevant to the effective implementation of the project


Note: Local travel to specific sites visits will be settled through separate authorizations. Related travel costs are not included under the current ISA. International travel will be settled through separate authorizations, only if conditions allow. Travel costs are not include under the current ISA.




Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) degree in environment, international development or relevant fields is required.



Technical and Functional Experience:

  • At least one (1) year of relevant working experience in the relevant fields is required;
  • Experience in project management as part of national or international organizations, preferably in the area of environment and sustainable development (Montreal Protocol, Climate Change, Waste Management, Chemicals Management, Energy Efficiency, etc.) is desirable;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment is required.


Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Turkish and English is required.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.





Core values:
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key competencies:
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.




This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

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NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

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