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United Nations Development Programme




UNDP’s CPD implementation to support fulfilment of China’s commitments towards multilateral environmental agreements encompasses engagement with more than 15 Ministries and government representatives at the national and sub-national levels, private sector and local stakeholders. 

The Project Clerk  will directly report to Assistant Resident Representative  – Planet Pillar, supporting the management of both ongoing and pipeline projects for the entire Planet Pillar and ensuring effective and efficient coordination among the different portfolios of the Planet Pillar encompassing across Biodiversity and Ecosystem; Climate Change Mitigation; the Montreal Protocol; Chemicals and POPs Management; Alternative Livelihoods and Renewable Energy; along with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme.  The Project Clerk will serve as a focal point to support the Programme Associates in the Planet Pillar to collect and consolidate data and report on Planet Pillar’s progress. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Support effective coordination, monitoring and communications of Planet Team’s Overall CPD Implementation

  • Provide regular updates to UNDP China Management Team on the CPD implementation status and pipeline projects and Government of China’s priorities to advance the SDGs, Five Year Development plan and dual carbon goals;
  • Supports the provision of technical updates and briefings to designated government counterparts and partners on the implementation of the CPD in China;
  • Support efforts to further consolidate information to strengthen communications, advocacy and visibility;
  • Support Pillar wide efforts on risk-informed programmes and operations enabling full compliance of corporate requirements of projects funded by the vertical funds and the private sector.
  • Support UNDP’s effective engagement in the relevant UN Results and Theme Groups in China, notably the UN Results Group on Planet. 

Support effective planning and implementation of Planet Teams’ missions and thematic events  

  • Support in the procurement, administrative and financial management, and logistics for internal and external missions, events and activities;
  • Support in the preparation and organization of meetings, workshops, seminars, PAC, outreach activities and if required, provide translation services and note-taking;
  • Contribute to the integration of women empowerment and gender equality aspects in programming, including quality assurance of assigned gender markers, as required.

Provide support to UNDP high-level missions and thematic events to advance the SDGs 

  • Coordinate meetings and engagement for high level missions with key government counterparts, including preparation of briefing notes, background documents and analysis required for the missions;
  • Support the effective completion of follow-up actions emanating from the UNDP high-level missions and thematic events. 

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary education (Completion of High School Education) is required. 
  • University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in social science, especially Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Climate Change and Energy, finance and programme management will be given due consideration but is not a requirement.


  • Minimum 4 years (with Secondary Education) or 1 year (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant experience in operations or programme support

Required skills 

  • Experience in Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, integrated web-based management systems, spreadsheets and databases
  • Basic knowledge of ERP system 
  • Strong interpersonal skills & team spirit, organizational and communication skills 

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  •  Relevant project implementation and operation experience is preferred
  • Relevant experience in NGO, international institutions/orgnizations, or government is an asset
  • Knowledge of natural resources management or ecosystem is an asset.
  • Required Language(s) : Fluency in Chinese  and  English is required. 





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