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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Senior Project Manager (EcAp MED III Project) 26 May 2021 Int. Expert UNEP Greece
UNEP
Greece
Athens (GRC)
English,French
01 June 2021
6 months with possibility of extension
26 May 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the UNEP/MAP Deputy Coordinator, and the overall guidance of UNEP/MAP Coordinator, and in close consultation with QSR Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinating and managing the project working closely with UNEP/MAP components.
  • Developing a detailed workplan including activities to be implemented by the partners.
  • Monitoring delivery of outputs and progress of implementation of activities in accordance with the Project Document and the workplan and ensuring quality of outcomes and proposing necessary amendments as need be.
  • Coordinating and managing overall project budget revisions/implementation including those of implementing partners.
  • Ensuring harmonization and coherence of all activities and project outputs together with the Project Steering Committee.
  • Executing Project Activities assigned to MAP Coordinating Unit including MED POL Programme.
  • Preparing various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, as well as supervising their translations.
  • Informing and advising the implementing partners through the Project Steering Committee on any issue likely to affect the financial resources or the scope of the activities foreseen.
  • Organizing the Project Steering Committee Meetings including preparing the agenda and ensuring dissemination of the Meeting minutes to all participants/concerned parties to ensure effective communication and follow-up.
  • Developing and managing the performance and impact assessment system for the project including defining measurable indicators, ensuring adherence to the Project’s monitoring and evaluation framework as well as organizing any external evaluations required.
  • Disseminating the results of the evaluation to all partners for further review as a means to ensure the most effective implementation and results orientation of the project.
  • Developing TORs and managing the work of Consultants in the context of the expected outputs of the Project.
  • Handling administrative paperwork in implementing the project.
  • Collecting information on latest developments on ecosystem approach at regional and global levels, reviewing and analysing issues and trends, to contribute to the policy development of UNEP/MAP.
  • Contributing to the organization of meetings, seminars, and/or public relations events that are required to ensure effective coordination and implementation of the overall Ecosystem Approach Roadmap and its activities including both substantive and logistical aspects of meeting organizations.
  • Seeking opportunities for creating networks with relevant initiatives, institutions, NGOs, scientific community, with special emphasis on synergies with EU MSFD work.
  • Coordinating and monitoring all the Communications activities of the project in collaboration with MAP Information Officer and respective MAP Components.
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental studies or management, science, international relations, political science, law or related disciplines,. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

180 Months

A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, and environmental policy coordination and/or related field including at least one (1) year at the international level on issues related to marine and coastal environment management. A good understanding of the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive (EU MSFD) implementation is desirable.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in supporting the preparation and implementation of projects is required;
  • Good skills in project management are required;
  • Good communication skills, ability to write reports and to speak in public are required;
  • Good knowledge in office automation software (Word, Excel, Power Point) is required.
  • Knowledge of the policy and legal framework of the Mediterranean region, including the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols and experience in working with the governments of the Contracting Parties of the Barcelona Convention are strong assets;
  • Knowledge and/or working experience of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (Umoja) is an asset;

Language skills:
Fluency in English (oral and written) is required;
Working knowledge of French is required;
Knowledge of Arabic and/or Spanish is an advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26/05/2021

Technical Advisor of the National Adaptation Planning project 30 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Sao Tome and Principe
UNEP
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome (STP)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
until 31 December 2023
30 May 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNEP Chief Climate Change Adaptation Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s) as well as the NAP project National Director within the General Division of Environment (Ministry of Infrastructure and Natural Resources) the UN Volunteer Technical Advisor of the National Adaptation Planning project in Sao Tome and Principe will contribute to the successful implementation of the project by providing technical guidance and support as well as capacity building to the project team on project management and adaptation planning.

Project management:

  • Provide overall technical backstopping, operational guidance and support to the National Project team to ensure that project objectives are being met and that activities are carried out within agreed deadline and under high technical standards
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in planning the implementation of project activities, and in adjusting the project Results Framework, Work Plan and Budget as required and in line with corporate requirement and GCF rules
  • Provide specific support at project start-up to set-up strong bases for an effective project implementation including capacity building on climate change adaptation and project management
  • Provide advice on best suitable approaches and methodologies for achieving project targets and objectives;
  • Provide quality assurance and technical review of project outputs such as technical reports, studies, assessments, training materials, and knowledge products;
  • Draft or review, as requested, ToRs for technical consultancies and sub-contracts, and assist in the selection and recruitment process
  • Provide technical inputs to key procurement processes such as technical specifications of goods and equipment;
  • Provide a technical guidance and supervisory function to the work carried out by national and international consultants hired by the project;
  • Support project risk management and provide sound advice on adaptive management of the project;
  • Ensure the respect of economic, environmental and social safeguards throughout project implementation
  • Assist in monitoring the technical quality of project M&E and reporting systems (including project indicators and targets);
  • Assist the Project Manager and coordinate the preparation of the six monthly GCF Interim Progress Reports (IPRs), other M&E reports and reviews required by UNEP, the GCF and Government departments
  • Support the project team in administrative and financial reporting including quarterly financial reports for submission to UNEP. This will involve working closely and coordinating with the project payment agent: UNDP country office in Sao Tome and Principe
  • Support in the preparation of Project Steering Committee meetings, and participate as required;
  • Conduct technical supervision missions to support activity implementation or reporting as appropriate
  • Provide advice and assist in knowledge management, communications and awareness-raising, and document lessons and good practices from project implementation

Adaptation Planning:

  • Provide lead technical support in guiding the Sao Tome and Principe National Adaptation Planning process in accordance with the UNFCCC’s Least Developed Expert Group (LEG) on adaptation released guidelines for National Adaptation Plans (2012) , Green Climate Fund (GCF)’s guidance on adaptation planning approaches as well as existing supplementary guidelines including UNEP Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) NAP guidelines with particular focus on ensuring that:
    • Climate science informs risk assessments and identification of adaptation options
    • Appraisal of adaptation options are based on economic, social and environmental cost and benefits to guide prioritization and trade-offs
    • Priority adaptation strategies and measures are well integrated into national, sub-national plans, sectoral strategies, public budget processes, and national and sectoral monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Closely collaborate with and support the work of the national and international adaptation planning consultants to deliver, among other:
    • Sub-Outcome 1.1: NAP leadership, management and institutional arrangements are established and national adaptation process is launched in STP
    • Sub-Outcome 1.3: Training strategy is developed and initial training are conducted to advance the NAP process in Sao Tome and Principe
    • Sub-Outcome 2.3: Climate and environmental information and data are produced and shared to support the regular update of climate risk and vulnerability maps and analyses in STP
    • Sub-Outcome 3.2: National Adaptation Plan is developed through a consultative process and based on available evidences
    • Sub-Outcome 3.3: Planning support tools are developed to systematize the integration of climate change adaptation into planning
    • Sub-Outcome 3.4 A law developed to institutionalize climate change integration into planning thanks to the new guidelines as well as to ensure adequate implementation and regular revision of the NAP in Sao Tome and Principe
    • Sub-Outcome 4.2: Funding strategy developed and implemented through development of GCF concept notes to support the NAP process in STP
  • Facilitate the development of strategic regional and international partnerships for the exchange of skills and information related to climate change adaptation planning
  • Perform any other tasks within the context of the NAP project as may be requested by the Project Team, the Project Steering Committee, and the UNEP Task Manager

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in climate change adaptation, environment or sustainable development planning or any related field of studies such as natural resources management or urban and regional planning; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a technical lead or planning position on development/climate/natural resources management programmes, preferably in a developing country context;
  • A minimum of 2 year international work experience in either institutional strengthening, stakeholder engagement and capacity building or development/climate/natural resources management programmes
  • Demonstrated experience of working with climate change adaptation planning processes and integration into national, subnational and sector policies, plans, monitoring and budget processes would be an asset;
  • Previous similar experience in provision of technical support to complex projects and multi-lateral (e.g. GEF, GCF, AF) financed projects or UN implemented projects will be an added asset;
  • Work experience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Africa including in Sao Tome and Principe would be an advantage
  • Excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills and accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including community members and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Have affinity with volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30-05-2021