BBRSO180604:National Project Assistant -EnGenDER


Location : Commonwealth of Dominica, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :15-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :120 days over 8 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :120 days over 8 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

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The physical impacts of climate change and disasters  are being seen to compound pervasive structural inequalities and socioeconomic vulnerabilities since gender equality and human rights are given insufficient consideration required in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in disaster risk, recovery, and response. Women and men typically respond and react differently at various stages of disaster and recovery; and the groups with the least knowledge and capacity to take short-term measures to limit impacts from climate-related disasters are often the most affected.

Thanks to the generous contribution from Global Affairs Canada and the UK Government, EnGenDER seeks to further integrate gender equality and human-rights based approaches into disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change (CC) adaptation and mitigation, environmental management frameworks and interventions. EnGenDER will also identify and address some of the gaps to ensure equal access to DRR and climate change and environmental solutions for men, women, boys, and girls in nine Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname). 

Appreciating that the nine participating Caribbean countries are at different stages of removing barriers to gender equality and integrating gender-based analysis into climate change, as well as disaster recovery, EnGenDER therefore aims to empower governments to take ownership of their disaster risks and exposure with better national arrangements to deal with possible large-scale recovery needs, including improved shock responsiveness in national systems and better social protection finance tools for the most vulnerable. As such, the project’s ultimate outcome is improved gender-responsive climate and disaster resilience including for women and girls and key vulnerable populations[1] and future generations in the Caribbean.

The EnGenDER Project funds will therefore support the development of a livelihood assessment for Dominica’s indigenous population to the current and project impacts of climate change. The recommendations identified under this livelihood assessment will help to inform the priority needs of the indigenous population and  will provide guidance on how these needs can best be met. This aim is aligned with DKRP goal which is to assist with securing livelihoods through various components. This activity will directly contribute to the GCF application which aims to identify and implement climate change resilient livelihoods projects for affected women. This will contribute to progressing achieving SDG goal number 13, 1, 2, 5, 11, 10, 7, 8, 9, 4, 6, 12 respectively as part of the overall sustainable development priorities of the Government of Dominica.

 

In this context, UNDP wishes to engage an experienced consultant, who can provide administrative, technical, and monitoring support to the overall portfolio of activities of the EnGenDER project in Dominica. 

 

[1] An online survey completed by 108 stakeholders in the target countries have identified the following groups as very vulnerable: women, older men, boys and girls, and persons with disabilities.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the EnGenDER Project Manager with additional guidance and support from the Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst, Technical Specialist-Climate Change, the National Project Assistant (NPA) is expected to support technical, administrative (including logistical arrangements) and monitoring actions relating to project implementation, execution, and reporting.

As such the individual, will undertake the following tasks related to the implementation of the EnGenDER project:

  • Provide technical assistance and coordination capacity to the Government of Dominica for the successful implementation and timely quality reporting of EnGenDER project activities (This includes but is not limited to the development and implementation of the Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (SASAP); the development of the Offer of Complementary Funding (OCF) proposal; Implementation of recommenced interventions; Recovery interventions; Communications activities and all reporting and evaluation related activities).
  • Provide technical support including assistance to follow up on procurement processes, logistics, monitoring and full project implementation.
  • Provide technical advisory services to ensure that delivery to clients and beneficiaries meets UNDP quality standards and are progressing towards intended Outcomes (relating to the Results Framework of the project).
  • Support the identification, formulation, development and monitoring of all EnGenDER activities, in close collaboration with the Technical Specialist-Climate Change and the Monitoring and Evaluation. Analyst (as well as other Project Management Unit (PMU) team members), located in Barbados.
  • Facilitate consultation with local stakeholders and partners, coordinate with Implementing Partners, such as UN Women and CDEMA.
  • Report to the supervisor (or designated member of the PMU) on a regular basis providing a clear overview of the activities completed, challenges and shortfalls as well as effective alternatives of solution. This includes weekly and/or biweekly updates.
  • Ensure close coordination with the relevant government counterparts in Dominica and the EnGenDER PMU for the development and execution of assigned tasks and planned activities.
  • Support event planning (physical and/or virtual) for project related workshops and meetings.


Competencies

  • Good analytical, organizational and management skills, including proven experience in coordinating with national stakeholders and expert teams, organizing multi-stakeholder consultation processes, documenting results, and possessing effective communication skills (based on work experience).
  • Good understanding of national policy and institutional structures, and ability to advise on institutional capacities and relations.
  • Able to support, motivate and liaise effectively with communities and community groups.
  • Sound cross-cultural, gender-awareness, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Ability to work and build partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the government, private and non-governmental sectors
  • Previous work experience in a UN organization or knowledge of the national government system is desirable
  • Demonstrable computer skills including Word processing, spread sheets, PowerPoint

Proven ability and experience in workshop facilitation


Required Skills and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Project Management, Environmental Science, Disaster Risk Reduction, or  Diploma and/or professional certification in Office Administration, Business Management, Business Administration, or related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience in project management and implementation, DRR, CCA, Environmental Science and Business Management, Recovery, and/or social-related activities



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