International Technical Specialist (Natural resource management, Biodiversity conservation and mainstreaming) (A-220502)

Location : Homebased with travel missions to Vietnam
Application Deadline :22-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :139 working days

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.


UNDP Vietnam is seeking for International Technical Specialist (Natural resource management, Biodiversity conservation and mainstreaming) (139 working days)


The International Technical Specialist (ITS) on Biodiversity and Natural Resources, is recruited to support UNDP Vietnam in overseeing and quality assuring the Project implementation. In exercising his/her role, the ITS supports the technical reviews and quality assurance, monitoring and reporting of the project to ensure highest quality policy products; and makes quality inputs to the advocacy, communications efforts, coordination and to the development of the UNDP Viet Nam’s Sustainable Development Programme;

Procurement Notice with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria can be downloaded from below link:

The selection will be on a competitive basis and will comply with UNDP procurement regulations.


Interested offerors are invited to submit Letter to UNDP confirming Interest and Availability, CVs, financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to:

with notification by email (without attachment) to: that the bidder has submitted proposal.

UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.

Deadline for submission: 23.59 hrs., 22 May 2022 (Hanoi time)

We look forward to receiving your proposal by the above deadline.

Duties and Responsibilities

The International Technical Specialist (ITS) will implement his/her functions under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Climate Change and Environment Unit and Programme Analyst. The ITS works in close collaboration with the programme staff at the UNDP Country Office and Regional Bangkok Hub (RBH) as well as national counterparts for ensuring knowledge sharing and the highest possible quality of project outputs. He/she ensures the alignment of the project outputs with intended outcomes, benefits and impacts of the UNDP’s Country Programme Document in Viet Nam.


At least 12 - 15 years working experience in conducting policy analysis and providing policy advice to the government agencies to enhance national and sub-national policies and implement actions in practice, in relevant topics;

Proven knowledge in biodiversity conservation;

Excellent conceptualization and analytical skills and proven experience in leading policy research in relevant topics;

Good advocacy and communications skills, able to take a forward looking strategic views;

Good interpersonal skills and teamwork to work in a multi-cultural environment;

Prior experience with UNDP or another UN or international organizations will be an asset

Relevant experience of Viet Nam or South-East Asia countries is an advantage. 

Required Skills and Experience

Master’s degree in environmental sciences, biodiversity conservation, natural resources and environment management or related fields.

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