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Social and Environmental Standards Technical Specialist, Energy - IPSA 11
|Application Deadline :||27-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 21h 34m|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-11|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||11 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||11 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.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES) (www.undp.org/ses) underpin the sustainable development results that UNDP supports. While UNDP’s SES provide a robust safeguards framework for the organization, sustained investment in Country Office capacities for integrating SES into project and programme design, and during implementation is critical and UNDP has put in place a global SES Implementation Plan supported by regional and country office plans managed by the Regional Bureau.
As part of the Global Policy Network in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP’s Nature, Climate Change, and Energy (NCE) Team has established a NCE Safeguards Team covering the portfolio of NCE programming in UNDP to ensure compliance with the UNDP SES and by extension similar policies of key partners. The NCE team promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas. The NCE Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN’s largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy.
In addition to UNDP’s bilateral partnerships on nature climate and energy, UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Multilateral Fund (MLF), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The NCE Team focuses on managing the oversight of climate and environmental financial resources from global trust funds to catalyze and unlock other types of public and private financing for sustainable development. This includes oversight of the design as well as implementation phase of projects (together with Country Offices and Regional Bureaus), as well as portfolio level oversight and management.
In addition, the Government of Sweden, through Sida, has funded a four-year, USD$40m global Strategic Collaboration Programme designed to strengthen UNDP capacities to achieve its overall sustainable development vision for poverty eradication through a more integrated, coherent approach to the environmental and climate dimensions of the UNDP Strategic Plan, including the broad adoption of the UNDP SES. Sida funds are being used to hire new staff and consultants in support of this vision.
The BPPS Energy Social and Environmental Standards Specialist (Energy SES Specialist) will support the application of the SES in UNDP Energy programming globally. The Energy SES Specialist will directly support Country Offices and Regional Technical Advisors in ensuring the SES requirements are fully addressed in Energy programming at design, start-up and through implementation. This support will include dedicated, focused support to the Country Offices to ensure the effective and practical implementation of the required SES plans. Research, capacity building, knowledge management and learning are also key priorities. The Energy SES Specialist will be required to coordinate closely with other UNDP SES and risk experts in the regions and at the global level in an effort to support broader SES capacity building in UNDP.
The SES Specialist will be part of the BPPS NCE SES team and the BPPS Energy team.
The SES Specialist will report to the Head of Safeguards and Risk Management in the NCE team and the Principal Techncial Adviser, Energy
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
1) SES Technical Advisory Support: 50%
2) SES Oversight and Quality Assurance: 30%
3) SES Knowledge Management and capacity enhancement (20%)
Required Skills and Experience