Environment Safeguards Specialist


Location : Homebased
Application Deadline :12-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

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.

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Background

In response to the prevailing multi-dimensional crisis in Myanmar, UNDP has put together the Community First Programme (CFP), representing UNDP's strategy in Myanmar from 2021 to 2023. The CFP consolidates UNDP's development efforts in Myanmar and pivots its focus toward supporting community recovery, building resilience, and meeting the basic needs of the most vulnerable populations.

The Enabling Community Recovery and Resilience (ENCORE) Project is a critical component of the UNDP CFP. ENCORE aims to empower the most vulnerable communities from crisis to recovery and then to long-term development and resilience through a range of short-term, intermediate, and long- term interventions (Figure 1). Specifically, the project shall work closely with these vulnerable communities to (i) address their most basic needs, (ii) restore livelihoods, (iii) rehabilitate basic community infrastructure, (iv) recover community resources, (v) address environmental issues and promote the use of renewable energy and climate-friendly technologies, while, at the same time, (v) continuously building community disaster preparedness and capacities to manage risks.

Strategic phasing of ENCORE Interventions. ENCORE was initially envisaged as a community-driven development (CDD) project. However, within the current situation, participatory approaches would tend to constrain the responsiveness of interventions at project onset, given the urgency of needs. Thus, the project implementation strategy has been adjusted to a phased approach to make it responsive to the actual situation and needs at each project site. Phase 1 of ENCORE aims to address the basic priority needs of the most vulnerable communities as a point of entry into the project sites. Thus, while the delivery of phase 1 intervention will be mostly “top-down” in nature, this phase is strategically important in (i) minimising exposure to programmatic and fiduciary risks by starting with small-scale, short-term interventions, (ii) quickly responding to basic survival needs that typically preoccupy the mindset of crisis-affected communities,1 (iii) ‘testing the waters’ and gaining knowledge on how to deliver assistance to vulnerable communities within the complex and widely varying operating conditions, (iv) 

 
  

1 Unless immediately addressed, this factor significantly inhibits the community members’ ability and willingness to actively participate in process-heavy participatory approaches and community-led activities. 

building trust among local stakeholders and establishing a foothold in the project sites, and (v) setting up the necessary conditions and mechanisms for expanding operations and project interventions.

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Duties and Responsibilities

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Competencies

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Required Skills and Experience

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