Junior Programme Analyst


Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :24-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-8
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.

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

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  1. 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.
  2. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  3. 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.

Office/Unit/Project Description:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) serves as the integrator in the UN Development System, to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP has a Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise supporting delivery ofthe signature solutions in UNDP’s Strategic Plan.

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) develops all relevant policy and guidance to deliver on UNDP’s Strategic Plan, providing technical advice to Country Offices, representing UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora and engaging in UN inter-agency coordination. 

Forests support the livelihoods of over 1 billion people and host the largest share of the world’s biodiversity. UNDP provides expertise in stakeholder engagement, social and environmental safeguards, governance, institutional coordination, strategic planning, implementation of policies and measures to address drivers of deforestation, access to innovative finance and accessing results-based payments. UNDP also facilitates the necessary partnerships to address the complex elements of the REDD+ process.

UNDP is well placed to support countries in meeting their LULUCF related targets set out in their NDCs.  With more than 280 climate change mitigation projects and programs in over 110 countries, UNDP supports countries in their emission reduction plans, contributing to ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). UNDP’s approach to forestry aligns with SDG 15 and contributes to UNDP's 'signature solution' on environment and nature-based solutions for development.

The Forest Declaration Platform (formerly the New York Declaration on Forests, NYDF) is a partnership of governments, multinational companies, civil society and Indigenous Peoples who strive to end deforestation by 2030. The NYDF outlines ten ambitious global targets related to protecting and restoring forests. The Forest Declaration Platform seeks to increase ambition, forge new partnerships, and accelerate progress on the common forest goals to re-invigorate partnerships and action, to facilitate coordination and communication, to share best practices, resources and lessons, and to support ongoing monitoring of progress. The Secretariat is provided by the United Nations Development Programme, through the Climate & Forests team, in partnership with the Meridian Institute, Climate Advisers and Climate Focus.

UNDP launched the Climate Promise at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019. The Climate Promise supports over 100 countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Delivered in collaboration with a wide variety of partners, it is the world’s largest offer of support for the enhancement of climate pledges. The Climate and Forest team is delivering the Forest Land and Nature work area of the Climate Promise.

The Climate & Forest Programme is a global team, with management based in Geneva, global advisors in New York, and regional teams located in UNDP’s Regional Centres in Bangkok, Panama, and Nairobi, which support the UNDP country offices and partners in their regions.

The Climate and Forests Programme requires the services of a Junior Programme Analyst to provide support in the implementation of the Forest Declaration Platform, the forest, land and nature work area of the Climate Promise, and country engagement in high-integrity voluntary carbon markets initiative.

Institutional Arrangement:

The Junior Programme Analyst will primarily report to the Technical Specialist, Climate and Forest Programme. This assignment is home-based, the Junior Programme Analyst is required to be online and fully available for 8 hours during working days, participate in team calls, and collaborate remotely as required.

If travel is required, and subject to (local) Covid-19 health permission, such travel shall be at UNDP’s expense and processed in accordance with UNDP’s travel guidance and policy.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Junior Programme Analyst, by working closely with the Programme Analyst and the Technical Specialist, will support the implementation of the Forest Declaration Platform:

  1. Maintain and keep updated project planning tools and reports, as well as coordinate meetings for the Forest Declaration Platform project and the Forest Land a Nature area of the Climate Promise.
  2. Manage and coordinate digital communications for the Forest Declaration Platform project including web and social media channels.
  3. Coordinate events and meetings that help showcase or facilitate knowledge exchange on the FDP and DEFRA projects (including, workshops, dialogues, and regional and global events).
  4. Assist with outreach to and coordination with project partners and key stakeholders such as, Indigenous Peoples and local community-based organizations, governments, NGOs, research institutions, private sector, and others as needed.
  5. Support country engagement in high-integrity voluntary carbon markets initiatives.
  6. Provide other general project management support to the Climate and Forest team as requested.


Competencies

Core

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

Thematic Area

Name

Definition

Business

Management

Communication

Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.

Business development

Knowledge generation

Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need.

Communications

Multimedia writing/editing

Ability to create and/or edit written content for multimedia.

2030 Agenda: Planet

Nature, Climate and Energy

Climate and Forests: REDD+/UNFCCC and access to emission reduction results-based payments (GCF or carbon markets).


Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA:

Min. Education requirements

Master’s degree in International Relations, Sustainable Development, Environmental Management/Sciences, Social/Political Science, Business, and Management, and/or other related fields or bachelor’s degree in the above fields with two (2) years of relevant professional work experience.

Min. years of relevant work experience

Master’s degree in International Relations, Sustainable Development, Environmental Management/Sciences, Social/Political Science, Business, and Management, and/or other related fields with no experience or bachelor’s degree in the above fields with at least two (2) years of relevant professional work experience at the national or international level.

Required skills

  • Understanding of project management and related tools.
  • Demonstrated strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of communication tools, social media, and web platforms.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience working with multilateral organizations and/or the UN system is an asset.
  • Experience in event planning is an asset.

Required Language(s)

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish or French is desirable.



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