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Task Coordinator (LA21-Greenways) - RE-ADVERTISED
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||14-Feb-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
The joint UNDP/EC Action “Support to Environment and Sustainable Development in Belarus” launched 6 November 2009. The overall objective of the action is to promote environmental protection and sustainable development at central and local levels by supporting (i) institutional capacity (ii) active involvement of communities in local decision-making and (iii) public awareness raising initiatives.
The action consists of three components, “Sustainable Development at Local Level”, “Building Capacity for Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Conventions Implementation in Belarus” and “Raising Environmental Awareness of the Youth through Establishment and Development of Green Schools in Belarus”, registered in Belarus as the international technical assistance projects.
The first component of the action, UNDP/EC Project #00062795 “Sustainable Development at Local Level”, is aimed at developing capacity for preparation and implementation of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) in the regions of the Republic of Belarus. The project activities include arrangement of informational and educational seminars, research, elaboration of printed materials, exchange of expertise with neighboring countries, support in the development of LA21 and “Greenways” strategies and dissemination of this experience throughout Belarus, provision of legislative support to state institutions in the area of local sustainable development.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus (Ministry of Environment) will act as a National Component Implementing Agency.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Task Coordinator (LA21-Greenways) will be based in Minsk, Belarus. He/she will assume the leading role in the UNDP/EC Project “Sustainable Development at Local Level”, ensure efficient project management, producing planned outputs, coordination and supervision of the of the project activities in line with UNDP/EC rules and procedures, achievement of the project goals and objectives, UNDP/EC reporting.
The Task Coordinator (LA21-Greenways) will:
The Task Coordinator (LA21-Greenways) will work under direct supervision of the Project Manager/EC Action Coordinator in close coordination of his/her activities with UNDP and the National Coordinator, assigned by the Ministry of Environment.
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP WILL ONLY CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FROM RESIDENTS OF BELARUS
Applicants are requested to apply on-line.
Information about the condition of the SC/SSA contract: http://un.by/vacancy/undp/conditions/
Applicants have to:
Responsible applicants will be shortlisted, and at least three applicants will gain a personal, or telephone hearing.
Women are encouraged to apply. UNDP is non-smoking work environment.
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.