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Project Manager project: “Management of the Niemen River basin with account of adaptation to climate change”
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year, extendable|
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest.
No telephone inquires will be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All interested candidates should complete and attach to the on-line application the UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) at the following link: UNDP Personal History Form for IC / SC positions
The project aims at improving the integrated water resources management in Belarus using the basin approach in the climate change context by the example of the Niemen River. The project will also facilitate the development of transboundary cooperation between the countries located in the Niemen River basin, and will facilitate achievement of mutual understanding regarding forecasted water resources reserves and water use, taking into account possible climate change impacts.
The following objectives are planned to be met in the course of project implementation:
Assessment of water use characteristics in the Niemen River basin and its impact on the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of water resources;
Estimation and forecast of formation and use of water resources of the transboundary Niemen River basin with account of different climate change scenarios, economic development trends with respect to the use of water resources and to industrial development.
The project will also result in enhancement of transboundary cooperation, including improvement of exchange of information about water resources use between Belarus, Lithuania and Russia, as well as in proposals regarding the activities to adapt to climate change in the Niemen River basin.
The abovementioned objectives will be met by implementation of the corresponding activities with more detailed results, specified in the respective Project Document.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager is responsible for successful project implementation, efficient management, achievement of the planned outcomes and outputs, coordination and control of the project activities in accordance with the UNDP rules and procedures.
Specifically, the Project Manager will perform the following tasks:
Project Management tasks:
Administrative and Financial tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
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.