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Technical Specialist for the REDD+ Investment Program
|Location :||Kinshasa, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||03-Jun-13|
|Additional Category||Environment and Energy|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 année|
The Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) is engaged in a process of preparation for the future international mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). This process, launched in January 2009, is headed by the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT), in partnership with the United Nations Collaborative Program on REDD (UN-REDD) and the World Bank (FCPF program).
In 2013 the DRC is entering a new phase in the REDD+ process, the gradual transition from the REDD-Readiness phase to that of Investment. The DRC has made remarkable progress in its Readiness phase, where one of the most important achievements where that of a national consensus on the causes of deforestation. This consensus paved the way to a participatory development of a National REDD+ Framework-Strategy, endorsed in the Council of Ministers in November 2012. This strategy aims to contribute to a sustainable green growth based on human development and it sets out an inclusive implementation framework guided by relevant safeguards.
The implementation of this Framework-Strategy is based on a specific financial mechanism (the National REDD+ Fund), a governance mechanism based on the principle of compensation of ”active contributions” to REDD+ objectives, using innovative tools to ensure a robust, transparent and responsive monitoring system adapted to the context of the country. It is now necessary to implement this strategy and enter fully the Investment phase of REDD+ through the definition and implementation of reforms and national policies, as well direct investments. In order to achieve this, a concrete investment program linked to the Framework-Strategy is required, defining clearly sectorial and geographic priorities, implementation terms and associated costs.
The Technical Specialist for the REDD+ Investment Program in the DRC is part of the actual launch of the investment phase of REDD+ through the definition of an ambitious investment program aiming at effectively mobilizing DRC financial & technical partners.
The Technical Specialist will work closely with the various bodies of the national REDD+ process, especially the National REDD+ Coordination and the Forest Investment Program (FIP) team, with which strong synergies and complementaries are essential.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the responsibility of the Team Leader of the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Unit, and under the general supervision of the Director of Sustainable Development of the MECNT as well as under the operational supervision of the National REDD+ Coordinator, the Technical Specialist for the REDD+ Investment Program will be responsible for: (i) the supervision and the technical guidance of the Investment Program team, (ii) the follow-up and coordination of activities related to the Investment program and (iii) communication and the development of partnerships with partners and donors/ investors around the activities of the Investment Program.
Specifically this includes (but not exclusively) the following tasks:
TECHNIQUAL SUPERVISION AND TEAM COACHING
COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
COMMUNICATION AND PARTNERSHIP
Required Skills and Experience
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