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Project Manager – LECB and TNC-BUR
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jul-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-8|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year extendable based on performance and budget availability|
Thailand has been engaged in the United Nations climate change since 1992, when the UNFCCC was conceived in Rio. Since that time, much progress has been made, especially in participation in climate change negotiations, using government policies to drive climate change agendas, and in shaping economic and social development toward a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway. To date, the country’s efforts towards the low carbon pathway include the preparation of National Communications (now the third one), research activities, conceptions of a climate change strategy, a draft master plan, and more recently, an inclusion of climate change aspects in the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2012- 2016. The Thai government has moved quickly to implement the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan by approving the Country Strategy that would make development (1) more inclusive; (2) greener and (3) more competitive. Importantly, this Country Strategy will be used to guide the 2014 budgeting preparation.
In terms of institutional set up, substantive progress has also been made as a result of international engagement and changed awareness at all levels, namely establishments of (1) a National Climate Change Committee chaired by the Prime Minister, (2) Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) responsible for carbon trading and other technical matters related to mitigation, (3) an Office of Climate Change Coordination at the Office of Natural Resources and Environment (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). Moreover, climate change is increasingly not an inclusive government affair; the private sector has shown progressive interests and actions in capitalizing on climate change opportunities. This role has been invisible until COP15 when the private sector representatives came forward to question Thailand’s engagement with the Copenhagen Accord, and repeated call for debriefing after each COP. Presently, the key private sector organizations like the Federation of Thai Industry (FTI) and Thai Chamber of Commerce, for example, have come forward to propose a climate change strategy to the government. It is becoming inevitably clear that future space in public policy making will be reserved for the private sector to play an increasingly proactive and constructive role. While the Government is facilitating certain aspects of rule setting as well as financial and technology transfer, and assisting in setting targets and implementing steps needed to fulfill mitigation goals, the private sector will assess their real mitigation potentials, confirm feasibility of targets, and lead implementation.
All in all, Thailand has a low carbon economy vision and several actions and sectors are geared towards that direction. Capacity building to enhance readiness for nationally appropriate mitigation actions can be instrumental to enable Thailand to make the transformation happen.
The Low Emission Capacity Building Project in Thailand will be nested in the above national policy and institutional context. The interventions are designed to complement and be in synergy with existing groundwork and on-going collaborations with other development partners in the areas of Low Emission Development Strategy and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Thailand. The project is also designed to be implemented in parallel and in complementary with the UNDP-GEF supported Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report (TNC-BUR) as the outcomes of these two projects are closely linked, especially with regards to national greenhouse gas inventory and on mitigation actions. Also, the implementation timeframe and steps are in tandem.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager will take charge of the overall management of the LECB and TNC-BUR projects under the supervision of the National Project Director and the Environment Unit Programme Analyst. The project manager will be primarily focused on the day to day operation of the projects including administrative, financial and operational aspects of the projects. Supported by the project assistant hired by UNDP, the project manager will manage and coordinate the implementation of various project activities in ensuring quality and timeliness of activities and delivery of outputs as well as synergy between LECB and TNC-BUR projects.
3) Project Monitoring and Evaluation:
4) Reporting and Audit:
5) Coordination and Advocacy:
Communication, Training and Knowledge Management
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
REMARK: THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THAI NATIONAL ONLY.
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.