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International Consultant for Organization and Facilitation of Activities Related to “High Level International Conference on the Implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015”
|Location :||Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||06-Feb-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March to June 2015|
On 23 December 2003 the UNGA at its 58th session adopted the resolution A/RES/58/217 initiated by the Republic of Tajikistan. In accordance with the resolution the period 2005 – 2015 was declared as the “International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”.
The main goal of the Decade was to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by the year 2015.
These commitments also included the development goals contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, particularly, to halve the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Another important goal of the Decade was to develop by 2015 plans for integrated water resource management and water-use efficiency in rendering assistance to the developing countries.
The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan being the initiator of the Decade has taken a number of measures at national, regional and global levels for its successful implementation. With this view the Government of Tajikistan in cooperation with the UN and other international organizations organized the following important international water events:
Since the year 2015 terminates the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” a comprehensive assessment of the activities carried out during this period, identification of the difficulties and problems in the implementation of the Decade goals, as well as planning of the further activities for the post 2015 period are of crucial importance.
To that end on 19 December 2014 the UNGA has adopted a resolution (A/RES/69/215) entitled “International Decade for Action, "Water for Life", 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources” calling upon member countries, UN system institutions, including the “UN-Water” and other organizations to comprehensively evaluate progress achieved in the implementation of the Decade and continue taking steps for achieving internationally agreed water-related goals, including those indicated in the outcome document of the Rio+20 Conference, entitled “The future we want”.
The resolution also implies the convening of the two important events:
For holding the High-level international conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action, "Water for Life", 2005-2015, there will be established an Organizing Committee under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan.
In order to develop a comprehensive Programme of the Conference with the participation of all categories of water users and decision-makers, there will be established an International Steering Committee from among the representatives of the partner countries, international and regional institutions, river basin organizations, NGOs, the private sector and other stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
In achieving the project objectives, the underlying strategic implementation approach is to ensure that the country follows up towards the water-related initiatives in the frames of the “High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015” as declared in the Resolution A/RES/58/217 of the UN General Assembly (GA). To fully benefit from the momentum built by the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” and represent its national vision at the adequate level, Tajikistan as the initiator of the UN GA resolution, and in cooperation with the UN institutions, particularly the UN-Water, and other partners and UN Member States, has implemented a comprehensive plan of activities since September 2005. In this context, Tajikistan is expected to hold the High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015, planned on 09-10 June 2015, in Dushanbe, as one of the commitments of the country to celebrate the Outcomes of the Decade for Action.
The United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan, based on the request of the Government of Tajikistan, agreed to provide assistance in preparation to and conducting of the International Conference, in particular, development of the agenda, preparation of the list of participants, invitations and discussion papers, and interaction with global networks, like UN-Water and bi/multilateral donor agencies.
Thus, the key actions envisaged under related component of the project are:
Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Senior Management in Tajikistan, in coordination with related Country Office specialists, and in partnership with global contributing UN partners, the International Consultant is expected to work closely with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan. The International Consultant will play a facilitative role among the many partners in Tajikistan dealing organization of the International Conference in the frames of the “High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015” in Dushanbe.
Specifically the Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Required Skills and Experience
Please follow the link for more information and the application procedure:
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.