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Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisor
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Aug-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||225 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||225 working days|
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.
Sustainable natural resources and environment is integral for Cambodia to sustain its economic growth and its growing population. Yet the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) currently faces several major challenges as exemplified by the fact that Cambodia is ranked 145 out of 178 countries for the Environmental Performance Index (Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, 2014).
In order to tackle these challenges, the RGC embarked upon environmental governance reforms in November in 2013 with technical assistance from UNDP Cambodia. The governance reforms build on three pillars of activities (See the attachment, concept note for environmental governance reforms for more information about each activity:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
This assignment of the Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisor is specifically designed to support the works related to MoE modernization and NCSD. Building on the earlier progress and achievements made in relation to three pillars of environmental governance reforms, this assignment aims to further strengthen the technical and organizational capacity across different offices/departments of the new MoE organizational structure and NCSD to develop action plans for priorities, planning and implementing the priorities, and so on for both MoE and NCSD.
National Council for Sustainable Development
Strengthening NCSD and its General Secretariat
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The Advisor’s primary responsibility will be the overall management and coordination of the MoE modernization and NCSD launching and strengthening. The Advisor will provide a wide range of services during each phase to accomplish this aim. The Advisor will also coordinate the integration of these activities into the third component of technical assistance (i.e. Environmental Code) to the Ministry described in Section 2 of this Terms of Reference, and will provide assistance to the other aspect as may be required from time to time. The specific tasks and duties set forth below may be modified depending on the progress of the project.
Duration of the Work:
The proposed duration of this assignment is 225 working day spreading over the period of September 2015 – December 2016. The assignment is a combination of home-based and in-country missions (Cambodia). The Environmental and Sustainable Advisor is required to make at least 8 trips to Phnom Penh, Cambodia with up to 120 working days during the missions.
The duty station of this assignment is a combination of home-based and in-country missions. The Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisor will perform duties from her/his home country through email, telephone/Skype correspondence. The consultant will be responsible for her/his own local transportation arrangement.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested offeror is strongly advised to read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=24509 for more detail about term of references, instructions to offeror, and documents to be included when submitting offer.
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