Individual Consultant - Programme Officer - for Indian Nationals only


Location : Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :17-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
03-Sep-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (with possibility of extension on availability of funds, extension of the project)

Background

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is implementing a project titled “Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) and Other New Information to the UNFCCC” which will assist India in undertaking the preparation of Third National Communication to the Conference of Parties in accordance with the Convention and build capacity to fulfil its commitments to the Convention on a continuing basis.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist NPD in preparing detailed monthly plans and cost estimates for accounting and timely disbursement of funds as needed.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of project activities as set out in the project document.
  • Assist NPD in co-ordination between the steering committee, thematic working groups, Programme Officers, NPD and UNDP.
  • Co-ordinate all logistical arrangements for steering committee meetings, national workshops, consultations and meetings.
  • Maintain regular contacts as needed with all government, non-government, community based and international organizations that are concerned in the planning process and ensure smooth functioning of the project.
  • Assist NPD in preparing detailed content of activities in conjunction with the thematic groups. Writing responsibilities for all project documents as assigned by the NPD.
  • Participate and contribute qualitatively to periodic brainstorming sessions with the NPD and thematic groups, to better define options, priorities and course of action.
  • Maintain regular contact with state planning teams, obtain regular status reports and provide assistance and guidance to states as appropriate.
  • Assist NPD in supervising the consultative process with stakeholders including state governments, nodal agencies and co-operating partners.
  • Any other work/ duty assigned by NPD from time to time. 

Technical Inputs and Participation:

  • Ensure the project is in conformity with objectives of the UNFCCC.
  • Ensure that a participatory methodology is followed and effective stakeholder participation is achieved. Obtain technical inputs (material and human resources) to assess and include measures for recent issues in the field of climate change, particularly those emerging from recent COP (such as issues related to sustainable development, response strategies for impacts, abatement and adaptation etc.)
  • Circulate reports, studies and documents prepared to prominent experts for technical reviews. Assist NPD in preparing the draft and final national communication


Competencies

Key competencies:

Programme Officer should have experience in working in at least one of the areas to be dealt with in the project as outlined above and have experience in participatory methods and institutional arrangements. The Programme Officer should have excellent writing and communication skills. Programme Officer should preferably be bi-lingual (Hindi and English) and proficient in the use of computers.

Programme Officer is to assist the National Project Director (NPD) in carrying out his duties. The Programme Officers will look after: (1) GHG inventory; (2) impact vulnerability and adaptations; (3) GHG mitigation; and (4) all other components of TNC and BUR. He/She will look after/undertake any other work/duties assigned by the NPD from time to time. The Programme Officers will also assist in preparing progress reports, financial statements, and liaising with the NPD, thematic working groups and state planning groups. The Programme Officers will report to the NPD directly. 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Essential

  • Master’s or Phd degree (Economics/ Sustainable or International Development / Environmental Sciences)

Experience

Essential

  • Atleast three years of experience working on climate change and/or energy issues.
  • Well versed with the UNFCCC processes and products as well as IPCC national communication guidelines and assessment reports. 
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Experience in undertaking projects related to inventory development, vulnerability assessment and adaptation, GHG mitigation actions, and other aspects of National Communication. 
  • Experience in organization, coordination and management of international and national workshops. 

Language Requirements:

Bi-lingual (Hindi and English), excellent inter–disciplinary, writing and communication skills.

Evaluation Method and Criteria
Interview.

Payment:

Salary INR 80,000/- per month

Documents to be submitted
Detailed CV with contact details of three references;

Note:
1. Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone, relocation charges etc. would not be reimbursed;
2. Travel, lodging and boarding as per UNDP rules subject to prior approval

For any clarifications, please write to: ic.india@undp.org

 


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