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International Expert on Environmental Education and Public Awareness Raising
|Location :||Home-based with 6 missions to Tashkent|
|Application Deadline :||18-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||66 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 years|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) assists the host Government to implement a Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Full-Sized Project: “Sustainable natural resource use and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversity”.
Uzbekistan is globally and regionally important in terms of its biodiversity due to its location between the European, Middle Eastern, and Asian biogeographical regions. Its varying landscapes of high mountain ranges, wide steppes, deserts, riparian wetlands, and the Aral Sea has results in a wide diversity of habitats. UNDP, for many years, have supported the Government of Uzbekistan in tackling environmental challenges, including in the area of biodiversity.
UNDP/GEF and Republic of Uzbekistan project on “Sustainable natural resource use and forest management in key mountainous areas important for globally significant biodiversity” will further support the country in addressing biodiversity conservation challenges, specifically with focusing on mountain ecosystems such as the western-most outliers of the western Tian Shan (Chatkal, Pskem, Ugam and Kuramin ranges) and Pamir-Alai (Gissar, Turkestan and Zaravshan ranges), which are home to the endangered snow leopard, and provide important habitat for its key prey species.
The project objective is ‘To enhance the conservation, and sustainable use, of natural resources in the biodiverse high-altitude mountain ecosystems of Uzbekistan’, and the project is structured into four components, with each component comprising a complementary suite of two to three outputs:
Duties and Responsibilities
Outputs and deliverables presumed under this assignment will be performed in close collaboration and coordination with the Project Manager, Field Coordinator on Protected Areas as well as local/national government agencies.
It is expected that to implement the set tasks, an international expert will actively involve in its work advisory national organizations, including NGOs and national specialists.
All communication, education and awareness materials should be reviewed by a UNDP gender specialist.
The International Expert on Environmental Education and Public Awareness Raising will bear responsibility for the following project outputs and will undertake the following functions:
• Age categories of local residents (preschool children, schoolchildren, students of colleges and lyceums, middle-aged and elderly people);
• Summary of organizations and departments at the local level of khokimiyats (district administrations), rural gatherings of citizens, forest enterprises, law enforcement agencies, border guards;
• Identification of NGOs and foundations;
• Identification of relevant public and private sector target groups (e.g. teachers, etc.), permanent residents of the pilot territories, businessmen temporarily located in the area (such as shepherds, hunters), housewives;
• Categories of tourists.
The activities provided for in the “environmental education and outreach programme” should have appropriate links with existing programmes and strategies in the field of biological diversity and environmental education (for example, the "National Strategy and Action Plan for the Conservation of Biological Diversity", relevant work plans of the State Committee of Uzbekistan for environmental protection and ecology, etc., relevant strategies and policies from the Ministry of Public Education) and national and cultural traditions of Uzbekistan.
2. Preparation of environmental education programs.
3. Support local initiatives to raise awareness and environmental education.
4. Support to the administration of PAs in the work on environmental education, awareness and work with local communities.
5. Development of the content and concept of visit centers for Chatkal State Biosphere Reserve and Gissar State Reserve.
In close cooperation with the PA staff and the project, support the preparation of the necessary information materials (such as the history of the establishment of PA, the features of geology, ecological, flora and fauna, etc.).
Ability to operate under strict time limits.
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Balance in Manage Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
Application process: To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:
You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.
You can find detailed Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference and Technical/Financial forms to be submitted at the Procurement Notices site following the link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=49507
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.