International Consultant for ECD Executive Management Advisor


Location : Naypyitaw, Myanmar, MYANMAR
Application Deadline :29-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 months

Background

UNDP Myanmar has commenced implementation of its Country Programme for 2018-2022. Integrated programming has guided the design of the new programme in order to better address the inter-linkages between peace-building, governance, natural resource management and disaster resilience, inclusive growth, and the vertical linkages between subnational and national governance levels.

The Governance for Resilience and Sustainability Project (GRSP) leverages existing AF/GEF/REDD/GCF vertical funding and links up to horizontally and vertically with UNDP Country Programme key priority areas working at national and sub-national levels. GRSP is designed to help the Government of Myanmar (GoM) implement recent policy reforms related to environmental governance, climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR), to ensure that economic growth in Myanmar is more inclusive, resilient and sustainable.  The project recognises that environmental degradation, when combined with natural disasters and effects of climate change, undermines the attainment of inclusive and sustainable growth. It also recognises that Myanmar’s environmental assets present unique opportunities for green economic development, which can directly support women’s economic empowerment and community resilience.

The increased emphasis on public infrastructure investments and foreign direct investments in recent years require matching increases in environmental management and resilience. At the same time, the potential of green investments as wealth and employment generators needs to be supported and promoted by the GoM. The Union Government is promulgating a series of policies to address these challenges including the National Environmental Policy, Green Economy Policy Framework, Myanmar Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, and Myanmar Action Plan on DRR (MAPDRR). These policies now require enabling mechanisms for effective implementation and enforcement so that they deliver benefits for all people.

Over the 5-year period of the new CPD, GRSP aims to enable the GoM mainstream environment, climate change and DRR considerations into planning and project appraisal systems of at least three key sectors and three States and Regions. It will also support key counterparts implement the new policies, including by promoting an integrated environmental financing framework by helping develop comprehensive organisational and human resources development plans. GRSP also aims to help promote green investments in environmental goods and services to protect natural resources, minimize and manage waste more effectively, while simultaneously creating sustainable wealth and employment.

UNDP’s support for the implementation of the NEP is initially through the development of a national level Master Plan and similar master plans at the sub-national levels, to guide priority environmental governance interventions and the mainstreaming of environmental considerations throughout all government planning and decision-making. UNDP is supporting the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) to prepare the first national environmental master plan.

ECD is a relatively new organization, having been established in 2012. It has primary responsibility for environmental policy setting and as the country’s environmental regulator, including administration of the environmental impact assessment system. ECD is rapidly growing both at the Union level and at the sub-national level where numerous new offices are being opened. The organization plans to grow from approximately 500 staff to over 10,000 staff in the coming five years. UNDP is supporting ECD to develop a comprehensive organizational capacity and human resources development plan to guide its expansion and its delivery of its governance responsibilities. As part of its support for ECD, UNDP plans to place a senior executive management advisor within ECD to support the Director General and other members of the executive management team.


Duties and Responsibilities

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Competencies

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Required Skills and Experience

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