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Members of the GEF SGP National Steering Committee
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Mbabane, SWAZILAND|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 years with possible extension|
The GEF Small Grants Programme was launched in 1992 following the principle that global environmental solutions are usually only sustainable if local populations are actively involved and direct community benefits and ownership are generated. The programme is funded by GEF as a corporate programme and implemented by the UNDP on behalf of the GEF partnership and is executed by the UNOPS.
SGP aims to deliver global environmental benefits in the GEF focal areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, protection of international waters, prevention of land degradation, and elimination of persistent organic pollutants through community-based approaches. SGP is rooted in the belief that global environmental problems can best be addressed if local people are involved and direct community benefits and ownership are generated.
The priority areas for SGP OP 7 are:
SGP is highly decentralized and implemented in democratic, transparent and country-driven manner facilitated by the National Coordinator (NC). SGP grants are awarded based on decisions made by the voluntary National Steering Committee (NSC) guided by Country Programme Strategy paper developed on the basis of national environment and development priorities. The NSC is the central element of the SGP and makes the key contribution to the country programme and its strategic management. The NSC composed of national government representatives, UNDP Country Office and civil society members representing NGOs, CBOs, academia, science and private sector, with a majority coming from non-governmental sector. The NSCs are in-charge of guiding the development and implementation of SGP Country Programme Strategies (CPS) and approval of grants for projects. National Coordinators and Programme Assistants facilitate and support the fully voluntary work of NSC members.
The main objectives of the GEF Small Grants Programme are to:
Structure of the GEF SGP Steering Committee:
The NSC is composed of voluntary members from NGOs, academic and scientific institutions, other civil society organizations, the UNDP CO, and government, with a majority of members coming from the non-governmental sector.
While certain institutions (the UNDP, and appropriate governmental ministry) will be represented in the NSC, members chosen will be individuals, including from the private sector and donor community, who will contribute significantly to the committee and the programme’s various expertise needs (e.g. on GEF focal areas, sustainable livelihoods, gender considerations, communications, resource mobilization, capacity development).
Duties and Responsibilities
Role of the GEF SGP Steering Committee:
Must have requisite knowledge in one or more of the following:
Required Skills and Experience
Local citizens who are:
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.