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IC 003/20- National Consultant to support on implementation Climate Action for Human Security in Iraqi Al Hwaizeh Marshlands Project
|Location :||Home- based -Missan governorate, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||100 working days within a period of 12 months starting from 16th Jan,2021 up to end of Dec,2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||100 WD|
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.
Iraq suffers from extremism in its environmental conditions that lead to floods in winter and droughts in summer, and climate change is one of the important causes of this extremism, which needs an urgent response that reduces the negative impacts that may affect local communities and prevent internal displacement and external migrations.Drought episodes are common throughout Iraq and have produced enormous economic, environmental and social impacts, Climate-induced droughts have increasingly affected the marshlands in the South of Iraq and poor water quality is prevalent and is another cause for displacement and migration.
Climate change may well pose an existential threat to returning internal displaced people, men will continue to be forced to leave the marsh homelands and their traditional occupations to seek employment in urban centers, leading to further fracturing of family and social networks, with rising temperatures and reduced upstream headwater flows, climate change will lead to numerous adverse impacts on returning communities including exacerbation of water pollution/scarcity, intensification of disaster shocks, and threats to public health.
UNDP Regional bureau for Arab states (RBAS)have initiated a new regional project (the SDG-Climate Facility Project) that aims to enhance the capacity of regional and national institutions to address climate change in a way that brings benefits across multiple development goals, while also reducing the impacts of conflict and crises, Iraq is one of eight Arab countries to implement a project that develop initiatives to demonstrate innovation and scalability in achieving a nexus between climate action, SDGs and crisis prevention/recovery.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP Iraq seeks to implement a 2-year Project in Iraqi Al Hwaizeh Marshlands, in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Health and Environment (MoHEnv) and the local government in Missan and other key stakeholders.
Specifically, the project takes a nexus approach to addressing climate change, deep poverty, water insecurity, and human displacement pressures by focusing on two complementary components:
Component 1. Introduce an Innovative solutions for clean water, wastewater treatment and climate security in AlHawizeh marsh communities through:
Component 2: Support on Livelihood diversification and ecotourism to raise household income and protect ecosystem services, thereby enhancing resilience against future climate-related displacement among marsh communities, through:
In addition to numbers of assessments and analysis studies that will be conducted like (multi criteria assessment for villages selection, gender assessment, Technical feasibility studies and Environmental impact assessment for the project facilities, Market assessment.
Under the Project on Climate Action for Human Security in Al Hwaizeh Marshlands, UNDP’s Iraq is planning to hire national Consultant (based in Missan)
Planning and Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will have a multi-disciplinary and professional background including Development, Environmental science, Engineering, Climate Change and strong coordination skills with national and Iraqi institutions and strong communication skills with the local communities in Missan,
The following attributes are essential:
The application should contain below mandatory documents:
The detailed terms of reference and the Letter of Confirming Interest and Availability form are available in the following link with mentioned Job Title above :
Please note you can upload only one document in the online application, therefore combine the CV, and the Letter of Confirmation and Availability as one pdf and upload it accordingly.moreover, please note that failure to submit required mandatory documents by UNDP will lead to rejection of your offer.