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National Project Manager (1 position), Level : SB 5/Peg II (Only for Nepalese nationals)
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||17-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility of extension|
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.
The High Mountain catchments of Nepal are particularly prone to drought, landslides and floods, due to coincidence of seasonal snow melt with the summer monsoon season. In these highly vulnerable mountain regions warming trends are increasing and the impacts are magnified by the extreme changes in altitude. Around 85% of rainfall occurs during the four monsoon months of June to September and results in extensive flooding annually. Climate change is intensifying the monsoon rainfall and increasing snow and glacial melt rates, which is contributing to increased frequency and severity of flood and landslide disasters which result in extensive economic, life and livelihood losses annually. At the other extreme, water scarcity and droughts also pose a threat to the agriculture-reliant livelihoods of these regions. Climate change is increasing the temporal and spatial variability of rainfall and runoff, thus intensifying the problem of excess water during the monsoon and water scarcity during the dry season, increasing economic damages to agriculture, property, and the environment, disrupting lives and livelihoods and threatening food security.
A long-term solution to this climate change problem is to rehabilitate and maintain functional integrity of watersheds that have critical functions of water storage and release, infiltration, drainage control, and soil moisture retention. Using watersheds as organizing units for planning and implementation of natural resource management and resilient livelihood development is an approach to effectively tackle an immediate and long-term climate risk reduction issues, in relation to floods and droughts. Taking watershed management concerns into consideration the proposed LDCF project on “Developing climate resilient livelihoods in the vulnerable watershed in Nepal” will embed Integrated Watershed Management approaches in Nepal through policy and practice at the national and sub-national levels. It will do so through establishing the legislative and institutional framework for integrated watershed management to address climate change induced hazards and introducing and scaling up integrated adaptive watershed management practices covering 844km2 of watershed areas and benefiting 121,606 vulnerable people. While the project interventions in the legislative and institutional frameworks will be at national and sub-national level, project investment in adaptive management practices will be done within sub-watersheds of the Dudh Koshi river basin which is the most vulnerable to floods and droughts.
The National Project Manager (NPM), will be responsible for the overall management of the Project, including the mobilisation of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors. The PM will report to the National Project Director and work in close guidance with the Portfolio Manager of Resilience and Envirionment Portfolio. The Project Manager will perform a liaison role with the government (Federal and Local Level), UNDP and other UN agencies, CSOs and project partners, and maintain close collaboration with other donor agencies providing co-financing. The Project Manager is responsible for day to day management of the Project Management Unit along with Project Implementation Unit (Field).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the National Project Director, the National Project Manager will be responsible for overall project implementation, technical oversight, coordination with government counterparts and quality assurance of project activities of Developing Climate Resilient Livelihoods in Vulnerable Watershed in Nepal.
Overall Roles and responsibilities:
1. Overall management in project implementation:
2. Providing technical oversight, quality assurance and support to implement all project outcomes:
3. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the overall Programme deliverables:
4. Develop and maintain strong relationship with donor, implementing partners and other counterparts:
5. Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Sensitivity:
Impact of Results:
Overall implementation of the project activities; effective delivery of project activities with required quality standards; technical oversight and quality assurance of project activities; effective coordination and maintaining good working relationship with governments counterparts and all relevant stakeholders; proper documentation and dissemination of success stories and lesson learned for replication of project activities.
Functional Competencies :
Required Skills and Experience
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