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BPPS/NCE Programme Coordinator – Network of African Women Environmentalists (NAWE)
|Location :||Home based until COVID travel restrictions are lifted, then UNDP Nairobi Office, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-12|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year|
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.
Instructions to Applicants :Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation, answers of mandatory questions. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
Personal P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications obtained and main achievments. Please provide the contact details (email and phone) of the Candidate, and contact details of the three latest referees (previous supervisors and peers). A cover letter (maximum length:1 page) indicating why candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position. UNDP Personal History form (P11) required of all applicants:http://www.unevaluation.org/document/download/425
The Rome Centre seeks an experienced international development professional to lead as the NAWE Coordinator, working with different implementation partners to plan and execute ambitious projects which connect communities on the ground with national organizations and policymakers around the world. The Centre will leverage on Italy’s Presidency of G2O and other high level platforms taking place in 2021, to act as a catalyst for South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation. By encouraging collaboration between traditional donor countries and multilateral organizations to facilitate South-South initiatives, the centre can NAWE to connect with global leaders during this Decade of Action, through varies forms of support, including the provision of funding, training, management and technological systems.
This post lies at the heart of the network, working as part of a small diverse secretariat alongside our partners and members. We are looking for someone who has experience of working with UNDP and other international organizations, across a range of development issues, able to foster trust and cooperation with diverse organizations and confident in the administration of start-up networks.
S/he must have excellent communication skills, and be highly motivated to work for gender equality and environment issues, especially climate change, adaptation and restoration issues in Africa. NAWE is a a highly respected network with over 200 members and a growing track record of influencing government and supporting our members in their work to achieve gender equality and environmental protection and restoration in Africa.
The Rome Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD) was created by agreement of the Steering Committee of the Italian Ministry of Environment. Land and Seas (IMELS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2019. The Centre aims to facilitate, support and catalyze a growing range of activities within the IMELS-UNDP partnership in the broad field of environmental cooperation.
Africa is a priority region for the Centre, with a focus on gender and environment, supporting women and girls in ecosystems restoration activities and livelihood enhancement. Working in partnership with The Network of African Women Environmentalists (NAWE), the Centre intends to develop projects seeking nature based solutions to the climate change challenge, especially in countries across the Sahel.
This support is in recognition of the need to support regional networks which promote South-South Cooperation (SSC) and Triangular Cooperation (TrC) because the global development cooperation landscape is changing rapidly and developing countries and emerging economies have become key actors not only in trade and investment, but also in global and regional development. They have accumulated rich, innovative and diversified development practices and are actively supporting each other to find practical and relevant policy solutions. Developing countries are also increasingly demonstrating leadership in building common agendas and taking collective actions in order to address a multitude of challenges that cut across regional and national boundaries.
SSC and TrC have increased the diversity in opportunities for development assistance. For many developing countries they are offering a significant resource channel that is additional to and on different terms from the official development assistance funds. Southern partnerships are vital in overcoming the current development challenges and reaching internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SSC and TrC, complementing the traditional North-South model of Cooperation.
NAWE is a peer empowerment network which connects environmental advocates working at different levels, sectors and countries to become Landscape Mentors, who support a network of young people to act as Landscape Guardians. Together they commit to the restoration journey to realise the future they want for their degraded or fragile landscape during the UN Decade for Ecosystems Restoration 2021-2030. UNDP is one of the Founding Partners of the network and has been given a mandate by the Steering Committee to lead on programming for the next two years. Other partners include UNEP, FAO, UN Women, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Wangari Maathai Foundation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Rome Centre Director, the NAWE Coordinator will perform the following duties:
Required Skills and Experience