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Project and Knowledge Management Specialist
|Application Deadline :||24-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months with possibility to renew the contract|
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. 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 CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
The Contractor will be expected to travel to client countries, international meetings for UNDP events when needed.
UNDP’s Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and broader efforts to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. UNDP’s Nature, Climate Change, and Energy (NCE) Team promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, and promote more resilient governance systems.
The NCE Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The portfolio encompasses: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; Sustainable Land Management and Desertification; Water and Ocean Governance; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Renewable and Modern Energy; Extractive Industries; Chemicals and Waste Management; Environmental Governance and Green/Circular Economy. This work advances crosscutting themes on innovative finance, digital transformation, capacity development, human rights, gender equality, health, technology, and South-South learning.
Sound chemical and waste management could reduce the risks of exposure to hazardous chemicals and protect the human health and environment. UNDP Montreal Protocol/chemical Unit focuses on providing policy and technical advisory, design and implementation oversight to the chemical projects funded by GEF, MLF, and bilateral donors. Currently, UNDP supports 85 countries in meeting their obligations under the Montreal Protocol, Stockholm convention, Minamata convention, as well as strategic approach of international chemical management (SAICM). UNDP has been on the forefront of efforts to advance the Kigali Amendment to tackle the climate change and improve cooling efficiency by partnering with developing countries, MLF, GEF, K-CEP, CCAC, Cool Coalition, bilateral donors and private sectors. UNDP’s Chemicals and Waste Programme helps client countries improve their capacities for sustainable production and consumption, clean air action plan, integrated waste management (healthcare waste, E-waste, plastics), sustainable and non-chemical development in SIDS, promotion of Green/Circular Economy, resource efficiency, good practice in Artisanal and Gold Mining sector (ASGM).
In recent years, MPU/Chemical has secured more resources from bilateral donors to fill the gaps that the vertical funds didn’t cover. Building on strong portfolio across all regions supported by the Multilateral Fund, MPU has expended its work scope to integrate the activities of enhancing the energy efficiency of cooling and heating with the refrigeration transition to amplify the climate impact of the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol. MPU has been successfully partnering with Kigali-Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) in supporting 12 countries in the development of the National Cooling Plans, energy efficiency plan in supermarket, as well as Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS). MPU also provided policy and technical supports to SIDS and Low Volume Countries to help access the low-GWP and highly efficient technologies. In December 2020, International Climate Initiative (IKI) approved Cool-Me programme to scale up sustainable cooling in the Middle East with UNDP as one key partner. To strengthen the work of integrated sustainable cooling solutions, MPU is looking to engage a professional to support the implementation of above-mentioned initiatives.
The Specialist will work under the supervision of MPU Regional Technical Advisor in Bangkok Hub. For the task 4) of project management for the Cool-me Programme, the contractor will work under the supervision of MPU regional technical specialist in Istanbul Hub.
Duties and Responsibilities
The specialist is expected to provide services outlined in below. It is estimated that 100% time will be needed from July 1 to December 31 of 2021.
Knowledge management and communication on highly efficient cooling initiatives (40% time)
Integration of Energy Efficiency Best Practice in Servicing Sector
Partnerships, Climate Promise
Project name: Cool Me – Scaling up sustainable cooling in the Middle East
Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon
Donor: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism:Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Required Skills and Experience