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Project Manager/National Coordinator (short-term) - EU4Climate Project
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||NPSA (Short-Term)|
|Post Level :||NPSA-9|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months, part-time 60%|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 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.
EU4Climate Project will help governments in the six EU Eastern Partner (EaP) countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to take action against climate change.
The project goal is to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to the development towards a low-emissions and climate-resilient economy in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change in all six EU EaP countries. It will assist respective countries to integrate the low-emissions and climate resilience objectives into development policies and plans, to improve and consolidate climate policies and legislative alignment. Its ambition is to limit climate change impact on citizens lives and make them more resilient to it.
By these outcomes the Republic Moldova intends to integrate the low-emissions and climate resilience objectives into development policies and plans, as well as to promote in larger extent the economic diversification and green growth, thus accelerating the structural transformations through more effective governance systems.
The objectives of the Project are:
By implementing the project, the following results will be achieved: (i) Finalized/up-dated nationally determined contributions and national mid-century strategies and communicated to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), (ii) Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments, (iii) Established or strengthened measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, with countries getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements, (iv) Establishment of concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in each of the Eastern Partners, especially in the field of energy (v) Advanced alignment with EU acquis as provided by bilateral agreements with EU and in the context of the Energy Community Treaty, (vi) Increased mobilization of climate finance, and (vii) Enhanced adaptation planning.
The initiative is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. The Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG Clima) of the European Commission provides the overall direction.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the International Chief Technical Advisor/Regional Project Manager (ICTA, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub) and of the Climate Change, Environment and Energy Cluster Lead (UNDP Moldova), the incumbent provides effective and efficient coordination of the EU4Climate Project, through a range of actions contributing to the design, planning, management and monitoring of project activities. The Project Manager/National Coordinator applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations, as follows:
a) Ensuring effective content and operational management of the project;
The key results have a direct impact on the overall successful achievement of the EU4Climate Project goal. Accurate analysis and presentation of information enhances UNDP’s position as a strong development partner. The information provided facilitates decision-making of the Project Board, the Beneficiary and UNDP management.
The Project Manager/National Coordinator will work under the overall supervision of the International Chief Technical Advisor/Regional Project Manager (ICTA, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub) and of the Climate Change, Environment and Energy Cluster Lead (UNDP Moldova) and will ensure the provision of development services and products commensurate with the scope of the Project and assigned area of responsibility of the highest quality and standards to national and local counterparts and clients through applying HRBA and GE approaches. The Project Manager/National Coordinator will coordinate and manage the project team, consisting of 1 part-time employee and 1 part time consultant, as envisaged in project organizational chart.
The Project Manager/National Coordinatorwill work in close cooperation with the team in the Country Office (CO) and ICTA/Project Manager for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making
People Management: UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Academic Education:
• Master degree in either of following areas: Economics; Energy; Environment/natural resource management; climate change mitigation and/or adaptation; or other relevant field.
Min. years of relevant Work experience:
• At least 2 years (with Master’s Degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s Degree) of progressive working experience in project implementation, including management of experts’ team in international organizations, experience in climate change/Paris Agreement key technical areas and/or sustainable development is required;
Additional desired skills and experience:
• Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector / consulting firm is a very strong advantage.
• Fluency in oral and written English, Romanian and Russian.
• Additional training and certification in project management and/or business administration would be an advantage.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
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.
This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova or others legally authorized to work in the country are eligible to apply.
Applications should be submitted on line and include fully completed Personal History Form (P11) or CV/resume.