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TECHNICAL SPECIALIST - CLIMATE CHANGE (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
|Location :||HANOI, VIET NAM|
|Application Deadline :||12-May-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||ONE YEAR|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Until December 2012|
The Technical Specialist (TS) will implement his/her main functions under the supervision of the Head of Sustainable Development Cluster. The TS will be based in the project Strengthening national capacities to respond to Climate Change in Viet Nam, reducing vulnerability and controlling GHG emissions. Specific tasks will be agreed with the National Project Director (NPD) in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Project Component Director (PCD) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
In line with UNDP staff rules, the TS’s annual performance will be measured by a full Results and Competency Assessment (RCA). The RCA by the Supervisor, with self-assessment of the TS, will be based on inputs from the NPD and PCD, and will be reviewed by UNDP’s Competency Review Group set up by the UNDP Resident Representative. As such, the TS is fully accountable to UNDP as the funding agency for the project.
The TS builds capacities of MONRE and MARD as well as their local affiliates, together with consultants recruited under the project and especially based on international experience and (national and international) research; plays an important role in formulation of research, partnerships and other activities under the project as well as monitoring and conclusion thereof; and is a key advisor to the project partners (MONRE and MARD) as well as the UNDP on technical and policy aspects of Climate Change Adaptation and Green House Gas mitigation.
In exercising his/her role, the incumbent supports the planning, management and monitoring of the project. He/she works in close collaboration with national counterparts as well as with the programme staff in the UNDP Country Office and relevant HQs units for ensuring knowledge sharing and the highest possible quality of project outputs. He/she ensures the alignment of the project outputs with intented outcomes, benefits and impacts of the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Programme (SDP) in Viet Nam. He/she also contributes to capacity building for Country Office staff in the area of Climate Change.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions
1. Undertake and provide advice on institutional capacity building and project management quality assurance.
2. Provide inputs and technical advice on formulation of climate change relevant research, research partnerships and on programme impacts
3. Provide technical inputs and policy advice
Impact of Results:
Overall performance/impact of the TS will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Critical Success Factors
Whether the TS will be successful depends partly on external factors, such as the progress with overall implementation of the project by the national partners including recruitment of project personnel and procurement of equipment as per the project document. It is also important that the project and its potential results continue to be fully supported by the national leadership on climate change. Success factors that depend directly on the TS include whether the incumbent manages to fully use his/her skills and competencies as per the above, including appropriate self management and effective daily work planning as well as the effective use of practical tools including IT (see also Qualifications, below).
Required Skills and Experience
For more information about UNDP Viet Nam, please visit http://www.undp.org.vn
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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.