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Climate and Environmental Data Specialist Andean States
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||11-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Short-Term)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
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.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the assignment. Supporting evidence such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials on previous roles may also be requested.
A two-page methodology on how the Offeror will conduct the work including a Work Plan and approach in delivering the required outputs within the assignment period.
No travel is envisaged for this position, as the Specialist shall be working remotely from home (home-based).
The Climate Security Mechanism in the Andean Region and Climate Security Risk Dashboard (CRD)
The Climate Security Mechanism (CSM- jointly established by UNDP, UNEP and DPPA in 2018) seeks to strengthen the capacity of the UN system to address the interlinkages between climate change, prevention and sustaining peace, including by leveraging existing experience and expertise across the different pillars of the United Nations (UN) system. Building the collective evidence base on climate-related security risks and closing knowledge gaps form critical parts of this work. CSM supports work in the regions including the Andean States Region.
Following severe droughts and conflict of recent years, the Andean States may now face the largest migration crisis in world. The recent emergence of COVID-19 has now compounded risks related to governance, socio-economic development, social cohesion and food security, and undermined the capacity of States and communities to adapt to climate change. Additionally, there are disparities in how climate risks will be felt – requiring an equity and justice lens.
To ensure that UN Country Teams, field missions, and other partners in the region, with a focus on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are fully supported with data, analytics and capacity to deliver on assessing and addressing climate-related security risks in this context, the Climate and Environmental Data Analyst, in collaboration with UNDP Crisis Bureau, the Regional Bureau for Latin America and Caribbean, and DPPA, will develop and implement a Sub-regional Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) – a risk tracking system for early warning. The CRD will serve as a tool to inform regular context analysis on the part of a Senior Policy Expert working in the project, as well as UNDP programme design, development and adaptation in the face of crisis-related risks. As such, a sub-regional approach is needed to map and analyze prioritiy areas, strengthen early warning capacities, including transboundary effects as intersecting climate and conflict/prevention risks are not confined by national borders.
The CSM members and CSM and the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Responsive Institutions, Crisis Bureau/ Climate Change Team/BPPS UNDP will provide overall oversight. The Consultant will report directly to the Climate and Security Risk Policy Specialist in Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Responsive Institutions, Crisis Bureau/ Climate Change Team/BPPS UNDP with close coordination with the Regional Hub in Panama and COs in the Andean Region.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
To deliver on this mapping and analysis, assessment, the UNDP/CSM in coordination with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America & Caribbean and Country Offices and other key partners in Andean state region, propose the below objectives and corresponding scope of work for this assignment.
Support the mapping, analysis on climate security trends, and strengthen early warning capacities (30%)
Collaborate with UNDP Early Warning Team to develop a Crisis Risk Dashboard for the region, including offering technical advice on functionality (30%)
Support the synthesis of results and channel appropriate inputs into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies, Common Country Assessments (CCAs), UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs) and other relevant national and regional action plans/strategies (20%)
Develop guidance and training materials on the application of Crisis Risk Dashboard and templates for information products (20%)
Professionalism: Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
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
Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments.
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
Required Skills and Experience