(Part-Time) National Project Coordinator – NDC Action project, Jordan

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    PART_TIME
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Climate and Disaster Resilience, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Deadline:
    11/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 225623
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : ENV
Category and Level : Consultants, CON
Duty Station : PARIS
Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme
Date Posted : Feb 5, 2024
Deadline : Feb 11, 2024

Result of Service
Strengthening Jordan’s national climate response by supporting the implementation of Jordan’s NDC and realizing climate ambitions.

The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) where she/he will sit and report to the Jordanian government’s Lead focal point, and liaise closely with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) and with any other line ministries and all other entities deemed important to engage for the good progress of the project work, including in the two sectors prioritized by the government of Jordan for receiving project support, namely Water for Agriculture, and Municipal Solid Waste. He/she will develop/update work plans, conduct research, hold consultations with stakeholders, oversee cooperation with technical collaborating institutions, provide regular updates on project progress and ensure the overall adherence to its objectives, quality standards, and timeframes. The Consultant will also work closely with the National Technical Institution (NTI) Consortium led by Royal Scientific Society of Jordan and its other member the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), who will lead on studies, technical assessments and capacity building, and international sectoral and climate finance experts involved in the delivery and/or technical guidance of the project technical assistance.
Work Location
Jordan
Expected duration
9 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the international environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The ‘NDC Action’ Project – jointly implemented by UNEP and the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Center (“UNEP-CCC”) – supports ten partner countries to translate their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement into concrete strategies and actions ready for financing and implementation, and fosters accelerated public and private investment in sector specific NDC implementation. It builds on three core principles: country ownership, balanced focus between adaptation and mitigation, and integration with national development and climate change priorities.

In Jordan, the project focuses on two selected sectors: water (with a focus on water for agriculture) and waste (with a focus on solid waste).

Under the direct supervision of NDC Action Project Manager at the Mitigation Branch of the UNEP Climate Change Division, and following guidance from the UNEP-CCC Technical Assistance coordinator for Jordan, the Consultant will carry-out, part-time (50%), inter alia, the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Implement national-level multi-stakeholder consultations:

The IKI-funded NDC Action project aims to support the efficient implementation of Jordan’s NDC in two sectors prioritized for receiving project support, thus setting the base for enhanced ambition over time in these sectors and beyond. For this to occur, a robust and inclusive multi stakeholder consultation and coordination process is needed and was developed in the early part of the project. The Consultant shall implement this consultation mechanism throughout the project’s duration and shall, among others:

• Organize project steering and technical committee meetings, ensuring adequate representation of stakeholders
• Develop necessary material and briefing notes for discussion and propose matters in need of decision-making, written feedback or guidance
• Record deliberations, take sufficiently detailed notes and disseminate minutes
• Update the mechanism as needed based on focal ministry requirements

Deliverable: quarterly steering and technical committee meeting minutes

2. Implementation of project activities, project management and strategic advice

• The project workplan was developed in an earlier phase of the project. The Consultant shall ensure the project activities are implemented according to this workplan and ensure adequate project management on a day-to-day basis as the in-country focal point for UNEP under the guidance of the Lead project focal point at Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Jordan in coordination with Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), and other relevant ministries and agencies, the national technical institution (NTI) consortium, and other relevant stakeholders.
• Update the project workplan as needed and take active ownership and follow-up on investment proposals submitted to donors, working closely with the NTI and UNEP-CCC to this end.
• Provide strategic advice and guidance on technical matters and issues related to project activities, including inputs to LT-LEDS, transparency and longer-term climate finance strategies as deemed relevant by the MoE.
• Continually assess, mitigate and report on project risks
• Organise meetings and local and national workshops for stakeholder consultation, as requested by the focal Ministry
• Coordinate the country missions of UNEP and UNEP-CCC staff and consultants
• Coordinate the implementation of the technical assistance activities of the project liaising regularly with the NTI Consortium, UNEP-CCC and UNEP sectoral and climate finance experts, and any other relevant stakeholders
• Identify areas of collaborations through regular contacts with the NDC Partnership, other development partners and UNEP teams implementing related projects and initiatives in Jordan, report back to UNEP NDC Action Project Manager and UNEP-CCC Technical Assistance coordinator, and develop these collaborations when approved
• Support the 2025 Jordan NDC update process, upon request from the Lead project focal point at MoE Jordan
• Undertake any other project related activities at the request of the Lead project focal point at MoE Jordan

Deliverable: Monthly progress reports, in the format of summary PowerPoint slides

3. Knowledge sharing and communication

One of the components of the project is to seek and realize opportunities for knowledge sharing among stakeholders in Jordan and internationally. The Consultant will lead and work with these activities, providing technical and strategic advice where relevant.

• Contribute to the development and content of the project’s global knowledge sharing strategy, adapting it to the Jordan’s context in coordination with the national technical institutions (NTI)
• Lead knowledge sharing events, meetings and activities on a regular basis
• Develop and contribute to knowledge sharing materials such as flyers, factsheets and articles
• Contribute to the gathering of project best practices and lessons learned
• Provide timely input for UNEP internal monthly and annual IPMR reporting, project updates to the Donor, briefings and other similar exercises, upon request from the global project team

Deliverable: Quarterly summary reports on knowledge sharing and communication
Qualifications/special skills
Academic Qualifications: Masters degree in engineering, environmental sciences, international affairs, climate change, public policy, OR Bachelor degree in any of these fields with additional specialized certificates and hands-on experience directly relevant to the job description, is required.

Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in climate change policy, international development, public policy or similar is required.
Familiarity with the Jordan and regional climate change context is required.
Familiarity with Jordan government processes and data availability is required.
Familiarity with climate change international processes is required.
Experience working with climate change finance mechanisms is desirable.
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills is required.
Languages
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required

SKILLS:

PROFESSIONALISM:
● Has a solid commitment to the national and global goals of climate change, per the Paris Agreement.
● Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to climate change mitigation and adaptation planning.
● Ability to identify, analyze and participate in resolving issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work, and manage conflicting priorities.
● 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 complex problems or challenges.
● Remains calm in stressful situations.

TEAMWORK:
● Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
● solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise.
● is willing to learn from others; supports and acts per final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
● shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING:
● Develops clear goals consistent with agreed strategies.
● Identifies priority activities and assignments.
● Adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work.
● Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
● Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.

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