UNDP’s 2012-2024 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/Chemicals and waste Unit focuses on providing policy and technical advisory, design and implementation oversight to the chemical projects funded by the 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 the Strategic approach of international chemical management (SAICM). UNDP has been on the forefront of efforts to advance the Kigali Amendment to tackle climate change and improve cooling efficiency by partnering with developing countries, MLF, GEF, Clean Cooling Collaborative, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Cool Coalition, bilateral donors and the private sector. 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, and good practices in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining sector (ASGM).
The Indian Ocean Regional Project is one of five (5) child projects that is part of a GEF-funded UN Environment led global programme entitled “Implementing Sustainable Low And Non-Chemical Development in SIDS” (“the GEF ISLANDS Programme”), which will be implemented in 30 SIDS across 3 regions (Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific). The UNDP-supported Indian Ocean Child Project, consists of four national subprojects (Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles) and 1 regional subproject, the latter referred to as the “Indian Ocean Regional Project – Regional – Implementing Sustainable Low and non-Chemical Development in SIDS (ISLANDS).” The regional project manager will support the implementation of both the national sub-project in Comoros (50%) as the regional subproject (50%).
The project manager is expected to provide services outlined below. The Regional Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the regional project component, including the mobilization of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors.
The time allocation in each task is indicative and might be adjusted to meet the needs of priorities during the service period. The consultant is required to record the actual working time in timesheet system of UNDP/NCE.
Duties and Responsibilities – Regional Subproject (50%)
Regional project components:
Duties and Responsibilities – National Subproject Comoros (50%)
The regional project manager will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Executive (UNDP BPPS NCE).
|Achieve Results:||LEVEL 4: Prioritize team workflow, mobilize resources, drive scalable results/strategic impact|
|Think Innovatively:||LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems|
|Learn Continuously:||LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences|
|Adapt with Agility:||LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands|
|Act with Determination:||LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results|
|Engage and Partner:||LEVEL 4: Construct strategic multi-partner alliances in high stake situations, foster co-creation|
|Enable Diversity and Inclusion:||LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity|
|Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
|Min. Academic Education||Master’s degree in Public/Business Administration, environment, economics, chemicals, or other closely related field|
|Min. years of relevant Work experience||Minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience at two or more regions on international cooperation, and project implementation on environment, climate and energy, particular in the area of sound chemical and waste management, circular economy, and healthcare waste management.|
|Required skills||Collaboration and Partnership building: Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
Trends and emerging areas analytics: Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design.
Knowledge management and communication: Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge. Ability to capture, synthesize, communicate and disseminate knowledge and information in a clear manner.
Global/Regional programming and implementation: Ability of coordination and leadership in the regional project development and implementation.
|Desired additional skills||Gender and Safeguard: Knowledge of gender equality and safeguard policy of UNDP. Ability to apply the policy and ensure the compliance.|
|Required Language(s) (at working level)||English and French.|
|Professional Certificates||Not required|
Female candidacies are strongly encouraged.
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