Project Adaptation Expert, UNFCCC and Biennial Reports, UNDP

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

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  • Develop annual and quarter work plans on the outputs in NC/BR related to the Adaptation, vulnerability, policy and measures;
  • Compilation of the drafts and final texts of the NC/BR and other documents; 
  • Climate change adaptation related expert support for UNDP projects;
  • Coordination of related works of national IC experts; 
  • Development of analytical and research materials for the aims of developments of NC and BR;
  • Providing advice to national partners on climate change adaptation  strategies and policies;
  • Interaction and coordination with other projects and stakeholders on technical issues;
  • Coordination of activities by project components in coordination with the project manager;
  • Providing technical support for the project team, national / international consultants and experts;
  • Analysis and promotion of regulatory documents and other activities within the project work plan;
  • Preparation and adjustment of the current work plan and schedule of work with partners in consultation with the project manager;
  • Contribute to development of Terms of references for national and international consultants;
  • Assistance to the manager and project assistant in hiring short-term experts with relevant competence within the framework of the task, is responsible for the implementation of high-quality work plan activities and ensuring the quality / quality control of the information / reports provided by experts;
  • Supporting of project staff in development strategic documents on adaptation and vulnerability;
  • Supporting of project staff in development of methodological tools on adaptation and vulnerability;
  • Providing advice to project participants on key procedures, barriers, opportunities and partnerships;
  • Development own and evaluation of expert’s technical reports of the project in the area of mitigation;
  • Development of quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports and other forms of reporting on areas;
  • Assistance in the preparation of relevant methodological, thematic and informational materials within the framework of the project objectives;
  • Timely and high-quality implementation of project tasks in accordance with the work plan, project document and instructions of the project manager;
  • Participation in the preparation, organization and implementation of project activities;
  • Assist in collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about related grants, initiatives of the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility, Adaptation fund etc;
  • Perform other tasks at the request of the project manager aimed at achieving the goals and objectives of the project, as well as requests from the UNDP head office.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the UN values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religious, racial and ethnic sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Protection of all employees from all types of favoritism.
  • Research and analytical skills;
  • Results-Based Approach;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Client orientation;
  • Quality Assurance;
  • Self-Management and emotional intelligence;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with minimum or no supervision as well as part of a team;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • High level of creativity and excellent writing skills;
  • Ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;
  • Solid knowledge of administrative and secretarial work; understanding of financial processes and accounting;
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations, both orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match different audiences;
  • Good knowledge of computer and organizational technology;
  • Ability to perform a broad range of activities related to workshop and meeting arrangements; 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills for preparation of presentations and reports – in English and Russian; 
  • Conceptual clarity on mainstreaming in general, and gender mainstreaming in particular;
  • Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource.
  • Ability to synthesize the lessons learnt and choose the best practices; 
  • Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to the achievement of the project development objectives;
  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment across projects and countries; through active participation and contribution to UNDP social and knowledge networks;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environments, Hydrometeorology, Economics, Engineering, Public Administration or other relevant areas.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant environmental experience at the national or international level; 
  • Experience in development/revising of national reporting documents; 
  • Experience in development of analytical documents regarding climate change/Environment; 
  • Experience in direct or indirect contribution to the mitigation/adaptation projects;
  • Ability to work in an environment requiring liaison and collaboration with multiple actors including government representatives, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and organizational skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (especially Microsoft office applications) and ability to use information technology as a tool and resource.
  • Fluency in English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of Kazakh is preferred.

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Contract Duration: 12 months (with possible renewal)

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