National Coordinator Entry Level

UNDP
Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

National Coordinator – Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme, NPPP 3 (Open to Nepalese Nationals Only)

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 29-Feb-16
Additional Category Resilience and Climate Change
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-May-2016
Duration of Initial Contract : One year with possibility of extension

 

 

Background

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme is funded by the BMUB (Germany) and will be implemented by the Ministry of Finance with the technical support from UNDP and UNEP. The programme aims to support the Government of Nepal in strengthening its national capacities to effectively and efficiently plan for, access, manage, deploy and monitor climate financing in particular through the GCF.

The project will be nationally executed as per UNDP National Implementation Modality (NIM) procedures. According to UNDP guidelines on National Implementation Modality, the Government (Ministry of Finance in this case) is responsible for the management and delivery of programme activities to achieve project outcomes/outputs. Government regulations, rules and procedures therefore apply to project implementation to the extent that they do not contravene the principles of the Financial Regulations and Rules of UNDP.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the National Project Director (NPD) at MoF and Assistant Country Director (Energy, Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management Unit), in close consultation with Programme Officer (Climate Change) at UNDP CO; and under the guidance of the Global Programme Managers of the GCF Readiness Programme in UNDP HQ and UNEP, the National Coordinator is responsible for the day to day management of the GCF readiness programme in Nepal on behalf of the implementing partner and within the limitations laid down by the Project Executive Board (PEB). S/he will ensure proper monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities (led by UNDP and UNEP).

The National Coordinator will provide technical advice and support to the implementation of the different programme activities, and in doing so will work to ensure coherence with the project framework developed on the global level and with relevant initiatives at the national level. The Project Coordinator will undertake overall monitoring of the use of funds, the procurement of materials/equipment and the recruitment of personnel and will be supported by an administration and finance associate. In addition, he/she will provide guidance on the strategic direction of the project to other project management unit staff (i.e., administration and finance associate) and technical experts recruited to deliver project activities.

 The National Coordinator will also serve as the Secretary of the Project Executive Board (PEB) which is comprised of key stakeholders and project partners.

 Summary of key functions:

  1. Management of the GCF Programme activities;
  2. Creating strategic partnership with key stakeholders;
  3. Providing technical advice and support to the implementation of the programme activities;
  4. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the overall programme deliverables.

Manage the overall implementation of the GCF National Programme activities:

  • Organize and coordinate programme activities (such as workshops, studies and publications, advisory services and other activities and outputs), subcontracts, equipment and administrative support;
  • Promote overall integration of the programme into the country’s existing and planned readiness and related activities, the national climate change policies and plans;
  • Encourage shared learning with national partners and the other national coordinators;
  • Supervise personnel and subcontractors engaged in delivering aspects of the programme’s work plans (UNDP and UNEP);
  • Provide secretariat services to the PEB; this will include conveying/coordinating the PEB meetings; ensuring that all PEB representatives receive relevant information ahead of meetings; presenting the Programme’s progress to the PEB; taking notes during – and circulating notes after the PEB meetings;
  • Prepare annual work plans with indicative scheduling of identified main outputs and activities as guidance documents for the formulation and review of annual work plans.
  • Provide guidance and reviews of technical specifications of project outputs and activities;
  • Ensure close coordination between other relevant climate change projects and programmes, both in-country and those lead by the partners, the GCF Secretariat, and other organizations;
  • Facilitate coordination and other support for consultants hired for the Programme, and for any relevant UNDP, and UNEP missions directly related to the Programme;
  • Ensure that the national programme produces the outcomes specified in the GCF Readiness Plan at the required quality standards and within the specified cost and time limits;
  • Timely preparation and submission of required reports, including technical and financial reports to relevant parties.

 Creating strategic partnership with key stakeholders:

  • Coordinate the activities of the partners in the Programme (UNEP and UNDP) to ensure harmonization and avoid redundancy;
  • Ensure continuous liaison with the MoF, UNDP and UNEP;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the country readiness plan in accordance with the GCF Readiness Programme at the global level;
  • Update and seek authorization from the Partner agencies at the global level regarding significant changes to annual work plans, in order to ensure global coherence of the Programme.

 Providing technical advice and support to the implementation of the Programme activities:

  • Provide technical inputs to the implementation of the different Programme activities and outputs – including by organizing and participating in meetings, trainings, workshops and other events and by providing analysis of results of the workshop/trainings/meetings/events, by providing technical inputs to workshop presentations, to studies, to advisory services and to other activities and outputs of the national Programme;
  • Prepare, in consultation with the partners, TORs for consultants and comment on their reports ;
  • Facilitate the building of capacity and awareness of key stakeholders regarding climate finance readiness, including among the private sector and civil society;
  • Develop relevant policy briefs, lessons learned documents, communication materials, website updates, and other relevant publications ;
  • Provide policy advice related to the GCF process.

 Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the overall Programme deliverables:

  • Carry out regular follow-up and monitoring of implementation activities;
  • Carry out regular monitoring and reporting on risks and mitigation measures;
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of required reports, including bi-annual progress and expenditure reports, per the requirements of the donor (UNEP and BMUB);
  • Provide regular updates on the Programme’s progress to the i) UNDP Environment team leader, ii) Global Programme Coordinators of UNDP and UNEP, iii) PEB, and iv) BMUB. In principle, the same report should be used where possible for all parties and reporting requirements;
  • Facilitate independent evaluations as fielded by Programme partners.

 

 

Competencies
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in clear, concise and convincing writing and communication skills;
  • Highly organized with strong analytical and research skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team and process;
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines;
  • Ability to work with diverse partners and ensure coherence in activities;
  • Ability to identify areas of potential conflicts and take appropriate steps to deal with these.
  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Completion of Master’s degree in environmental science/management/policy, finance, economics or other relevant subject.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in policy analysis, advice and capacity development related to climate and/or development finance, public policy/finance/budget management and in engagement of the private sector/finance sector in climate related activities in developing countries;
  • Expertise and experience in climate change and relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water and cross-cutting issues such as gender;
  • Experience in programme design, monitoring and evaluation is an asset;
  • Experience working for the Government of Nepal and UN is an asset;

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Nepali.

 

 
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.