Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Development Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 04 October 2021 - 11 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-165391-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.

Result of Service

The ultimate result of the service will be the project parts developed in relation to the regional components of the full-fledged project proposal.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The contract should start from 25 October 2021 and finish upon the receipt of the above-mentioned outputs. The tentative end date of the contract is 25 June 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global 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 Adaptation Fund finances projects and programmes that help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change. Initiatives are based on country needs, views and priorities. Since 2010, the Adaptation Fund has committed US$ 833 million to projects and programmes to date, including 121 concrete projects. This spans nearly 100 countries, including 19 small island developing states and 33 least developed countries, serving about 28 million total beneficiaries.
Following the second stage of the development of the project” Urbanization and Climate Change Adaptation in the Caspian Sea Region”, the resulting draft project proposal was also accepted by the Adaptation Fund in March 2021. The full-size project proposal has a budget volume of $14,000,000 and is to be developed in the course of 2021. The concept note was developed by UN Habitat, UNEP and IOM.

The project aims at tackling the impacts of the main identified hazards: (i) sea-level fluctuation and potential decrease; (ii) increased floods; (iii) more intense droughts; and (iv) desertification in the Caspian Sea coasts, particularly in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The proposed adaptation measures for the four main hazards will be considered in relation to urbanization processes and through the integrated approach to spatial and coastal planning, innovation, knowledge sharing, access to resources and management capacity.

The project comprises national components for the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as a regional component for cooperative climate action based on integrated coastal zone management planning and prioritization of key urban resilience and climate change adaptation measures.

The national components will be implemented under the leadership of UN-Habitat while the regional component will be executed by the interim Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention), provided by UNEP. In this connection, two regional consultations will be held in the course of 2021 to assist in elaborating and finalizing the regional components of the project proposal. The consultations for the elaboration of the national components for Azerbaijan and Iran are also to be organized by the respective lead agencies.
The main objective of the consultancy is to formulate the regional components of the full proposal for the Adaptation Fund funding for the Caspian Sea. The Project Development Consultant/Specialist will prepare parts of the full proposal related to the regional components based on the concept note, regional consultations and priority actions identified by the Adaptation Fund. This work will be conducted under the guidance of the Tehran Convention Secretariat, and in consultation with the UNEP/UN Habitat/IMO as well as the national focal points nominated by the Caspian Governments.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
Advanced university degree or equivalent academic qualifications in environmental law/policy/information science or related field of study. A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
Experience:
At least 5 years of technical experience in coastal area infrastructural management/development, integrated coastal area policy development/management, community investment planning, water resources management;
5 years of experience in the design and implementation of integrated development projects, especially in degraded coastal areas and on infrastructure;
5 years of experience in the formulation and management of similar projects with global funds including:
- Project design, management, and monitoring & evaluation;
- Design of log frames with SMART indicators, work plan and budget formulation;
- Working with multi-disciplinary teams, including local and expatriate technical experts.
Language:
Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.
Home | Privacy notice | Site map | Fraud alert | Contact Us
Copyright 2021 United Nations. All rights reserved