Job Opening

Posting Title: Environment and Safeguard Analyst
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 27 June 2022 - 03 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-184983-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The ultimate outcome of this project is ‘to improve rural livelihoods in Indonesia with a focus on women’. This ultimate outcome will be facilitated through intermediate outcomes which are: (i) increased longer term (>5yr) investment in climate smart agricultural and forestry practices in Indonesia, (ii) reduced or avoided GHG emissions from the agricultural sector in Indonesia, and (iii) enhanced access to employment opportunities for women in climate-smart agricultural and forestry supply chains in Indonesia.

Work Location

Indonesia

Expected duration

The contract will be for 12 months, from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 on a full-time basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. In Indonesia, UNEP in partnerships with ICRAF (the recipient in this Agreement), BNP Paribas and ADM Capital has established the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) since 2016. As a Government of Indonesia supported initiative, TLFF provides long-term funding at scale, largely for rural smallholder livelihood and renewable energy projects for marginalized communities. The TLFF is intended to bridge the gap between the government, private sector and communities, coordinating cross-functionally to bring about large-scale positive change. TLFF responsibilities are currently under UNEP.

The Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is supporting UNEP/TLFF through its TLFF Grant Fund (TLGF) window to disburse conventional grants to potential applicants, which will help them become bankable and facilitate the mobilization of investment capital. It will be closely link with the objectives of FIAP and Canada’s feminist approach to climate finance by demonstrating the business case for investments at the nexus of gender and climate change and building a market for gender responsive climate projects. The ultimate outcome of this project is ‘to improve rural livelihoods in Indonesia with a focus on women’. This ultimate outcome will be facilitated through intermediate outcomes which are: (i) increased longer term (>5yr) investment in climate smart agricultural and forestry practices in Indonesia, (ii) reduced or avoided GHG emissions from the agricultural sector in Indonesia, and (iii) enhanced access to employment opportunities for women in climate-smart agricultural and forestry supply chains in Indonesia. The project scope is within Indonesia and closely affiliated and shares its objectives to the Land Use Finance Unit and UNREDD Program. As such, it is fully aligned with UNEP’s Climate Change sub-programs and contribute to the Government of Indonesia’s Medium-Term Plan Strategy.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The TLFF is in its 6th year of implementation and has come across to new risks, where additional safeguards are required to minimize the social and environmental impacts of both ongoing and pipeline projects. Considering expansion of TLFF program and challenges ahead, UNEP/TLFF will hire an ESG Analyst to strategically support the assessment of risks and potential impacts resulting from TLFF/UNEP ongoing projects and pipelines and ensure that potential adverse environmental and social impacts that may be generated as a result of TLFF/UNEP project activities are identified and appropriate safeguard instruments in place. In addition, s/he will nurture outreach and networking of TLFF and support the resource mobilization initiatives

The ESG Analyst will be based in Jakarta and work under the direct supervision of Head of the TLFF Secretariat / UNEP’s Regional Adviser on Land Use and Green Economy.

Functional Responsibilities:

1.Project Delivery and Performance
• Support Head of TLFF Secretariat/UNEP Technical Lead Adviser on establishment of ES strategies and implementation plans with partners, set objectives, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and partner-oriented services.
• Develop, implement, and monitor the progress of each site and assure the provision of safeguard measures covering social, economic, demographic, cultural and other related aspects in the project activities
• Support the Head of TLFF Secretariat to oversee other supporting safeguard plans such as the Environmental and Social Codes of Practices, Indigenous People’s Plans, Livelihood Restitution Plans, and Stakeholder Engagement Plans
• Manage information flows and oversee change controls, risk registers and issue management
• Manage assigned target delivery and take responsibility for progress.
• Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into implementation
• Coordinate and liaise with Supervisor on the progress implementation, including internal and external reports, as delegated by Supervisor
• Identify and report threats to UNEP/TLFF internal business case to supervisor, including any deviations from the plan and updated plans.

2.Technical Functions:
• Advice provided to TLFF on principles, guidelines, and procedures to assess, mitigate and/or offset potential adverse environmental and social impacts, and to enhance positive project impacts and opportunities. This is to ensure that potential adverse environmental and social impacts that may be generated as a result of each TLFF/UNEP project activities are identified, and appropriate safeguard instruments are prepared to avoid, minimize, mitigate and, in such cases where there are residual impacts, offset adverse environmental and social impacts
• Advice provided to TLFF PAC/UNEP team to ensure reporting, monitoring and evaluation fully address the safeguard issues of the project
• Provide a well-documented, evidence-based compliance reports to be incorporated into the project annual reports
• Provide technical assistance as needed to other UNEP’s projects
• Support Supervisor in maintaining the following:
o Electronic File,
o Manage compilation, consolidation and analysis of relevant data.
o Assist Supervisor in the reporting preparation

3. Stakeholder Management:
• Support UNEP and TLFF secretariat liaising with key stakeholders, including international and local non-government organizations, and interest groups and opinion shapers in and outside Indonesia on a regular basis. This includes work together with Government of Indonesia and its various Ministries in coordination with the TLFF Secretariat founding partners, relevant UN Agencies, funds and - program in addition to other stakeholders.
• Support Head of TLFF Secretariat in connection with academic institutions, think-tanks and individuals that undertake analysis on sustainable development and climate change issues in Indonesia both at national and subnational level.

4. Personnel Management:
• Lead and motivate staff
• Coordinating and overseeing staff/consultants
• Ensure that behavioral expectations of team members are established
• Promote teamwork, collaboration, and diversity by providing timely guidance and supervision to the team on ESG issues effectively and efficiently.
• Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

5.Knowledge Management:
• Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
• Actively interact with other team members and/or other UN and INGO’s officials to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
• Complete lessons learned as per reporting format
• Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: • An advanced University degree, preferably in environmental sciences, forestry and land use management or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Experience: • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in safeguard issues and programme/project management.
• Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Climate Change and REDD+, and practical experience in environmental management, climate change adaptation or other related fields.
• Experience in working closely with senior officials of the Government of Indonesia and NGOs
Language: • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consulting position, fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa is required.

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.

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